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Penn State reverses course, plans to provide modified COVID-19 agreement for students

Some had criticized the university for forcing students to "assume any and all risk" of contracting the virus, which they said amounted to a liability waiver.
By Sara Simon/Spotlight PA

Back to school?

Pa.'s higher ed leaders weigh best approaches to fall reopening
By Russ Walker

Pennsylvania joins other states in suing to stop new student visa rule

Pennsylvania has joined 16 other states and Washington D.C. in suing the Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement over a new policy.

The lawsuit filed Monday comes a week after ICE made sudden changes to its rules for F-1 and M1 visas, which international students use to attend college in the United States. Under the “Temporary Final Rule”, they could lose their visas if all their fall classes moved online — a measure some universities have decided to take to prevent the spread of coronavirus. 

By Alanna Elder

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College consolidations coming? Plan to shake up higher-ed in Pa. moves forward

In essence, the schools would be bound tighter together under the auspices of an empowered PASSHE board and chancellor.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

State university system leader says cost of higher ed is driving enrollment decline

Decline is largest among students from families with less than $110,000 in annual income
By Ed Mahon

Pa.’s agriculture secretary confronted about past opposition to cutting horse racing subsidies

In 2017, he opposed a $27 million cut, but now backs governor's plan to shift $200 million away from fund supporting horse farms and tracks
By Ed Mahon