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Analysis: College softball grosses $451 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Florida State University softball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $2.2 million – or $95,837 per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

209,472 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from two-year colleges

From Higher Education Tribune

Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, Ross Medical Education Center and Everest Institute – both in Michigan – reported the largest share of borrowers from two-year institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Analysis: College baseball grosses $684 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Louisiana State University baseball tops the list of highest grossing programs, reporting more than $6.4 million – or $182,464 per athlete – in 2016, followed by Florida State University ($6 million), Vanderbilt ($5.9 million), UT Austin ($7 million) and University of Mississippi ($5 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College athletics grossed $31,832 per athlete in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Georgia grossed $352,349 per athlete in 2016 – the highest of all athletic programs that year, followed by University of Texas at Austin ($346,947 per athlete) and Louisiana State University ($315,988 per athlete), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College sports raked in $18.1 billion in 2016

From Higher Education Tribune

University of Texas at Austin grossed $207 million in 2016, making it the highest-grossing college sports program that year, followed by Ohio State University ($176 million) and University of Alabama ($174 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College women's basketball grosses $903 million

From Higher Education Tribune

Stanford women's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with more than $21 million – or $1.5 million per athlete – in 2016, followed by UConn ($9 million), Baylor ($7.6 million), Florida State ($7 million) and Vanderbilt ($5.2 million), according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Analysis: College men's basketball grosses $2 billion

From Higher Education Tribune

Though excluded from the NCAA tournament, University of Louisville men's basketball tops the list of highest grossing programs with nearly $44 million – or $2.9 million per athlete – in 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest federal data.

Lincoln Financial Group announces new executive VP, general counsel

Lincoln Financial Group recently named Kirkland Hicks its executive vice president and general counsel.

Carolina DiGiorgio appointed to Pennsylvania Commission for Women

Appointing Montgomery County Director of Commerce Carolina C. DiGiorgio to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women, Gov. Tom Wolf recently expressed hope that the commission would be enabled to address gender-based pay disparities in Pennsylvania.

Montgomery County continues to revitalize infrastructure with bridge repair

Montgomery County Commissioners revealed this week that significant progress has been made toward restoration of the county’s dated and crumbling infrastructure, in the form of six contracts to refurbish existing bridges in need of repair, from Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans to become available in Pennsylvania

Federal Economic Injury Disaster Loans will be available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and nonprofit organizations, as well any business engaging in aquaculture, in Pennsylvania due to the excessive rain, high winds, hail, lightning and the tornado the region suffered from May 1 to July 14.

Pottstown's historic carousel, railroad groups awarded county grants

A pair of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, entities each will receive an economic development grant of $250,000 from the Montgomery County Redevelopment Authority (RDA) to strengthen in an effort to strengthen the local business climate and support tourism in the area, county commissioners said this week in Norristown.

Steel City welcomes fresh, fast and healthy casual Corner Bakery Café

8 new locations open in northern Pittsburgh with customizable menu and neighborhood atmosphere.

Philip J. Foret joins Stradley Ronon at Philadelphia office

Stradley Ronon announced Wednesday that intellectual property attorney Philip J. Foret has joined the firm as a partner in its Malvern, Pennsylvania, office.

Marketing agency FVM adds medical-tech startup Proscia as client

FVM, a full-service business-to-business marketing agency based in Philadelphia, has added Proscia, a medical technology start-up, to its growing client roster, FVM said on Thursday.

Proscia signs with FVM for B2B marketing

Philadelphia firm in charge of designing and branding pathology company's software platform.

Vanguard launches its first municipal bond index fund

Valley Forge-based Vanguard, a global investment management firm, introduced its first municipal bond index fund on Tuesday, the Vanguard Tax-Exempt Bond Index Fund, with options for three different low-cost share classes, including exchange-traded fund (ETF) shares.

Air Products & Chemicals to supply oxy-fuel solution to Korea’s Techpack Solutions

Techpack Solutions, a major South Korean leading packaging provider, has selected combustion technology leader Air Products & Chemicals Inc. to supply its integrated oxy-fuel supply, marking the Allentown-based firm’s second project in alliance with the glass container maker.

Oberg Industries breaks ground for Sarver facility expansion

Anticipating a spring 2016 opening, board and management team members of manufacturer Oberg Industries officially broke ground Friday in Sarver for its new multi-purpose Pennsylvania facility to create precision metal components, tooling and stamping assemblies.

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