Cheyney University’s survival plan

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Members of the Cheyney University marching band play in the stands during a football game against Lincoln University. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

Members of the Cheyney University marching band play in the stands during a football game against Lincoln University. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

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For years, Cheyney University has been on life support. Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Susan Snyder explains why now, America’s first historically black university could be turning a corner, with a creative financial plan and an infusion of state funds for its scholars program.

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