Higher Education

Challenging the boundaries of STEM

Female faculty and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton School, and Penn Carey Law shared how they integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into their work.

Erica Moser



In the News


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Western Pa. colleges are bracing for steep declines in enrollment, tied to the Great Recession of 2008

Julie Wollman of the Graduate School of Education says that most institutions of higher education tend to think they’re the only institution that’s not going to be affected by enrollment problems.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Gwynedd Mercy University cuts staff, restructures academics amid higher ed financial turmoil

While obtaining her doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Education, Julee Gard developed a Financial Viability Index designed for smaller, private, nonprofit colleges.

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Inside Higher Ed

Penn. lawmakers propose dueling plans for a higher ed overhaul

Joni Finney of the Graduate School of Education says that the longer the wait for legislation overhauling higher education, the less money there will be and the harder the problem will be to solve.

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The Wall Street Journal

Volleyball was for girls. Now it’s booming with boys

Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education says that colleges began adding men’s volleyball as a tool to attract male students at a time of declining enrollment.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

UArts’ sudden closure was a shock, but not a big surprise in the turbulent higher-ed landscape

Robert M. Zemsky of the Graduate School of Education says that the richest and biggest institutions of higher education will continue to prosper while small and vulnerable schools go out of business.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

These college leaders have a plan to ‘not be sued all the time’ over sports

Karen Weaver of the Graduate School of Education says that any plan to de-professionalize college athletics could be a hard sell if it looks like it’s emphasizing something other than winning.

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