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    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation highlighted the history of queer media in Pennsylvania on Monday. The center hosted a ’50 Years of Coming Out’ event on National Coming Out Day. (Photo Credit: KDKA) There was a gallery of Pittsburgh’s queer media members, dating back 50 years. There was also a panel...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Total enrollment at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities has declined to the lowest level in decades, according to data released Monday. The State System of Higher Education figures indicate the loss of another 5,000-plus students this fall, dropping the universities’ total enrollment below 89,000 students — a level not seen in more than three decades, dating nearly...
    A group of Point Park University students in Pittsburgh launched a petition to have their fellow classmate banned from campus after he criticized the school's pronoun policy. Campus Reform Correspondent and Point Park University student Logan Dubil was met with a petition from his classmates to school administrators that demanded his removal from campus for criticizing the university's "Misgendering, Pronoun...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  Students at Point Park University are petitioning administrators to remove Logan Dubil, their conservative classmate from the school, after the undergraduate student appeared in media criticizing the university’s “Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse, and Deadnaming Policy.” The Change.org petition, created by “Max,” currently has 396 signatures. “We need to remove Logan...
                      by Ben Zeisloft  The University of Pennsylvania named its women’s studies center the “Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies” — removing a tribute to a prominent suffragette in the process. According to Melissa Sanchez, an English and comparative literature professor who will lead the center, Penn decided to...
    A university in Pennsylvania told students that "action could be taken" against them if they do not respect their classmates’ preferred pronouns.  Point Park University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion notified incoming students of its "Misgendering, Pronoun Misuse, and Deadnaming Policy" in an email first obtained by Campus Reform.  Point Park University, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Google Maps)...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Two Pittsburgh universities made U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 list of the 100 best colleges in America. READ MORE: Chief Says Vacant House Fire In New Castle Appears Suspicious The rankings, released Monday, included Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University. CMU came in at No. 25,...
    WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS) — Pennslyvania’s education secretary met with leaders at West Chester University on Monday. Dr. Noe Ortega spoke with them about how they brought students back to campus in the age of COVID. Some of the students are on a college campus for the first time. Secretary Ortega said there is still a lot of work to...
    U.S. News & World Report has released its latest rankings of the best colleges in America. The University of Pennsylvania was ranked among the top 10 in the nation. The calculations were based on nine broad measures of quality: graduation and retention, graduation rate performance, graduate indebtedness, social mobility, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources, student excellence, and alumni giving. The...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The University of Pennsylvania is remembering the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Members of the university gathered outside the Love Statue on the Penn campus around noon on Friday. The gathering included a moment of silence to remember Penn alumni, Penn family members, and others who died in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago.  
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — During this National Suicide Prevention week, a group working to prevent suicides brought an exhibit to the University of Pennsylvania campus on Thursday. One backpack after another. READ MORE: Philadelphia Officials Concerned For Pregnant Women Hesitant To Get COVID-19 Vaccine Despite Case Numbers Declining In City “The first step is to recognize that you are not OK,”...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The academic press that published a Pennsylvania state senator’s book about World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York has asked him to review a list of factual errors and sourcing issues in the book and the press’ director said Tuesday it plans to publish a corrected version early next year. University Press of Kentucky director Ashley...
    The mother of child actor Matthew Mindler has said he struggled with severe anxiety for years, but seemed to be settled in during his first week at university.  Mindler was declared dead on Saturday, and the cause ruled as suicide by authorities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. His mother Monica has now spoken out about her son's death, saying that Matthew suffered from 'crippling anxiety',...
    Authorities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania have ruled the death of one-time child actor Matthew Mindler a suicide. Sources with the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office confirmed to TMZ on Monday that the official cause of Mindler's death at 19 will be determined by toxicology tests. Mindler, who appeared in the 2011 Paul Rudd film Our Idiot Brother, was a student at Millersville,...
    MILLERSVILLE, Pa. -- Matthew Mindler, the former child actor best known for acting alongside Paul Rudd in the 2011 feature "Our Idiot Brother," was found dead Saturday morning, his university confirmed in a statement.The cause of death is under investigation.The 19-year-old, a first-year student at Millerville University in Pennsylvania, was last seen Tuesday night walking from his residence hall.His body...
    Child actor Matthew Mindler, 19 (pictured), was reported dead Saturday after disappearing from his university Tuesday Former child actor Matthew Mindler, best known for his role opposite Paul Rudd in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, has been declared dead after disappearing from his college in Pennsylvania last week.  The college he attended, Millersville University, confirmed his death after releasing a...
    Former child actor Matthew Mindler was found dead on Saturday morning in Pennsylvania, authorities said. The 19-year-old man's body was found near Millersville University's campus in Lancaster County. The Millersville University freshman was missing since Tuesday evening. The university issued a statement announcing the news.  “It is with a grieving heart that I let you know of the death of 19-year-old...
    Matthew Mindler, known for his role in the film "Our Idiot Brother," was found dead on Saturday morning, Fox News can confirm. He was just 19 years old. The former child actor's body was located near Millersville University's campus in Lancaster County after he was reported missing late Wednesday from the Pennsylvania college. "It is with a grieving heart that...
    Former child actor Matthew Mindler, best known for his role opposite Paul Rudd in the 2011 comedy Our Idiot Brother, has disappeared from his college in Pennsylvania this week.   According to the Millersville University police, Mindler, a 20-year-old freshman, was last seen on campus on Tuesday night. He was reported as missing the following night after failing to return to...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One of Pennsylvania’s largest health systems said it will require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Geisinger gave its nearly 24,000 employees until Oct. 15 to get the shot, citing rising numbers of coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. It said about 70% are already fully vaccinated. READ MORE: Double Shooting In Haddington Sends Men To The Hospital,...
    State Rep. Eric Nelson, R-Westmoreland, plans to introduce legation to create the Pennsylvania College Voucher Program, which would redirect more than $580 million in taxpayer money that is exclusively allocated to the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University and Penn State University directly to students. The program would provide grants directly to students interested in technical schools, community colleges, schools within...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The University of Pennsylvania announced new plans on Thursday on how it will combat the COVID-19 pandemic as students and faculty return to campus for the fall semester. The university says in a release that students and staff will now have to mask up indoors with some exceptions.  Officials say people must wear face coverings except in...
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State University will require students, staff and visitors at all its campuses to wear masks while indoors, the school announced Wednesday, responding to a statewide surge in coronavirus cases. The masking rule will apply to everyone, regardless of vaccination status, Penn State officials said. READ MORE: 4 People Shot In Drive-By Shooting In Philadelphias...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – University of Pennsylvania Hospital-Penn Presbyterian has been ranked as the 13th best hospital in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll survey. The Best Hospital Honor Roll highlights 20 hospitals that excel across most or all types of treatment evaluated by U.S. News. U.S. News also ranked the University of Penn...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Six of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities will be consolidated into two new institutions under a unanimous vote Wednesday by the State System of Higher Education’s governing board. Bloomsburg, Mansfield and Lock Haven universities in northern Pennsylvania will form one institution; California, Clarion and Edinboro universities in western Pennsylvania the other. The change will be phased in,...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has come out with its final version of its merger plans for six of Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities. READ MORE: Brownsville Honors WWII Veteran Who Died In The Line Of Duty These include California University of Pennsylvania, Clarion University, and Edinboro University. READ MORE:...
    President Joe Biden plans to nominate University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann as the U.S. ambassador to Germany, the White House announced, after the university paid him more than $911,000 after he left the White House as vice president. Biden’s financial disclosures revealed in 2019 that he was appointed by the university to serve as the Benjamin Franklin Presidential Practice...
    Unwanted touching among adults after a youth soccer games has led to a harassment charge for New York man, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Joseph Truhon, 45, of Highland Falls, New York was arrested in connection to an attempted assault at Spring Hill Suites Marriott in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 19, according to Pennsylvania State police. Truhon is accused of...
    Phylicia Rashad. Dia Dipasupil/Getty Howard University condemned Rashad's supportive tweet of Cosby. She is an alumnus and dean of its Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts. "Her initial tweet lacked sensitivity towards survivors of sexual assault," the statement read. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Phylicia Rashad is receiving backlash beyond social media for her supportive...
    BRUCE Castor is an American attorney who was responsible for Bill Cosby's release from jail on June 30, 2021. He was also involved in former president Donald Trump's second impeachment trial. 3Bruce Castor Who has Bruce Castor defended? Bruce Castor served two terms as the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He also had a stint as the...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff CALIFORNIA, Pa. (KDKA) — The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is moving ahead with its plans to merge six of its universities into two. On Sunday, near the campus of California University, one of the schools affected, a small group of students and faculty rallied against the plan. Instead, they are calling for Pennsylvania lawmakers...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) — A new study by Forbes and Statista compiled a list of the best companies and institutions for new college graduates looking to enter the workforce. READ MORE: Holy Cow, Not Again! More Bovines Get Loose In West Virginia With the pandemic straining the job search process for 2020 and 2021 graduates, the...
    Loading the player... Temple University has found its new president: Dr. Jason Wingard, former dean at Columbia University and former chief learning officer at Goldman Sachs, according to a press release.  Wingard, 49, grew up in West Chester, Pennsylvania and lives in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, both suburbs of Philadelphia. He still currently works at Columbia as a professor and...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Beginning next month, the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education wants to hear from the public regarding its plan to integrate several universities. READ MORE: County Sheriffs Arrest Man After He Attempted To Bite A Deputy They will host four public hearings to review the proposal. READ MORE: Allegheny County No...
    Officials at a Pennsylvania university condemned the “horrific” harassment of LGBTQ students at a residence on the school's campus and said the public safety response to the incident was "lacking in myriad ways." Bucknell University officials said a group of male students harassed and intimated the residents of Tower House, which the Fran's House affinity residence and center of life for...
    Sean Parnell told Breitbart News exclusively on Tuesday he will launch a bid for Pennsylvania’s 2022 open United States Senate seat. Parnell, a decorated combat veteran and New York Times bestselling author, will make the  announcement for the U.S. Senate in front of hundreds of supporters in McCandless, Pennsylvania, Tuesday afternoon. In announcing his candidacy, Parnell draws on his devotion to his three...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – All around western Pennsylvania on Saturday, college students celebrated years of hard work with their commencement ceremonies. READ MORE: 100 Years Of The Double Dip: Kennywood Reopens And Celebrates Milestone For The Jack Rabbit La Roche University honored more than 350 students from 48 countries with two in-person ceremonies. READ MORE:...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Drexel University study released Thursday concludes that a lack of healthcare is preventing longer, healthier living in Pennsylvania. The study concludes the problem could get worse as the state’s population ages. READ MORE: Butler County Leaders Announce Plan To Address Flooding Concerns In Communities Drexel University concludes that race, age and economic status are all barriers...
    This is the moment a large 150lb black bear was rescued from a tree in the middle of a college campus in Pennsylvania.   David Cyphert filmed a video which captured the moment the bear fell from the tree into the tarpaulin below at Clarion University in Clarion County Pennsylvania. He said the bear was between 150-200lbs but they are waiting...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There is growing outrage over the handling of human remains from the MOVE bombing in May 1985. Demonstrators, including members of the Africa family, are converging on the University of Pennsylvania campus Wednesday night. The University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University are under fire in this growing scandal. READ MORE: Jersey Shore Has An Employment Crisis For...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The board of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education voted Wednesday to advance a plan to merge six of its 14 universities into two new institutions, as the system struggles with sinking enrollment and stagnant state aid. The nearly unanimous vote from the board of governors after a two-hour meeting launches a 60-day public comment...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Princeton University is ranked among the best value colleges in the United States, according to a 2021 study by SmartAsset. Princeton provides an average of about $53,000 in scholarships and the average starting salary is about $77,000. The financial company crunched data provided by the National Center for Educational Statistics and found that Princeton ranked the sixth...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The University of Pennsylvania is joining Rutgers University in requiring students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to campus this fall. Move-in for the 2021 school year is scheduled for Aug. 25. Students can be exempt from the vaccination for medical or religious reasons only. READ MORE: Investigation Of Ocean City Beach Patrol Sexual...
    By: KDKA-TV News Staff HARRISBURG (KDKA) – Students at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities will not be paying higher tuition next year. READ MORE: FBI Arrests Pittsburgh Man For Allegedly Submitting Fake PPP Loan Applications The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education’s board voted to freeze tuition rates for the third straight year. READ MORE: Working From Home: Study Puts...
    A museum in Philadelphia apologized on Monday for collecting the skulls of Black Americans and vowed to return them to their respective communities. Dr. Christopher Woods, the director of the Penn Museum, expressed regret in a statement on behalf of the museum and the University of Pennsylvania of Archaeology and Anthropology for the "unethical possession of human remains."  "It is...
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