CollectionsTemple University
IN THE NEWS

Temple University

FEATURED ARTICLES
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.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angered by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to sell the shuttered William Penn High School to Temple University, a neighborhood group has made good on its threat to take legal action. The William Penn Development Coalition asked the state Supreme Court on Friday for an injunction to block the sale and to rule that the SRC's expedited process violated state law. A small contingent rallied Monday outside City Hall to announce the suit against the SRC and to publicize the community-based organization's campaign to buy the site in the Yorktown section of North Philadelphia for a school focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
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.
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.
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
November 18, 2012
This is a sweet story about a kind and outgoing Temple University freshman whose friend-winning smile resembled a walking ray of sunshine. It is also an uplifting story about a black boy from a devout Baptist family in North Philadelphia who beat the odds and won a scholarship to St. Joseph's Prep, where he excelled as a scholar-athlete. And it's a sad story about Haitian immigrant parents who fled the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere only to have their second son drown after being pulled out to sea while walking in knee-deep surf at a wealthy beach resort in South Jersey - the 19-year-old had never learned how to swim.
LIVING
March 6, 2000 | By Susan FitzGerald, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Classical music for babies. Foreign language tapes for toddlers. Today's parents are trying all sorts of things to stimulate their children in the hopes of maximizing brain power in the critical period right after birth. But do experiences in the early years - listening to Mozart or not - really determine how a child fares in the long run? In his 1999 book, The Myth of the First Three Years: A New Understanding of Early Brain Development and Lifelong Learning, child-education expert John Bruer debunks the popular notion that the most important period of brain development occurs before the age of 3. Bruer, who heads the James S. McDonnell Foundation in St. Louis, will join a panel of Philadelphia experts to discuss the "zero-to-three" theory at a symposium next Monday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Temple University.
NEWS
March 4, 2008
Working with Temple University officials, Philadelphia police took decisive action by charging four Temple students with the senseless beating of the grandson of a Holocaust survivor. The attackers reportedly shouted anti-Semitic slurs before pummeling the 23-year-old college student, a visitor to the North Broad Street campus who attends Penn State University. While the victim suffered a broken nose and orbital bone in his face, the hopeful news is that he is expected to recover fully, his father told a campus meeting on the attack late last week.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
July 21, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
FIVE YEARS AGO, Devon Bailey was in a dark place. The "ex-corner boy," who used to sell marijuana and cocaine on city streets, had lost his wife to breast cancer and didn't have a job or any money. "I was in a downhill spiral, waking up every day, not having anything to do, except looking up at the ceiling," said Bailey, 36. That was when he first saw strangers clearing a garbage-strewn lot across the street from his grandfather's North Philadelphia auto mechanic shop. One day, as he watched those young adults - some college students, most of them poets, musicians or artists - try to build steps up an incline to a farming area, Bailey said to himself: "They don't know what they're doing.
NEWS
July 21, 2014 | BY LINN WASHINGTON JR., For the Daily News
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA - Norman Nobela, a 21-year-old Soweto resident, traveled a few blocks from home to pitch in at yesterday's Mandela Day of Service, an annual event similar to the Martin Luther King Day of Service in Philadelphia. Working alongside him to spruce up the Emathonsini Old Age Home in the city's Moroka neighborhood were 11 students from Temple University who'd traveled about 8,000 miles farther. The Temple student helpers included three from the Philly area: Janice Durrant of Hunting Park, Cambriae Bates from Southwest Philadelphia and Taylor Lumpkin from Lumberton, N.J. Durrant said she found Mandela Day to be "so beautiful" because it attracts participants from all walks of life in South Africa, including the poorest of poor who "already have so little but get up to do something for someone else.
NEWS
July 21, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial celebration will be Saturday, July 26, for Howard E. Blake, 92, of Media, a former Temple University professor who died June 15 of renal failure at White Horse Village in Newtown Square. The event is planned for 3 p.m. at Tyler Arboretum, in Media. Burial is private. Born in 1922 in rural Fairfield, N.C., Dr. Blake was the son of farmers. "No one in my family - in fact, no one in Fairfield - had ever gone to college," he told his family. "I got a ride there on a truck that was delivering chickens.
NEWS
July 19, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University undergraduates will pay $600 more in tuition in the fall. In-state students will pay $14,006 in tuition, up from $13,406, and those from out of state will pay $24,032, up from $23,432. Mandatory student-activity fees, assessed on top of tuition, will remain at $690. The university's trustees approved the new tuition schedule at their meeting on Thursday. They also increased funding for student financial aid by more than $9.6 million. The amount set aside to aid students now totals approximately $100 million.
NEWS
July 18, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University has completed its review of an ethics complaint on a study conducted by two professors that described economic savings from private prisons - without disclosing that they had received funding from the prison industry. The university, however, will not disclose the findings or say whether any action was taken against the authors. "It's a personnel matter," Brandon Lausch, a Temple spokesman, said Wednesday. "I can't go into details. " He said the examination was concluded July 2. "They are fairly close-mouthed about their investigation," said Alex Friedmann, managing editor of the Prison Legal News and associate director of the Human Rights Defense Center, who filed the ethics complaint with Temple in June 2013.
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.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angered by the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's decision to sell the shuttered William Penn High School to Temple University, a neighborhood group has made good on its threat to take legal action. The William Penn Development Coalition asked the state Supreme Court on Friday for an injunction to block the sale and to rule that the SRC's expedited process violated state law. A small contingent rallied Monday outside City Hall to announce the suit against the SRC and to publicize the community-based organization's campaign to buy the site in the Yorktown section of North Philadelphia for a school focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
NEWS
July 16, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
A NONPROFIT KNOWN as the William Penn Development Coalition filed an injunction Friday with the state Supreme Court to stop the school district's sale of William Penn High School to Temple University. The community coalition - composed of neighborhood groups in North Philadelphia's Yorktown section, area business leaders, William Penn alums and educators - claims the School Reform Commission blocked its attempts to buy the high school, on Broad Street near Master. The filing states that the coalition began the process of purchasing the property in the fall for "community use including a mixed use of retail and a training academy in the high demand fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
NEWS
July 13, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, Pa. - Even as Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees voted Friday to raise tuition by nearly 3 percent on its main campus, new president Eric Barron announced plans to focus on reining in soaring student debt. Over the last 10 years, Penn State graduates' debt has grown from an average of less than $20,000 to $35,000, Barron told the board during its meeting at the Penn State Schuylkill campus here. About two-thirds of students graduate with debt, the same percentage as a decade ago. It was Barron's first presentation as president to the board, during a meeting where the Jerry Sandusky child-rape scandal was again raised, this time by a trustee also attending his first meeting.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The homeownership rate in Philadelphia declined sharply between 2000 and 2012, primarily as a consequence of the prolonged and sweeping real estate downturn that followed the bursting of the housing bubble in 2006-07, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Although Philadelphia's homeownership rate remains high among the nation's 30 largest cities, the 7.1 percentage-point drop in owner-occupied units - from 59.3 percent to 52.2 percent, or by 47,082 - was surpassed only by Phoenix, which suffered record foreclosures and price declines when the market swooned, the Pew study shows.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|