June 15, 2016 |
MEMBERS of Kappa Alpha Psi have waged a social media campaign against Donald Trump - and it's not just for the reasons you might think. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel belongs to the predominantly African American fraternity, with headquarters in the 2300 block of North Broad Street. Yes, you read that correctly. He's a Nupe. Curiel, you may recall, is the judge whom the GOP presidential candidate has accused of being too biased to preside over lawsuits involving Trump University because of his Hispanic ethnicity.
November 16, 2015 |
A member of the judicial panel weighing sanctions against state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin over offensive emails was himself a recipient of pornographic messages exchanged among another justice and law enforcement officials, documents obtained by The Inquirer show. Eugene Dooley, one of 12 members of the state Judicial Conduct Board, was among a small group of friends who received emails containing sexually explicit content from former Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery and others.
May 20, 2015 |
When Neil Theobald took over as Temple's president, arriving from Indiana University in January 2013, several athletics staffers from the Big Ten school soon followed. Theobald eventually installed Kevin Clark as Temple's athletic director and Pat Kraft became Clark's top deputy. On Monday, Theobald shuffled the deck, announcing that Kraft would replace Clark as AD, with Clark moving across Broad Street to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, subject to the approval of Temple's board of trustees.
June 18, 2014
OK, I FEEL the need to defend my native state. Pennsylvania's earned reputation for public corruption is being besmirched. A new study of states ranks us fifth-most-corrupt behind Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Illinois. I'm here to tell you we've been wronged. We're more corrupt than that. For starters, we have Philadelphia, described more than a century ago by muckraking journalist Lincoln Steffens in The Shame of the Cities as "the most corrupt and the most contented" of all American municipalities.
June 4, 2014 |
When Debora Kodish arrived in Philadelphia in the early 1980s with her new doctorate in folklore from the University of Texas, there was no one in the city documenting everyday life in its many and varied neighborhoods. No one organization was looking at what the African drummers were doing, what the Hispanic street artists were up to, what the Vietnamese musicians were playing, what the Italians in South Philly were saying - or at why they were doing what they were doing and saying what they were saying.
March 8, 2014 |
A proposal that would allow West Chester University to withdraw from the state's financially strapped higher-education system could hit students and parents in the pocketbook, the system's chancellor warned Thursday. Were West Chester to become a "state-related" school like Pennsylvania State University, it would most certainly mean higher tuition, fees, and other costs, said Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Students at Penn State's main campus pay $26,362 annually in tuition, fees, and room and board, compared with about $17,000 annually on average at the 14 state system universities.
January 17, 2014 |
The goal has not changed for Mickey Morandini. The role might. Morandini, 47, still wants to be a long-term member of the Phillies, the team that drafted him out of Indiana University in 1988. He is preparing for his first season as a coach at the team's triple-A Lehigh Valley affiliate after serving as a minor-league manager with short-season Williamsport (2011) and low-A Lakewood (2012-13) the last three years. Last week, however, a curveball was thrown at Morandini in the form of a phone call.
May 3, 2013
Janos Starker, 88, a Hungarian-born master of the cello who emerged from the devastation of World War II to become one of the most powerful instrumentalists of his generation, died Sunday at a hospice in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University, where Mr. Starker taught for more than five decades, announced his death but did not disclose the cause. For decades, he was one of the most sought-after cellists in the world. He was venerated as a soloist and particularly as an interpreter of Bach, for which he received a Grammy in 1997.
April 8, 2013 |
It is, as coaches everywhere ought to know by now, a recipe for disaster. Take a healthy serving of drill sergeant, add a dollop of obsession, a tablespoon of frustration, a large portion of pressure, and combine it all with omnipresent video technology. Uncover the mixture for public consumption, then bake it intensely in the media. The resulting concoction, as the sports world witnessed once again this week at Rutgers, is something few coaches can survive. Mike Rice's homophobic harangues and apparent penchant for physical abuse cost the Rutgers basketball coach his job this week after videotape of the incidents was shown on ESPN.