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Graham Spanier Can Still Teach At Penn State

First Posted: 11/11/11 01:02 PM ET Updated: 11/11/11 05:46 PM ET

Even though he was fired from the presidency of Penn State on Wednesday, Graham Spanier will still be presence on campus.

At a press conference on Friday, interim Penn State president Rodney Erikson announced that Spanier will still be employed as a professor in the university's Health and Human Development department. Spanier is currently a tenured member of the faculty.

Spanier was fired from his post as university president after a grand jury report alleged that in 2002, Spanier was alerted to the fact that Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coach of the Nittany Lions was seen by an eye-witness sodomizing a child in the showers, but did nothing but bar Sandusky from campus-- a rule that was eventually disregarded. Spanier maintains he only found out about the charges last month.

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Filed by Rebecca Harrington  |