Jim and Evelyn Piazza, whose son died at a Penn State fraternity party in 2017, are among a group of parents partnering with the national fraternity and sorority conferences to enact tougher penalties for hazing.
The lawyer for Jim and Evelyn Piazza, of New Jersey, in a joint press release with the national Beta Theta Pi fraternity announced they had reached a settlement. No dollar amount was released but the fraternity agreed to a 17-point plan designed to improve safety, following the death of Tim Piazza in February 2017.
The federal education department conducted a lengthy probe of Princeton's admission process and concluded in 2015 that there was insufficient evidence to show it discriminated against Asian or Asian American students.
Shari Rubin Schlesinger first spotted her husband-to-be in an elevator when they were undergraduates at Temple University. Now, her husband, Eric, has made a donation to the university to have the elevator named after his wife, who died last year.
Cheyney, which has struggled with dropping enrollment, financial problems, and accreditation issues in recent years, announced a new institute to focus on the contemporary African American experience, a centerpiece of its plan to revitalize.
The U.S. Dept. of Education's office of student aid has requested information from Temple about its business school's misreporting of data that led to its online MBA program being ranked number one by U.S. News and World Report. If students were misled, they could be eligible to have student loans forgiven, and Temple could be on the hook for the money, a department official said.
Susan Snyder has covered education for the Inquirer since 1998. She currently covers higher education. She was a member of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2012.