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Friday, March 27, 2015
Legislation has been introduced in the state Senate to clarify the zones where campus police officers at the 14 state universities have arrest powers.  The bill, sponsored by Sen. Lloyd Smucker, comes in response to an October Superior Court decision involving a traffic stop by Slippery Rock University police.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

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

Friday, March 27, 2015
With rare exceptions, sticker prices at colleges go nowhere but up. In 2012, Sarah Lawrence College in New York crossed a threshold for tuition, fees, room and board that dozens of others have now topped: $60,000 a year. Sometime soon, prices will surpass $70,000. Factoring in books, plane tickets, other expenses and inflation, a student entering a private college or university this fall without any financial aid might spend more than $300,000 to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
By Nick Anderson and Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post

Sunday, March 29, 2015
You can’t have a conversation about the goals of school reform without hearing the term “college and career ready.” What exactly does that mean?
By Valerie Strauss, The Washington Post

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

Monday, March 30, 2015

What will the Empire State Building, the Pyramids of Giza and Edinboro University’s Baron-Forness Library have in common on Thursday? These places and others across the globe will be bathed in blue light as part of Autism Speaks’ Light It Up Blue for Autism Initiative, according to a news release from the university.
The Meadville Tribune

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A team from Cheyney University placed second Monday in a national quiz competition for historically black colleges and universities.
The Philadelphia Inquirer

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Jobie Rossell doesn't waffle on anything. Ask his eighth-grade biology instructor. “Jobie is interested in whatever you are teaching,” said Raelene Fabbri of California Area Middle School. “He asks questions about everything. It's almost to the point you want to say: 'Jobie, no more questions today.'  We talked about microscopes and he wanted to go home and make his own. He wanted to put a motor on just about everything.”
By Rick Shrum, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
McGuffey sixth-grade students Nate Witkowski and Rocco Falosk waited for the countdown, pulled the rope and watched their carefully crafted bottle rocket launch high in the sky amidst a campus full of college students headed to class. Witkowski and Falosk cheered as the seconds ticked by while their rocket was airborne. For the duo, the science-based competition Wednesday at California University of Pennsylvania was a welcome break from their regular classes.
The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Some Edinboro University of Pennsylvania students said the university and police response to a double shooting near campus has helped mitigate some of their safety concerns.
By Sean McCracken, The Erie Times-News

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Despite Gov. Tom Wolf's call on the State System of Higher Education to freeze tuition for next year in exchange for increasing its funding by $45 million, the system's chancellor is making no commitments. During Thursday's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Chancellor Frank Brogan said the system has to wait to see if the increased funding actually materializes in the finalized state budget before any decision on tuition can be made.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Thursday, March 19, 2015
The chancellor for Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities told lawmakers Thursday that he cannot promise to freeze tuition rates, something Gov. Tom Wolf wants in return for a significant funding increase.
The Associated Press

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
A state House member plans to try to secure a commitment to freeze tuition at the 14 state universities next year after the leader of that university system failed to make one during a Senate budget hearing.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Penn State parents just got a bigger rooting interest in Gov. Tom Wolf's budget, or at least the higher education section of it. At a Senate budget hearing Tuesday, Penn State President Eric Barron pledged to recommend a freeze on in-state undergraduate tuition at all campuses if the states 2015-16 enacted budget fully funds Wolf's proposed increases for Pennsylvania's four state-related universities.

By Charles Thompson, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
When Bridget Winch went to parties at Kappa Delta Rho, she observed one rule: Never go upstairs. The petite Penn State sophomore, an engineering major with daisies painted on her fingernails, said men at the stone mansion culled guests at the door, admitting mostly women. Inside, she and others said, the brothers plied female guests with bottomless cups of Natural Light while a DJ blasted pop hits in the beer-soaked basement.
By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post

Friday, March 20, 2015
Some senior university leaders at Penn State believe their fraternity system needs to be re-evaluated following a police investigation into the Facebook posting of nude photographs of women by a now-suspended fraternity, the university's president said.
By Mark Scolforo, The Associated Press