- The president of Florida State University has been chosen as the president of Penn State University.
- Eric J. Barron is a climatologist and a former professor and dean at Penn State.
- Barron is to take office this spring and has a five-year contract that totals $6 million.
Barron will take office with the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal still hanging over the university and its former administrators. Penn State's former president and two other former Penn State officials are facing trial on charges that they helped cover up the scandal.