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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Cost-conscious families are forcing colleges and universities to keep a tight rein on tuition increases as competition for students remains fierce, but schools without a distinctive brand or value proposition are feeling the financial pinch the most, according to a report released Tuesday by Moody’s Investors Service.
By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Ali Budz was a new student in a new environment with a changing mindset. “I had always struggled with my mental health concerns,” she said. In the fall of 2014, Budz was a freshly minted freshman at Washington & Jefferson College. This can be a trying time for many in their late teens, with separation from family and friends and a passel of uncertainties. Yet she was poised.  “I worked my way through (the concerns), and when I got into college, I was through the major part of my issues. I was in position to be an advocate.”
By Rick Shrum, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Monday, November 28, 2016
Media literacy — some say media illiteracy — is having a moment. And professors are ready to respond. As Election Day approached, so-called fake news seemed everywhere: intentionally false stories dressed up as news reports, misleading social-media posts, clickbait headlines, hyperpartisan opinion posing as fact.
By Jonathan Lai, The Philadephia Inquirer

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
An open letter to West Chester University asking the administration to designate the university as a “sanctuary campus,” circulated on social media last week, collecting almost 300 supporters. Nadine Bean, a university professor with a doctorate in social work, along with several other university faculty, started the petition in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s comments pertaining to deportation of undocumented workers.

By Adam Farence, The (West Chester) Daily Local News

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Graduating high school seniors: does the University of Southern Mississippi have a deal for you! The 14,500-student school has cut annual out-of-state tuition and fees from $16,529 this year to $9,964 next fall, even as it increases the cost for Mississippi residents by 4 percent, to $7,963.

By Jeff Amy, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunday, November 27, 2016
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights told colleges and universities that giving too much due process to students accused of sexual misconduct violated Title IX, the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education. Now OCR says giving those students too little procedural protection can violate Title IX too. That’s an improvement.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monday, November 28, 2016
As police responded to the attack at Ohio State University, school officials blasted an ominous message to students with a set of instructions: "Run Hide Fight." It's a mantra that has become standard at colleges in the event of a campus shooting. Students near the assailant are urged to run somewhere safe, to hide from the shooter and, as a last resort, to fight back.
The Associated Press

Sunday, November 20, 2016
About 80 middle school and high school-aged girls spent part of Saturday at West Chester University learning about potential fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
By Adam Farence, The (West Chester) Daily Local News

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
East Stroudsburg University (ESU) of Pennsylvania has earned the 2017 Military Friendly School designation by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM JobsSM, and Military Spouse.  Each year since 2009, the list of Military Friendly Schools helps service members and their families select the colleges, universities, and trade schools that will best educate them to pursue a civilian career.
Pike County Courier

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
In recognition of America Recycles Day, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency announced a $12,060 grant to West Chester University to support a food composting project that will help the university and West Chester Borough keep food scraps away from a landfill.
The (West Chester) Daily Local News