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October 29, 2014 | BY CHAD DION LASSITER
Google Maps a few weeks ago identified much of North Philadelphia as "Temple Town. " Temple University's encroachments upon North Philadelphia should no longer be shocking for it is real. While Temple University has officially denied any connection to this renaming, it appears clear that Temple University and developers are carving out a white enclave that in effect is no longer North Philadelphia. Most black folks will be unwelcomed. What Temple wants is a white enclave of racial and class privilege.
NEWS
October 23, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rabbi Deborah Waxman leafed through her mail before unwrapping a small orange, the punch line to a fabled Jewish myth. As it went, a rabbi once teased that a woman rabbi was like an orange on a ceremonial seder plate used during Passover. Neither belonged. The orange was a sly affirmation from a friend, mailed to Waxman as a symbol of the history she made by becoming the first woman and the first lesbian to lead a major movement of Judaism. Waxman, 47, took over in January as head of the Reconstructionist movement and president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, the movement's seminary.
NEWS
September 3, 2012 | By Bill Reed, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old Temple University student was shot in the neck near the North Broad Street campus early Sunday, and a suspect is in custody, police said. The student was shot about 3:30 a.m. in the 1900 block of North Gratz Street, Philadelphia police said. He was treated at Temple University Hospital and was expected to be released, university police said in a statement. Philadelphia police withheld the victim's name. A department spokeswoman could not provide the suspect's name or any charges.
SPORTS
May 12, 1998 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
The people began forming a line at 4 p.m., an hour before the church doors swung open, and some were still there as late as 10:15, 75 minutes after the scheduled ending. That thousands, despite rainy, dreary weather, turned out last night at St. Alphonsus Church, in Maple Glen, Montgomery County, to honor C. Robert "Bob" Harrington was an occurrence that should have surprised no one. He meant that much to that many. Harrington, 55, who first made a name for himself as a basketball player and coach, and then enhanced it by becoming a giant in labor relations as a vice president for personnel services and chief negotiator at Temple University, all the while nurturing old friendships and starting new ones and caring for his beloved family, died last Thursday after battling cancer for close to four years.
SPORTS
March 28, 2012 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Due to an unsettled offseason, the Big East Conference has finally released its 2012 football schedule. The conference had to deal with the departure of West Virginia before luring a former member that it had booted years earlier - Temple. For now, the Owls will have an 11-game schedule - including seven Big East foes - this coming season, with two bye weeks. That could change, as Temple is still looking to add a 12th opponent. So far, the Owls' schedule that was released on Tuesday is highlighted with games against Villanova, Penn State, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, Louisville and Cincinnati.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2014 | BY DANA DIFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
THE WAY David M. Jacobs sees it, aliens from outer space have been kidnapping humans for aeons and sexually molesting them to create human-alien hybrids that walk among us today undetected and will soon take over Earth. He knows that sounds crazy. But he long ago quit caring what people think of him. As director of the International Center for Abduction Research, Jacobs, 71, has made it his life's mission to investigate claims of extraterrestrial abduction. "What I'm doing will either be an interesting but nonessential footnote to popular culture or the most important thing that's ever happened to humankind.
SPORTS
May 3, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY has asked a Canadian high school to stop using an owl mascot that looks very much like its own. Temple officials said Thursday that the school in Kelowna, British Columbia, has agreed to change its symbol. The Kelowna Daily Courier reported that the local high school's scowling bird was virtually identical to Temple's Hooter the Owl. Kelowna Secondary School began using the symbol in 2002, after Temple had trademarked its image. It's not clear how the mascots ended up looking alike.
NEWS
May 24, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Temple University has tapped current provost and long-time administrator Richard M. Englert to serve as acting president while the search for a permanent successor continues. Englert, also senior vice president for academic affairs, becomes acting president on July 1 upon the exit of current president Ann Weaver Hart, Temple Board President Patrick O'Connor said Wednesday morning. The university is in the middle of a national search to replace Hart, who has served as president for six years and will become president of the University of Arizona.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission. The university expects as many as 150 to 200 students who likely would not have been accepted because of low SAT and ACT scores, but who exhibit other promising attributes, will be admitted for fall 2015. Many of them could come from the Philadelphia School District.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
ON THE BLOCK near 17th Street where the image of the fiery and flamboyant civil-rights lawyer Cecil B. Moore once looked down onto the avenue that bears his name, a new building has risen. Near where the colorful mural of Moore once spread across the wall of the now-demolished Adelaide's Variety Store, large banners now proclaim: "Luxury Student Apartments. " On this block near Temple University, each new boxy apartment building has six or more stark, gray electric meters facing the street at eye level.
