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July 13, 2016
By Lex O. McMillan III I suspect that just about everyone has had the annoying experience of hearing someone hold forth on a subject with unshakable confidence but giving voice to pure bunk. In the heated atmosphere of our current political races, this experience is probably even more common. One of the most annoying that has been making the rounds for quite some time is the recurring refrain of a "student debt crisis. " I am probably imagining the frequency given my work as a college president, but it seems that almost daily, I read or hear someone invoke this phrase as if it were as uncontested as the sun rising in the east.
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November 30, 2005 | By Paul R. Shelly
America's renown for attracting, to its institutions of higher education, the world's best and brightest students is at risk. Today, we have some significant rivals that include Britain, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and China. In the knowledge-based world economy of the 21st century, few dispute that premier status in higher education will surely be linked with economic might. In July 2002, a group of higher-education leaders from seven Western states gathered in San Diego to talk about this and related concerns.
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August 20, 1986 | By KEVIN HANEY, Daily News Staff Writer (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)
A University of Pennsylvania official yesterday termed "patently unfair" the proposed new federal tax revision legislation that could cost colleges and universities a bundle in lost revenue. "The question is one of fairness," said David Morse, Penn's director of federal relations. "The bill has been sold as one of fairness and equity. But in this case it is patently unfair. " One provision of the tax-overhaul bill would bar private universities - such as Penn - from issuing more than $150 million in tax-exempt bonds.
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October 5, 2004 | By May Va Lor
Thousands of New Jersey college students started classes recently. Even though tuition is soaring, college is a top priority for many families and students because the long-term benefits far outweigh the short-term costs. A college graduate earns more and has better job security and healthier families. Furthermore, higher education for New Jersey's sons and daughters improves the state's economy and public well-being. You would imagine that all these benefits would make funding higher education a top priority for state legislators.
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October 28, 2000 | By Susan FitzGerald, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Marvin B. Pittman had just come home from his overnight job as a security guard when he turned on the TV to watch a replay of the third and final presidential debate last week. He was hoping, among other things, to get some insight into the candidates' stands on higher education. In the second debate, Pittman heard Vice President Gore mention something about a $10,000 deduction for college tuition and, as the father of two sons in college, he wanted to know more. "I watched the debate and there was nothing there.
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September 23, 1999 | BY DR. JAMES H. MCCORMICK
The most important decision affecting the future of 95,000 Pennsylvania students will not be made in the classroom this fall. At the end of this month, the union representing the 5,500 professors at the State System of Higher Education will conduct a strike vote, threatening the education of students at our 14 universities. If the union decides not to continue good-faith bargaining, our students face delayed graduation. For 16 years, the State System has provided quality education at an affordable cost to more than 350,000 alumni.
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September 27, 1987 | By Cheryl Baisden, Special to The Inquirer
Some students at Burlington County College this year will be a bit younger than average. In fact, 57 of the new enrollees are so young that a few of them may have trouble reaching the water fountains on campus. The new college students, regularly fifth graders at Willingboro's Stuart Elementary School, will spend part of the school year at the community college exploring classes and higher-education opportunities as part of a pilot program sponsored by the college. "This is a way for students to discover just what a college education can mean," said Clarence Whittaker, associate dean of student assistance.
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June 14, 2012 | By Angela Delli Santi and Associated Press
TRENTON — Labor unions representing faculty, staff, and others who would be affected by a bill to overhaul higher education in New Jersey have asked lawmakers to tweak the measure so that thousands of current employees are protected. The unions are seeking amendments that ensure collective bargaining rights and contracts, limit the authority of a new Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden governing board, and guarantee no layoffs at University Hospital in Newark by providing financial stability to the money-losing teaching hospital.
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August 13, 1998 | By Valerie Reed, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Set at a small college with low academic standards, Hammerstone takes a satirical look at higher education while reinforcing a simple lesson: Learn from one another. The play is scheduled to open tomorrow evening at the Spring Garden Mill Playhouse in Newtown. "It's a cynical comedy," said director Mark Cofta. "I'm a college teacher, and it's very truthful about some of the horror stories I've lived, in terms of students not knowing why they're getting an education and teachers not knowing why the students are there.
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November 30, 2006
America's higher education superiority - once taken for granted worldwide - is in danger of slipping away. Two bipartisan reports, one this week from the National Conference of State Legislatures and another in September from a commission appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, lament growing gaps in colleges' accessibility, affordability and accountability. They see a crisis brewing, especially for poor and minority students. But more than individual students would lose out. Without diverse, affordable universities, America will be unable to develop a workforce prepared to meet future needs.
