September 21, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton, campaigning Monday at Temple University, told college students - many of whom are drowning in debt - that she's the candidate to address their needs. "No one will work harder to make your life better," Clinton said, promising to give young people a say in White House decision-making. Clinton told the crowd of 300 at Mitten Hall that she has a plan that would offer debt-free public college for everyone, apprentice programs for those who opt to not go to college, and high-quality child care for every family.
September 13, 2016 |
No one knows how long Rowan University's water has been contaminated with lead. When the university announced this month that it had found elevated lead levels in the water of several buildings on its main campus in Glassboro, it could not say how many generations of students may have been drinking contaminated water. It simply doesn't know. When lead is present in water, humans can't taste, smell, or see it — it can only be detected by testing the water. And Rowan, as far as administrators can tell, has never conducted any real testing of its water, other than at its child-care facilities.
September 2, 2016 |
Hosting the Democratic National Convention was a boost for the city, according to a survey of Philadelphians released Wednesday, but distrust in government remains high. The survey, conducted by the Committee of Seventy, the good-government group, and Temple University's Institute for Survey Research found that 82 percent of respondents thought the convention was a good thing for the city. About one-third said they were more likely to vote because the convention occurred in Philadelphia.
August 29, 2016 |
Soon after suffering a devastating defeat, Temple University freshmen from Johnson Hall gathered in solidarity last week on Geasey Field. They'd just lost a fierce tug-of-war, pulled across the line during a round-robin competition that would end with Morgan South being crowned the strongest on campus. The Johnson freshmen swallowed their dismay and cheered for others. They talked, laughed, and danced to the loud music being blasted across the field. They made friends. "I'm definitely feeling a team vibe," said John Harris, 18, of Nazareth, Pa. "I wasn't feeling it so much before.
August 20, 2016 |
Herbert Fineman, 96, of Wynnefield, a Philadelphia Democrat who rose to the rank of speaker of the Pennsylvania House and modernized that institution, but was forced to resign because of a corruption scandal, died Thursday, Aug. 18, at his home. Mr. Fineman, who was elected speaker an unprecedented four times, was instrumental in creating the state income tax and seeing that much of its funds were sent to city schools, hospitals, and museums. In 1977, he was convicted on two counts of obstruction of justice in a federal case involving influence peddling.
August 13, 2016 |
Frank Fox didn't speak a word of English when he immigrated to the United States from his native Poland as a teenager in 1937. But he got into Central High School two years later and spent the rest of his life learning, writing, teaching, and translating. He was fluent in seven languages. Dr. Fox, 92, who lived at the Quadrangle in Haverford, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, of complications of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. "I could spend hours telling you about him," said his son, Julian.
August 11, 2016 |
Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, for Alice Jean Clark, 79, of Center City, a retired college professor and tour guide, who died of lymphoma Tuesday, July 26, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Dr. Clark earned bachelor and master of arts degrees and a doctorate in English literature from Temple University. She taught English at Temple for 10 years before joining the faculty at what is now Delaware Valley University in Doylestown in 1981. "Alice brought a touch of class that all of us needed," said James Miller, an emeritus professor of biology at Delaware Valley.
August 2, 2016 |
Two men connected with the Temple University Police Department have been charged with murder, according to court records. Aaron Wright, 47, and Marquis Robinson, 41, are charged with six criminal counts including murder, aggravated assault, conspiracy, and abuse of a corpse. Their addresses were unavailable Sunday. The men were charged with killing a 24-year-old woman who was reported slain at 10:40 a.m. Friday on the 4600 block of Greene Street, Philadelphia police said. A 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene, according to the department's Friday report on the killing, and court records say Wright and Robinson were charged Saturday.
July 31, 2016 |
Hillary Clinton kicked off her general election campaign and bus tour through battleground states Friday at a rally in Philadelphia by comparing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to a king, while also arguing that the historic nature of her candidacy showed the goodness and potential of America. "Nobody who looked like me was thought to be possible to run for president" when the country was founded, Clinton told a few thousand supporters at Temple University, a day after she became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party.
July 30, 2016 |
The last Philadelphia event connected with the Democratic National Convention will take the party's nominee to Temple University on Friday. But transportation officials aren't expecting Hillary Clinton's noon post-nomination rally to create much disruption. The Broad Street Line and Regional Rail will run as usual Friday through the Temple University stop, SEPTA officials said. City officials, too, said they expected minimal traffic delays. However, Temple officials said Thursday that commuters and those attending the rally could expect delays and tangled traffic.