January 19, 2015 |
Sitting around a Temple University conference table, Ameena Soliman and her classmates laid out the problem: Commuter students have no place to store books or keep warm while they wait for a train. "If you have four classes and four textbooks, you have to carry them all day," noted Soliman, a finance and marketing major from Yardley who was a freshman in the fall of 2013 when she lodged her complaint. The professors - Neil D. Theobald and his wife, Sheona - listened intently.
August 27, 2014 |
The president of Temple University assured Jewish students and others Monday that the university was conducting an investigation after a student was allegedly attacked and called anti-Semitic names last week. Neil D. Theobald addressed the issue while answering written questions from students at the Student Center during the school year's first meeting of student government. "There is no place on a university campus for violence," Theobald said when asked what the university was doing to prevent similar incidents and why no one had been arrested.
May 8, 2014 |
WHEN TEMPLE University president Neil Theobald assesses the challenges facing the university, he can consult with senior administrators, faculty, trustees and a cadre of donors and alumni. But the university's 10th president, whose tenure began in January 2013, also has other valuable resources: 22 freshmen in his "Organizational Change at Temple University" course, which wrapped up Monday. The yearlong course examines challenges facing the school and asks students to identify and address other obstacles, such as campus safety, student health needs, dining services and financial literacy.
March 12, 2014 |
AT FIRST, it was a standard protest rally. When all was said and done, a university president was promising to review a professor's firing. Temple University students and North Philadelphia activists used a bullhorn on campus yesterday to demand that professor Anthony Monteiro's firing be overturned. But community leader Sacaree Rhodes said it was the university trustees, meeting upstairs in Sullivan Hall, who needed to hear the level of discontent. "We need to go inside," Rhodes said.
November 23, 2013 |
Temple president Neil Theobald said publicly this week that an on-campus football stadium likely would be part of the university's next master plan, expected to be released in 2014. Temple is having a "serious discussion" about the stadium, Theobald said, as an alternative to playing home football games at Lincoln Financial Field. Temple's contract with the Linc, which is due to expire after 2018, costs the university about $1.5 million annually. Theobald's comments, his most significant yet about the oft-rumored stadium, came during a post-inaugural event at Loews Hotel in Center City on Tuesday night.
October 19, 2013 |
In his inaugural address Friday morning, Temple University president Neil D. Theobald is to announce a $50 million, five-year boost for new research aimed at improving the city and the region, and a plan to lower student debt that will offer incentives for students to graduate within four years. Theobald, a former Indiana University administrator who became Temple's 10th president in January, is expected to deliver his speech at 10 a.m. in the renovated, historic Baptist Temple on the North Philadelphia campus.
September 4, 2013 |
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Some kids are bored by dad's stories of the good old days, when seemingly every game was played in four-feet of snow and helmets were made of leather. Temple h-back Chris Coyer, however, found inspiration in the tales. "I think they actually helped me to become a halfway decent football player," Coyer laughed before taking the field at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday. Coyer's father, Chris Sr., played at Minnesota in the mid-1970s and has tales from the most hallowed stadiums in college football.
May 3, 2013 |
Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw will retire June 30 after 11 years to give full attention to undisclosed family issues. Bradshaw, 65, will begin a leave of absence Friday. "We are asking our friends and people we know to understand what our challenges are now," Bradshaw said Wednesday night. "I haven't had much sleep over this [situation]. For 36 years uninterrupted, I have been an athletic director, but it's the right decision. " Kevin Clark will take over as interim athletic director.
March 25, 2013 |
The Wells Fargo Center was closed to the public Saturday, but basketball fans kept March Madness alive elsewhere across Philadelphia. At Temple and La Salle Universities, students were still giddy over their teams' victories and were preparing for even more intense games Sunday. Temple had planned an all-day open house long before it knew it would be in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. A big win and a lot of school pride were on display for prospective students and parents.
March 23, 2013 |
With Temple to play Indiana Sunday in the NCAA tournament, Neil D. Theobald didn't pause Friday when asked where his loyalties lie. "There is no doubt on that one," the Temple president said from Dayton, Ohio, where he watched the Owls beat North Carolina State. "I'm all in for the Owls. " That's not surprising for a Temple president, except that this one used to be an Indiana Hoosier as recently as December. Theobald became Temple's president in January after working for 20 years in Indiana, most recently as the school's senior vice president and chief financial officer.