higher-education

Community College of Philadelphia, Philly Housing Authority team up to offer student housing

BY: - April 25, 2022

'We are doing everything in our power to ease the burdens our students face,' college President Donald Generals said.

Point Park University to hold first Lavender Graduation for LGBTQ students

BY: - April 10, 2022

By Tia Bailey PITTSBURGH —  A Lavender Graduation, or Lav Grad, is a ceremony that honors members of the LGBTQIA+ community who have earned degrees at various colleges and universities. This year, Point Park University will host its inaugural Lavender Graduation to recognize the achievements and successes of LQBTQIA+ students and allies of the community who are a part of […]

Milton Pollard (L) and Sandra White talk to Temple University President Jason Wingard during his bicycle ride through North Philadelphia

Temple U. prez Wingard bikes thru North Philly to talk safety, cooperation with local residents

BY: - April 7, 2022

Temple officials set off on mountain bikes to engage with their neighbors about collaboration and partnership.

Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action

BY: - March 31, 2022

The high court's conservative majority could reshape the college admissions process.

COMMENTARY

This virtual workshop aims to connect Harrisburg’s youth with college opportunities | Anwar Curtis

BY: - March 22, 2022

Myra Blackwell has once again found a way to fulfill her purpose -- while giving young people and adults an opportunity to pursue theirs.

‘It’s going to be a great day’: Philly event aims to connect high school students to HBCUs

BY: - March 16, 2022

HBCU Night will take place Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia.

COMMENTARY

Undocumented students deserve to go to college. We need to provide the path | Opinion

BY: - March 10, 2022

Nineteen states allow undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates. Pa. should join them and make an education dream come true.

U.S. House condemns bomb threats made against HBCUs

BY: - March 9, 2022

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House has spoken out to condemn the weeks-long chain of bomb threats made to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The majority-Democrat chamber voted Tuesday to approve the resolution, sponsored by North Carolina Democratic Rep. Alma Adams. It came in response to the more than 30 bomb threats made at dozens of […]

Penn faculty, staff call on university to pay its ‘fair share’ to support Philly public schools

BY: - March 8, 2022

By Chanel Hill PHILADELPHIA — More than 200 faculty and staff members at the University of Pennsylvania have urged their new leadership to pay “fair share” to support Philadelphia public schools. The Penn faculty and staffers have delivered letters to the new Chair of the Board of Trustees Scott L. Bok asking him to reverse […]

COMMENTARY

Higher education innovation, statewide investment are the keys to growth in Pa. | Opinion 

BY: - March 3, 2022

Penn State looks forward to working with the Legislature to secure this key funding in the final budget agreement.

Students defrauded by for-profit colleges to get millions in loan repayments

BY: - February 17, 2022

The impacted institutions include DeVry University, which has 40 locations in 18 states, including Pennsylvania