July 17, 1998
Private Colleges Fear More Competition From Penn State
For months, private colleges in Pennsylvania have buzzed with the rumor that Pennsylvania State University is about to take over Albright College, a struggling liberal-arts college near Reading.
Both institutions acknowledge that they are discussing a partnership of some sort, but insist that there will be no takeover.
The rumor, however, will not die. It makes perfect sense to private-college officials after a year in which they have watched Penn State buy the Dickinson