Universities

Wavemaker, Security Brief

Podcast Hosts Discuss Recent Controversies Surrounding Hazing, Greek Life On Campus

This week’s standout podcasts include an episode of the Security Brief that examines the issue of college hazing and an installment of the Wavemaker Conversations that takes a lot hazing within the Greek system.

04/10/2015

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Tuition Freeze By 14 Pa.-owned Universities Gets OK

The board that oversees Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities is endorsing a tuition freeze sought by Gov. Tom Wolf.

04/09/2015

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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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Council President Pitches “Super” Idea To Get Universities To Offer More Support To Cash-Strapped Schools

Council President Darrell Clarke is pitching what he thinks is a super idea, getting local universities to offer more support to cash-starved public schools. Clarke, in fact, has named the program “SUPER.”

01/25/2015

Penn campus. (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Report: UPenn Has 4th Highest Paid College President In The Country

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports Penn’s Amy Gutmann made $2.5 million in 2012, ranking her fourth behind counterparts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Quinnipiac and Columbia.

12/08/2014

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Penn State To Host ‘Patent Auction’ This December

Penn State is planning to auction off some of its patents online.

11/18/2014

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Study: ‘What Will They Learn’ In College? Probably Not Much

That’s the takeaway from a new report published by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.

10/15/2014

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Mirror, Mirror: 3 Of The Country’s Prettiest Colleges Are Local Schools

The nation’s most beautiful college campuses have been revealed, and three area universities managed to make the cut.

09/24/2014

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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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3 Philadelphia Area Colleges Make List Of Top Party Schools

For some students, college is as much about partying as it is about studying.

08/04/2014

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Colleges Obliged To Consider Students’ Mental Health

To determine whether a student poses a direct threat and meets eligibility requirements, a University must perform a five-step legal analysis.

07/15/2014

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Pa. Universities OK Child-Abuse Prevention Policy

Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities adopted a policy Tuesday that is designed to protect the safety of children on campus.

07/08/2014

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Many Pa. Colleges, Including Penn State, Among America’s Most Expensive

When it comes to the state schools, Pennsylvania has some of the most expensive in the nation.

07/01/2014

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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

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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