September 10, 2011 |
Temple University is searching for its 10th president after Ann Weaver Hart surprised students and faculty on Friday by announcing she would step down. Hart, 62, said in an interview that she was caught between the twin demands of family and profession: A sick mother who needs her in Utah and a school that needs a president committed to the long haul. Hart will stay at Temple through this academic year, concluding her sixth in office, before moving to Utah. A national search for her replacement will begin immediately.
September 9, 2009 |
Entering her fourth year as Temple University's president, Ann Weaver Hart soon will unveil what could become her signature project: making Broad Street the focal point of the university. She envisions an eye-catching flagship library - a new academic soul for Temple that would be accessible to both neighborhood residents and students. Also in the plan, soon to be unveiled as part of the university's recognition of its 125th anniversary, are a high-rise residence hall and a spacious student center that may or may not be part of the library, both along the Broad Street corridor.
May 5, 2006 |
Ann Weaver Hart, 57, will become Temple University's first woman president July 1 after a unanimous endorsement by the school's Board of Trustees yesterday afternoon. Hart, who has served the last four years as the president of the University of New Hampshire, was chosen out of more than 100 nominees and eight serious candidates, school officials said. She replaces David Adamany, who steps down at the end of June. "It was easy to settle on Dr. Hart," said Daniel H. Polett, the chairman of the search committee, who described the scene after she left her first interview with the committee: "Everybody looked at each other and said, 'Wow.
March 18, 2011 |
Temple University will evacuate about 200 American students and staffers from the school's campus in Japan because of radiation fears, school officials said yesterday. The decision was based on a State Department warning and data from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which is monitoring leaks from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, university president Ann Weaver Hart said in a statement. "The State Department strongly urges U.S. citizens to defer travel to Japan at this time and those in Japan should consider departing," according to the warning issued Wednesday.
June 29, 2012
The dean of Temple University's College of Science and Technology was named interim provost of the university effective Sunday during Temple's board of trustees meeting Thursday. Hai-Lung Dai, a graduate of National Taiwan University and the University of California, Berkeley, joined Temple's staff in 2007. In addition to serving as dean, Dai is a Laura H. Carnell professor of chemistry and the senior vice provost for international affairs. Dai will replace Richard Englert, who is leaving the position to serve as Temple's acting president, also effective Sunday.
June 29, 2012 |
The dean of Temple University's College of Science and Technology was named interim provost of the university effective July 1 during Temple's Board of Trustees meeting Thursday. Hai-Lung Dai, a graduate of National Taiwan University and University of California at Berkeley, joined Temple's staff in 2007. In addition to serving as dean, Dai is a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry and the senior vice provost for International Affairs. Dai will be replacing Richard Englert, who is leaving the provost position to serve as Temple's acting president, also effective July 1. Englert is replacing Ann Weaver Hart, who will become the president of the University of Arizona.
April 30, 2006 |
Ann Weaver Hart, Temple University's presumptive next president, has a lot to learn about the region's largest school. She hasn't set foot on Temple's campus in years, and she said she knows Philadelphia only "as a tourist. " "I need to get to Temple and talk to some people," said Hart, the University of New Hampshire president who was unanimously selected last week by Temple's presidential search committee. In her first interview as Temple's likely next president, Hart explained why she was a good fit for the school, promised to work closely with faculty, and said Temple could continue improving its academic standards while remaining true to its historic mission of serving low-income and first-generation college students.
April 29, 2011 |
Faced with a potential 50 percent decrease in state funding, Temple University president Ann Weaver Hart on Friday announced administrative salary and hiring freezes, possible staff consolidations and benefit cuts, and other reductions, including a delay in filling five dean positions. Nearly all nonunion employees, including school administrators, will be affected by the freezes, which will take place immediately, said Ray Betzner, a Temple spokesman. The cost-cutting measures come in response to Gov. Corbett's proposed deep cuts in higher-education funding.
September 7, 2011
A gun battle between a Temple University student and would-be thieves early Monday puts school officials on notice: They need to step up efforts to safeguard collegians living in off-campus housing. While the student has been heralded in some quarters for his resourcefulness in using a legal weapon to defend himself, it would be unfortunate if the confrontation leads other students to take up arms. The right approach is for the university that serves as North Philadelphia's anchor to review the way its campus police work with city police to patrol the neighborhood.