Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Students who take six years to earn a bachelor’s degree can miss out on up to $300,000 in lost income, retirement savings, and more according to a report from NerdWallet. But many colleges around the country are taking action to help students graduate on time.
By Bailey Bischoff, The Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
With college costs shooting through the roof and many parents unprepared for the burden of paying for it, high school students across the country are being forced to make choices about where they will attend college and how to cut costs once they get there. One of the most significant findings in a new report by the Washington, D.C.-based College Savings Foundation is that for the first time this year a majority of high school students — 53 percent — plan to eliminate the dormitory expense altogether and live at home.
By Tim Grant, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Friday, June 24, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed a Texas university's use of race in admissions, drawing praise from civil rights groups, which heralded the decision as a major victory for affirmative action.
By Susan Snyder and Jonathan Lai, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Dr. Cassandra Kuba didn’t expect to find human remains on the property of former South Strabane Township police Officer John Bruner. Though both are trained in forensics, Kuba and Bruner were looking for pieces of history Tuesday along with a team of California University anthropologists at the start of a two-day exploratory dig at Bruner’s property along Route 40 in Buffalo Township that is suspected to have artifacts from a homestead fort built in the 1750s.
By David Singer, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
The Sarah Scaife Foundation has awarded a $130,000 grant to California University of Pennsylvania to support the university’s Government Agency Coordination Office through Aug. 31, 2017.
The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter
Sunday, June 19, 2016
On the South Quad at Millersville University, workers are putting the last few touches on West Village. It’s the third and final phase of Millersville’s $150 million student housing project, the largest construction project in its history.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Newspapers
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Energy reduction efforts are resulting in not only a dramatic rebalancing of power sourcing but also deferred maintenance removal and hands-on learning labs in science and business academics. (West Chester's geo-exchange project included in article)
By Karla Hignite, Business Officer magazine
Sunday, June 12, 2016
The classroom is like any other you might find in a preschool. Bright pictures in primary colors cover the walls. Books line shelves in a cozy reading nook. There are building blocks and a construction bench with tiny tools hanging from pegs. "It should look like a mainstream classroom," said Jane Puhlman, a faculty member in Edinboro University Pennsylvania's Speech, Language and Hearing Department and director of the university's new Kids Intensive Language Training program, or K.I.L.T.
By Erica Erwin, The Erie Times-News
Monday, June 13, 2016
An effort to close a loophole in the 1-year-old child protection background checks law has given rise to a new controversy that grows out of a push to expand the protection of minors on college campuses. Senate Bill 1156, which passed the Senate 48-0 last month, is expected to be considered by the House this week.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News