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?
WASHINGTON — The Latest on Michael Bloomberg's $50 million donation to fight the opioid epidemic (all times local): 10 a.m. Pennsylvania will be the first state to receive funding as part of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's charity donation of $50 million to help fight the nation's opioid epidemic. Bloomberg Philanthropies will give at least $10 million in funding to Pennsylvania to reduce opioid deaths. Pennsylvania had the highest number of drug overdose deaths in 2017 among all states and twice as many as in 2014. Nearly 5,400 Pennsylvania residents died of drug overdoses in 2017. Pennsylvania's rate of 44.3 drug overdose deaths per 100,000 residents is more than double the national average. Gov. Tom Wolf says he's confident the partnership will mark a turning point in the state's efforts. Bloomberg Philanthropies says over the next three years it'll help up to 10 states address the causes of opioid addiction and strengthen prevention and treatment programs. ___ 9:15 … [Read more...] about The Latest: Pennsylvania will be 1st to get Bloomberg funds
Janie Har and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press Published 10:50 am PST, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, messages are shown on a bulletin board at The Neighborhood Church in Chico, Calif. Numerous postings fill the message board as evacuees, family and friends search for people missing from the northern California wildfire. Officials say the search to find the missing and identify victims could take months given the size and scope of the deadly wildfire that swept Northern California's Gold Rush country. less FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 file photo, messages are shown on a bulletin board at The Neighborhood Church in Chico, Calif. Numerous postings fill the message board as evacuees, family and friends ... more Photo: Gillian Flaccus, AP … [Read more...] about AP Explains: The hunt for missing, dead in California fire