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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Peter Fackler is returning to Clarion University. On Wednesday, the State System of Higher Education's governing board named Mr. Fackler the university interim president.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, October 19, 2017
As the governing board for Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities met Thursday to ponder a "redesign" amid financial and enrollment woes, members approved new bachelor's degrees in respiratory care and in acting on two Western Pennsylvania campuses. The bachelor of science in respiratory care being added at Clarion University comes as the school is moving to boost emphasis on professional and workforce-driven programs. Slippery Rock University's new Fine Arts in Acting degree program will have as a major component acting, singing and dancing, something leaders said is pegged to forecast job growth in that field.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Leadership of the 14 state-owned universities and the faculty union that struck those campuses last year announced Tuesday they have reached an agreement on a new, one-year contract, eight months before the current pact was to expire.

By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Friday, October 13, 2017
Laptops, tablets and smartphones are an intrinsic part of college life – and all those devices need charging.  Now students on California University of Pennsylvania’s main campus can recharge their digital devices outdoors, using the power of the sun.

The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Monday, October 16, 2017
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s new interim chancellor visited Kutztown University on Oct. 11, during her tour of the 14 PASSHE schools. Dr. Karen Whitney was named interim chancellor in August after Chancellor Frank T. Brogan announced his retirement. She took office in September. Prior to her appointment, she was the 16th president of Clarion University since 2010.
By Lisa Mitchell, The Kutztown Area Patriot

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The interim chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education spoke highly of Millersville University’s leadership in a visit to campus Friday. “I think the presidential leadership and executive leadership (at MU) is some of the best in the country,” said Karen Whitney. Her visit to the university was the second-to-last stop on her month-long tour of the 14 state schools since starting as interim chancellor Sept. 12.
By Lindsey Blest, Lancaster Newspapers

Monday, October 16, 2017
While Slippery Rock University officials wait on their next move in the search for a new president, two of them are addressing conflict-of-interest claims. “I want to make it clear that there was no conflict of interest whatsoever,” said William McCarrier, chairman of the SRU Council of Trustees.

By Monica Pryts, Allied News

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
After a strike last fall, faculty at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities have reached a tentative agreement on a new one-year contract — eight months before the old pact is set to expire.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The faculty union and administration of the system that oversees the 14 state universities reached a tentative agreement on a one-year contract eight months before the current one expires.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Saturday, October 7, 2017
California University of Pennsylvania students and professors discuss the significance of a $1.9 million federal grant to provide stipends to graduate students doing internships in couseler education and social work in medically underserved areas in the five-county region.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
One employee from Mansfield University who is originally from Puerto Rico is spear-heading an effort to bring aid to the hurricane-stricken island.
By Isabel Garcia, WENY News

Friday, October 6, 2017
California University of Pennsylvania faculty and students welcomed the new State System of Higher Education interim chancellor Karen Whitney to campus Thursday, during her monthlong tour of all 14 schools in the state system.
By Katie Anderson, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The interim chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education had one simple message for Bloomsburg University students. My commitment is for every one of our students to graduate and have a plan after they graduate," said Whitney.

By Crystal Cranmore, PA homepage