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Colleges and universities experience decline in student enrollments

Also on the program: Circle of Truth exhibition connects 49 artists over nine years

By Merideth Bucher

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Central Pa. immigrant organizations set priorities for 2021 legislative session

After spending much of the fall organizing to get out the vote, members of the Latino and immigrant organization CASA are calling on lawmakers to support several initiatives, including allowing undocumented immigrants to qualify for in-state tuition at the 14 state-owned universities and community colleges.

By Alanna Elder

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


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
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