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Thursday, July 02, 2015
The nation’s institutions of higher learning will have to do more in educating, counseling and disciplining students regarding sexual assaults as the Campus SaVE Act, which was passed into law two years ago, went into effect Wednesday.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Colleges and universities are teaming up with technology entrepreneurs in an effort to keep students safe — on and off campus — by using their smartphones..
By Carla Rivera, The Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After Alexa Middleton finished taking the SAT on June 6, she flopped onto her parents' bed: "I'm done. I did it." She would tell her mother later, "I don't want to take that test ever again." But the 17-year-old rising senior at Abington Friends School in Jenkintown would get an awful surprise a few days later.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
State System of Higher Education officials already were expecting the system’s fifth consecutive drop in enrollment this fall, but the latest forecast predicts even fewer students will attend than previously expected.
By Eleanor Chute, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Leaders of Pennsylvania’s state-owned university system are preparing to extend to financially ailing Cheyney University another lifeline — a $6.5 million line of credit roughly equal to the combined size of three previous ones.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, June 27, 2015
The existing contract for faculty at Pennsylvania's state-owned universities — including Shippensburg University — expires June 30, and negotiators for the state system and the faculty union have yet to start talking about the most central issues, according to a spokesman for Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.
By Dale Heberlig, The (Chambersburg) Public Opinion

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Students and parents who plan to take out federal student loans to pay for college this coming school year will pay less in interest. As of July 1, the interest rate on Stafford loans for undergraduates will fall to 4.29 percent, down from 4.66 percent on loans issued for the 2014-2015 school year. The rate on Stafford loans for graduate students will drop to 5.84 percent, down from 6.21 percent last school year.
By Tim Grant, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Drexel University has laid off "several dozen" administrative employees as a result of a new admissions policy that brought in fewer freshmen for the fall.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer