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Tuesday, April 18

ABC 27's Flora Posteraro interviews Don Francis about the affordability of private colleges in PA.

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Monday, April 10

The House passed its state budget bill, partially restoring the Governor's proposed 50 percent cut to the Institutional Assistance Grants.

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Wednesday, April 5

More than 225 students from 30-plus private nonprofit colleges and universities came to Harrisburg for Student Advocacy Day on April 4. The students shared their stories about the value of student aid to students, communities and the state.

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Tuesday, April 11

In announcing the Mehlman Scholar program, Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College, and Ken Mehlman, a trustee of the college, write: "...we must disrupt the traditional talent paradigm and challenge colleges to see and support other elements of human talent."

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Friday, April 7

"The facts and figures reveal an enviable track record for private higher education in PA--and one that is serving our low- and moderate-income students well. Cutting the IAG program would undermine that success," writes Gettysburg College President Janet Morgan Riggs.

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Monday, April 3

Ursinus College President Brock Blomberg examines the value of a liberal arts education: "Beginning with their first courses at Ursinus, we challenge our students to act as Galileo did: to question dogma through the force of reason, and even to posit revolutionary ideas. That is the ultimate value proposition of the liberal arts."

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Saturday, April 1

"Private, values-based universities have a special opportunity to be laboratories dedicated to the twin ideals of free expression and inclusive community at a time when both are under attack," suggests Alvernia University President Thomas F. Flynn. (Username: aicup; Password: readingeagle)

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Tuesday, March 14

Robert Morris University President Christopher Howard draws lessons from Bill Campbell's mark on tech and the gridiron.

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