Cheyney University

(Michael Coard announces a federal lawsuit accusing Pennsylvania and its governor, Tom Corbett, of strangling Cheyney University financially.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Group Says Cheyney University Underfunding is Result of Racial Discrimination

“We’re one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild,” says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.

10/29/2014

(File photo: Mayor Nutter speaks with reporters outside his office at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Area Remembers Impact of Maya Angelou, Dead at 86

Mayor Michael Nutter called Dr. Maya Angelou “America’s poet — a woman whose light will be missed.”

05/28/2014

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Cheyney University Cancels Friday Classes Due To Water Main Break

The University says campus water service will remain shut off in certain areas while repairs take place, and service will be restored as soon as possible.

04/17/2014

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Cheyney University Rep Explains Why School Is Bringing Controversial Civil Rights Activist To Campus

Dom Giordano talked to Dr. Tara Kent from Cheyney University Thursday on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about an appearance at the school from Angela Davis.

04/03/2014

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Cheyney University Seeks To Renew Discrimination Lawsuit Against Commonwealth

The suit claims the state discriminates against Black colleges when distributing state funds.

09/22/2013

Attiyah Burgess (left) with her mother. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Non-Profit Awards Scholarships To Young Social Activists

The Hardy Williams Education Fund awarded scholarships to six students in Philadelphia interested in careers in government, law or social action.

05/19/2013

Chipo Siantumbu talks about earning a degree at the Multi-University in center city Philadelphia. Cheyney University president Michelle Howard-Vital and Mayor Nutter at right.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Far-Flung Pa. State Universities Expanding Center City Philadelphia Presence

Four of Pennsylvania’s state universities are joining forces to offer classes and degree programs in center city Philadelphia, and there was a ribbon-cutting Monday for the so-called “Multi-University.”

03/18/2013

(Cheyney University campus.  File photo)

Cheyney Students Should Deal Quickly With Leaked ID Info, Expert Warns

A consumer advocacy attorney from Ambler, Pa. has some advice for local college students who may have had their personal information breached in a recent incident.

02/07/2013

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Officials At Cheyney U. Warning Students About Personal Data Breach

Officials at Cheyney University are urging students to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of their personal data, including Social Security numbers.

01/25/2013

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Faculty , Coaches At Pa.-Owned Universities Vote On Authorizing Strike

Governor Corbett said Monday that, as they vote on authorizing a possible strike, he hopes faculty at the state-owned universities will remember the taxpayers of the state and parents of students, all of whom support the universities.

11/13/2012

(Cheyney University campus.  File photo)

Pa. State-Owned University Teachers’ Union Leaders Meet For Strike Authorization Vote

Leaders of the union representing faculty at West Chester, Cheyney and twelve other state-owned universities will meet tomorrow to take an initial strike authorization vote.

10/19/2012

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09/17/2012

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Cheyney University On Alert After Threat By Student

There were some tense moments for Cheyney University students on Thursday morning after a student made threats against the school through social media.

06/14/2012

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Phila. Chamber of Commerce CEO Will Head Penna. Higher Education Study Panel

The 30 members, headed by Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce CEO Rob Wondering, will include university presidents affected by the cutbacks.

02/07/2012

(Widener quarterback Chris Haupt.  File photo from Widener Univ.)

Widener, Ursinus With Critical Games on Small College Slate

There are some great matchups this week for the local Division II and Division III squads, including critical conference games for Widener, Ursinus, and Rowan.

10/28/2011

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