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3 On Your Side: Colleges Looking At More Than Standardized Test Scores For Admission

It used to be that getting into a good college or university depended on how high you scored on a standardized test. But with an average graduation rate of about 59-percent at four year schools, administrators are starting to rethink the selection process. As 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds, many schools now want to know a whole lot more about applicants before asking them to attend.

03/02/2015

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Penn State President Endorses New Sexual Misconduct Policies

President Eric Barron said Tuesday the school will hire a new coordinator and set up an office to address sexual misconduct and related issues.

02/17/2015

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NJ Senate Panel Passes College Sex Assault Bills

New Jersey’s colleges and universities could have to place a link on their home pages showing sexual assault reports.

02/12/2015

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2 Philadelphia Area Schools Make List Of Most Underrated Colleges In The Country

The most underrated college, according to Business Insider, is the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

02/02/2015

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College Releases Annual List Of ‘Banished Words’

Did you huddle up with your “bae” during last year’s “Polar Vortex” and “curate” a really great list of life “hacks”?

01/02/2015

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City Council Member Wants Local Universities To Adopt ‘Yes Means Yes’ Policy

A Philadelphia City Council member wants to coax local universities into adopting stricter standards on what constitutes a sexual assault.

12/14/2014

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Councilwoman: ‘Yes Means Yes’ For Philly Colleges

A Philadelphia councilwoman wants the city’s colleges to adopt a “yes means yes” policy on sexual consent.

12/11/2014

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Richard Stockton College Buying Former Showboat Casino

The Richard Stockton College is buying the former Showboat casino and plans to use it as a satellite campus.

11/12/2014

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Penn Students Party Hard — At Least According To Playboy

It’s the first time an Ivy League school has ever made the magazine’s list, let alone snagged the top spot.

09/15/2014

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College Campus Of The Future Focuses On Technology And Flexibility

Think of a college campus – classrooms, libraries, faculty offices. No more! A college of the future being built now in New York is intended to change with the technological times.

08/26/2014

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Students’ Legal Obligation To A College Acceptance

We know that colleges have the upper hand when choosing to accept students. But what legal obligation does a student have to a college once he accepts an offer?

05/14/2014

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9 Pa. Colleges Target Of Gender Complaint

A women’s legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

04/17/2014

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Moravian College Announces New Dog-friendly Policy

While students are still not permitted to bring their own dogs (with the exception of service animals), many are probably looking forward to seeing some furry and friendly — albeit slobbery — faces around campus.

02/28/2014

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Bryn Mawr College Names New President

Kimberly Wright Cassidy becomes the suburban Philadelphia college’s ninth president, effective immediately.

02/12/2014

Clayton’s Hunting and Fishing in Horsham. (credit: Michelle Durham)

Pa. Universities Say New Weapons Policy Needs Work

A proposed policy to allow weapons in limited areas of the 14-campus Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education needs more work and won’t go before the system’s board later this month, officials said Thursday.

01/10/2014

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