Funding for Pa. state-related universities passes Legislature
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
The state House passed legislation to pass tuition aid that has been stalled since June on the condition that state-related universities freeze tuition.
Pa. House Democrats renew call for end to blockade on state-related university aid
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 […]
Panic buttons can’t be our only response to shootings
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 […]
Seeking higher-education reforms, Pa. House GOP vote down funding for Temple, Penn State and Pitt
Pa. House Republicans withheld support for three state-related universities over tuition increases and a push for higher-education reform.
The views aired at Pitt debate were ugly. It was still right to let it happen | Bruce Ledewitz
A university is exactly the place where such explorations must take place if America is to remain a free society.
Pa. House lawmakers ask state-related university leaders to justify proposed funding growth
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.
New report calls for more resources, educational supports for Pittsburgh’s Black families
The document 'provides tremendous insights into these families’ truths, challenges, and triumphs,' its authors wrote.
First and vote: Dems to make registration play at PSU, Pitt games | Friday Morning Coffee
The DNC will fly banners around Beaver Stadium and Acrisure Stadium on Saturday.
Pgh study to examine how structural racism affects dementia in city’s Black communities
The RAND Corporation and Pitt study will involve 1,100 residents of the Hill District and Homewood.
Pitt disenrolls unvaccinated students as W.Pa. universities grapple with COVID requirements
Disenrolled students may apply for a tuition refund, and, if they choose to get vaccinated, will be allowed to re-enroll, according to a published report.
Massive COVID-19 infections, not the vaccine, are responsible for new variants | Analysis
The best way to stop new variants is to stop their spread, and the answer to that is vaccination.