HACC trustees adopted a 2019-20 budget Tuesday that includes higher tuition for students from non-sponsoring school districts, elimination of some open staff positions and salary freezes for anyone making more than $40,000.Together, President John Sygielski said, those steps have cut a projected $9.7 million deficit to $2.8 million, the balance of which will be covered by reserve fund balances.In good news for most Harrisburg-area residents, however, the new spending plan does not increase tuition for students coming any of HACC’s 22 sponsoring school districts - including most districts in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. The cost for one of those students taking a full load of 15 credits per semester will remain at $6,682.50. The increase for students from outside that area, however, will take full year costs for a student from outside the sponsoring districts from $7,935 this year, to $8,085 in 2019-20.Sygielski noted the tuition increases will raise about $1.2 million … [Read more...] about HACC passes 2019-20 budget with tuition increases for some students, cuts by attrition and larger class sizes
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Published: 3/1/2019 6:13:49 PM ALLENSTOWN Mardi Gras celebration ■ Bone Builders is held Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.■Mardi Gras celebration will be held Tuesday at noon. Enjoy a great lunch here with us and listen to saxophone music with Bruce Elliot. There will be door prizes and games. Beads and masks available. Sign up so you don’t miss out. For more information, call 485-4254.■Bingo is played Monday and Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.■Gentle Chair Yoga is held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.■Pastel Drawing Class is held Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The cost is $45 for six sessions or $7.50 to drop in.■The Cribbage Club is held Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the Suncook Senior Center.■Zumba Gold is held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Suncook Senior Center. The cost is $70 for 10 classes, or $10 to drop in. For more information, call … [Read more...] about Town Crier for March 3, 2019
Getting into a good college can be a daunting prospect. But some prospects are more daunting than others.Niche.com compiled a list of the hardest schools to get into in the nation, looking at factors such as tuition, SAT/ACT test scores and acceptance rates. And according to their rubric, out of the hundreds of colleges in the United States, there are some in Pennsylvania that are among the most exclusive in the country.The rankings included both public and private four-year institutions, and took into account data from the Department of Education, though some date was also self-reported by Niche.com users. For more details on their scoring methods, check out their website.Here is the list of the top 25 hardest colleges in Pennsylvania to gain admission.25: Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Philadelphia24: Allegheny College, Meadville23: Arcadia University, Glenside22: University of Pittsburgh - Bradford, Bradford21: Chatham University, Pittsburgh 20: … [Read more...] about The 25 hardest colleges to get into in Pa.: Where does your alma mater rank?
By Steven Gimbel The newest batch of college students have arrived on American campuses, and they and their parents are facing some hefty tuition bills. And they no doubt are hearing voices that say college is not worth it, that it's unnecessary in today's world. Steven Gimbel (Gettysburg College photo) Perhaps philosophers can help higher education justify itself. No one else seems up to the task, so I figure it's time to offer the old metaphysical college try. I like to use the Socratic method. Having worked as a stand-up comic, I will also attempt to avoid grave statements about the death of residential education as we know it--pun certainly intended. For those unfamiliar with how philosopher-comics me work, I like to start by asking students an absurdly easy question with a seemingly obvious answer--"why are you in college?" Most students think I'm nuts, but they are a polite group so generally the answer I receive is, "to get an education." Some of today's students, I … [Read more...] about What we talk about when we talk about ‘getting an education’