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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Student debt is a vexing issue, because it’s a legitimate problem, but not the problem that many people assume.
By David Leonhardt, The New York Times

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cheyney University’s future is “bleak and projected to worsen” without drastic action, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday when he released results of a performance audit of the school.

By Bill Schackner and Kate Giammarise, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monday, December 15, 2014
East Stroudsburg University announced Monday that the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Recreation Services Management departments will merge at the start of the January semester in an effort to improve program and cost efficiencies.
The Pocono Record

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Penelec and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania have teamed up to offer a two-year program to train utility line workers at Porreco College in Erie. The program, called the Power Systems Institute, is the first expansion of Porreco College academic offerings and the first workforce partnership there since "the community's college" opened to the public this fall as a campus where students can earn affordable degrees and receive job training.
By Erica Erwin, The Erie Times-News

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced a pilot program with Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown University, West Chester University and Alvernia University, along with Caron Treatment Centers, to develop a Town-Gown Pilot Project aimed at preventing underage and dangerous drinking on college campuses and in the surrounding communities.
The Pocono Record

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The future of Cheyney University, the nation's first historically black university, is already bleak and projected to get worse without drastic action, according to an audit of the state university released on Wednesday.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Many of us know that Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has educated many Erie area residents, including teachers, nurses and artists, among other careers. But for 40 years, Edinboro has also been a leader in making higher education accessible to people who use wheelchairs and also by offering resources and extra help to students with a variety of disabilities, not just physical handicaps. Currently, more than 500 of Edinboro's 6,837 students have some type of disability.
By Liz Allen, The Erie Times-News

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Saddled with escalating debt and declining enrollment, Cheyney University - the nation's first college for black people - is in dire straits that will worsen unless the state takes "drastic action" to rescue the school, the state auditor general said Wednesday.
By Amy Worden, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Pennsylvania's auditor general says the future of the nation's first historically black university is in doubt amid rising debt and falling revenue and enrollment.
The Associated Press

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania earned a "Top School" designation in Military Advanced Education's 2015 guide to Colleges & Universities, which measures best practices in military and veterans education.
The Erie Times-News

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Graduates of the Millersville University-Shippensburg University Master of Social Work (MU-SU MSW) program passed the exam to become a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania at a rate far exceeding the national average, according to a release from Shippensburg University.
The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Saturday, December 06, 2014
Samantha Johnson felt like an outsider. Forced to use a wheelchair when cerebral palsy robbed her of strength in her legs, she was different from everyone else in her East Brunswick, N.J., high school. "I was the only person in a wheelchair," Johnson, now 21, said during one of her twice-weekly occupational therapy sessions. "It's a very different atmosphere here. Individuals who can walk open doors for you. Instead of being the odd one out, here you're just like everyone else." "Here" is Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, widely recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation for providing services to students with disabilities.
By Erica Erwin, The Erie Times-News

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
A second-grade teacher in the Chambersburg Area School District was this year’s 2014 Milken Educator Award winner, earning him an unrestricted cash prize of $25,000. Thaddeus Stevens Elementary School teacher Michael Baum, a Shippensburg University graduate, was surprised Wednesday morning with the special schoolwide assembly at which he was presented the award by Carolyn Dumaresque, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of education, and Jane Foley, senior vice president of Milken Educator Awards.
The (Carlisle) Sentinel

Saturday, December 06, 2014
The middle class continues to shrink and join the ranks of the poor in Monroe County as well as in the rest of the country, according to a review conducted by East Stroudsburg University public health professor Elaine Rodriguez and  ESU student Eunice Soto-Aleman.
By Andrew Scott, The Pocono Record

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Former state Sen. Jane M. Earll is about to become the newest member of the State System of Higher Education’s board of governors.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Last month Lincoln University President Robert Jennings resigned his position, presumably at the request of the board, after a video which many found offensive of a lecture he gave to a group of female students was released.
The (West Chester) Daily Local News (editorial)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014
A Pennsylvania lawmaker is demanding that Penn State University's president apologize for making the "hands up" gesture associated with nationwide protests over the killing of an unarmed black Missouri teenager by a white police officer.
The Associated Press

Sunday, December 07, 2014
The Chronicle of Higher Education is out with its latest national survey of what private college and university presidents earn, and the results include several eye-popping extremes. At one end of the spectrum are four multimillion-dollar earners, highest paid among them Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute president Shirley Ann Jackson with $7.1 million in total compensation, of which $6.2 million was in deferred compensation, bonus money and other earnings beyond her base pay.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monday, December 08, 2014
In less than a week, the story of a brutal rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house has turned from a rallying cry against sexual assault on campus to the spine of a divisive political debate playing out on the now-predictable platforms of social media and the 24-hour news cycle.
By Jennifer Steinhauer, The New York TImes