President Barron To Students: Be Responsible If You Celebrate Tonight

Last time news about sanction removal was announced, students went out and had some fun with it. And that was on a Monday.

After today’s Board of Trustees meeting, President Eric Barron advised students not to make Penn State look bad if they choose to celebrate, citing September’s peaceful rally as an example of how to act.

“Our students last time acted with a high level of enthusiasm but also with a great deal of respect,” Barron said. “And although I think I told you that I was always worried about such an activity, I was very pleased by their behavior, and I hope that from every inch of my body that I can be equally proud today.”

Barron’s pride about the last rally was validated by the State College Police Chief himself, Tom King. A rally for tonight at 9 p.m. at Old Main has already gained huge traction on YikYak, so, students, let’s not do anything stupid that gets us bad national headlines.

“This is something to be very happy about,” Barron said. “It is not something that should promote any sort of destructive behavior in any way shape or form.”

“That would be disappointing.”

Image: Bobby Chen

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Tim Gilbert

Former Managing Editor of this site, now just makes lots of #content for it from the Phyrst’s Table 69. Senior from Philadelphia. First-generation Penn Stater. I might go to law school after this, but I might not, too. “For the Glory” is in my email signature because I’m a douche. [email protected] is my email if you want to tell me why I suck. Alternatively, you can call me out on Twitter @OlGilb.

News & Notes From James Franklin’s Lift For Life Media Availability

From discussing the White Out to the wide receiver corps, here’s what we learned from Franklin’s latest press conference.

Penn State Names Corey Phelps Dean Of Smeal College Of Business

Phelps came from leading Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business.

Report: Penn State Hoops To Host Penn On December 29

The matchup is one of several reported or announced games for the Nittany Lions in the 2024-25 season.

Other posts by Tim

Penn State’s New Academic Mark Is Just Awful

My brain is not able to understand how a team of people supposedly proficient in this industry gathered, looked at this new mark, and said, “Yes, this will do!”

Penn State Hoops To Host DePaul In Inaugural Gavitt Tipoff

James Franklin To Throw First Pitch At Yankee Stadium On April 28