The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has struck a deal with its faculty union for a phased-out retirement program, with about 20 percent of the faculty eligible. The plan comes as the system seeks to reduce expenses in the face of another projected enrollment drop.
Ed Korfanty, the national coach of the U.S. Women's Saber team, resigned over the weekend after speaking about a North Carolina woman's sexual misconduct complaint against a Penn State assistant coach. Korfanty told the Inquirer he didn't know who to believe.
Neil Theobald this month was named acting president of the University of Wyoming and given a one-year contract paying $340,000, according to a university news release. He had been hired by the university a year ago as vice president of finance and administration.
After separate investigations by Penn State and an independent nonprofit that monitors abuse in college sports, longtime coach Wes Glon remains in his position. His former assistant, George “Gia” Abashidze, was fired.
Ted Kirsch, statewide president of the American Federation of Teachers for the last 14 years, has been a key figure in the region's education labor movement for decades. He will retire in June, just shy of his 80th birthday.
A Southwest Philadelphia grandmother lived in the dorms at Cheyney University, and she was a star. On Saturday, she will achieve her dream of a college degree and graduate as valedictorian, a poignant story for the nation's oldest historically black college, fighting for its survival.