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Friday, September 04, 2015
The State System of Higher Education today announced its board of governors has approved one-year contracts with four labor unions representing about 4,500 professional staff. While the amounts vary, all covered by the collective bargaining agreements will receive salary increases or cash payments, effective January 2016. The agreements expire June 30, 2016.
By Eleanor Chute, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, September 02, 2015
For the second year in a row, East Stroudsburg University has seen an increase in student enrollment. University President Marcia Welsh announced Tuesday that fall 2015 enrollment was 6,824 students, which includes a freshman class of 1,320 students, according to a news release from the university.
By Lynn Ondrasek, The Pocono Record

Friday, September 04, 2015
The State System of Higher Education’s board has approved one-year contract agreements with four of its labor unions, the organization of 14 public universities said Thursday. The deals cover about 4,500 employees, the state system said.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Friday, August 28, 2015
What started as a community experiment in Seattle in the 1980s has gained enough recognition to work on college campuses, and hopefully, the Pocono community. East Stroudsburg University’s One Campus, One Book program is reaching out to the community for book discussions starting in September. As students were asked to read “Your Face In Mine,” by Jess Row, residents are invited to read the book for upcoming talks.
By Lynn Ondrusek, The Pocono Record

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Looking toward the coming school year, The Inquirer asked colleges and universities in the region a simple question: What’s new on campus?
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunday, August 30, 2015
Is off-campus student housing safe? It’s a problem that plagues many college towns and their students — how to be sure off-campus housing meets safety standards, and that off-campus housing doesn't lower the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods.
By Howard Frank, The Pocono Record

Monday, August 31, 2015
It is too often the case that complex issues cannot fully be explored in relatively short newspaper editorials and articles, and such is the case when it comes to the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties’ position on background checks. Put simply, your editorial (“Keep background checks for university profs,” Aug. 24) is off base, and accompanying it with a picture of Jerry Sandusky in chains is gratuitous.
By Ken Mash (in Lancaster Online)

Tuesday, September 01, 2015
If you’re a parent who recently paid a tuition bill for a college student this fall, you know full well that tuition bills are about as transparent as the pricing of airline tickets. Discounting the published tuition price is a widespread practice throughout higher education. Students have no idea how much the classmate sitting next to them is paying. The sticker price is meaningless, and students who pay more don’t get anything extra for their money.
By Jeffrey J. Selingo, in The Washington Post