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Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Millions of eyes will be glued to the sky (with protective solar glasses, of course) to witness one of nature's most spectacular events - the Great American Solar Eclipse - but what about those who are visually impaired or blind? Thanks to a Edinboro University geosciences professor Dr. David Hurd, they too can enjoy the rare phenomenon.
Erie News Now

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Shippensburg University signed a memorandum of understanding with the Milton Hershey School to formalize and expand a partnership in order to provide support to low-income, first-generation college students.
The (Hagerstown, Md.) Herald-Mail

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Getting students to expand their horizons during summer break can be a challenge, But California University of Pennsylvania has battled against the summer brain drain for nearly two decades.
By Eric Morris, The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Monday, August 14, 2017
No, he's not an alum. Officials at Clarion University could not say Monday if Adam Levine, member of the band Maroon 5, has ever set foot on the state university campus about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Just the same, the pop star by virtue of his choice of T-shirt for Sunday night's Teen Choice Awards has become Clarion's “big man on campus,” providing the state-owned university with a marketing moment during the network-televised awards show.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, August 12, 2017
Two California University of Pennsylvania professors have been recognized as “Million Dollar Achievers” after receiving at least $1 million in external funding through the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research at California University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thomas Mueller of the Department of Earth Sciences and Dr. Robert Whyte, chairman of the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, join 18 previously recognized Cal U. faculty and staff members who have obtained $1 million or more in grants and/or contracts during their careers at the university.

The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Monday, August 14, 2017
Nothing will be different for students now enrolled when the fall semester starts Aug. 28. But changes to majors and programs for prospective students are on the way.
By Nico Salvatori, The Erie Times-News

Sunday, August 13, 2017
After more than seven years of serious discussion — and one high-profile failed attempt — plans to create a new community college in Erie County are now in the hands of state education officials.
By Kevin Flowers, The Erie Times-News

Friday, August 11, 2017
A few months ago I was having breakfast in downtown Washington. I couldn’t help but overhear a casual job interview happening at the table next to me. The interviewer owned a government contracting business and was looking to hire a person to help write proposals to federal agencies. Near the end of the conversation, the interviewer complained about how difficult it is to find good writers these days. The two men talked about their college experiences and how they learned to write.
By Jeffrey J. Selingo, in The Washington Post

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
The faculty union's immediate response to Clarion University of Pennsylvania President Karen Whitney's selection to serve as interim chancellor of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education is somewhat disappointing.
By Cynthia D. Shapira, in The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Monday, August 7, 2017
The United States, as the world’s largest producer of soybeans, has nearly 90 million acres devoted to the crop, according to the most recent outlook published by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The most interesting soybeans however, could very well sprout up in a greenhouse at Slippery Rock University’s Vincent Science Center.

New Castle News

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
NASA has featured an Edinboro University of Pennsylvania professor on its YouTube channel for his contributions to coverage of the upcoming total solar eclipse. The eclipse will be visible in the United States Aug. 21, when the moon will completely block the sun during daylight hours. David Hurd, a professor of geosciences and director of the planetarium at the university, helped create NASA’s official eclipse guide for individuals with visual impairments.

The Erie Times-News

Monday, August 7, 2017
You messed up and got caught. West Chester University might just suspend you or even toss you out. Thankfully, there are other solutions. About 20 professional staffers met for three days last week to learn how to handle student life issues and conflict resolution.

By Bill Rettew, The (West Chester) Daily Local News

Tuesday, August 8, 2017
College students cooled down their spending on books and other class materials last year, according to a new report. Oberlin-based National Association of College Stores said students on average spent considerably less on course materials last year than in 2015.

By Jeremy Hill, Columbus Business First