Susan Snyder covers higher education issues and trends, focusing on major universities in our region.

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Drexel president on managing through the pandemic: Never ‘would have thought we would be ... where we are’

Like every college, Drexel faces lost revenue and an uncertain enrollment picture. The pandemic also forced universities to learn on a dime how to move all instruction online.

A call to action: Medical school students throughout the region are helping fight the coronavirus

Some of them will graduate early and begin their residencies in hospitals that sorely need them.

Villanova taps first female engineering dean

Michele Marcolongo comes to Villanova from Drexel University, where she is a faculty member and has held leadership positions.

Penn for the first time in years becomes less selective, slightly

The university accepted nearly 8.1% of applicants, after accepting 7.4% last year.

Franklin and Marshall College tracks coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania counties

The team at the Lancaster college hopes to give Pennsylvaniana a better idea of trends in their area.

New Jersey woman hospitalized for coronavirus has been released and is improving

Corianne Goldstein still has shortness of breath and is tired, but she's glad to be back in her home in Matawan, recovering with her husband and two dogs.

‘Very Temple proud’: Philly to use Liacouras Center as overflow hospital space as coronavirus cases rise

Temple University's Liacouras Center could hold up to 250 hospital patients during the coronavirus pandemic.

Colleges stand to lose millions because of the coronavirus

Schools are refunding student room and board for a portion of the semester and facing an uncertain admissions cycle for the fall.

As coronavirus forces colleges to move online, some give students option of ‘pass/fail’ grades

Professors are figuring out how to connect to their students online. Some are even singing them songs, or offering lessons from their garage.

These two women in their 30s have the coronavirus and want you to understand that younger people are getting it, too

"I'm just terrified. ... I’m 32 and healthy. If it can happen to me, it can happen to anybody,” said one of them, now hospitalized with double pneumonia.