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Eric Barron, left, answers questions from the media after being unanimously voted in to become the University's 18th president, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in State College, Pa. Barron replaces current Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who will retire this summer. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Eric Barron, left, answers questions from the media after being unanimously voted in to become the University's 18th president, Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 in State College, Pa. Barron replaces current Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who will retire this summer. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

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