higher-education

How will consolidation affect Pa. State System athletics? The NCAA has yet to decide

BY: - July 20, 2021

With the green light given on consolidation, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is preparing for the most transformative redesign in its 38-year history, but it’s unclear what that means for athletics. State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testified before the Senate Appropriations and Education committees on Tuesday, reiterating the need for consolidating six schools […]

The Pa. State System of Higher Ed. has $75M in one-time funds. Here’s the preliminary spending plan

BY: - July 15, 2021

“We’ve been working on all of these things for really the last three years and in many cases, more,” State System Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said.

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With merger vote looming: Do we want universities that help us remember and reimagine Pa.? | Opinion

BY: - July 11, 2021

Place-based, regional public universities improve our shared understanding of our history and our contemporary opportunities.

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Critical race theory: What it is and what it isn’t | Opinion

BY: - July 6, 2021

Critical race theory provides techniques to analyze U.S. history and legal institutions by acknowledging that racial problems do not go away when we leave them unaddressed.

COMMENTARY

The University of All of Them: PASSHE merger mania is on the fast track | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - June 25, 2021

Though it appears the fix is in, many questions about PASSHE system redesign still remain.

Poll: Majority of Pennsylvanians think slot revenue should be reallocated from horse racing industry

BY: - June 22, 2021

Whether it’s for funding students at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities or another purpose, the majority of registered voters in Pennsylvania believe tax revenue from slot machines in the commonwealth should be reallocated away from the horse racing industry, despite having read or heard little about the issue, according to a new poll. 

U.S. House Ag. leader seeks permanent scholarship funding for historically Black land-grant colleges

BY: - June 17, 2021

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, said he wants to ensure broadband access for students at these rural schools.

COMMENTARY

The plan to consolidate Pa. State System universities is short-sighted. Vote ‘No’ | Opinion

BY: - June 15, 2021

I urge the members of the Board of Governors to consider the long-term implications of this short-sighted plan and vote “No” for consolidation.

Jason Wingard named first African-American president of Temple University

BY: - June 9, 2021

By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — Jason Wingard has been named the first African American president in Temple University’s 137-year history. Wingard, who holds a doctorate in education leadership, previously served as dean emeritus and professor of Human Capital Management at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. “I certainly recognize the significance of this moment […]

Six Pa. State System universities could be consolidated. What to know ahead of four public meetings

BY: - June 1, 2021

With its small classes and on-campus groups, Cameron O’Neill can’t imagine going to school anywhere but Bloomsburg University.

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Report: It’s time for Pa.’s horse racing subsidy to be put out to pasture | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 28, 2021

Pa.'s $239M subsidy is a loser for the taxpayers, and the money should be directed toward education funding, advocates argue.

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Change universities to change capitalism | Opinion

BY: - May 26, 2021

Producing a truly more humane and effective system will also require changing American higher education.