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Friday, April 17, 2015
Bloomsburg University has decided to postpone its plan to charge students by the credit this fall and move away from the current system that charges full-time students the same flat rate regardless of whether they take 12 or 18 credits.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Saturday, April 18, 2015
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is backtracking on a plan to begin charging tuition on a per-credit basis this fall, since a vote last week by the State System of Higher Education's oversight board to freeze tuition at the 14-state-owned universities.
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Luzerne County Community College and East Stroudsburg University have agreed to two deals that will help expedite student transfers. A reverse-transfer agreement will give students the opportunity to transfer credits earned at East Stroudsburg to LCCC to complete an associate degree. The second agreement is a dual-admissions agreement, and it will simplify the transfer of LCCC graduates to East Stroudsburg in a variety of programs. Officials signed the agreements Monday at the LCCC Board of Trustees meeting.
By Michael P. Buffer, (Wilkes-Barre) Citizens Voice

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
More than 300 East Stroudsburg University students and community members packed into Koheler Fieldhouse on April 11  to raise a record $14,550 for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life.
The Pocono Record

Friday, April 24, 2015
'Tis high time the nation's top colleges require their English majors to take a course on William Shakespeare. So says the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, a nonprofit founded in 1995 by Lynne Cheney, wife of former Vice President Dick Cheney.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
A study released by Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education today shows that it generates more than $6.7 billion in economic activity each year, amounting to $11 in economic impact for every $1 that the commonwealth invests in it.
By Larry Portzline, The Central Penn Business Journal

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Representatives of the 14 state universities came to the state Capitol on Wednesday to share a message about their impact they have on Pennsylvania's economy. A recently completed economic impact study found that Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education generates more than $6.7 billion annually in economic activity in the state as well as employs 12,000 people.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Pennsylvania's state-owned university system is releasing a study that says its statewide economic impact totals $6.7 billion. Chancellor Frank Brogan released the report by the Baker Tilly accounting firm Wednesday. Meanwhile, dozens of students and educators from the State System of Higher Education roamed the Capitol corridors to help lobby for a $43 million increase in state funding that Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed.
The Associated Press

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Pennsylvania's state-owned university system is releasing a study that says its statewide economic impact totals $6.7 billion.
The Associated Press

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Millersville University won't just be sending a dozen people, including President John Anderson and trustee Ann Womble, to "State System Day on the Hill" in Harrisburg on Wednesday. There will also be a robot named "TOM."
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

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

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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Cutting her hair and raising money for childhood cancer has been something Erica Richter has kicked around in the back of her head for a while. And after being inspired by another woman's bravery to cut her hair, Richter wanted to do the same to raise money for pediatric cancer.
By Lynn Ondrusek, The Pocono Record

Saturday, April 11, 2015
It's rare that a public speaker receives a standing ovation before uttering a word. But the approximately 150 family, friends, students and colleagues who attended retiring California University of Pennsylvania professor Dr. Caryl Sheffield's “last lecture” were on their feet the moment she took the podium.
By Mary Pickels, TribLive

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Thirty percent of college students feel so depressed that they cannot function, according to a study done by the National Institute of Mental Health. This depression is what helps make suicide the third leading cause of death of young people. Students at East Stroudsburg University want to make a difference in these statistics. On Saturday, ESU will join thousands of students across the country in a walk to fight suicide.
The Pocono Record

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Retired Erie County Judge Michael Palmisano will chair a 22-member Blue Ribbon Commission on Campus-Community Safety, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania President Julie E. Wollman announced on Tuesday. The commission is charged with making recommendations for action to ensure that the university is doing everything possible to secure the safety of students who choose to live off campus as well as to ensure that they are good neighbors to other residents of the community.
The Meadville Tribune

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
More than 200 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania students and members of the Edinboro community marched along East Normal Street in the borough Tuesday evening during the university's version of the national "Not On My Campus" campaign to stand up against sexual violence and discrimination on college campuses.
The Erie Times-News