A new tuition policy set by the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education will give universities more flexibility to set rates and ensure that students know their financial commitment earlier in the year. The new policy covers Pennsylvania's 14 state schools, giving them an opportunity to set individual pricing plans that could take effect as early as the 2020 fall semester. Universities will have the option to craft tuition plans that take into consideration factors including regional economic differences, individual program costs and the specific needs of potential students, including their ability to pay.Each plan will be reviewed by the board of governors before being implemented. Schools that choose not to create their own plans will be able to adopt the board's annual base tuition rate. “This policy will allow the universities to better plan, budget and allocate their resources over multiple years, helping to ensure their long-term … [Read more...] about New tuition policy gives Pennsylvania state colleges more control to set rates
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PHILADELPHIA — The nation's oldest historically black college, which has struggled with plummeting enrollment and financial woes, has announced a plan intended to balance the school's budget and lure new, top-tier students. Cheyney University president Aaron Walton has outlined an ambitious fundraising campaign and sweeping changes to the school's business model. At a news conference Tuesday, he vowed to balance the school's budget by June 30. Among the revenue-generating plans is an environmental company's commitment to set up a new headquarters at Cheyney, and Thomas Jefferson University's plans to build a medical facility on the campus about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Philadelphia. The announcements come weeks after the chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education told state senators that struggling Cheyney was likely to lose accreditation. … [Read more...] about Nation’s oldest black college has plan to address money woes
When it comes to guests of Colorado's Congress members at tonight's State of the Union address, the spread is wide, ranging from anti-gun violence activists and immigrants to family and friends.Freshman U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat, plans to bring a Colorado State University student and DACA recipient named Elias, the congressman's office said.Elias, whose last name was not given, is studying chemical and biochemical engineering and biomedical engineering, and works part time. He came to the U.S. at a young age from Mexico and lives in Neguse's 2nd Congressional District, his office said.> RELATED: State of the Union to showcase Trump border-wall pitch (VIDEOS)"The partisan differences surrounding our immigration system have been placed front and center in today's political discussion," said Neguse, the first Eritrean-American to serve in the U.S. House and the son of African refugees."In this moment, it is incredibly important for us to consider the individuals like Elias … [Read more...] about State of the Union: Which Coloradans will be there?
Area voters will head to the polls on Tuesday for a midterm election that could see the balance of power shift toward the left in the U.S. Congress.Pennsylvania, and specifically the suburbs of Philadelphia, will play an important role in the future makeup of the Congress, with several races key to the Democrats' effort to flip the U.S. House. Nationwide, Democrats need a net gain of 23 seats to retake the majority.Suburban women voters, who oppose President Donald Trump in large numbers according to polls, are considered the key voting bloc in the midterms.One thing is for sure: Philly-area voters will be sending a congresswoman (from District 5) and perhaps a second as well (from District 4) to Washington to break up the current all-male congressional delegation from Pennsylvania.RELATED STORY: Pennsylvania Supreme Court unveils new congressional mapThere are other big races in the state, including for governor, and a multitude of contested seats in the state … [Read more...] about 2018 Pennsylvania general election: What you need to know
Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race: ALABAMA Republican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the first Democrat elected governor in the state in 20 years. Maddox favors expanding Medicaid and starting a lottery. Ivey became governor last year when Robert Bentley resigned amid a sex scandal. Ivey is running on her conservative credentials on issues such as opposing abortion and supporting gun rights. ALASKA Independent Gov. Bill Walker has challenges from the right in Republican former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy and from the left in Mark Begich, a former U.S. senator and mayor of Anchorage. The state has been wrestling with the impact of a crash in oil prices, which has made it harder to balance the state budget. Walker has addressed that by cutting the annual dividend checks that … [Read more...] about Summaries of the governor’s races on the ballot in 36 states