Tweets of the Week - July 11, 2019

Tweets of the Week - July 11, 2019

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
In an olive branch to General Assembly, PASSHE freezes tuition for first time in 21 years

In an olive branch to General Assembly, PASSHE freezes tuition for first time in 21 years

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 State System of Higher Education schools will not see their tuition rise next year for the first time in over two decades, after the Board of Governors voted unanimously to freeze tuition Wednesday.

In what one president termed a “risky move,” Chancellor Dan Greenstein framed the freeze as good faith signal to the General Assembly that PASSHE was moving in a different direction, even though the decision will leave schools with a $62 million shortfall.
Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
PASSHE hopes new tuition policies will help reverse fortunes but skeptics remain

PASSHE hopes new tuition policies will help reverse fortunes but skeptics remain

At a time when their state support is precipitously declining, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education officials are pinning their hopes on a new, less restrictive tuition policy to help play a part in turning their fortunes around.

Earlier this month, the PASSHE Board of Governors approved a measure to delegate tuition-setting responsibilities to the 14 individual universities, as long changes are approved by the board.
Monday, April 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
PASSHE leader: Closing campuses would be 'irresponsible'

PASSHE leader: Closing campuses would be 'irresponsible'

State System of Higher Education Chancellor Dan Greenstein reiterated Monday his stance that closing one of the system’s 14 campuses would be “irresponsible public policy,” despite enrollment challenges.

Greenstein told the Pennsylvania Press Club that the lack of state investment in public higher education “threatens the state’s economic well-being.” The state ranks 49th in the country for the state share of higher education funding, but Greenstein noted that bringing that number in line with the national average would result in a 22-percent tuition cut for students.
Monday, March 18, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Baker looks to establish sexual assault online reporting system at Pa. universities

Baker looks to establish sexual assault online reporting system at Pa. universities

Sen. Lisa Baker (R-Luzerne) is one state lawmaker who hopes to protect victims of sexual assault and make it easier for them to report incidents on college campuses.
 
As part of Pennsylvania’s It’s On Us initiative to prevent sexual assault on college and university campuses, Baker has introduced a bill that would establish an online reporting system for instances of sexual harassment and assault on postsecondary institutions in Pennsylvania. 
Friday, February 22, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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