Well. When Penn State took down the JoePa Statue they were serious about it -- they've now, I guess, removed the concrete landing area surrounding the statue and re-landscaped the area. That's an expert job of re-writing history and the landscape around it! This'll make it a lot easier to forget that the JoePa Statue was ever there. Reminds me for some reason of Thomas Cole's series on Course of Empire. Especially the fourth one, "Destruction," which has a monument that is partially destroyed in the foreground.
But what interests the trusts and estates professor in me is that an aggrevied donor, local businessman Eddie Lauth, has now turned to the courts. Mr. Lauth donated $25,000 towards the statue and his name was on a nearby plaque. Good luck; I don't think he has much chance of success; in fact, based on this story from the Centre Daily Times, it looks like he lacks standing. Nevertheless, I applaud his efforts. And depending on how far that case goes, I may add it to the next iteration of the "Law and Morality of Building Renaming."