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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 …

Editor’s Note: This is the latest article by Marlana Eck. Marlana is the founder and editor of the brand-spanking-new publication, Lehigh Valley Vanguard, a progressive visual and literary publication based out of Easton. The Lehigh Valley Vanguard is sponsored by Raging Chicken Press. Thanks to the support …

Last week, Sean Kitchen reported that Senators Tomlinson and Dinniman  hired the same public relations/lobbying firm that is entrenched in the Philadelphia education privatization movement to advocate for their PASSHE secession legislation, SB 1275. Kitchen’s investigation revealed that the social media campaign, “Stronger Pennsylvania Public Universities,” …

Editor’s Note: Later today, PA Senators Tomlinson (R) and Dinniman (D) are expected to unveil their proposal to allow PASSHE universities to secede from the state system and become a “state-related” university like Penn State or Temple. Raging Chicken Press was the first to report …

Kutztown University administrators seem poised to get a jump start on cutting faculty, staff, and programs in the 2014-2015 academic year. This past Friday, department chairs received emails requesting they attend a meeting with the Provost, Carlos Vargas-Aburto, and several other high-ranking administrators to review …

Thanks to what appears to be poor planning by Kutztown University’s administration, Chancellor Frank Brogan’s visit to Kutztown University today came off more like a canned charm offensive than an honest and critical exchange between Brogan and the Kutztown University community. Kutztown’s administration had been …

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