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October 16, 2011 | By Ashley Nguyen, PHILLY.COM
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.
NEWS
April 21, 2002 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Valley Forge Christian College plans to begin construction by summer on its first new residence hall. The $4.3 million building will house 124 students. About 580 of the college's 666 students live in 10 buildings that were already on the grounds when the college moved to the site of the former Valley Forge General Hospital in 1976. College president Don Meyer said that projected enrollment for the fall is nearly 800 students and that in five years it could reach 1,100. In the last four years, enrollment has increased 52 percent, he said.
LIVING
September 3, 1999 | By Diane Goldsmith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Philomena Marino was describing the tomato sauce she had whipped up from scratch at her place on the Villanova campus. "My grandmother brought the tomatoes," said the junior, who hails from West Philly. "All you add is oil, garlic and basil. " Are undergraduates cooking in their rooms these days? Not quite. They're cooking in the apartments and microwaving in the apartment-style suites that colleges are building to lure this affluent generation. "Apartment-style or pod-style facilities are going like hotcakes," said Patrick Bradley, president of the Association of College and University Housing Officers International.
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July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 17, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 24, 1988 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Tim McCracken, a junior at St. Joseph's University, logged onto his computer one recent morning, he found a message in his electronic "mailbox. " An instructor had used the campuswide electronic mail system to notify students they could use their books during a test scheduled for that morning at 11. Most of his classmates discovered the note when they began using computers in one of the campus terminal rooms and then scrambled to round up their books. But McCracken got the news without leaving his dorm room in McShain Hall.
SPORTS
November 23, 2010 | By the Inquirer Staff
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.
NEWS
June 23, 1998 | by Jeremy Moore, Daily News Staff Writer
For Temple University, the decision is between preserving its history or preserving its appeal for incoming students. Built in 1886, Thomas Hall is Temple's oldest free-standing building and the former location of WRTI student radio. It is scheduled to be demolished at the end of the summer to make way for a five-story residence hall. Martin Dorph, Temple's chief financial officer and treasurer, said students who refuse Temple admission do so because of a lack of residence life on campus.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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July 15, 2016 | By Stephanie Farr, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
December 17, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
November 21, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
November 10, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
NEWS
September 2, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 9, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
July 5, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
March 7, 2012 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 16, 2011 | By Ashley Nguyen, PHILLY.COM
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.
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