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Facing $10M deficit, St. Cloud State announces partial hiring freeze

After another year of declining enrollment, St. Cloud State University is instituting a “flexible hiring freeze” as it tries to cover a projected budget deficit of up to $10 million, the  385 more words


Philadelphia Basketball Competition Helps Kids Get Ready For School

By Molly Daly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The inaugural “Ultimate Back 2 School Basketball Challenge” was held Saturday at the Kingsessing Rec Center in Southwest Philadelphia. 269 more words


36 Rookie Officers Sworn In to Philadelphia Police Department

By Cherri Gregg

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Police Department today welcomed three dozen cadets to the ranks of officer.

The thirty men and six women raised their right hands, swearing to uphold the constitutional rights of those they protect and serve. 156 more words


Philadelphia School District Lays Off Some HQ Employees As Part of Huge Cuts

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cash-strapped Philadelphia School District will lay off 17 central office employees as part of an elimination of 81 positions.

District spokesman Fernando Gallard says 64 of the 81 positions being eliminated are currently vacant. 160 more words


Spelling Bee Champ Gets Tour of Wills Eye Hospital, With Dreams of Opth... Optham...

By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — One of the two winners of the 87th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee visited Philadelphia today, to explore his future career aspirations. 256 more words


Isaac Kolstad to help kick off Mankato football opener

A former Minnesota State University-Mankato football player who suffered serious injuries after an attack outside a downtown Mankato bar in May is expected to return to his home turf Sept. 410 more words


Samford University estimates $335 million impact

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – A Birmingham-area university estimates it has an economic impact of more than $335 million on the state.

Samford University provides 2,438 jobs and pays about $13.2 million in income and sales taxes according to a study released Thursday by the school. 54 more words