Education


 Sister Grace Ann Geibel
Carlow University
Sister Grace Ann Geibel

Obituary: Sister Grace Ann Geibel / Former Carlow president who directed school's evolution

Serving 17 years as president, she boosted Carlow’s academics and placed a special focus on advancing opportunities for women.


 Jaquan Betts,17, left, Marcus Brown, 15, center, a freshman, and Marlin Rainey, 17, a junior, are three from a team of Wilkinsburg High School students who learned multimedia and interview skills talking to role models and mentors while doing an oral history project for their community through the Crossing Fences project.

'Wilkinsburg Voices' recording project helps black students connect with community leaders

The project was sponsored by Saturday Light Brigade Radio and the African American Men and Boys initiative of the The Heinz Endowments.



 Sister Grace Ann Geibel

Former Carlow University president Sister Grace Ann Geibel dies

She served as a faculty member, department chair, academic vice president and president for more than three decades.



College counselors in short supply at U.S. schools

Nationally, the student-counselor ratio in large public high schools is nearly 500-to-1.


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Pa. tavern owners slow to apply for games-of-chance licenses

Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget office projected 2,000 taverns would get a tavern gaming license, but Pennsylvania has received 47 applications.



State survey finds more than 23,000 households in Pa. without heat

The survey counts 23,213 households statewide that will enter winter without heat-related utility service compared to 19,653 in 2013.


 

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Animals made unusual news in 2014

Such as: A parrot that spoke English with a British accent went missing for four years; he returned to his California home speaking Spanish.



Sharon Randall: Nothing eventful happened this year ... or did it?

Life’s too short to be anything but real. Besides, fakery never fools anybody.


 

Early Returns


Perry on Politics: The problem with 'The Interview'

  Dennis Lavalle holds a ticket and a poster of the film "The Interview" starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco as he


Christmas Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Studio Lambert/CBS One more work day before there are Christmas morning mimosas. In the meantime, here's your breakfast sausage.



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