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Friday, April 24, 2015
The events of September 11, 2001 undoubtedly changed the lives of Americans across the country. But the rubble of the Twin Towers has long been cleared, Freedom Tower now in their place, and most Americans have returned largely to the same lives they led before the attacks. Men and women of the United States military haven’t had this option. These men and women continue to volunteer to fight an enemy thousands of miles from home.
By Francis L. Hendricks

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania's Council of Trustees likes the job President Julie Wollman is doing. The Council of Trustees on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution that "commends and endorses" Wollman's performance and recommends that her tenure as leader of Edinboro University be extended.
The Erie Times-News

Thursday, April 30, 2015
In fall of her junior year, Travonya Kenly learned from her roommate of a marine biology program at Duke University that offered a full scholarship and gave special consideration to minority students. "Sure, I'll apply for that," responded Kenly, a student at Cheyney University, the historically black school in Chester County.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Friday, May 01, 2015
When the federal government awards college students grants and loans, campuses that hold the money in trust are required to verify that each recipient is aid-eligible and that the money is not misused. But for three years, that vital record-keeping practice was not performed adequately at Cheyney University, one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges and a state-owned university whose distressed financial condition has become a growing concern to the State System of Higher Education, officials said.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
For two generations of Shippensburg University students, Dr. William Kingsley has been a familiar face on campus. His long teaching career earned him the status about a dozen years ago of most senior faculty member — and the honor of serving as mace bearer at commencement.
The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Monday, April 27, 2015
Declining state funding has burdened students in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education with higher tuition, despite the system’s efforts to control costs, a first-of its-kind performance audit of the system has found.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Monday, April 27, 2015
Should students attending Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities pay a flat four-year tuition rate? What about a partial refund for timely degree completion? A university system already experimenting with alternate pricing amid enrollment losses and deep state funding cuts should at least be open to those and various other ideas emerging around the nation, Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monday, April 27, 2015
Pennsylvania's system of 14 state-owned universities should do a better job of tracking crimes and sex discrimination, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday as he released a performance audit of the agency.
The Associated Press

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Pennsylvania's 14 state universities raised tuition 27 percent over six years, and a state audit report released Monday says that while stagnant state aid is largely to blame, the system should do better.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Luzerne County Community College and East Stroudsburg University have agreed to two deals that will help expedite student transfers. A reverse-transfer agreement will give students the opportunity to transfer credits earned at East Stroudsburg to LCCC to complete an associate degree. The second agreement is a dual-admissions agreement, and it will simplify the transfer of LCCC graduates to East Stroudsburg in a variety of programs. Officials signed the agreements Monday at the LCCC Board of Trustees meeting.
By Michael P. Buffer, (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens Voice

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
More than 300 East Stroudsburg University students and community members packed into Koheler Fieldhouse on April 11  to raise a record $14,550 for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life.
The Pocono Record

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is backtracking on a plan to begin charging tuition on a per-credit basis this fall, since a vote last week by the State System of Higher Education's oversight board to freeze tuition at the 14-state-owned universities.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Friday, April 24, 2015
'Tis high time the nation's top colleges require their English majors to take a course on William Shakespeare. So says the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit founded in 1995 by Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer