Appointment of Barron as president begins new era amid challenges for Penn State

  • by: MARK SCOLFORO , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 18, 2014 - 3:55 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — When Eric Barron was hired this week to be Penn State's next president, he said he hoped to strengthen the institution, starting by learning for himself about conditions at the university where he worked as a professor and dean for 20 years.

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