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Shapiro's college merger plan could be 'transformational,' Pa. higher education board chair says

Posted on AllSides February 8th, 2024
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TribLIVE's Daily and Weekly email newsletters deliver the news you want and information you need, right to your inbox. Minutes into Thursday’s State System of Higher Education board meeting, chair Cynthia Shapira summed up in her own view the enormous stakes for public higher education in Pennsylvania: “If we do this right, the new system represents an opportunity to be transformational.” She was referring to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposal two days earlier to boost funding by 15% in next year’s commonwealth budget for a unified system of 10 state-owned universities...

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