I applaud Penn State President Eric Barron’s thoughtful and timely leadership in reaching out to university students and others shaken by events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City.
His support for the students and the manner in which they expressed their feelings of grief, vulnerability and loss, while advocating their future expectations on fundamental issues we know extend beyond the two cities currently in the news is not just appropriate, it is admirable.
Every step Barron has taken has been executed with civility, dignity and respect — sharp contrasts to hateful (and anonymous) messages posted to social media sites.
Our university, our community and our commonwealth are blessed to have such a wise and caring leader at this place and this time.
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