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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
A picturesque Pocono scene, which includes several waterfalls and what's left of an old stone grist mill along the upper Lehigh River, is as much about history as it is beauty. Kutztown University archaeology students and unmasking clues for a clearer picture of 19th century life in the mill town of Stoddartsville.
By Bo Koltnow, WFMZ-TV

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
West Chester University (WCU) has been named one of the Safest Colleges in America for 2017 by The National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association comprised of home security professionals from across the United States with headquarters in Washington, DC.
Southern Chester County News

Monday, June 19, 2017
New career programs at Erie High School this fall will offer students a jump-start on college. Students who complete the early childhood associate program will earn college credits. They’ll also be ready for entry-level jobs.
By Valerie Myers, The Erie Times-News

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest professional organization promoting excellence in science teaching and learning, recently appointed Dr. Christine Anne Royce as the president-elect for the organization.
Campus Technology

Friday, June 16, 2017
The deficit spending was blamed, in part, by university officials on increases in payroll for union contracts. The drawdown will leave $8.6 million in the reserve account, Cal U. spokeswoman Christine Kindl said. The good news, according to Cal U. President Geraldine M. Jones, is that early enrollment numbers indicate the freshman class size will increase in the 2017-18 term.
By Scott Beveridge, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Monday, June 19, 2017
With the countdown to Pennsylvania's June 30 budget deadline ticking, faculty and administration officials with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Monday made their case for boosting college affordability to the state House Democratic Policy Committee.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sunday, June 18, 2017
Parents and students have long understood that a college education is an important ladder to opportunity. Those with a college degree earn more than those without and experience lower unemployment rates. Analysis of a massive new database of 30 million people released earlier this year, “Mobility Report Cards: The Role of Colleges in Intergenerational Mobility,” goes a step further. It shows, for the first time, how much four-year colleges in Pennsylvania provide a springboard for students from working-class families to become high-income adults.
By Mark Price, in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (opinion)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
The University of the Sciences, facing a $4.5 million deficit, has announced faculty and staff layoffs and program cuts, while also proposing the possibility of a “new college structure” by next summer.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Monday, June 19, 2017
Few college-bound kids lose their shot, and their slot, at their dream school once they get in, but it happened at one of the world's most elite institutions and for a reason that has, until recently, hardly registered in the university admissions process: social media.
By Sally Ho, The Associated Press

Sunday, June 11, 2017
With the State System of Higher Education nearing what could be a historic restructuring, and with some of those universities flirting with financial collapse, leaders seeking solutions say they are leaving no question unanswered. This one, though, seems to have gotten less attention: How did the universities get to such an uneven place, and should the State System and the state itself have done more long ago to ease those disparities?
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
The yearly ebb and flow of college students are the lifeblood of this river community, hope for a region that has lost too many employers, from shuttered coal mines to a glass plant up the road. But not as many students enroll at Clarion University these days, and it’s changed the feel in this college town about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, June 10, 2017
A consulting firm hired by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to make recommendations about how to cut costs and improve efficiency at the 100,000-student network of 14 colleges is expected to release its findings next month. The review comes as several of the universities in the system have struggled with declining enrollment at the same time that state funding has declined, driving up tuition costs.
By John Finnerty, The (Sunbury) Daily Item

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Chalk it up to a lesson in free speech: Kutztown University has changed its policy on sidewalk chalk messages after an antiabortion group protested what it called “censorship by scrub brush.”
By Marie McCullough, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Monday, June 12, 2017
A public university in Pennsylvania lifted restrictions on what students may write in chalk on campus walkways after an anti-abortion group complained some of its messages were erased by the school. In March, a chapter of Students for Life of America, an anti-abortion group based in Virginia, complained after chalk messages that read “Stop abortion” and “Life is sacred” were cleaned from sidewalks at Kutztown University in Kutztown, a school of about 9,000 roughly 75 miles northwest of Philadelphia.
By Justin Wm. Moyer, The Washington Post

Thursday, June 8, 2017
There are only a few dozen international students at the medium-size university nestled here in the Berks County hills, where the clacking hooves of horse-drawn Mennonite buggies can be a more familiar sound than a car horn on the local streets. But on weeknights at 11, the turf field at the center of campus transforms into something like a model United Nations. There, Kutztown students from England, Scotland, South Africa, Australia and Jamaica, along with American players from 22 states, gather to take part in a common affinity: rugby.
By Zach Schonbrun, The New York Times