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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The state awarded a $590,626 grant to connect the north end of Shippensburg University's campus to the adjacent conference center and hotel. Work is expected to begin within a few months for the road, which will stretch seven-tenths of a mile and connect the H. Ric Luhr's Performing Arts Center to the Conference Center at Shippensburg University and a planned hotel.
By Marcus Rauhut, The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Thursday, September 18, 2014
If you thought the Andre Reed celebrations ended with his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month in Canton, you were badly mistaken. The honors and accolades keep pouring in. Kutztown University announced Thursday it will rename its football stadium, now known as University Field, as Andre Reed Stadium during a ceremony Oct. 18.
The (Allentown) Morning Call

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The presidents of HACC and Millersville University signed an agreement Tuesday that allows students who accumulate credits at Millersville to transfer those credits to HACC.
By Paula Wolf, Lancaster Online

Friday, September 12, 2014
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania students will have teaching opportunities in South Korea under a deal signed Thursday by presidents of Edinboro and the National Institute for International Education, a Korean government agency.
The Erie Times-News

Saturday, September 13, 2014
Twice a week, California University of Pennsylvania senior Shelby Heyd travels to The Oaks at the Center in the Woods near Brownsville, where she is an intern. A gerontology major, Heyd, 21, plans to graduate in May. Her tasks at the independent living complex include assisting residents with rent rebate and housing applications and spending time with them one-on-one. “I honestly just love working with older adults,” Heyd said.
By Mary Pickels, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Monday, September 15, 2014
Gannon University, Mercyhurst University and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania all are seeing increases in international students, mirroring a trend playing out on a national scale.
By Erica Erwin, The Erie Times-News

Friday, September 12, 2014
East Stroudsburg University's Office of Workforce Development was awarded $274,688 for fiscal year 2014-15 to support workforce training through the Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA).
The Pocono Record

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
California University of Pennsylvania, facing an enrollment loss this fall, will lay-off 16 non-faculty employees and leave unfilled another 14 vacant positions, interim President Geraldine Jones told a gathering of faculty and staff today.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, September 14, 2014
If you’re a victim of an alleged sexual assault at Franklin & Marshall College, and your complaint is heard by the college’s Sexual Misconduct Committee, you will sit at the same table as your alleged assailant during the college’s judicial hearing. If you want, you can ask for a 6-foot-tall barrier to separate you from your alleged assailant.
By Suzanne Cassidy, Lancaster Online

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sexual assault reporting is relatively low at the largest three residential colleges in Lancaster County. The rate of reporting campus sexual assaults to local police is lower still.
By Suzanne Cassidy, Lancaster Online

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Some 1,580 little red flags were planted on a lawn outside Millersville University’s Student Memorial Center earlier this month. The flags represented the number of women who might be sexually assaulted on a campus the size of Millersville.
By Suzanne Cassidy, Lancaster Online

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Lincoln University's promise got Aitza Hedgemond's attention: The incoming freshman's annual tuition would remain at $11,836 all four years, guaranteed. It was one factor that led Hedgemond to select Lincoln, a historically black university in rural Chester County, over several other schools.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, September 11, 2014
The University of Pittsburgh is telling all faculty and nonclerical staff they must sign agreements stating they “irrevocably assign and transfer to the university my rights, title and interest to all intellectual property” they develop while employed there.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Imagine if the United States government taxed the nation’s one-percenters so that their post-tax share of the nation’s income remained at 10 percent, roughly where it was in 1979. If the excess money were distributed equally among the rest of the population, in 2012 every family below that very top tier would have gotten a $7,105 check. This is hardly trivial money. But it pales compared to the gap between the wages of a family of two college graduates and a family of high school graduates. Between 1979 and 2012, that gap grew by some $30,000, after inflation.
By Eduardo Porter, The New York Times

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
California is poised to become the first state to require all colleges that receive state funds to strengthen their policies on sexual assault by mandating that students give active consent to one another before all sexual activity, either by saying “yes” to a spoken query or by signaling assent in a nonverbal way.
By Ian Lovett, The New York Times

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Rose­mary Ander­son could be 81 by the time she pays off her stu­dent loans. After strug­gling with di­vorce, health prob­lems and an un­der­wa­ter home mort­gage, the 57-year-old an­tic­i­pates that there could come a day when her So­cial Se­cu­rity ben­e­fits will be docked to make the pay­ments.
By Kimberly Hefling, The Associated Press

Sunday, September 07, 2014
James Begany saw opportunity in the high school students other colleges weren't courting.
As Indiana University of Pennsylvania's vice president of enrollment, he knew black and Hispanic students from eastern Pennsylvania flourished at the public university in Pennsylvania's coal country. And he knew that minorities would outnumber whites among elementary and secondary students for the first time this year.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Friday, September 05, 2014
Millersville University President John Anderson used his 2014 convocation address Friday to announce several new goals — including an increase in student enrollment to 10,000 and the addition of doctoral programs.
By Paula Wolf, Lancaster Online

Monday, September 08, 2014
Why is college so expensive and what can families do about it? Here are some answers, from a session sponsored Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Women's Forum at Widener University in Harrisburg.
By Matt Zencey, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, September 09, 2014
You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation. A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor’s degree for positions that didn’t used to require baccalaureate education. A college degree, in other words, is becoming the new high school diploma: the minimum credential required to get even the most basic, entry-level job.
By Catherine Rampell, The Washington Post