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Monday, February 08, 2016
A few days ago, hundreds of red flags appeared by the McNairy Library and the Student Memorial Center at Millersville University. They’re part of “The Red Flag Campaign,” a national program to prevent sexual assault and stalking on campus.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Presidential Search Committee completed an important step in the search for the 18th president of Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, the development of a position description that will aid in identifying the best candidates for the role.
The Meadville Tribune

Friday, January 22, 2016
Non-Pennsylvania resident students who attend East Stroudsburg University will see a decrease in tuition next academic year. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s Board of Governors approved ESU and several other state system schools' tuition decrease during their quarterly meeting, said Ken Long, chief financial officer for ESU.
By Lynn Ondrusek, The Pocono Record

Monday, February 01, 2016
The simple games using letter and number caps have complicated names like “bilingual color grouping or “consonant vowel consonant word building.” But the premise is to teach kindergarten and first graders how to manipulate the letters of the alphabet and numbers to prepare them for more complicated learning tasks. Seven West Chester University students led by senior April Suda of Nether Providence, Delaware County, an early childhood education student, played with the children and their parents for more than an hour in the cafeteria.
By Carl Rotenberg, The (Norristown) Times Herald

Monday, February 01, 2016
East Stroudsburg University is celebrating African American Heritage Month with a series of events beginning on Feb. 2. This year’s theme will focus on honoring the history and heritage of African Americans and raising cultural awareness.
The Pocono Record

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
“Don’t be nuts, restore the cuts.” That’s what one Indiana University of Pennsylvania student’s sign read, complete with a depiction of an Oak Grove squirrel, as hundreds of students from all 14 state universities came together Monday at the state Capitol to urge passage of a budget.
By Peter Sirianni, The Indiana Gazette

Monday, February 08, 2016
Several hundred students, faculty and leaders from the 14 state universities came to Harrisburg on Monday to tell lawmakers their story about what the 2015-16 state budget debacle has meant to them. They are bearing higher student debt loads from rising tuition and fees. Some of their friends have had dropped out. Some went hungry because student grant money was held up during the six-month budget impasse.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Gov. Tom Wolf is asking for a 5 percent increase in funding for the 18 public universities (State System, Penn State, Pitt, Temple and Lincoln universities) and 14 community colleges on top of the 5 percent he still wants for the current fiscal year. All of this is to support the goal of meeting employer demands for skilled workers by nearly doubling the number of Pennsylvania workers who have completed post-secondary education by 2025. 
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Sixty people who were not in college enrolled for the spring semester at the Porreco College of Edinboro University, and in just months, the Porreco College is set to see its first-ever graduating class. The college serves many purposes and attracts a variety of students. Administrators are continuing to see a spike in enrollment and interest in the college's programs.

Monday, February 01, 2016
Shippensburg University students now have the opportunity to sharpen their investment management skills at the new Brad E. Hollinger Stock Trading Room. Located in the university’s John L. Grove College of Business, the stock trading room is equipped with the Bloomberg Terminal computer system, which allows students to evaluate and manage stocks on Wall Street.
By Debbie Chestnut, The (Carlisle) Sentinel

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
Education leaders from across Pennsylvania welcomed a new initiative that takes the next step in fighting campus sexual assault in Pennsylvania. Mansfield University President Francis Hendricks was one of 40 college and school district leaders visiting the campus of Elizabethtown College this past Friday for Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement of the commonwealth’s first campus sexual assault prevention initiative.
By Matt Hicks, The (Towanda) Daily Review

Tuesday, February 02, 2016
West Chester University, Council of Trustees approved naming the University’s veteran center, the Greg R. and Sandra L. Weisenstein Veterans Center last Thursday. Under Weisenstein, the school has seen a record increase in veterans and ROTC membership as well as increased resources to veterans programing.
The (West Chester) Daily Local News

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The highest ranking executive for Pennsylvania’s system of 14 state-run universities said a renewed focus on making degrees more relevant is needed as college costs and related debt increase. “Trends in assessing higher education and financing it are increasingly pointing to the importance of aligning programs with the needs of the workforce," Frank Brogan, chancellor for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, wrote a letter responding to a recent report from the Georgetown Center on Education and Workforce offering an assessment of the PASSHE schools.
By Wilford Shamlin III, The Philadelphia Tribune

