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Thursday, July 02, 2015
The nation’s institutions of higher learning will have to do more in educating, counseling and disciplining students regarding sexual assaults as the Campus SaVE Act, which was passed into law two years ago, went into effect Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Colleges and universities are teaming up with technology entrepreneurs in an effort to keep students safe — on and off campus — by using their smartphones..
By Carla Rivera, The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped onto her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would tell her mother later, "I don't want to take that test ever again." But the 17-year-old rising senior at Abington Friends School in Jenkintown would get an awful surprise a few days later.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
State System of Higher Education officials already were expecting the system’s fifth consecutive drop in enrollment this fall, but the latest forecast predicts even fewer students will attend than previously expected.
By Eleanor Chute, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, June 25, 2015
West Chester and Cheyney - two universities in the state's higher education system - are planning "a new level of collaboration" on academics and operations, their presidents announced this week in a joint e-mail to staff, students and alumni.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, June 25, 2015
California University of Pennsylvania, which in 2000 ushered in the era of privatized residence hall construction across Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities, now wants to buy back its on-campus housing, saying ownership could allow lower room rates.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system are preparing to extend to financially ailing Cheyney University another lifeline — a $6.5 million line of credit roughly equal to the combined size of three previous ones.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, June 27, 2015
The existing contract for faculty at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities — including Shippensburg University — expires June 30, and negotiators for the state system and the faculty union have yet to start talking about the most central issues, according to a spokesman for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
By Dale Heberlig, The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Students and parents who plan to take out federal student loans to pay for college this coming school year will pay less in interest. As of July 1, the interest rate on Stafford loans for undergraduates will fall to 4.29 percent, down from 4.66 percent on loans issued for the 2014-2015 school year. The rate on Stafford loans for graduate students will drop to 5.84 percent, down from 6.21 percent last school year.
By Tim Grant, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Drexel University has laid off "several dozen" administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Students who must borrow to help pay college tuition will get a little bit of a break in the coming school year. Starting July 1, the rate on new undergraduate loans made under the federal Stafford program will fall to 4.29 percent, down from 4.66 percent for loans issued in the last academic year.
By Ann Carrns, The New York Times

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Until fairly recently, lighting and sound for live shows generally weren’t that complicated, Millersville University communication and theater professor Victor Capecce said. Fast-forward to 2015. Entertainment events — be they concerts, plays, movie productions, TV broadcasts or webcasts — have become intricately choreographed spectacles, incorporating computer controlled lighting cues, a mix of live and recorded sound and ever more elaborate special effects.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Friday, June 19, 2015
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania President Julie Wollman pledged to improve communication and collaboration between the university and the borough in an effort to improve safety on and around the campus.
By Erica Erwin, The Erie Times-News

Monday, June 22, 2015
This much is certain about the faculty contract talks in the state-owned universities – there will be no new contract in place when the current one expires on June 30. Talks between the faculty union and State System of Higher Education ended on Friday with no agreement in sight and the next scheduled negotiating session is set for July 2.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The vast majority of consumers — 90 percent — are being rejected for co-signer release on their private student loans, according to a recent report by the Washington, D.C.-based Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which found “that the broken co-signer release process is leaving responsible consumers at risk of damaged credit or auto-default distress.”
By Tim Grant, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette