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Criticized for cutting campus mental health counseling, Pa. community college adds new services

The college abruptly cut counseling services for students in September and did not publicly announce the move.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Updated: November 14, 2019 | 12:32 pm

Erie’s campaign for community college hits another delay

State Board of Education rejected request to take final action on Thursday
By Ed Mahon


Feeling suicidal, she turned to her college. But it had just cut campus mental health services

More than a month after Pennsylvania's largest community college cut mental health counseling across its five campuses, there is still confusion about how students can access care.
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Students blast Pa.’s largest community college for cutting campus mental health services while spending big on renovations

'Where’s your money going?' one student asked of the college. 'Because there are people who don’t have insurance who really rely on these services for help.'
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Could Erie County become home to Pa.’s 15th community college? Gov. Wolf supports it

But the top-ranking Republican in the Senate is opposed
By Ed Mahon

Pa.’s largest community college eliminates campus mental health counseling for 17K students

College health experts called the move short-sighted and risky at a time of growing mental health needs among students
By Aneri Pattani/Spotlight PA

Shippensburg University brewing up courses to train the state’s craft beer workforce

Alison Feeney said she was drawn to the industry after she noticed how many small breweries play a role in revitalizing communities. But she also noticed how there was a lack of training opportunities for beginner or even more seasoned brewers.

By Rachel McDevitt

Challenged by college cost and access, students in rural Pa. find tech-based alternative

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College was established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in 2017. Its president said it’s on track to become an accredited institution by the end of this year.

By Min Xian/WPSU
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