July 4, 2014 |
Pennsylvania State University, which is under federal scrutiny for its handling of sexual assault cases, is creating a task force to better investigate and prevent such incidents on campus, the president announced Wednesday. In an e-mail to Penn State staff, president Eric J. Barron said "we are confident" that the university's policies comply with Title IX, the law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and requires universities to investigate sexual assaults. "However," he wrote, "I do not believe that we should be satisfied with compliance - instead we should become a true leader in the prevention of sexual assault and in investigating and adjudicating student-on-student sexual assault cases while best protecting the wishes, and where appropriate and possible, the confidentiality of the survivors.
December 26, 2013 |
Dan Butsko knew somebody had to pull holiday duty, and because he lives halfway across the country, he thought he might as well be the one. Butsko, 21, of Dallas, Texas, will spend Christmas on Temple University's main campus, where he is a senior advertising and Spanish major and resident adviser in the 1940 building, a university dorm that remains open through semester break. "It's not really a huge holiday for my family," he said. "I don't mind it. " A growing number of students have been opting to stay on campus during the holidays in recent years, Temple officials say. The university estimates about 500 students will remain for at least some portion of the winter break, which began Dec. 14 and ends Jan. 20. That includes the period from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, when the campus is officially closed.
April 19, 2013 |
UPDATED: The young woman who fell to her death from a rooftop booze party near Temple University was a Lancaster native and West Chester University student. Ali Fausnaught, 19, was socializing with friends on the roof of a house on 18th Street near Arlington about 5 p.m. when she somehow fell over a 10-inch ledge on the roof and plummeted nearly 40 feet onto the concrete in a narrow alley between buildings. She died at Temple University Hospital at 5:51 p.m. Dr. Matthew J. Bricketto, West Chester University's vice president for student affairs, released this statement today: "We were very saddened to learn last evening that one of our students, Ms. Ali Fausnaught, was tragically killed after an accidental fall from a third-story roof top while visiting friends at Temple University.
April 1, 2013 |
Carnegie Mellon University has suspended a fraternity after finding evidence of sexual pictures and videos taken in the fraternity house and e-mailed to fraternity members. School officials were notified by a student about the pictures and videos taken in the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, situated on campus. "Although I am mindful not to presume guilt while the investigation is still in progress, I was shocked and deeply disappointed when I learned about these allegations," university president Jared Cohon wrote in an e-mail to students.
October 30, 2012 |
For a man whose mission has been to make a college campus more open and accepting of difference, Jose Rodriguez's office is exactly as it should be. In cramped Room 208 of the Lares Building at Penn State Abington, he is pleasantly besieged. On the couch, a Latina from Philadelphia studies with a freshman who immigrated three years ago from Saudi Arabia. A Muslim student drops by to borrow a prayer rug. The parade in and out is ceaseless. Unruffled by the commotion around him, Rodriguez types e-mail correspondence for yet another event that he - both the director of intercultural affairs and the men's and women's cross-country track coach - is putting together.
April 22, 2012 |
Denzel Parker-Dixon, 19, was the only one in his group of friends to sign up for college. But now at the Community College of Philadelphia, he has found a place where the staff and students have his back. That place is the Center for Male Engagement. At Montgomery County Community College, the Minority Male Mentoring Program fulfills a similar need. Both programs use guidance to try to keep their African American participants engaged in school. "Without the program, I probably would be out of school," said Parker-Dixon, a Frankford High School graduate.
June 6, 2011 |
Mayor Nutter's chief of staff, who announced last month that he would be leaving City Hall, is headed back into the academic world. Clarence D. Armbrister will join Johns Hopkins University July 11 as senior vice president and chief of staff, working closely with university President Ronald J. Daniels. "The opportunity to work for President Daniels at one of the finest institutions in the country is an opportunity that, when presented, you enthusiaastically accept," said Armbrister, who has worked with Nutter since he became mayor in 2008.
June 16, 2010 |
The state university system will suspend, discontinue or merge dozens of degree programs that are under-enrolled across its 14 campuses, officials said Wednesday. The bachelor's and master's programs being culled by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education cut across disciplines, from foreign languages to physics. Fifteen are being discontinued and at least 55 others placed in moratorium, meaning no new students will be accepted. Students currently enrolled in those majors - including incoming freshmen - will be able to finish their degrees, system officials said.
February 28, 2008 |
A town-hall meeting to discuss a Feb. 15 assault on two men at Temple University, which included anti-Semitic language, will be held at Temple Hillel, 2014 No. Broad St., at 8 tonight. Four Temple students were suspended after allegedly making the remark and punching one of the victims, who suffered a broken nose and a broken orbital bone in his face. Temple spokesman Raymond Betzner said warrants have been issued charging the suspects with ethnic intimidation, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, simple assault and conspiracy.
June 27, 2007 |
Dana Crum should be focusing on her research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, but lately all the fourth-year medical student can think about is losing her mentor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The unexpected ousting earlier this month of Paul Mehne, dean of the school's Camden campus, shocked students. But it was just the latest shake-up at UMDNJ. The problems started in 2005, when U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie accused the school of Medicaid fraud.