July 15, 2016 |
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
December 17, 2015 |
Bypassing a request from Gov. Wolf to reconsider or reshape their proposal, Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees on Tuesday agreed to spend more than $100 million to add dormitories and expand dining services at two Philadelphia-area campuses. Voting 22-13, the trustees approved building a 402-bed apartment-style residence hall along Old York Road to serve the school's campus in Abington. The Brandywine campus in Media is slated to get a 256-bed residence hall and a 31,000-square-foot student union.
November 21, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Aiming to draw more students and stay competitive in the Philadelphia area, Pennsylvania State University is poised to spend more than $100 million to add a residence hall at its Abington campus, and a residence hall and student union at its Brandywine campus in Media. Neither campus has residence halls, so the addition of housing has the potential to transform what have been satellite sites serving commuters into self-enclosed communities that could appeal to a wider swath of prospective students.
November 10, 2015 |
MISSOURI'S football team had a picture-perfect response to the university's handling of recent racial tensions on campus. On Sunday, head coach Gary Pinkel tweeted a photo of the the players arm-in-arm with the message: "The Mizzou Family stands as one. We are united. We are behind our players. " The team has reportedly decided not to play until university president Timothy M. Wolfe steps down or is removed. For several months, groups at the school have been protesting racist acts on campus.
September 2, 2015 |
Delaware Valley University, which introduced a pet-friendly residence hall last year, is expanding the program this year. The university earned national recognition for its animal friendliness when it began allowing students living on the second floor of Samuel Hall on its Doylestown campus to have approved pets in their rooms. Three chinchillas, two cats, three geckos, three snakes, two rabbits, and five hamsters and gerbils shared the hall with their 18 human owners. This year, 40 students will have pets at Samuel and South Halls, said spokeswoman Annmarie Ely. Cats are flagged this year.
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.