Digging Deeper a Blog by Dr. Eric Barron President of Penn State University
We Are One Community

We Are One Community

At the end of last semester, I wrote about the rise of empathy among Penn State students, wondering if this is “a pivotal moment in turbulent times.” I had no idea of the turbulent times that would be upon us a few short months after I typed those words … or how our...

The Rise of Empathy

The Rise of Empathy

This blog might appear to be something appropriate for the holidays, but in fact, the timing is entirely accidental. Rather, the idea was generated from multiple opportunities to participate in discussions with students, and the ability to pause, step...

Bio

Eric J. Barron, Penn State’s 18th president is a geologist at heart and a scientist who has studied the earth and its processes. In office since May 2014, he’s a rock solid leader for our ever-evolving great public research University. From day one, he has rolled up his sleeves to dig in deeper to the issues impacting Penn State

Fragments

A few bits of information you may not have known about President Barron:

Favorite Berkey Creamery flavor: Alumni Swirl

Best birthday present at age 9: A kit to test the hardness of rocks

Favorite sport to play: Racquetball

Athletics Master Plan

Tackling the Athletics Master Plan

Taking the Mystery Out of Admissions

Taking the Mystery Out of Admissions

Engaged Scholarship

Engaged Scholarship

COVID-19 Update from Penn State

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