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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A team from Cheyney University placed second Monday in a national quiz competition for historically black colleges and universities.
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Monday, March 23, 2015
Before Jan. 18, the California University of Pennsylvania women's basketball team played for a championship and a ring. Now, they play for Shanice Clark. Three former Mid-Penn Commonwealth players are among those players. The Vulcans take on Nova Southeastern in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Tuesday, and Clark will be part of everything they do.
By Jacqueline Kantor, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Jobie Rossell doesn't waffle on anything. Ask his eighth-grade biology instructor. “Jobie is interested in whatever you are teaching,” said Raelene Fabbri of California Area Middle School. “He asks questions about everything. It's almost to the point you want to say: 'Jobie, no more questions today.'  We talked about microscopes and he wanted to go home and make his own. He wanted to put a motor on just about everything.”
By Rick Shrum, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
A man who rose through the ranks from assistant professor to provost Western Illinois University -- the same school where he earned a bachelor's and master's degrees -- has been selected as the next president of Kutztown University. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, 58, was unanimously selected to to the post Tuesday by the State System of Higher Education board of governors.
The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The provost from Western Illinois University, known for his success in retaining students, will be Kutztown University's new president. Kenneth Hawkinson was unanimously approved as the school's 12th president Tuesday by the board of governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The (Allentown) Morning Call

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
McGuffey sixth-grade students Nate Witkowski and Rocco Falosk waited for the countdown, pulled the rope and watched their carefully crafted bottle rocket launch high in the sky amidst a campus full of college students headed to class. Witkowski and Falosk cheered as the seconds ticked by while their rocket was airborne. For the duo, the science-based competition Wednesday at California University of Pennsylvania was a welcome break from their regular classes.
The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Some Edinboro University of Pennsylvania students said the university and police response to a double shooting near campus has helped mitigate some of their safety concerns.
By Sean McCracken, The Erie Times-News

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Despite Gov. Tom Wolf's call on the State System of Higher Education to freeze tuition for next year in exchange for increasing its funding by $45 million, the system's chancellor is making no commitments. During Thursday's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Chancellor Frank Brogan said the system has to wait to see if the increased funding actually materializes in the finalized state budget before any decision on tuition can be made.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The chancellor for Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities told lawmakers Thursday that he cannot promise to freeze tuition rates, something Gov. Tom Wolf wants in return for a significant funding increase.
The Associated Press

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A state House member plans to try to secure a commitment to freeze tuition at the 14 state universities next year after the leader of that university system failed to make one during a Senate budget hearing.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Ask Roger Bruszewski about the budget cuts he’s overseen at Millersville University, and you’ll discover he can itemize them year by year.  In 2009-10, the university cut $4.2 million. In 2010-11, $3.4 million. And so on. All told, there have been $23.7 million in cuts from 2009-10 to 2014-15.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Penn State parents just got a bigger rooting interest in Gov. Tom Wolf's budget, or at least the higher education section of it. At a Senate budget hearing Tuesday, Penn State President Eric Barron pledged to recommend a freeze on in-state undergraduate tuition at all campuses if the states 2015-16 enacted budget fully funds Wolf's proposed increases for Pennsylvania's four state-related universities.

By Charles Thompson, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
When Bridget Winch went to parties at Kappa Delta Rho, she observed one rule: Never go upstairs. The petite Penn State sophomore, an engineering major with daisies painted on her fingernails, said men at the stone mansion culled guests at the door, admitting mostly women. Inside, she and others said, the brothers plied female guests with bottomless cups of Natural Light while a DJ blasted pop hits in the beer-soaked basement.
By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post

Sunday, March 22, 2015
If the past is any indication, the fraternity scandal at Pennsylvania State University - the latest in a string of incidents across the country - will blow over without any fundamental change to Greek life in State College.
By Caitlin McCabe and Ben Finley, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, March 12, 2015
College students in Pennsylvania received somewhat of an assurance on Thursday that the funding available for state grants won't decrease in 2015-16 - and possibly might increase.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Sunday, March 15, 2015
A Shippensburg University professor has won a Fulbright grant, which he will use to teach math at a university in India next spring. Dr. Luis Melara, associate professor of mathematics, will use the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award to teach at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bhubaneswar for the spring 2016 semester.
The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Friday, March 20, 2015
Some senior university leaders at Penn State believe their fraternity system needs to be re-evaluated following a police investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs of women by a now-suspended fraternity, the university's president said.
By Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press