Funding for Pa. state-related universities passes Legislature

BY: - November 16, 2023

The General Assembly on Wednesday sent a bill to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk, after months of wrangling, that will fund state-related colleges and universities.  The Senate voted 45-5 to pass legislation to provide level funding for state-related schools Penn State University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Temple University, while Lincoln University and Penn College of […]

Pennsylvania House passes state-related university funding and requires schools to freeze tuition

BY: - October 31, 2023

The state House passed legislation to pass tuition aid that has been stalled since June on the condition that state-related universities freeze tuition.

Serving breakfast in Pennsylvania’s schools sometimes takes creative thinking

BY: - October 9, 2023

PHILADELPHIA – Gov. Josh Shapiro has widely touted his administration’s free breakfast program that provides children at all Pennsylvania public schools the first meal of the day.  “In my budget address, I called for universal free breakfast to put every kid on the same playing field. This budget delivers on that promise to provide free […]

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 […]

Temple University Acting President JoAnne Epps dies suddenly

BY: - September 19, 2023

Temple University acting President JoAnne Epps died suddenly on Tuesday, after collapsing at an event on campus, the university said in a news release. She was 72. “There are no words that can describe the gravity and sadness of this loss,” Mitchell L. Morgan, chair of Temple’s Board of Trustees said in a statement. “President […]


Panic buttons can’t be our only response to shootings

BY: - August 31, 2023

We are literally days into a new school year and already there has been a shooting on a U.S. college campus. This time at the University of North Carolina. Frightened students, scared for their lives could be seen jumping out of windows to safety. This scene is eerily reminiscent of the Columbine shooting that took […]

Temple U. panel explores impact of Supreme Court’s affirmative action decision

BY: - July 15, 2023

‘There is going to be a drop off at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level because as good as race-neutral measures are, they simply are not a replacement for race-conscious,’ an administrator said.

Seeking higher-education reforms, Pa. House GOP vote down funding for Temple, Penn State and Pitt

BY: - June 26, 2023

Pa. House Republicans withheld support for three state-related universities over tuition increases and a push for higher-education reform.

Temple University names JoAnne Epps interim president

BY: and - April 11, 2023

Sources say that an announcement could come as soon as Tuesday that JoAnne Epps will be named interim president of Temple University.

Temple University President Jason Wingard is leaving

BY: - March 29, 2023

After less than two years on the job, Wingard will step down on Friday, the university said.

Temple faculty union authorizes no-confidence vote on university president, senior leaders

BY: - March 22, 2023

The union will hold a formal vote of no-confidence during the week of April 10

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.