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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With fewer available high school graduates, Penn State is increasing efforts to get them

Penn State is not immune to the demographic forces shaking college admissions, and president Eric Barron said the university has formed a task force on recruitment of international students, redirected admission staff to focus on growing areas of the country and made it easier to transfer in.

Penn State soon to unveil national report card on Greek life; 55 colleges have provided data

The first national score card on Greek lilfe will include data on GPAs of members, size of chapters, and philanthropic hours served, but also violations such as hazing, sexual misconduct, and alcohol consumption.

Alumni group seeks dialogue and healing after discipline controversy at South Jersey Catholic school

The issue arose last week when a Twitter post circulated saying the school had given students a slap on the wrist for what it said amounted to a rape threat.

Penn moves mental health and wellness programs under the direction of the provost

Two months after the director of its counseling and psychological services center died by suicide, the University of Pennsylvania on Tuesday announced changes to the oversight of its health and wellness programs, including its counseling center.

Discipline of football players at issue at Jersey Catholic high school

Two members of the football team at Paul VI High School in Haddon Township were disciplined after they were accused of using "intimidating" language in a Snapchat exchange, but critics say the punishment amounted only to a couple of detentions and didn't go far enough.

University of Pennsylvania law school gets record-setting $125,000,000 donation

Generations of Carey family members have attended Penn, including the first president of the foundation, Francis J. Carey, who graduated from the law school 70 years ago, and his brother William Polk Carey, founder of the foundation and W.P. Carey Inc., a real estate investment company.

Is Halloween sexist? Researchers say yes.

West Chester University psychologist Lauri Hyers and colleagues have written a research paper about Halloween costumes, which they say all too often feed into gender stereotypes and both sexualize and infantalize women. They called it "Disempowerment in Disguise." Is Halloween sexist?

Inside Swarthmore’s decision to close frats: The behavior of students who demanded it was an issue, too

The college commissioned two investigations following the uproar on campus last spring over fraternities. The first found no current students responsible for misconduct at the fraternities; the second called out aggressive behavior by student protesters.

Greek life is at a crossroads on some campuses, with fraternity and sorority membership decreasing

The decrease in participation at Lehigh University, long known for its vibrant Greek life and large fraternity houses, follows the forced closure of four fraternities and one sorority since 2015 for offenses such as hazing and alcohol misuse.

Rider University receives largest gift in its history

The gift from alumnus Norm Brodsky will be used to endow a scholarship for business students and for business school projects, the university said.