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  • ** FILE ** Rutgers head coach Mike Rice, foreground, and others react to play late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Pittsburgh, Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011, in Piscataway, N.J. Pittsburgh won 65-62. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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  • She said her involvement had "become a distraction for the university community" at a "time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families."

  • The news of Rice's decision came a day after Barchi spoke with students protesting Rice's planned speech and told them the board of governors would not rescind its invitation.

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