August 9, 2014 |
The number in Michael Dausch's head is 66 - that's how many work days separate graduation at the University of Pennsylvania and the arrival of students for the fall semester. "We count it down," said Dausch, executive director of design and construction management at Penn. And with good reason. When 25,000 Penn students head home for the summer, Dausch's department goes into hyper-blitz. This summer - a typical one - 40 projects with a price tag of $60 million are underway at Penn, the city's largest private employer.
July 5, 2014 |
Cheyney University abruptly announced on Thursday the retirement of its president, Michelle R. Howard-Vital, and said her successor would take over Monday. Vital led the historically black university on the Delaware and Chester county line for seven years. The university's deficit has grown under her watch, and enrollment has not increased - trends that are exacerbating the school's already troubled position. "I think that Dr. Vital was absolutely an academician who did a lot of good things at Cheyney," said Robert Bogle, chair of Cheyney's board of trustees.
March 7, 2012 |
Martin Overline doesn't like to brag, so he leaves it to others to say what he will not: He ranks among the best mouse men on the East Coast. He doesn't breed mice or collect them for study. He kills them. Sends them on their furry, four-footed journey to that giant mousetrap in the sky. And metes out similar fates to other creeping, crawling pests. In Philadelphia, Overline is an exterminator extraordinaire, the go-to, get-rid-of-'em guy for some of the region's major universities, corporations, and government agencies.
October 16, 2011 |
In the spring, St. Joseph's University began building a residence hall for freshmen; when it opens next fall, there will be more spots in existing dorms for upperclassmen who want to live closer to campus. On the Main Line, Villanova University and Haverford College also are working on dorm projects to accommodate ever-changing student needs. It's not just a local phenomenon. Loren Rullman of the Society for College and University Planning said similar projects were under way around the country.
December 8, 2010 |
Temple's ongoing construction will be substantial but will not push further into residential areas of North Philadelphia, university president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday. Hart, in a meeting with the Inquirer Editorial Board, disclosed details of the $1.2 billion expansion of Temple's main campus, saying the size of the university's footprint in North Philadelphia will not increase. As The Inquirer reported last year, Temple's expansion will develop the university's Broad Street corridor.
November 23, 2010 |
Philadelphia police are investigating the alleged sexual assault of a woman in a Temple University residence hall early Saturday. According to CBS3 and 6ABC, the student told police that two Temple football players raped her in a dormitory room. Philadelphia police told The Inquirer Monday that they are investigating a sexual assault on Temple's campus but gave no further information. An athletic department spokesman deferred comment to a university spokesman. "We received a report of a sexual assault from a student on Saturday that took place on our campus in a residence hall," said Ray Betzner, an assistant vice president for university communications at Temple.
October 7, 2009 |
Area campuses have shown a commitment to green living with a variety of green dorm projects. Here's a sampling: Villanova University renovated an 80-year-old residence hall - the school's first green dorm. It boasts furniture made of recycled materials, two rain gardens that capture roof runoff (with displays that show the quantity), and lights fitted with motion sensors. Showers automatically shut off after eight minutes, though students can pull a cord to continue. "But it's a reminder that you've been in there for a while," said Robert Morro, associate vice president for facilities management.
June 19, 2009 |
Much of Cheyney University's financial woes were due to nearly $7 million in unpaid student bills, an amount that has been cut nearly in half the last few months, officials said yesterday. Irene Moszer, Cheyney's outgoing vice president of finance and administration, told the board of trustees yesterday that the school had stepped up efforts to help students fill out and file financial-aid forms so that their bills could be paid. About $3.7 million in unpaid bills remain, she said.
June 14, 2009 |
Long-struggling Cheyney University is well on its way to digging out of financial problems, and beginning next week, it will get help with its academics from a new panel of prominent national leaders in the work of historically black colleges, state officials said. The 1,488-student school is closing a deficit that once ran to $2 million in a $27 million budget, said John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, which oversees Cheyney and 13 other colleges and universities.