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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.
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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 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.
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
December 8, 2010 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple's ongoing construction will be substantial but will not push further into residential areas of North Philadelphia, university president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday. Hart, in a meeting with the Inquirer Editorial Board, disclosed details of the $1.2 billion expansion of Temple's main campus, saying the size of the university's footprint in North Philadelphia will not increase. As The Inquirer reported last year, Temple's expansion will develop the university's Broad Street corridor.
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December 30, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University's incoming president will take office Monday, but will postpone laying out his agenda in an inauguration speech until October. Neil D. Theobald, whose inauguration had been scheduled for April, said he wanted more time to learn about the 39,000-student university before formulating a solid plan for the future. "The goal is to listen - what should our priorities be? - and discuss them," said Theobald, 56, who has just finished his tenure as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Indiana University.
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September 11, 2014 | BY DANA DiFILIPPO, Daily News Staff Writer difilid@phillynews.com, 215-854-5934
LAWYERS MIGHT HAVE one of the most joked-about jobs on Earth, but here in Philadelphia, they now are among the most celebrated: Temple University yesterday officially opened a national Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The hall was founded in 2009 by the Trial Lawyer magazine, but hasn't had a physical home until now. Its goal: to honor trial lawyers "who have left an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the American public, the Constitution and the American trial bar," according to its website.
NEWS
July 2, 2011 | By Drew Singer and Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writers
A day after Gov. Corbett signed a state budget that cuts funding for higher education, Temple University announced Friday that it would raise tuition nearly 10 percent for Pennsylvania students. Though the $27.15 billion budget was a done deal, the funding cuts continued to draw protests. About 50 people gathered Friday outside Corbett's satellite office in Center City to denounce the reductions. The 2011-12 budget reduces funding to four state-related universities, including Temple, by 19 percent.
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December 11, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University has unveiled plans for a sleek, new $190 million library that will span a city block and serve as an anchor in the heart of the North Philadelphia campus. The 210,000-square-foot library - which will rise at the current site of Barton Hall, between Liacouras Walk and 13th Street - will replace Paley Library, which will be retooled as a welcome center, with a cafe, classrooms, and gathering spaces. A rendering by the architectural firm Snøhetta shows a futuristic expanse with a sweeping front arch, a green roof, and an outdoor balcony offering cross-campus views.
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December 8, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Whatever they did, it seems Temple University's board of trustees couldn't win. Their most famous and loyal member, Bill Cosby, was the subject of an escalating string of ugly accusations of decades-old sexual assaults. Many of the board members are lawyers or judges, upholders of a system where one is presumed innocent until proved otherwise. And Cosby has never been found guilty of any sexual impropriety. So board members took their time, weighing what to do. While that annoyed some people, others expected nothing less.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Sofiya Ballin, Inquirer Staff Writer
  At Temple University, in the latest protest demonstraton in Philadelphia, almost 100 students staged "die-in" to "shut down" Broad Street at 4 p.m. Student and organizer of the Phillip Ogunleye, 22, is a public health major who after the grand jury decision to not indict officer who put Eric Garner in a chokehold says it was then he decided "I have to do something today was the day I decided to take a stand," said Ogunleye. He says he chose Broad Street because "people are impatient," he wanted to interrupt commuters just enough to spark important discussion.
NEWS
December 5, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A DATA-DRIVEN opinion piece written by a Temple University law professor led a prominent charter-school leader to fight back on Twitter yesterday, claiming the professor shoots at unarmed boys. Twitterverse was not pleased. "What does Temple law professor Susan DeJarnatt and Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson have in common? They both shoot at unarmed boys," David P. Hardy wrote in a tweet sent out at 5:07 a.m. yesterday. Hardy is the chief executive officer of Boys' Latin of Philadelphia Charter School and a spokesman for PhillySchoolChoice.com, a new group that advocates for charter and parochial schools.
NEWS
December 4, 2014 | Inquirer Editorial Board
It's hard to reconcile the accumulated accusations of sexual assault facing Bill Cosby with the charismatic comedian and pudding purveyor of yore. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try. The collective will to ignore these incongruous incarnations only enabled the Philadelphia native to go on about the latter chapters of his charmed career - and allowed much of the public to be blithely entertained by it - without facing the accusations. Having embarrassingly persisted in this pretense even after the rest of the country abandoned it, Temple University became one of the last major institutions to distance itself from Cosby, who resigned from its board of trustees this week.
NEWS
December 3, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Under fire from at least 20 women who have accused him of sexual assault, Bill Cosby resigned Monday from Temple University's board of trustees, a seat he had held since 1982. The decision came amid mounting pressure from some corners for the university to cut ties with its beloved benefactor and longtime public face, including a Change.org petition bearing more than 1,000 signatures. The university late Monday afternoon issued a short news release with statements from Cosby and the board of trustees announcing the break.
NEWS
December 2, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the 15,400 artifacts Temple University archaeology students unearthed at Timbuctoo - a buried village of freed and runaway slaves along Rancocas Creek - was a tiny, cast-iron buffalo. "There was also a little gun and a wagon wheel, all of which might have been part of a bank set" for a child to collect coins, said Patricia Markert, a Temple student who helped manage the school's field project in 2010 and 2011 and then conducted several smaller digs last year. The final batch of artifacts - including tiny pieces of glass from bottles found up to two feet below the surface - are being washed, analyzed, and catalogued, Markert said while photographing the historical site in Westampton Township, Burlington County, last week as part of her study.
NEWS
November 27, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Vernon Clark, and Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writers
Several hundred demonstrators flooded a central Philadelphia thoroughfare at evening rush hour Tuesday and snaked through city streets for several hours in protest of a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer for shooting to death an unarmed black man. Marchers filed up four-lane North Broad Street from City Hall, stopped at Temple University, then headed to the Ninth District police station in Franklintown, capping a...
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November 26, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA and JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writers vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
HUNDREDS OF people flooded Philadelphia's streets yesterday, weaving through tumbledown blocks of North Philly to share a unified message: Things need to change. For the second consecutive day, local protesters - residents, Temple University students and spiritual leaders - rallied to decry the grand jury's decision Monday to not indict Darren Wilson, the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. But the fervor in Philly wasn't just reserved for Ferguson: The demonstrators had a long list of demands, including body cameras for city police officers, freedom for Mumia Abu-Jamal and the release of two of their own. "It's incredible, I didn't expect to have so many positive vibes," Naveed Ahsan said last night after he was arraigned on a disorderly conduct charge at the Central Detective Division, on 21st Street near Hamilton in Spring Garden.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
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.
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