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Tuesday, March 03, 2015
College students clearly came out winners in Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal for 2015-16 with his plan to boost funding to public colleges and universities by $143 million. However, the first substantial increase for most of these institutions in four years comes with strings attached.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
At a glance: Higher education cuts made under the previous administration would be restored over two years under Gov. Tom Wolf's 2015-16 budget proposal. With it, he asks community colleges and state universities to freeze tuition next year. A total of $1.765 billion is proposed for higher education next year, which is a 9.9 percent increase.
By Barbara Miller, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
After years of flat or declining funding, Pennsylvania's state universities and community colleges were thrilled to see Gov. Wolf propose significant increases Tuesday. But there are strings attached to the governor's budget proposal: Wolf asked the colleges to freeze tuition for next year.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
In his first budget proposal, Gov. Tom Wolf delivered on his campaign promise to increase support for education, boosting spending and savings by about $1 billion and spreading it around to preK classes, school districts, community colleges and public universities.
By Eleanor Chute, Mary Niederberger and Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Millersville University President John Anderson and Janet Kacskos, university director of communications, met with the PennLive Editorial Board to discuss school issues from tuition to a new sustainable building.
By Wesley Robinson, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Shippensburg University is proposing a new tuition program that would be more costly for some students. Administrators say a decrease in state funding has made the program necessary. If the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education does not approve the program, Shippensburg says it will have to cut student services and resources.
By Amanda St. Hilare, WHTM-TV

Sunday, February 22, 2015
Pedro Rivera was raised by a single mother in a poor neighborhood of North Philadelphia. He could have become a statistic. Instead, he’s set to become the next state secretary of education, chosen by Gov. Tom Wolf on Jan. 20 and awaiting confirmation by the state Senate.
By Mary Niederberger, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Higher education institutions are essential to the future of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As policies are currently being debated about the costs of higher education and their impact on students and families, it's important to remember the all-encompassing roles our higher education institutions play in our communities and regional economies.
By Sabina Deitrick, in The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Senate legislation intended to require more public disclosure by Pennsylvania’s four state-related universities would, as currently written, enable those schools to shield from the public many of their largest employee salaries — figures they currently release.
By Bill Schackner, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Saturday, February 28, 2015
Finishing a four-year degree will be easier for many students enrolled at Butler County Community College starting next school year, as six institutions will offer bachelor's degrees in seven academic fields.
By Rick Wills, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Cleveland State University made a proposition to its students two years ago: Take a full course load of 30 credits a year and get $200 off tuition and a $200 book stipend. Only 32 percent of its undergraduates finished a degree within six years, if at all. Hundreds of students were slipping through the cracks as the cost of college went up and up — and they took on thousands of dollars more in debt.
By Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, The Washington Post

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Justin Dillon, former federal prosecutor and now a white collar defense lawyer, knows all too well the ways campus sexual abuse investigations can go wrong. His litany of bizarrely skewed hearings is fraught with the potential for harm and tragic outcomes.
By Chris Mondics, The Phladelphia Inquirer