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July 18, 2016
Tom Wolf is governor of Pennsylvania During the 2016-17 budget season, we accomplished three important priorities that I believe are critical to moving Pennsylvania forward. Working with the legislature, I secured increased funding for our schools and resources to battle the commonwealth's opioid epidemic, and greatly reduced our deficit. Funding our schools has always been a top priority for me. In this budget, I was able to secure an additional $200 million in basic education funding, as well as a $30 million increase for early-childhood education; a $20 million increase for special education and a $10 million increase for early intervention; and a nearly $40 million increase for higher education.
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July 13, 2016
By Lex O. McMillan III I suspect that just about everyone has had the annoying experience of hearing someone hold forth on a subject with unshakable confidence but giving voice to pure bunk. In the heated atmosphere of our current political races, this experience is probably even more common. One of the most annoying that has been making the rounds for quite some time is the recurring refrain of a "student debt crisis. " I am probably imagining the frequency given my work as a college president, but it seems that almost daily, I read or hear someone invoke this phrase as if it were as uncontested as the sun rising in the east.
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June 30, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
New Jersey colleges and universities are receiving more than $180 million from the state for construction and renovation projects, the state announced Tuesday. The state announced 35 projects it will fund at 32 schools across the state. The biggest beneficiary is Stockton University, which is getting $22 million for its planned Atlantic City campus. The list of grants includes $6 million for renovation of buildings at Rowan University in Glassboro and $1 million for Rutgers-Camden to renovate two rowhouses for office space.
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May 22, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
Scrutiny in U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah's federal corruption trial turned Friday toward two of the Philadelphia congressman's longtime loyalists accused of involvement in a 2008 scheme to use stolen funds to pay back a $1 million campaign loan. Karen Nicholas and Robert Brand, codefendants in Fattah's racketeering conspiracy case, led organizations that prosecutors say misappropriated contributions and federal grant funds to cover Fattah's debt. Former executives of both entities testified that they were not consulted on a series of contracts that Nicholas and Brand allegedly drafted to make money transfers appear legitimate.
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May 17, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Three degrees in three years. Two commencements within a month — interrupted by starting an Ivy League master's degree. It took Kevin P. Wright, 44, a while to figure out how to pursue higher education, but when he got started, he really went after it. Wright, who received his GED in 2013, is this year's valedictorian at Rowan College at Burlington County. After delivering his commencement speech there Saturday, he will receive his bachelor's diploma from Thomas Jefferson University in June.
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March 11, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
When Temple University said it wanted to hire her, Sara Goldrick-Rab asked: "Are you sure you know who I am? Use Google. Read Twitter. Come back and talk to me. " Temple officials had already done that. They knew that the 39-year-old educational policy studies and sociology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison had gained a national reputation as a social media firebrand. She had called Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker a "fascist" on Twitter for wanting to weaken tenure protections.
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March 9, 2016
By Neal McCluskey The cost of college is almost certainly too high, and a consequence of that is alarming student debt. Does that mean our goal should be to make college debt free? Depends how you do it. First, let's be clear: While the cost of college is probably much higher than it should be, and millions of people enter but never finish, a degree still tends to pay off handsomely, with the average graduate making far more over her lifetime - some estimate $1 million more - than someone who ended their education after high school.
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December 22, 2015
E DMUND KLIMEK, 52, of Plainsboro, Middlesex County, N.J., is managing partner of KSS Architects in Center City. The full-service architecture, planning and interior-design firm - which also has offices in Princeton - was founded in 1983. It has since broadened its scope, with notable projects in the startup community, higher education, corporate headquarters and charter schools. The firm focuses on collaborative and innovative work spaces and projects with social impact. Q: Tell me about your recent projects.
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October 2, 2015
IF YOU LEAVE college with student loans, there's a good chance you'll end up feeling that your education wasn't worth the liabilities you'll have to carry. Gallup recently teamed up with Purdue University and the Lumina Foundation to conduct a national poll of more than 30,000 college graduates. The study, called the Gallup-Purdue Index, or GPI, found some not-so-surprising results along with a few depressing revelations. Among participants who graduated between 2006 and 2015, 63 percent borrowed to help pay for college.
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March 24, 2015 | BY BLONDELL REYNOLDS BROWN
  EVERY YEAR since 1987, Congress has designated the month of March to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of women and to learn about the long road to gender equality paved by the courageous women who came before us. Women continue to break glass ceilings in all areas of life. Consider the amazing achievements of women in the last year: *  Janet Yellen became the first woman to serve as the Chair of the Federal Reserve Board in its 102-year history. * Last summer, it took a 13-year-old woman from Philadelphia to teach the world that girls can throw just as well as boys.
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