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.

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Interim Temple business school dean, appointed after rankings scandal, elevated to permanent post

Ronald C. Anderson, who was named interim dean of Temple's Fox Business School last year will get the permanent post, the university announced Thursday.

Student-professor romance? In the #MeToo era, colleges are starting to crack down.

Advocates for more prohibitive policies cite a power differential between professors and students that makes romance fraught with potential for abuse or misinterpretation.

Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities release number of professors who have applied for phased retirement

The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said 36 professors have opted for phased retirement under a program designed to save the cash-strapped system money, as enrollment declines. The deadline for applications was Wednesday.

Delaware Valley University maintains a close connection to its founder: His ashes are housed in the library

Delaware Valley University maintains close ties to its founder. His ashes are in an urn in the college library, which bears his name. It's unusual, but not unique: Temple University's founder is buried on the school's main campus.

Lew Klein, Philly TV pioneer and Temple icon behind ‘American Bandstand’ and Captain Noah, dies at 91

“Generations down the road will be — unaware or aware — affected because of the impact Lew Klein had on all of us,” said ESPN sports anchor Kevin Negandhi, a 1997 Temple graduate.

A stranger’s $50 tip and advice convinced this Philly bakery worker to return to college. Then she soared.

Anyssa El Manfaa didn’t like college much and quit. She went to work at a South Philly bakery where a tourist, after an intellectual conversation with her, offered her a generous tip and encouraged her to go back to school.

Funnyman Dave Barry had the audience rolling at his 50th Haverford College reunion. Here's what he had to say.

Barry, 71, is a Pulitzer Prize winning humor columnist who worked for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He graduated from Haverford in 1969 and began his journalism career two years later at the West Chester Daily Local News, before moving on to the Associated Press and then to the Herald.

Report: College enrollment down nationwide; Pa. decline larger than the average

Pennsylvania’s enrollment declined 2.6 percent or more than 16,800 students in spring 2019, to 628,279, according to a new report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Nationally enrollment fell 1.7 percent, the report said, with about 17.5 million students enrolled nationwide.

Stockton University plans to partner with developer for more student housing in Atlantic City

The university will partner with Atlantic City Development Corp., for more student housing, as Stockton's initial beachfront dorm continues to ride a wave of popularity. But the university will only proceed with plans for the 405-bed dorm if the state kicks in another $5 million in funding.

N.J. college leaders condemn, pledge to investigate social-media video of young people spewing racial slur

Several New Jersey college leaders condemned and began an investigation of a video where eight young people — allegedly students at their schools — repeat a racial slur.