Pennsylvanians going for gold in Tokyo | Five for the Weekend
Happy weekend, all. The 2020 Summer Olympics (happening in 2021, of course) officially started Friday in Tokyo with Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka lighting the cauldron. While this year’s Olympic Games promise to look different than previous years, more than 600 American athletes have made the trip to Japan to compete in their respective sports, including 21 who hail from […]
The Pa. State System of Higher Ed. has $75M in one-time funds. Here’s the preliminary spending plan
“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.
With merger vote looming: Do we want universities that help us remember and reimagine Pa.? | Opinion
Place-based, regional public universities improve our shared understanding of our history and our contemporary opportunities.
The University of All of Them: PASSHE merger mania is on the fast track | Fletcher McClellan
Though it appears the fix is in, many questions about PASSHE system redesign still remain.
State higher ed system board backs plan to consolidate six universities to two
(*This story was updated at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, 4/28/21 with additional comment from PASSHE and APSCUF, and additional information on the timeline for implementing the consolidation.) Facing sagging enrollment and stagnant state investment, Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education’s governing board moved Wednesday to consolidate six of its 14 schools in western and northern […]
A look at the 2020-2021 stopgap budget: How Pa. is paying for k-12 schools and higher ed. | The Numbers Racket
This week, in part two of our look at the five-month budget plan, we’ll go deep on the changes being made to funding for K-12 schools, higher education and pension funds, according to an analysis by Democratic staff on the House Appropriations Committee.
Finding new money for higher ed is hard, but without a bump, there could be ‘hell to pay’
The confrontation came during back-to-back budget hearings Tuesday for Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as well as the four partially-public universities, including Penn State University.
Pa.’s state-owned universities need a radical overhaul to survive | Colin McNickle
The Legislature must address the surplus of state-supported university capacity in an increasingly competitive environment.
Cheyney releases full proposed budget, but doubts over its surplus remain
With its accreditation on the line, questions continue to swirl about the finances at the troubled historically Black university.
State agency approves Cheyney’s proposed budget, but questions remain
Cheyney University’s budget figures don’t add up and school officials won’t say why.
Cheyney University approved a budget – but how much does it really say about what they’re spending?
Cheyney officials expect to spend about $29.1 million in 2019-20 — down about 11.8 percent from last year’s estimates, part of an ongoing decline.
Wolf, Philly lawmakers back Cheyney despite university’s struggles
As the university awaits a final determination of its accreditation status, state officials deflected questions about their long-term financial commitments.