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Online Learning, Hybrid Classes and Virtual Reality: Philly Universities Prepare for a Risky Fall Semester

The high school seniors who saw their graduation ceremonies ripped away by COVID-19 this spring may now have to worry about their plans for the […]

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La Salle University, Merck Partner to Prepare Students for Careers in Life Science Industry

La Salle University and multinational pharmaceutical giant Merck have teamed up with Pathway for Patient Health to offer a suite of new courses aimed at […]


I Love My Job: Jefferson’s Stephen K. Klasko

A lot has happened with Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health over the past few years, and Stephen K. Klasko has orchestrated it all. Since […]

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Q&A: James Mergiotti, President of Center City’s Peirce College

During Villanova’s run to the national championship this year, there was much commotion about the team not being a “city school.” It’s true, of course: […]

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PSU President: We Might Need to Reevaluate Frat System

In the wake of allegations that Penn State’s Kappa Delta Rho chapter posted photos of nude, unconscious women online, university president Eric Barron says the entire […]

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Which Philadelphia Colleges Will Survive?

Last spring, a week before commencement at Saint Joseph’s University, faculty in the business school voted 27 to one in favor of a resolution rebuffing […]

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Why Am I Paying $110,000 a Year in College Tuition?

There are some jobs I would love to have. Professional baseball player. Writer for Saturday Night Live. U.S. Congressman. With the exception of baseball (I’m […]

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How to Skip College — and Thrive

The lecture hall is packed. The elephant-gray room is set up like a mini-arena to allow for maximum capacity and good acoustics. It’s new but […]


Penn Professor: Many Faith-Based Colleges Shouldn’t Be Accredited

In an essay Monday in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Penn English and education professor Peter Conn writes of “The Great Accreditation Farce.” His take: […]