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Thursday, January 12, 2017
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is taking a hard look at itself in preparation for systemic changes. Three 16-member working groups of faculty, staff, students, trustees, alumni and employers will dig into university operations, finances and academic programs in earnest starting Jan. 23, and will report findings to university President H. Fred Walker and the university community in mid-February.
By Valerie Myers, The Erie Times-News

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
For the second straight year, a private university specializing in aviation and aerospace has claimed the top spot in the U.S. News and World Report list of online bachelor’s degree programs. Just behind Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide in the rankings released Tuesday are several large public universities seeking to use technology to expand their market profile. California University of Pennsylvania ranked sixth.
By Nick Anderson, The Washington Post

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Americans with no more than a high school diploma have fallen so far behind college graduates in their economic lives that the earnings gap between college grads and everyone else has reached its widest point on record. College graduates, on average, earned 56 percent more than high school grads in 2015, according to data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute. That was up from 51 percent in 1999 and is the largest such gap in EPI's figures dating to 1973.
By Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Students used to waiting weeks or months to get an answer from a college admissions officer can fast-track that process at California University of Pennsylvania next week. Cal U is offering instant admission decisions to transfer students who show up at the Washington County university campus Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. with a transcript of their prior coursework.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
California University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University were among the region's educational institutions to rank in the top ten for the best online bachelor's degree programs, according to new rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
By Tim Schooley, Pittsburgh Business Times

Friday, January 6, 2017
In a classroom at Kutztown University, two young sleuths from Reading High School pored over evidence police gathered from the burglary of a home. Someone stole a valuable Babe Ruth baseball card, and it was up to senior Frances Colon and junior Jesus Salazar Castaneda to find out who did it. A fan of TV crime shows, Colon scrutinized fingerprints, hair samples and DNA in an effort to solve the crime using scientific procedures.
By Ron Devlin, The Reading Eagle

Monday, January 9, 2017
They had been to the brink before. But the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the union that represents professors at the commonwealth's 14 state-owned universities, had never ventured over the edge. It had never allowed a contract dispute to push faculty out of the classroom. Until the fall of 2016.
By David Mekeel, The Reading Eagle

Sunday, January 8, 2017
A decade long lawsuit to scrub traces of segregation from Maryland's university system returns to federal court in Baltimore Monday with both sides firmly entrenched in their positions after years of unsuccessful mediation.
By Tim Prudente, The Baltimore Sun