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On July 30, PA State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) administrators announced their intentions to deepen the austerity at five state-owned universities: Mansfield, Edinboro, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, and Cheyney. These are the same five universities that claimed “financial hardship” last year and experienced sweeping cuts to faculty and …

The dirty secret of higher education in the United States is that the entire system depends upon the systematic exploitation of the majority – the super majority – of those who teach in its classrooms. As much as the right wing wants to point to …

You may have caught the announcement that Gov. Tom Corbett was on hand to open Philadelphia’s first public compressed natural gas (CNG) filling station recently. VNG – a Bala Cynwyd-based start-up devoted to “building the national infrastructure to fuel America’s natural gas vehicles” – installed …

For eleven of the past twelve years, Kutztown University’s president welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year by preaching the gospel of austerity, budget crisis, and gloom. Despite the evidence showing that Kutztown’s was in a better financial shape than almost every other PASSHE …

Today’s protest against University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) organized by the Pittsburgh-based coalition, Make It Our UPMC, is on-going as of this post. Here’s a version of today’s events as seen through the eyes of participants and their tweets:   [View the story “#UPMCWorkers …

Keystone Progress, the Harrisburg, PA-based progressive organization, announced yesterday that it had filed a Right-to-Know request with Governor Tom Corbett’s office seeking information about interactions between Corbett and casino owner and right-wing political financier Sheldon Adelson. The request follows revelations last month that  Adelson made an …

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