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Penn State president panned for anti-war activist's visit

Pennsylvania State University's president got a raft of criticism on Tuesday at a hearing on the university's budget — not over fiscal issues but from lawmakers angry about on-campus appearances by a co-founder of the violent anti-war group the Weather Underground. President Eric Barron joined his counterparts from the other state-related universities — Pittsburgh, Temple and Lincoln — before the Senate Appropriations Committee for their annual hearing, but four Republicans on the panel intermittently brought up William Ayers' involvement in the programs last Thursday and Friday. The Weather Underground opposed the war in Vietnam and claimed...

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