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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Advocates for Cheyney University in Thornbury Wednesday filed a civil rights lawsuit in Philadelphia U.S. District Court against Gov. Tom Corbett, the Pennsylvania Board of Governors and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for what they maintain is intentional underfunding of the oldest historically black institution of higher learning in the nation.
By Patti Mengers, Delaware County Daily Times

Thursday, October 30, 2014
A group of Cheyney University alumni, students and other advocates yesterday called for more funding for the nation's oldest historically black college on the day it filed a federal lawsuit against state and federal officials.
By Julie Shaw, The Philadelphia Daily News

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A Cheyney University alumni and student group on Wednesday revived a decades-old civil rights lawsuit against the state and federal governments, claiming a lack of fair funding was starving one of the nation's oldest historically black schools.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
A coalition of Cheyney University students, staff, and alumni today filed a federal lawsuit alleging decades of racial discrimination,  through unfair funding, by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
By Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Heeding Cheyney's Call, a broad-based coalition of Cheyney University supporters, has revived a federal civil rights lawsuit against Pennsylvania and the U.S. for racial discrimination. The group claims the state has inadequately funded the historically black school in Thornbury for decades.
By Katya Botwinick, Newsworks

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Students and alumni of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania have restarted a decades-old lawsuit against the state and federal governments, asserting that the historically black institution has been inadequately funded, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
By Andy Thomason, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Alumni and other supporters of Cheyney University, a historically black college in Pennsylvania, filed a federal suit charging decades of discrimination in funding, programs and facilities.
Inside Higher Ed

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Just in time for Millersville University’s first “Campus Sustainability Day,” the League of American Bicyclists has awarded the school an "honorable mention" in the organization's Bicycle Friendly University program.
Lancaster Online

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
As Ebola concerns mount, many campuses across the region are suspending university-sponsored travel to affected countries, training health center employees to deal with an outbreak, and monitoring the health of students arriving from regions hit by the illness.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Many universities have begun to tighten restrictions on travel to the countries hit hardest by the Ebola epidemic, even for professors doing humanitarian work. But settling on a policy represents a delicate balance for administrators, especially at universities with graduate schools of public health and medicine.
By Richard Perez-Pena, The New York Times

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
One afternoon during Labor Day weekend, a group of 15 or so Yale freshmen met in a classroom where history and French classes would soon be held. As they snacked on pretzels and Skittles, a few volunteered to act out a series of scenarios in which one student asks another out for frozen yogurt.
By Emily Bazelon, The New York Times