March 12, 2016 |
Temple University Thursday appointed a new senior adviser to oversee sexual assault complaints, as well as diversity and equity issues on the 39,000-student campus. "Campus sexual misconduct is one of the most important issues facing higher education today, and it is imperative that we take immediate steps to improve reporting of these incidents and reduce the incidence of sexual assault on our campus," Temple President Neil D. Theobald said. The appointment is the final piece that was recommended last summer by a university task force on the handling of sexual misconduct cases on campus, Theobald said.
January 17, 2014
COMING BACK Reports: Charlie Manuel will be a senior adviser for the Philliess. D7.
January 17, 2014 |
Charlie Manuel said two months ago that he'd probably be back with the Phillies before the start of spring training after being fired as the team's manager in August. Now, it appears it will soon become official. WPEN-FM (97.5) reported Wednesday that Manuel has accepted an invitation to rejoin the team. Citing a source, CSNPhilly.com said that the winningest manager in club history would be a senior adviser to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. That report said Manuel would work with minor-league hitters, evaluate minor-league players, and handle some scouting assignments.
April 9, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The White House on Sunday warned Republicans that a "my way or the highway" approach would spell the GOP's defeat in the budget negotiations and told its Democratic allies that they, too, will have to bend on President Obama's delayed spending plan, set to be released this week. White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said the White House was willing to work with rank-and-file Republicans to come up with an outline that both jump-starts the economy and reduces the nation's red ink. Yet Pfeiffer also told the GOP that stubbornness among their party's leadership would only yield public embarrassment of the sort the GOP faced last year when voters rejected Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's economic proposals and gave Obama a second term.
January 18, 2013 |
A review by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General found no evidence that the former head of the Philadelphia Housing Authority misused any federal money on a female staffer with whom he had an improper relationship. In a statement released this week, the Inspector General's Office said Michael P. Kelly did not misuse agency funds on gifts or unfairly promote Audrey Lim, a former member of his senior staff. Kelly, who is married, abruptly resigned June 15, after admitting having an affair with Lim, who also left the agency.
January 10, 2013 |
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman secured unanimous ownership support for the pending labor deal, then apologized to everyone hurt by the long lockout and said he isn't going anywhere. The league's board of governors met in a Manhattan hotel Wednesday and overwhelmingly approved the agreement that was reached early Sunday on the 113th day of the lockout. Bettman felt the full brunt of anger, especially from fans, during the four-month dispute that kept hockey off the ice. But he was contrite in announcing the latest step by the owners.
October 4, 2012 |
PHOENIX - Officials in Phoenix and a developer who was poised to demolish a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home have reached an agreement that will put any work on hold while a search continues for a buyer, a city official confirmed Wednesday. The agreement with the developers who bought the 1952 home delays for nearly a month any demolition, said Brendan Mahoney, a senior adviser for Mayor Greg Stanton. The deal allows time for a potential sale to buyers who will preserve the 2,500-square-foot house, and also protects the developers, who contend they were issued a valid demolition permit that the city said was issued in error.
August 13, 2012 |
NORFOLK, Va. - After Mitt Romney decided on a running mate, Paul Ryan's carefully planned transition from congressman to vice presidential candidate began - in deep secret. Almost a week ago, Ryan was sneaking through Chicago's O'Hare airport in a baseball cap and sunglasses and flew to New England. A Romney adviser's 19-year-old son picked up Ryan and drove him to a private meeting in his parents' dining room where the deal was sealed. By Friday afternoon, Ryan was cutting through the Wisconsin woods behind his home to evade a reporter on the street out front, and heading to North Carolina.
June 22, 2012
DEANS, FACULTY, STAFF, parents and graduates: It is my honor to address the 666th graduating class of the School of Hard Knocks. Graduates, you have labored hard to achieve your dream. The sheepskin (kind of awful, when you think about it) proves you have survived four years of rigorous academic challenges and intense games of beer pong to earn your degree, which you have been told is the key to employment and a bright future. That's the story you have heard, and for some of you it will be true, but not for all — not as long as the Philadelphia Housing Authority is hiring.