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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A study released by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today shows that it generates more than $6.7 billion in economic activity each year, amounting to $11 in economic impact for every $1 that the commonwealth invests in it.
By Larry Portzline, The Central Penn Business Journal

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Representatives of the 14 state universities came to the state Capitol on Wednesday to share a message about their impact they have on Pennsylvania's economy. A recently completed economic impact study found that Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education generates more than $6.7 billion annually in economic activity in the state as well as employs 12,000 people.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Pennsylvania's state-owned university system is releasing a study that says its statewide economic impact totals $6.7 billion. Chancellor Frank Brogan released the report by the Baker Tilly accounting firm Wednesday. Meanwhile, dozens of students and educators from the State System of Higher Education roamed the Capitol corridors to help lobby for a $43 million increase in state funding that Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed.
The Associated Press

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Pennsylvania's state-owned university system is releasing a study that says its statewide economic impact totals $6.7 billion.
The Associated Press

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Millersville University won't just be sending a dozen people, including President John Anderson and trustee Ann Womble, to "State System Day on the Hill" in Harrisburg on Wednesday. There will also be a robot named "TOM."
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Monday, April 06, 2015
When East Stroudsburg University senior Steven Malvasi was 14 years old, realized what he wanted to do with the rest of his life after a badly scraped knee led him to his first visit with an athletic trainer. Among the hours spent with his athletic trainer, along with a fascination for the human body and love for sports, Malvasi was hooked on the profession.
The Pocono Record

Monday, March 30, 2015
All the world's a stage, and Mansfield University music professor Joseph Murphy is about to run out of fresh venues. Having performed in 50 states and on six continents, Murphy is planning a trip to Antarctica in December with the Commonwealth Youth Choir from Philadelphia, continuing a musical journey that began when he was a fifth-grader in a Catonsville, Md., junior high band 44 years ago.
By Dave Bohrer, The (Elmira, N.Y.) Star-Gazette

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Ringgold Middle School students Adam Fogle and Delaney Fox were shooting off water-filled soda bottle rockets under 50 pounds per square inch of pressure at California University of Pennsylvania, but it was all in the spirit of competition and learning.
By Joe Napsha, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Cutting her hair and raising money for childhood cancer has been something Erica Richter has kicked around in the back of her head for a while. And after being inspired by another woman's bravery to cut her hair, Richter wanted to do the same to raise money for pediatric cancer.
By Lynn Ondrusek, The Pocono Record

Saturday, April 04, 2015
East Stroudsburg University students in its College of Business and Management may have the opportunity to study and do internship work in the Netherlands for American-based companies.
By Wayne Witkowski, The Pocono Record

Saturday, April 11, 2015
It's rare that a public speaker receives a standing ovation before uttering a word. But the approximately 150 family, friends, students and colleagues who attended retiring California University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Caryl Sheffield's “last lecture” were on their feet the moment she took the podium.
By Mary Pickels, TribLive

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Thirty percent of college students feel so depressed that they cannot function, according to a study done by the National Institute of Mental Health. This depression is what helps make suicide the third leading cause of death of young people. Students at East Stroudsburg University want to make a difference in these statistics. On Saturday, ESU will join thousands of students across the country in a walk to fight suicide.
The Pocono Record

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Retired Erie County Judge Michael Palmisano will chair a 22-member Blue Ribbon Commission on Campus-Community Safety, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania President Julie E. Wollman announced on Tuesday. The commission is charged with making recommendations for action to ensure that the university is doing everything possible to secure the safety of students who choose to live off campus as well as to ensure that they are good neighbors to other residents of the community.
The Meadville Tribune

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
More than 200 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania students and members of the Edinboro community marched along East Normal Street in the borough Tuesday evening during the university's version of the national "Not On My Campus" campaign to stand up against sexual violence and discrimination on college campuses.
The Erie Times-News

Thursday, April 09, 2015
Sue Paterno and her son Scott were in Harrisburg on Thursday to push for a program that’s aimed at preventing child sexual abuse. Sue Paterno paid nearly $220,000 for a pilot program that trains faculty at colleges and universities to identify predators and take action. The state’s 14 universities took part in the program.
By Debra Pinkerton, WHTM

Thursday, April 09, 2015
For a while after she found the tablet on which her husband had been writing in the days before his death, Sue Paterno could not bring herself to read it or even touch it. Then she did. And, she believes, the legendary Pennsylvania State University coach was sending a message. "Maybe the silver lining in this is that some good can come of this," Joe Paterno wrote in his journal in January 2012, about two months after his onetime assistant Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually assaulting young boys and Joe Paterno was fired.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Friday, April 10, 2015
On the last night that longtime Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno spent at home, his family says, he scrawled a note. Mr. Paterno’s wife, Sue, and son Scott recounted his message Thursday, when they appeared at the headquarters of the State System of Higher Education for a report on a two-year pilot, funded by Mrs. Paterno, of a program that trains adults to prevent child sexual abuse. “When I saw the message, I knew that this was his signal to us,” Mrs. Paterno told a room of reporters. “In essence, and I’m paraphrasing, it was perhaps the best part about this scandal is that it has raised awareness of sexual abuse.”
By Karen Langley, The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, April 09, 2015
One of the last notes that Joe Paterno put into the notebook that laid by his bed in his State College home spoke to the silver lining of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal. His widow Sue Paterno sharing a paraphrased version of what he wrote said, "perhaps the best part about the scandal is that it has raised awareness of sexual abuse with children."
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Thursday, April 09, 2015
Gov. Tom Wolf may have enlisted a new army in an uphill battle to secure passage of his first commonwealth budget — namely thousands of state university students and their families seeking rare tuition relief.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, April 09, 2015
After another hourlong debate, Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education board on Thursday voted 9-8 to approve a resolution stating its intent to freeze tuition next year if Gov. Tom Wolf's $45.3 million funding increase for the 14 state universities materializes in the final state budget.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Thursday, April 09, 2015
Tuition rates will remain the same for the upcoming academic year at the 14 state-owned universities — with conditions. The board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education decided Thursday in a tight 9-to-8 vote that they would freeze tuition rates in exchange for more financial support from the state.
By Karen Shuey, Lancaster Online

Thursday, April 09, 2015
The board that oversees Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities is endorsing a tuition freeze sought by Gov. Tom Wolf. But it is reserving the right to back out of the deal if Wolf fails to deliver the more than $45 million increase he promises for the state universities in the coming year.
The Associated Press

Thursday, April 09, 2015
The board that oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities is endorsing a tuition freeze sought by Gov. Tom Wolf. But it is reserving the right to back out of the deal if Wolf fails to deliver the more than $45 million increase he promises for the state universities in the coming year.
By Peter Jackson, The Associated Press

Thursday, April 09, 2015
A day after an aide to Gov. Tom Wolf called it a "test of accountability," the board overseeing Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities voted its intent this morning to freeze tuition next year provided the governor's proposed double-digit percentage boost in campus aid passes the Legislature.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, April 05, 2015
President Obama's proposal to make community college free for most students may never get through Congress. But for freshly graduated high school students from Philadelphia's low-income families, that might not matter. Community College of Philadelphia has decided to help pay their way.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Friday, April 03, 2015
From now on, University of Pittsburgh freshmen hoping to pledge a fraternity or sorority will need to bring something with them — at least 12 university credits already earned. The decision to defer pledging until a semester’s worth of credits are completed means the end of fall semester pledging for entering freshmen, university officials confirmed Friday.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday, April 07, 2015
A racist chant on a bus. Nude photos on Facebook. Allegations of hazing. It seemed the news was dominated by ugly incidents involving fraternities at colleges across the country: University of Oklahoma; Pennsylvania State University; universities in Texas, Missouri, Virginia, New Jersey. "We said, 'We need to do something against this,'" said Leo Herrmann, a sophomore criminal justice major at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and a member of Theta Chi fraternity.
By Erica Erwin, The Erie Times-News