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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Slippery Rock University, along with West Chester University in southeastern part of the state, will receive more than $272,000 in funding under the federal Troops to Teachers grant program.
New Castle News

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
The honors keep rolling in for Slippery Rock senior defensive end Marcus Martin. On Wednesday, the West Mifflin graduate was named the NCAA Division II Ron Lenz National Defensive Player of the Year.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
At other colleges, students protest everything from mascots and class times to cafeteria food and the closure of beloved bars. At Millersville University near Lancaster, Pennsylvania, they’re mobilizing to keep their cadavers. Four students in biology professor James Cosentino’s anatomy and physiology classes have collected more than 600 signatures on an online petition and plan to present a letter to administrators to save the cadaver program, which they fear may end when Cosentino, the professor who procures the bodies for Millersville, retires this month.
By Dana DiFilippo, WHYY

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced that a new mega university would be set up in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravati very soon. This decision was taken when Naidu met with Dr. Peter Garland, Vice Chancellor of Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) at the Secretariat in Hyderabad today.
The Hans India

Monday, December 11, 2017
It’s one thing for a university to trust its students to excel and represent their alma mater well. It’s quite another to trust students with its own money. By establishing its first student-managed investment portfolio, that’s exactly what Millersville University has done.
By Alex Geli, Lancaster Online

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Over the past five years, the rich history belonging to the communities of Southwestern Pennsylvania has been preserved one story at a time, one semester at a time. Historically significant and culturally important stories of the region and its individuals are being captured and shared through a digital medium by honors students at California University of Pennsylvania.
By Eric Morris, The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Friday, December 8, 2017
On the morning of the Qixi Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day, in 2005, Xu Lida and Qian Fenxiang stood on the Broken Bridge in Hangzhou, China, waiting for a miracle.
By Alex Geli, Lancaster Online

Sunday, November 26, 2017
Inconceivable as it might seem, there are at least two people at Lincoln Financial Field during Eagles games who aren’t always aware of the score. But still, four certified athletic trainers, from West Chester University, are busy watching the players closer than almost anyone else in the stadium. From high above the field, a team of two certified athletic trainers act as an “eye in the sky,” to ensure that players taking big hits, and possibly suffering from concussions, are removed from the game.
By Bill Rettew Jr., The (West Chester) Daily Local News

Thursday, December 7, 2017
A line of students snaked across the lobby of Sykes Student Union on the West Chester campus Thursday for the chance to hug a puppy while raising money for seniors displaced by the Barclay Friends fire. Students from the West Chester University Honors College hosted the event, which brought 14 dogs from the Brandywine Valley SPCA to campus for a Winter Puppyland.
By Pete Bannan, The (West Chester) Daily Local News

Thursday, December 7, 2017
With the recent buzz around teaching STEM concepts to our children, it shouldn’t be forgotten how the arts plays a role in enhancing the learning experience as well. One such program that teaches preschool kids using an arts-integrated approach is the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment Program at Settlement Music School.
By Anna Nguyen, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Since July 2015, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Board of Governors has approved 59 new degree programs, stretching across 12 of the 14 state universities. Additionally, in the last three years, the universities have reorganized more than 400 degree, minor and certificate programs and have either placed in moratorium or discontinued more than 370 programs no longer in demand. These changes have been part of the effort to realign PASSHE schools’ degree programs with the demand in the Pennsylvania workforce.
By Dakota Palmer, The (Edinboro) Spectator

Friday, December 8, 2017
Several universities say they will dig into their resources to backfill a mid-year reduction in state grant awards that help underwrite costs for more than 100,000 Pennsylvania college students.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Sunday, December 10, 2017
Slippery Rock University is covering the cost that its students would have to pay because of cutbacks in a state-funded grant program. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency State Grant Program, which provides need-based student aid for Pennsylvania students, made the decision last month to reduce conditional awards for the spring 2018 semester.
Allied News

Friday, December 1, 2017
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania has signed articulation agreements with Jamestown Community College that will provide new opportunities for transfer students.
The Erie Times-News

Saturday, December 2, 2017
The library system at Indiana University of Pennsylvania has 486,000 books, in disciplines ranging from physics to philosophy, English to engineering, but nearly half the collection hasn’t been checked out in 20 years, the school says. So a few years back, it laid the groundwork to remove up to 178,000 volumes and donate many of them.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette