higher-education

‘Higher education is a partnership’: Pa. State System approves $550M request to help with redesign

BY: - October 15, 2021

If Gov. Tom Wolf and the Legislature grant the $550 million, the State System could also refrain from raising tuition another year.

‘We are Philadelphia’s university’: As he takes the helm Temple’s new prez talks future plans

BY: - October 4, 2021

'Just like with the academic curriculum, we need to make sure that we are keeping current with the changing landscape of athletics,' Temple President Jason Wingard said.

Community colleges hardest hit by pandemic enrollment declines | The Numbers Racket

BY: - September 13, 2021

Overall, postsecondary enrollment dropped by 3.5 percent or 603,000 students in the Spring of 2021, according to a June report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. 

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Student loan debt is crushing Americans: 4 essential reads | Analysis

BY: - September 12, 2021

What practical effect will debt relief have, not only on individual borrowers but society and the economy as a whole?

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Teaching was hard enough already. COVID-19 made it nearly impossible, so I quit | Trish Zornio

BY: - August 31, 2021

By Trish Zornio It took 36 years, but I’ve finally left school. The end came shortly after University of Colorado administrators denied faculty the ability to teach remotely amid yet another COVID-19 surge. Following the denial, a stream of unusual advice for professors trickled in: anticipate chaos, get creative and, if necessary, call the police. […]

PASSHE eyes collaboration with community colleges to support integration efforts

BY: - August 4, 2021

After pushing to integrate six universities into two regional campuses, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Chancellor Daniel Greenstein is focused on a cultural change — pleading for one that requires community colleges to work with the State System.

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.

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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.