Thursday, January 28, 2016
The online admissions application for Auburn University appears simple, until you get to this question on Page 7: “Have you ever been charged with or convicted of or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a crime other than a minor traffic offense, or are there any criminal charges now pending against you?” Those who check “yes,” even though they have never been convicted of any crime, face extra scrutiny — a call from the admissions office asking for additional information, the university says.
By Stephanie Saul, The New York Times

Friday, January 29, 2016
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Kutztown University president, toured campus to congratulate students, faculty and staff for the way they handled adverse conditions in the recent snowstorm.
By Ron Devlin, The Reading Eagle

Sunday, January 31, 2016
Since they began repaying student loans in 2012, about a third of the former students and graduates of Martin University in Indianapolis have defaulted. About one-quarter of those who took out federal loans to take classes at Kentucky State University in Frankfort have defaulted since beginning repayment three years ago. Alumni of other colleges and universities around the country haven’t done much better, according to U.S. Department of Education. Nationally about 12 percent of those who began payment that year were in default as of last September. Senators on both sides of the aisle say schools share blame for the surging numbers of defaults, and they should pay back a share of those loans, too.
By Kery Murakami, CNHI Washington Reporter

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Pennsylvania college students are the latest group that has jumped clear of this year's budget stalemate. With a final allocation of funds approved by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency board Thursday, all 145,000 recipient students will soon see payment in full of the tuition grants promised last May.
By Charles Thompson, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Monday, January 25, 2016
California University of Pennsylvania is undertaking another round of furloughs as the school’s “needs and resources change,” a Cal U. spokeswoman said Monday. The seven nonfaculty employees whose jobs were cut were approached individually about their positions, Cal U. spokeswoman Christine Kindl said. The cuts come two years after the university eliminated 30 positions.
By Scott Beveridge, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Monday, January 25, 2016
Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, recently presented the first ever President's Citation to a student who provided emergency medical assistance to another student in distress. Ryan Baron, 20, a junior biology/pre-med major, received the award at a Cabinet meeting in the president's office.
By Ron Devlin, The Reading Eagle

Friday, January 22, 2016
On Nov. 6, 2012, Joseph Scoboria cast his first ever ballot at the polling place in Kutztown University's Keystone Hall. That would be the last time Scoboria, 21, a senior education major from Exeter Township, would get to vote on campus. Following the 2012 election, when Barack Obama was re-elected president, the Berks County Election Board moved the polling place to the Maxatawny Township building - about 4.5 miles from campus.
By Ron Devlin, The Reading Eagle

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
When the Borough of West Chester wanted to set up a program for local leaders, Mayor Carolyn Comitta's first thought was that she might need to go to Philadelphia to find the expertise West Chester needed. Then the mayor realized she should do what she often tells others to do: try West Chester University.
By Justine McDaniel, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Friday, January 22, 2016
College course syllabuses are curious documents. They represent the best efforts by faculty and instructors to distill human knowledge on a given subject into 14-week chunks. They structure the main activity of colleges and universities. And then, for the most part, they disappear. Some schools archive them, some don’t. Some syllabus archives are public, some aren’t. Some faculty members treat their syllabuses as trade secrets, others are happy to post them online. Despite the bureaucratization of higher education over the past few decades, syllabuses have escaped systematic treatment. Until now.
By Joe Karaganis and David McClure

Monday, January 18, 2016
As a teenager, Randall Robinson shook the hand of Martin Luther King Jr. As an adult, he followed in King’s steps as a social justice advocate. On Monday, Robinson spoke at the 28th annual Crispus Attucks Community Center breakfast in remembrance of King, which drew a record crowd of about 700 attendees to Millersville University.
By Heather Stauffer, Lancaster Online

Friday, January 15, 2016
The moment itself might have been a little overwhelming for Keith Wagner. But while words were few, his smiles told everyone how much he was enjoying his day at Millersville University. A second-grader at Clermont Elementary School in Quarryville, Wagner had a "Draft Day" signing to become a member of the Marauder baseball team through Team Impact, an organization that matches children facing the challenges of chronic or life-threatening illness with college athletic programs.
By Steve Navaroli, Lancaster Newspapers

Friday, January 22, 2016
The trend line was curious, so much so it caught the eye of researchers engaged in a project regarding Pennsylvania’s future workforce needs and how well-prepared the 14 state-owned universities are to respond. Though enrollment at those universities has been slumping for five years, those schools nevertheless are seeing the number of degrees awarded annually rise — from 18,189 in 2008-09 to 20,035 by 2013-14, a gain of 10 percent, data showed.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette