higher-education

The Youth Strike for Climate Justice rally marches down Fifth Avenue in Oakland on Wed., Sept. 21, 2022

‘We need to do everything we can now’: In Pgh, students march for climate justice

BY: - September 22, 2022

The protest came as clean energy industry leaders from around the world meet in the Steel City.

Drexel University reduces tuition for community college transfers

BY: - September 17, 2022

The 'Drexel Promise' program aims to help community college students obtain a 4-year degree.

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Pa.’s student debt stumbling blocks | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - September 17, 2022

In Pennsylvania, total student loan debt has increased from $19 billion in 2003 to $76 billion today (inflation-adjusted).

In debt and underfunded, Pa.’s student debt crisis is no surprise | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 15, 2022

The total outstanding student debt in Pa. shot up from from $19B in 2003 to $76B today, according to new research.

Health workers sit at a table at a pop-up monkeypox vaccination clinic which opened today by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at the West Hollywood Library on Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Aug. 1 over the monkeypox outbreak which continues to grow globally. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

White House calls meeting with college officials on how to curb monkeypox on campus

BY: - August 25, 2022

The meeting came on the same day the CDC announced a new website to provide information about monkeypox specifically for college students.

Biden to wipe out $10K in student loan debt for many borrowers

BY: - August 24, 2022

In a statement, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., a Harvard educated former Wall Street banker, called the loan scheme a "grossly unfair taxpayer-subsidized handout to the wealthy."

What monkeypox outbreak? Little planning by colleges as students resume classes

BY: - August 22, 2022

As students return to campus, higher education plans for dealing with monkeypox appear opaque or nonexistent.

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La Salle University to offer new minor in Black Studies

BY: - August 13, 2022

Among the issues that will be explored in the program will be systemic racism, social justice, health and wellness, education, intersectionality, cultural contributions and anti-racist frameworks and scholarship, as related to members of the Black diaspora in the Americas.

Democrats in Congress, including Pa., press Biden to extend pause on student loans

BY: - July 29, 2022

The Federal Reserve estimates that the total U.S. student loan debt is more than $1.75 trillion.

Penn Law professor Amy Wax (University of Pennsylvania photo)

Penn law professor faces evaluation by peers for ‘racist speech’

BY: - July 19, 2022

Professor Amy Wax has been accused of "disparaging immigrants, people of color, and women," according to Penn Law School's dean.

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Female students talking about a book in a library

Celebrate Title IX’s anniversary, but keep working to fulfill its promise | Fletcher McClellan

BY: - July 1, 2022

Title IX advocates connect the skills and confidence women acquire in athletics to later professional success.

Community College of Philly pays off students’ unpaid balances for the second year

BY: - June 28, 2022

The college is using more than $1.4M in federal funding to forgive the debts of 1,900 students.