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May 8, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
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.
SPORTS
March 22, 2005 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
According to Temple president David Adamany, John Chaney will remain the school's basketball coach next season. Adamany said just that in a telephone interview yesterday, stating: "He will be coaching Temple basketball next season. " Adamany said that he expected there would be a discussion with Chaney about "whether he wishes to go on coaching beyond next year," but that discussion will be held in the fall, a time when the contracts of all of Temple's coaches are regularly reviewed.
NEWS
November 9, 1988 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peter Liacouras, president of Temple University, yesterday hailed Bill and Camille Cosby's $20 million gift to Spelman College in Atlanta as "an absolutely wonderful event. " Cosby is a Temple graduate and serves on the university's board of trustees. In 1986, Bell of Pennsylvania and General Foods Corp. each gave Temple $50,000 in scholarship funds in the Cosbys' name. Cosby is a Conwell Fellow at Temple, which means he has personally donated in excess of $10,000 to the school.
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June 25, 2000 | By Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A Philadelphia sports era is ending. Temple president Peter Liacouras, who will officially retire on Friday, put more emphasis on sports than any other modern college president in this region. He began his 18-year reign by saying he expected Temple's football team to get to the Sugar Bowl. The jokes still haven't stopped about that one. Liacouras hired John Chaney, now a Philadelphia icon, to be Temple's basketball coach, fought to build the school's new basketball arena, and had a sports-loving former Temple trackman and freshman football player named Bill Cosby buy out the contracts of a couple of Owls football coaches.
SPORTS
March 23, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 4, 1999 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Reuben "Ruby" Greenberg, 83, a longtime Burlington County dairy farmer, died Sunday at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center, Camden, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Sept. 5. Mr. Greenberg was born in Williamstown and raised in Mount Holly. A second-generation farmer, he got his start in the business after school, when he would work on the family's Vincentown dairy farm. In 1948, he purchased his own farm in Columbus, where he continued to farm until becoming ill in 1995.
NEWS
July 3, 2010 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The president and chief executive of Temple University Health System will step down, he said Friday. Edmond F. Notebaert's announcement comes barely two months after Temple settled a long, acrimonious, and expensive labor dispute with 1,500 of its nurses and allied health professionals. While Notebaert, 66, who will also leave his post as senior executive vice president of health sciences at Temple University, counts the dispute as the most disappointing aspect of his tenure, he said that no one was forcing him from the job. "I love Temple," he said.
NEWS
September 26, 2007 | By Gail Shister, Inquirer Staff Writer
Almost 30 years of Eyewitness News is coming to Temple. CBS3 will donate its vast archive of more than 20,000 videotapes to the university's Paley Library, CBS3 president Michael Colleran and Temple president Ann Weaver Hart are to announce today in a joint news conference. The tapes date from 1977 to 2004 and feature coverage of such seminal Philadelphia moments as the MOVE bombing in 1985; the Phillies winning the World Series in 1980; and the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1979.
NEWS
September 24, 1999 | By Mike Madden, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's not quite "Temple University-New Jersey," but Camden County College yesterday moved toward easing the path for students who transfer from the two-year community college to Temple. Officials from the two schools signed an agreement ensuring that the Camden County College associate's degree curriculum will satisfy nearly all of Temple's core curriculum, meaning students there who transfer to the Philadelphia university will not have to worry about retaking introductory classes.
NEWS
November 11, 1986 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Romas Viesulas, professor of printmaking at Temple University and an internationally recognized designer and printmaker, died Thursday in Rome of heart failure. He was 68 and formerly lived in Glenside, Montgomery County. Viesulas, a professor at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University, started the printmaking program there and was chairman of the department for 20 years. He had been teaching at Temple's Rome campus since July 1985. A member of the Temple faculty since 1960, he was honored last year when his design was selected by the Vatican for a stamp commemorating the fifth centenary of the death of St. Casimir, patron saint of Viesulas' native Lithuania.
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July 23, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITERS
Temple University announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement for its embattled president, Neil D. Theobald, to resign effective Aug. 1. The agreement came as the board was poised to meet and vote on dismissing Theobald, faulting him for a $22 million deficit in the university's financial aid budget and his dismissal of provost Hai-Lung Dai three weeks ago. Theobald will receive a year's sabbatical at full salary - $725,000, including base...
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July 20, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
The lawyer whom embattled Temple University president Neil D. Theobald has hired as he tries to stave off his ouster by the university board has a long history of representing college presidents who need to negotiate exit deals once relationships have soured. Raymond D. Cotton, a Washington lawyer who works for the Boston-based Mintz Levin firm, is a nationally known expert on college presidential compensation. "Inside the industry, Ray is the 911 call you make when you're in trouble," said Shelly Weiss Storbeck, managing partner of Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates, an executive search firm in Media.
NEWS
July 15, 2016 | By Susan Snyder and Steve Bohnel, STAFF WRITERS
The impending dismissal of Temple University president Neil D. Theobald had its roots in a growing conflict with members of the board of trustees who faulted him for failing to consult them on key issues and mishandling others, according to people familiar with the board's decision-making. The rift began in March, when a $22 million shortfall was projected in the university's financial-aid budget for merit scholarships, several sources said. It intensified last month, they said, when Theobald removed provost Hai-Lung Dai and announced his replacement without consulting the board.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Jack Tomczuk and Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITERS
Temple University's board of trustees will hold a special meeting Monday to consider plans to move forward on a campus football stadium. President Neil D. Theobald told student government leaders at a packed meeting Monday that he would recommend that the project proceed. His announcement came as protesters demonstrated against the proposed 35,000-seat stadium, slated for the northwest corner of campus. The objections and chants became so loud and raucous that the university shut down the meeting 15 minutes early.
SPORTS
December 24, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Temple University president Neil Theobald described talks last Thursday with Mayor-elect Jim Kenney concerning a proposed 35,000-seat on-campus stadium as productive. Kenney told The Inquirer after the meeting that he relayed to Temple officials that they must address the concerns of the neighborhood before he can endorse a plan for the $100 million project. Theobald, who attended the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday, said it was a positive meeting. "I thought it went very well," Theobald said.
SPORTS
December 21, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
There were no words, and no words necessary. A touchdown shown on a television, a high-five between a father and son. In a skilled-nursing facility just outside the city, there is one room with a banner that used to fly over North Broad Street. "One of the giant original Temple 'T' banners," Greg Liacouras said over the phone. "It's right behind the TV set. The whole wall is covered by the Temple 'T.' " His father, former Temple president Peter Liacouras, stays in that room.
NEWS
January 19, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 8, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
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.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
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.
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