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Fund or Fail rally Ken Mash

About 500 people filled the Capitol rotunda last week to advocate for fair funding for our 14 state-owned universities. If you weren’t able to attend, you missed a roaring display of unity and activism featuring legislators and State System students, faculty members, and alumni. Students and professional media reported the Feb. 8 event, and we documented the activities, too.

Here’s a roundup of social and traditional media coverage:

Participants used the #fundorfail hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.

View photos in APSCUF’s Facebook album here. We collected images of rally preparations as well.


APSCUF started a Snapchat account so we could create this story on rally day. (While you’re thinking about Snapchat, make sure to add APSCUF now so you’re all set for our next event.)

The PA House YouTube channel features Rep. Mike Hanna’s time at the podium and included the rally in its Week in Review.

Harrisburg-area coverage included an edition of ABC27’s FactChecker and an article on

And here’s a collection of coverage by campus news organizations, APSCUF chapters and faculty members, and local media:

Students, Faculty Members Attend ‘Underfunded We Fail’ Rally in Harrisburg via California University of Pennsylvania’s Cal U Times 

APSCUF Fund or Fail Rally video via Clarion University’s Eagle Media Productions

Clarion Rallies For More Funding via The Clarion Call

Clarion APSCUF’s Facebook album

Students and Faculty Rally for Funding via East Stroudsburg University’s The Stroud Courier

Students Demand Funding for Education via Edinboro University’s EdinboroNow/The Spectator

Students, faculty represent IUP at PASSHE funding rally via Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s The Penn

IUP students rally at Capitol in support of higher education via The Indiana Gazette 

KU students and faculty rally for “fair funding” in Harrisburg via The Keystone News (on Issuu)

Opinion: KU students benefit from Harrisburg rally via The Keystone News

#FundOrFail: Pennsylvania State System Students Demand Full Funding via Raging Chicken Press


Kutztown APSCUF’s Facebook album

Kutztown APSCUF’s special rally edition newsletter

PASSHE students make themselves heard in Harrisburg via The Eagle Eye

Photos by APSCUF member Rick Lilla of Lock Haven University

Lock Haven Students Rally For State Funding via WPSU

LHU Student-Faculty Liaison’s Facebook photos

MU60–2/11/16–special edition video via Mansfield University’s communications department

APSCUF Fund or Fail Rally News Package MUTV via Mansfield’s Mountaineer News

Hundreds rally for fair education via Shippensburg University’s The Slate

Commentary: Rally puts pressure on Harrisburg via The Slate

Video: APSCUF rally via The Slate

APSCUF, WCU students to hold rally in state capitol via The Quad

Thank you again to legislators, APSCUF members, and state system students for your participation in and support of the rally.