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October 29, 2014 | BY CHAD DION LASSITER
Google Maps a few weeks ago identified much of North Philadelphia as "Temple Town. " Temple University's encroachments upon North Philadelphia should no longer be shocking for it is real. While Temple University has officially denied any connection to this renaming, it appears clear that Temple University and developers are carving out a white enclave that in effect is no longer North Philadelphia. Most black folks will be unwelcomed. What Temple wants is a white enclave of racial and class privilege.
BUSINESS
October 28, 2014 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Columnist
Its display shelves and checkout counter were culled from a barn estate sale. Its goods are from a new venture with an agronomic-sounding name, the Hatchery. The locale for this down-on-the-farm experience? Gritty North Philadelphia. The Pop-Up Market, as it is simply named, debuted Oct. 10 in the atrium of Temple University's Tyler School of Art, a 10-foot-by-15-foot space most recently used for storage. Now, it serves as the commercial outpost for a new academic initiative within Temple's design program to promote entrepreneurship among artists.
NEWS
October 23, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rabbi Deborah Waxman leafed through her mail before unwrapping a small orange, the punch line to a fabled Jewish myth. As it went, a rabbi once teased that a woman rabbi was like an orange on a ceremonial seder plate used during Passover. Neither belonged. The orange was a sly affirmation from a friend, mailed to Waxman as a symbol of the history she made by becoming the first woman and the first lesbian to lead a major movement of Judaism. Waxman, 47, took over in January as head of the Reconstructionist movement and president of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Wyncote, the movement's seminary.
NEWS
October 22, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA & DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
TWO PUNKS terrorized a group of Temple University students Sunday night in a violent home invasion that university officials said was "not a random act. " Last night, an official with Newport Property Group, which manages the building, said the victims believe that the attack was retaliatory, payback for a previous spat between one of them and a neighborhood hoodlum. The official spoke with the Daily News on condition of anonymity. The incident happened at 7:30 p.m. at an apartment on 18th Street near Berks, just a block off campus, when two gunmen forced their way into the home, police said.
NEWS
October 22, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police Monday were investigating a North Philadelphia home invasion in which several Temple University students were tied up and robbed at gunpoint. Police said that around 7:30 Sunday night, two men followed a 20-year-old student into his house on the 1900 block of North 18th Street and robbed him and several students inside: a 19-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man, and four 18 year-old women. At least six people were bound with zip ties, police said. The 20-year-old student was pistol-whipped in the head and later was treated for minor injuries at Hahnemann University Hospital.
NEWS
October 22, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
DARLIENE BONNER demonstrated in her early teens that she wasn't about to let rules and regulations stand in her way. She was in middle school at age 14 when she decided she wanted to attend West Philadelphia High School because she thought it would give her the quality education that she wanted. Unfortunately, the school was outside the boundary of her South Philadelphia neighborhood and those pesky rules and regulations said she couldn't go there. Oh, yeah? Darliene challenged the school district and, although it's not known what her arguments were, they were obviously persuasive because she was admitted to West Philadelphia High School.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
ON THE BLOCK near 17th Street where the image of the fiery and flamboyant civil-rights lawyer Cecil B. Moore once looked down onto the avenue that bears his name, a new building has risen. Near where the colorful mural of Moore once spread across the wall of the now-demolished Adelaide's Variety Store, large banners now proclaim: "Luxury Student Apartments. " On this block near Temple University, each new boxy apartment building has six or more stark, gray electric meters facing the street at eye level.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | BY MENSAH M. DEAN, Daily News Staff Writer deanm@phillynews.com, 215-568-8278
ZARIA ESTES, the high-school girl who was scheduled to be tried as an adult for attacking a Temple University student with a brick this spring, pleaded guilty yesterday morning. Estes, 15, entered into a non-negotiated guilty plea to aggravated assault, conspiracy and possession of an instrument of crime. Three other charges were dropped: making terroristic threats, simple assault and reckless endangerment. Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos will sentence Estes on Dec. 17, according to online court records.
NEWS
October 15, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gayl P. Gentile, 76, of Philadelphia, a teacher in the city's elementary schools, died Thursday, Oct. 2, of cancer at her home. For 30 years, Ms. Gentile taught reading and math to pupils with learning disabilities. Most of her career was spent at Dobson School in Manayunk. Born at Women's Lying-in Hospital at Eighth and Spruce Streets, she grew up in Lansdowne. She graduated from Lansdowne-Aldan High School in 1956 and from Temple University with a bachelor of science degree in education in 1960.
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