What’s driving shifts in higher ed leadership? Social pressures, pandemic exhaustion and declining enrollment
Amid leadership changes at six of 11 local higher education institutions, academia looks to spread its benefits beyond the campus boundaries.
January 23, 2023
Medical emergencies, mac-and-cheese mishaps, and elevator rescues: Pitt dorms draw city services, but should the university help fund them?
Pittsburgh public safety crews serve addresses regardless of tax status, but some high-call-volume locations — including dorms — don’t generate taxes to support them.
Tampa Bay has one of the most overvalued rental markets. The new regional chancellor said a possible solution could be temporary subsidized housing.
August 2, 2022
Should the Oakland of tomorrow be a place where children play in sunny yards or where towers cater to students and “eds and meds” workers? Seven perspectives illustrate the stresses facing the booming center of Pittsburgh’s tax-exempt growth.
August 2, 2022
Carnegie Mellon University presented its 10-year development plan to the City Planning Commission, in a process that will continue into September.
July 12, 2022
The town shows how a partnership among educators, parents, and the broader community can foster the idea that college will contribute to success — whether or not graduates return home.
May 17, 2022
The county's five largest nonprofits, including three universities, pay 11% of what they would owe in property taxes if they didn't receive exemptions and abatements.
“The city and the university are intertwined at many levels," the mayor said, "and the future of our region depends on each of us thriving.”
January 26, 2022
Those two universities present tremendous opportunities for rural Orangeburg, S.C., but the city has long let the area around them deteriorate. A new project brings hope of making this into more of a college town that serves its students.
January 11, 2022