higher education

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman
AP Photo, File
April 02, 2019 - 9:10 am
BOSTON (AP) — A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but also a tax write-off on the bribes they paid, federal authorities say. Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with...
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing an executive order on "improving free inquiry, transparency, and accountability on campus" in the East Room of the White House.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
March 21, 2019 - 9:37 pm
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding. The new order directs federal agencies to ensure that any college or university receiving research grants agrees to promote free speech...
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Ivanka Trump stands before President Donald Trump signs a memorandum to expand access to STEM, science technology engineering and math, education, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
Alex Brandon/AP Photo
March 18, 2019 - 1:05 pm
The Trump administration is proposing new limits on student borrowing as part of a broader plan to curb the cost of college. White House officials announced the plan Monday amid a list of education priorities as Congress sets out to overhaul the Higher Education Act. The plan says Congress should...
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Colton Welch, a junior at the State University of New York at Morrisville, N.Y., tends hydroponic tomato plants which will provide students with data applicable to cannabis cultivation on Feb. 14, 2019.
Marry Esch/AP Photo
March 04, 2019 - 4:19 pm
By Mary Esch, Associated Press Grace DeNoya is used to getting snickers when people learn she's majoring in marijuana. "My friends make good-natured jokes about getting a degree in weed," said DeNoya, one of the first students in a new four-year degree program in medicinal plant chemistry at...
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Temple University campus
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Shara Dae Howard
September 17, 2018 - 8:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Temple University is leading a new national initiative as part of a campaign to offer scholarships for incoming international students. The #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship is a campaign that lets international students know that American higher education is available...
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A sign stands at the construction site for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's new headquarters in Washington, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. Seth Frotman, the nation's top government official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting student loan borrowers. Frotman is the latest high-level departure from the CFPB since Mick Mulvaney took over in late November. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
August 27, 2018 - 12:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The government's top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest on Monday, citing what he says is the White House's open hostility toward protecting the nation's millions of student loan borrowers. Seth Frotman will be stepping down as student loan...
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Daniel Greenstein
Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
Mark Abrams
May 22, 2018 - 6:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — There will be a new chancellor at the helm of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education come September. Daniel Greenstein, a former administrator in the University of California's system, has been selected to manage the 14 public universities in...
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Lynne Adkins
May 17, 2018 - 7:35 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Four local colleges are stepping up to help students in foster care succeed in higher education. Most students in foster care who attend college never graduate, according to Debra Schilling Wolfe, executive director of the Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice...
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