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Our students impressed us immensely during last week’s strike. Their support, spirit, creativity, and solidarity (and many, many snacks and beverages) kept us going during a stressful time. We knew a strike would be difficult for everyone, including our students, but we also knew we had to do it to defend the quality of public higher education our students deserve. We hoped students would see past the tension of the moment and understand we truly had their best interests at heart. And, overwhelmingly, they did. THANK YOU, students!

We’re also thankful for the professionalism of those students who are studying journalism and covered the strike with accuracy and energy. Late Tuesday night, a student journalist contacted APSCUF’s associate director of communications to ask whether the strike had started early. The writer had seen major professional media outlets reporting this and wanted to confirm at the source. Indeed, APSCUF was waiting for the 5 a.m. deadline, and we were proud that our students were using what they’d learned in their classrooms to get the story right.

And, after 5 a.m. Wednesday, they did this without the guidance of their faculty advisers. (Click here to read an article in Chambersburg’s Public Opinion about Shippensburg student journalists’ efforts.)

Here’s a roundup of student coverage (If we’ve missed your reporting, please email, and we’ll add it to the list.):


Posts and coverage on Facebook

Coverage in The Voice newspaper

All strike coverage — via


On the line at Cal U — CUTV

Posts and coverage on Facebook


Faculty union strikes — via The Clarion Call

Students prepare protests — via The Clarion Call

Students join protests — via The Clarion Call

Strike ends — via The Clarion Call

East Stroudsburg

Coverage via Facebook

Still no faculty contract — via The Stroud Courier

Tentative Agreement Brings an End to Three Day Faculty Strike — via The Stroud Courier

Faculty strike begins — via The Stroud Courier


Coverage via Facebook

All strike coverage — via Edinboronow


Strike ends with tentative agreement between APSCUF, PASSHE bargaining parties — via The Penn

Students stand with faculty through first strike — via The Penn


Strike Recap: Faculty head to picket lines — via The Keystone News

Students arrive on campus to striking faculty — via The Keystone News

Faculty strike ends — via The Keystone News

Lock Haven

The Eagle Eye


A page from the Oct. 21 issue — via The Flashlight’s Facebook page

Flashlight archives


APSCUF announces strike — via The Snapper

University will remain open during strike, most operations resume as normal — via The Snapper

For the most part, students stand with striking professors — via The Snapper

#withAPSCUF gains traction on Twitter, other social media — via The Snapper

Second-day student demonstration emphasizes APSCUF support — via The Snapper

Historic strike ended, APSCUF and PASSHE reach tentative deal — via The Snapper

Coverage on Facebook


Coverage on Facebook

State system faces challenges despite tentative agreement — via The Slate

Historic strike over — via The Slate

The strike is over — via The Slate

Students demand voice at negotiating table — via The Slate

President hosts forum during strike — via The Slate

Strike continues for second day — via The Slate

PASSHE students to act in solidarity of faculty union — via The Slate

APSCUF, PASSHE remain at odds, no negotiations planned — via The Slate

Faculty strike for contract — via The Slate

Strike deadline draws closer, contract yet to be reached — via The Slate

Shippensburg’s Faculty Union Strikes on Campus — via SUTV

Special strike broadcast, Oct. 19 — via SUTV

Oct. 20 broadcast — via SUTV

Slippery Rock

Strike ends as PASSHE and APSCUF reach tentative contract agreement — via The Rocket

SRU students organize march on campus to support APSCUF — via The Rocket

Students march in support of APSCUF — via The Rocket

Second Day of Strike Photo Slideshow — via The Rocket

Faculty members begin strike after not reaching a tentative contract via The Rocket

APSCUF streams via Facebook Live after PASSHE leaves negotiating table via The Rocket

APSCUF members hold rally to discuss strike and deliver petition to President’s office — via The Rocket

Best signs of the strike — via The Rocket

Coverage on Facebook

West Chester

Coverage on Facebook

Faculty at state universities strike for first time in 34 years — via The Quad

Schools give insight on strike’s effects — via The Quad

Strike ends after three days of picketing — via The Quad

APSCUF strikes at 14 state universities for first time in history — via The Quad