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Holy Family University taps first lay president

Anne M. Prisco, formerly president of Felician University, a Catholic school in New Jersey, will become Holy Family’s sixth president in July.

Princeton admits only 4% of applicants; it’s among highly selective schools that got more selective during the pandemic

Many universities, including Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania, waived their standardized test score requirement for admission for the first time and saw their applications soar.

More students are majoring in political science and running for public office

About 350 students are majoring in political science at Villanova this spring, up from 245 in 2019. One major also has written a book on Generation Z voters, another student won a school board seat.

Despite federal funding for college students during the pandemic, many are still in need, Temple report says

Only about a third of the students whose basic needs were not being met and who responded to the Temple survey applied to their colleges for federal emergency aid in 2020.

COVID-19 cases surging in Pa. and N.J. as variants spread; Biden sets goal of 200 million vaccinations by end of April

Pennsylvania reported more than 4,000 cases for the first time in a month, the most infections in a single day since the beginning of February.

Rutgers becomes the first college in the region to require COVID-19 vaccines for students in the fall

Rutgers expects the vast majority of its 71,000 students to get the vaccine; only those who study online or have religious or medical reasons will be exempt.

Criminal charges expected for ousted Temple dean in rankings scandal, lawyers say

Meanwhile, Temple for the first time directly blamed M. Moshe Porat for the school's manipulation of data in a recent court filing, calling him the "mastermind" at the "heart of the scandal."

Study abroad opportunities continue at some colleges, such as Temple

With campuses in Rome and Tokyo, Temple is one of few schools in the region that has resumed study abroad this semester.

Cabrini cuts staff, programs, as coronavirus pandemic and competition take toll

The cuts will help stem a deficit and give the school in Delaware County a “sustainable path forward,” the university said.

Widener apologizes for ‘unprofessional’ remarks by nursing professors in video

Two nursing professors were caught discussing the failure of their students in blunt terms on a video that was mistakenly circulated to students. Now, the school and the professors are apologizing.