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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.