Pa. House Democrats renew call for end to blockade on state-related university aid

BY: - September 26, 2023

Nearly three months after House Republican leaders blocked tuition aid for Pennsylvania’s state-related universities, Democratic lawmakers have renewed pressure on the GOP to stop keeping college students in limbo over “culture war” issues. “Republicans are allowing their party’s extremists to legislate away the futures of Pennsylvania students based on the fabrication that Pitt is engaged […]

Pa. House lawmakers ask state-related university leaders to justify proposed funding growth

BY: - March 21, 2023

Asked by Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, whether the universities would commit to a tuition freeze if they received the 7% increase, each president said they could not.

Pa. state-related university leaders make a case for increased funds ahead of 2022-23 budget

BY: - March 3, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office this year, has proposed a 5 percent increase in funds for state-related universities.

Lincoln U. board votes to reinstate president Brenda Allen

BY: - August 6, 2020

The Lincoln University Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Thursday to negotiate a new contract for university president Brenda Allen.

Lincoln, Cheyney share $3M award in COVID-19 relief

BY: - August 5, 2020

State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, D-Philadelphia, said the funds serve to fill some of the racial and economic gaps historically found in education.

Judge orders Lincoln U. to reinstate ousted prez Brenda Allen

BY: - July 25, 2020

Judge William P. Mahon Jr. ordered the board to cancel the special meeting it had planned for July 31 and instead schedule a new meeting for Aug. 6.

Lincoln University’s Board of Trustees schedules new vote on president’s contract

BY: - July 22, 2020

The board scheduled the new meeting after a Chester County judge ordered a stay of its previous vote to remove Brenda Allen from her post.

AG Shapiro sues Lincoln U.’s trustees over president’s ouster

BY: - July 19, 2020

In the lawsuit, the AG’s office asks the court to declare the board of trustees’ vote “invalid” and nullify any actions that would result from the vote.

Pa. AG Shapiro, alumni question Lincoln University’s decision to not renew president’s contract

BY: - July 14, 2020

Board members said why some sought to remove Brenda Allen from her post, or explained why several members were not allowed to vote in the meeting.

Lincoln University won’t renew president Brenda Allen’s contract

BY: - July 11, 2020

By Chanel Hill Lincoln University’s Board of Trustees voted 14-7 Friday not to extend the employment contract for university president Brenda Allen. The vote came a little before 10 p.m., after a nearly four-hour executive session. The board will seek an interim president to lead the university. Board members declined to comment after the vote […]

Cheyney, Lincoln universities release fall reopening plans

BY: - July 9, 2020

The region's three historically Black universities have released their plans for the upcoming 2020 fall semester.


Higher education is a partnership between school and student — especially now | Anwar Curtis

BY: - May 27, 2020

There are plenty of challenges as graduating seniors make the leap to college life. University officials have a responsibility to help them navigate it.