November 15, 2015 |
For years, Pennsylvania State University students have stood at intersections and storefronts from Boston to Washington holding cans and soliciting donations for Thon, the world's largest student-run philanthropy, a benefit for childhood cancer victims and research. And many of the group's 15,000 student volunteers would have been "canning" again this weekend if not for a car accident in late September that killed one student as she and six others were returning from a canning weekend in Chester County.
September 29, 2015 |
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student was killed Sunday afternoon and six other students were injured in a one-car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County. The accident occurred at 1:49 p.m., when the students were returning from a trip to solicit donations for a nationally known student-run philanthropy commonly referred to as Thon. Penn State officials identified the dead student as Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, who was a passenger in the car returning to State College from the Philadelphia area.
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 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.
March 25, 2015 |
A task force will review Pennsylvania State University's Greek system in the wake of revelations that a fraternity shared online pictures of naked women while they were asleep or passed out, the school's president said Monday. "This comprehensive examination of fraternity and sorority life and its culture will not be simple and it may not be comfortable," Eric Barron said. His announcement came in a statement Monday evening but had been in the offing for days, after news of Kappa Delta Rho's private Facebook pages stirred up a growing chorus of calls for action.
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.
November 26, 2014 |
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.
September 17, 2015 |
Whoever pointed a laser at a Police Department helicopter from a Temple University dormitory is getting off easy with the Internet equivalent of a slap on the wrist. The laser shot came from a dorm at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue on Monday night, prompting Aviation Lt. David Bonk to fire back on Twitter: "Attention @TempleUniv student on top floor: pointing lasers at #TacAir is illegal. " He also included a photo of the building - the 1,200-resident Morgan Hall - and copied the tweet to the Temple University police and Jerry Ratcliffe, a professor of criminal justice at Temple.
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.
April 2, 1986 |
Temple University president Peter J. Liacouras said yesterday he favors a "controlled" introduction of liquor to the campus but wants to keep the five blocks of N. Broad Street near the school "liquor-free. " Liacouras told members of the Temple board of trustees that he would agree to one of four proposals made last month by a committee of students and administrators studying whether to end the 102-year-old tradition prohibiting liquor on the North Philadelphia campus. He said the present policy should be "restated" to allow school officials to "explore" the possibility of putting a restaurant serving beer and wine within campus boundaries.