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  • Erickson prepares for final act as PSU president

    The man who took over at the helm of Penn State the week after Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation thanked the university community on Friday, a day before he will preside over the university's commencement and then retire.


  • 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)

    Penn State names FSU's Barron its new president

    Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania's largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal. He'll bring with him the experience of managing a major state university known as much for its for storied athletic program as its academic mission, as well as the fallout from a sex-abuse scandal with ties to big-time college football.


  • FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2009, file photo, Dr. Eric Barron, candidate for Florida State University President, answers questions from the Florida State University Board of Trustees, in Tallahassee, Fla. Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday , Feb. 17, 2014, to lead Pennsylvania's largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal(AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

    Penn State names FSU's Barron its new president

    Eric Barron, a former professor and dean at Penn State University and president of Florida State University, was chosen Monday to lead Pennsylvania's largest university as it continues grappling with fallout from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.


  • Penn State board to consider naming new president

    Penn State trustees will meet early next week to consider hiring a president to replace the administrator who has led the school since shortly after Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, the university said Friday.


  • Joyner to stay on as acting Penn State AD

    Penn State's acting athletic director will stay on the job as long as Rodney Erickson remains the school's president.


  • **FILE** A statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno stands July 11, 2012, outside Beaver Stadium on the Penn State campus. (Associated Press)

    Penn State president: Paterno statue was 'open wound' for victims

    Penn State President Rodney Erickson said Sunday the university removed a statue of late football coach Joe Paterno from campus because it had become an "open wound" for the victims of the child sex abuse scandal.


  • ** FILE ** In this Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, Penn State University President Rodney Erickson speaks during a town hall meeting with alumni in King of Prussia, Pa. The Penn State board of trustees gathered Wednesday afternoon, July 25, 2012, to discuss whether Mr. Erickson had the authority to agree to unprecedented NCAA sanctions against the football program without first getting the board's approval, according to a person with knowledge of the meeting. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Trustees: Sanctions better than football ban

    Penn State's trustees may not like the NCAA's unprecedented sanctions against the university's football program, but they say the alternative — the so-called "death penalty" — would have been worse.


  • Penn State President Rodney Erickson speaks to an alumni group in New York, Friday, Jan. 13, 2012. This was the third town hall style event he held in three days. He previously made stops in Pittsburgh and suburban Philadelphia, answering questions from the audience in sometimes heated exchanges. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    Penn State president Rodney Erickson faces more Paterno questions

    Penn State President Rodney Erickson wrapped up three cities in three days of often tense meetings with alumni assuring this: "We're going to be OK."


  • Harris urges PSU alumni to be 'relentless'

    Former Penn State running back Franco Harris doesn't believe Joe Paterno's firing was in the school's best interest and urged alumni to be relentless.


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