Wednesday, February 27, 2013
See which speakers are appearing in the Greater Philly area.
Bryn Mawr College will end its Black History Month with a presentation from a civil rights icon. Dick Gregory, a comedian and social critic, will be giving the keynote address for the college's celebration of Black History Month on Feb 28 at 7 p.m. The speech is being held at the Thomas Great Hall and is open to all. Here are a few other speakers coming to the area: Anne Dinshah, a lifetime vegan and author of Dating Vegans, a book about maintaing relationships with people who have selective diets, will be visiting Villanova on March 13. Dinshah will hold a cooking demonstration, an interactive session titled "Be Socail, Be Healthy," and will judge submissions from the school's "Veggie Mania" competition. Email email@example.com…
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A recent study looks at the number of colleges that require gym classes and the affect of physical activity on education.
According to a recent study by Oregon State University, the number of colleges and universities that require physical education classes is at 39 percent, a historic low. The study looked at data from 354 randomly selected four-year universities and colleges, beginning in the 1920s when 97 percent of institutions required physical education classes. "Brain scans have shown that physical activity improves the area of the brain involved with high-level decision making,” said Brad Cardinal, lead author of the study. “In addition, we know employers often are concerned about employee health, in part because physically active employees attend work more and tend to perform better." Do Philadelphia Colleges Require PE? Chestnut Hill College …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
See where area schools rank on Forbes list of Top Colleges.
Philadelphia area college fare well on Forbes' America's Top Colleges list. Swathmore did the best among local schools with the University of Pennsylvania not too far behind. Haverford College's rank would have been higher, according to Forbes, but there was a data error. (Click here for more on that story.) Bryn Mawr College and Villanova University round out the rest of the local schools making the top 100. Local colleges overall ranking: Forbes ranking were based on the following criteria: Quality of teaching, great career prospects, high graduation rates and low-levels of debt. They do not attempt to assess a school’s reputation, nor are they a measure of academic selectivity and we pointedly ignore any metrics that would encourage …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Find out what tuition, fees and room and board will cost you for 2012-2013 at a number of suburban Philadelphia school.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this week approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the 14 state schools, including West Chester University for the 2012-13 academic year. The total tuition cost for a full time, resident undergraduate student will be $6,428. Taking into account additional fees, room and board, the average total cost for a state university is about $16,000, said PASSHE spokesperson Kenn Marshall. So, what do other local colleges cost? Information pulled from school websites for the 2012-2013 school year.