May 28, 2015 |
Pennsylvania State University will shut down - for three years - the fraternity whose members allegedly posted pictures of nude and partly nude women on private Facebook pages, the school said Tuesday night. President Eric Barron said the university decided against a recommendation from the student-led Interfraternity Council, the body that governs Greek life on campus, for less severe sanctions against Kappa Delta Rho. The university, which has completed its investigation, found evidence of hazing, use and sale of drugs, underage drinking, sexual misconduct and harassment, and "exploitation in terms of photographs," Barron said.
May 21, 2015 |
GOOD MORNING, Philadelphia politicians. Campaign staffers. Ward leaders. Miscellaneous machine cogs. Engaged citizens. Winners. Losers. Are you hungover? We probably are. Here's a roundup of yesterday's shenanigans and skulduggery in this special Election Day edition of Clout. False advertising The Carpenters Union, which backed state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams for mayor, had folks all over the place yesterday, as would be expected - except they were wearing shirts that weren't exactly accurate, according to Frank Keel , who reps electricians union chief John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty . "In keeping with their tradition of deceit," Keel vented via email, "their members are wearing 'BUILDING TRADES FOR ANTHONY WILLIAMS' shirts.
May 14, 2015 |
BETWEEN 200 and 500 people typically tour Kensington's Crane Arts building on the second Thursday of every month. Tomorrow, the artsy crowd can see photography by 25 Philadelphia public and charter high-school students. "Teen Photo" is an exhibition in the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, where, for the past seven months, kids have been coming after school to learn how to shoot, process, print, display, discuss and hone their photography. Kensington CAPA art teacher Joshua Kleiman began leading the free program in 2010.
April 20, 2015 |
SALLY GUARIGLIA believes that eyes are portals to a person's true self, so when she first saw Savannah Harvey's sea-green peepers, she knew that the sophomore from Moore College of Art & Design was a kindred soul. "Look at those eyes!" Guariglia, 75, exclaimed while she and Harvey worked on Guariglia's memory book of digital photographs at the South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, on East Passyunk Avenue near Dickinson Street. Harvey is among Moore College art-education majors teaching digital photography to 16 senior citizens at the center and helping them handcraft memory books with their photos.
April 13, 2015
The Flyers' disappointing season, their second of the last three out of the playoffs, ends fittingly. Story, photos on E6
April 3, 2015 |
THE DAILY NEWS continues to reap journalism awards. The latest is the eight first-place and nine second-place honors in the annual Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors writing and photo contest. The winners were announced yesterday - a day after the Daily News celebrated its 90th birthday. The new honors came just a couple of weeks after the newspaper captured the coveted Sweepstakes honor in the 2015 Keystone Press Awards of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association by taking nine first-place honors, nine second-place awards and five honorable mentions.
April 1, 2015 |
THERE WAS A PLAN. And then there was real life. An expected walkout of students yesterday at North Penn High School was thwarted by principal Burt Hynes, who pointed out to students that such an action would violate school rules. A group of students had planned the walkout to support the female students involved in a nude-photo scandal that has rocked the Lansdale, Montgomery County, school. North Penn officials confirmed Friday that they were investigating allegations that some North Penn students had shared nude or suggestive photos and videos on the file-sharing site Dropbox.
April 1, 2015 |
Concerned students at a Lansdale high school met with administrators Monday as law enforcement officials investigated claims that nude photos of female students had been shared online. Teens at North Penn High School said the photos that dozens of girls sent to boys had been uploaded onto the file-sharing site DropBox, and a link to the account had been distributed among students. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said her office learned about the photos in the last two weeks.
March 20, 2015 |
Update : Penn State President Eric Barron said Friday the Kappa Delta Rho case "brings us to a point where we must ask if a reevaluation of the fraternity system is required. " He added: "Some members of the university senior leadership believe it is, and we are considering our options. " This story is still developing and no other details are available yet. Earlier story: Pennsylvania State University fraternity brothers who posted pictures of nude or partly nude women on a private Facebook page could be charged under a state law, known commonly as the "revenge porn" law, that went into effect in September.
February 22, 2015 |
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