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Monday, May 25, 2015
In the next few years, Millersville University intends to increase its out-of-state enrollment by 400 students and international enrollment by 200 students, according to its strategic plan.
By Tim Stuhldreher, Lancaster Online

Sunday, May 24, 2015
Among the 724 undergraduate students awarded degrees on May 9 at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania was Joyce Moses, 62, of Erie.
The Erie TImes-News

Sunday, May 24, 2015
The expiration of the faculty contract at the 14 state universities is fast approaching, but progress on a new contract is rather slow. The more than 100,000 students attending Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education schools now must wait to see what impact those negotiations may have on them.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Friday, May 22, 2015
The state's new background check law that adds another layer of child protection is packing a punch to budgets of libraries, the Boy Scouts, universities, some schools and other community organizations.
By Jan Murphy, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
A drive through Southpointe in Cecil Township gives credence to the claim that industry is alive and well in Western Pennsylvania. But while some businesses may be booming, educators at California University of Pennsylvania hope to usher in a new generation of entrepreneurs to the area.
By Natalie Reid Mille, The (Washington, Pa.) Observer-Reporter

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Thomas C. LaDuke, a professor of biology at East Stroudsburg University, will spend the next three years studying Pennsylvania’s timber rattlesnake population. It is the biggest project of his 24-year career at ESU because of its statewide scope.
By Jarrad Saffren, The Pocono Record

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Back in 2012, Mansfield University began offering the Associate of Applied Science in Natural Gas Production and Services and the Bachelor of Science in Safety Management. Today, they continue to be offered, and enrollment is growing.
By Eric Hrin, The (Towanda) Daily Review

Monday, May 18, 2015
A Slippery Rock University nursing professor is asking the state Labor Relations Board to shut down a rebate program offered by her faculty union, alleging it's a “political fundraising scheme veiled as a rebate.”
By Debra Erdley, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
An associate professor at Slippery Rock University says that her faculty union has been overcollecting union dues and spending some of the money on politicking, a violation of state labor law.
By Bill Toland, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Members of Pennsylvania state government's largest public employees union have ratified a one-year contract covering them through the 2015-16 budget year. The deal contains no base pay increase, but does grant most state employees moving through the seniority scale a 2.25 percent step increase effective Jan. 1, 2016.
By Charles Thompson, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Friday, May 15, 2015
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans “stressful or harmful.”
By The Associated Press

Friday, May 15, 2015
Listen to mom when she tells you to major in science or math. A new report from Georgetown University shows that college graduates who majored in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) go on to be the top earners in the workforce, at times exceeding the earnings of people with graduate degrees in other fields.
By Ivey DeJesus, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News

Monday, May 18, 2015
Over the last decade, state governments and universities have been chipping away at a pillar of American opportunity: in-state tuition.
By Kevin Carey, The New York Times

Thursday, May 14, 2015
A whistleblower suit has been filed against West Chester University of Pennsylvania, with allegations of misleading financial records.
By Eleanor Chute, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, May 14, 2015
West Chester University's former chief budgeting officer contends that the school falsely reported deficits or near break-even budgets for three years to get more state funding, then "squirreled away" millions of dollars in unreported funds to use if it succeeded in withdrawing from the State System of Higher Education.
By Susan Snyder, The Philadelphia Inquirer