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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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
NEWS
August 14, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University will kick off a $100 million fund-raising campaign in the fall specifically targeted at financial aid, as it continues a concerted effort to roll back the cost of education. Famous Temple alum Bill Cosby has filmed several videos the university will use to urge its 275,000 alumni and others to donate and help a new generation of students attend school at an affordable cost. It's the largest campaign specifically for financial aid ever undertaken by the 39,000-student university, whose main campus is in the heart of North Philadelphia and whose mission includes serving students from the region.
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NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Monica Letzring, 80, an associate professor and former chair of the undergraduate English department at Temple University, died Sunday, May 10, of Alzheimer's disease at an assisted-living facility in Cavalier, N.D. A longtime resident of the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Dr. Letzring joined Temple's faculty in 1967 after earning her doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. Her field was 18th-century British literature. She taught at Temple for 35 years. During that time, she was elected chair of the department and appointed dean and director of several Temple University programs abroad.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University is starting a Confucius Institute - the first in Philadelphia - focusing on the teaching of Chinese language and culture, officials announced Monday. The school will partner with China's Zhejiang Normal University, which will send two Chinese language professors here to teach in the institute, said Temple provost Hai-Lung Dai. Each university will contribute in-kind services and personnel worth $150,000 to run the institute, which will start in July, Dai said.
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University was in mourning Sunday after former Owls defensive lineman-linebacker Adrian Robinson Jr. died Saturday night at age 25. The cause of his death was not released. "The entire Temple University community is mourning the tragic passing of one of our former all-time great football players, Adrian Robinson," athletic director Kevin Clark said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this incredibly tough time. " Symmetry, the agency for Mr. Robinson, posted a message on Facebook that read, in part: "Adrian was a beloved father, son, brother, friend and teammate.
NEWS
May 19, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sayre P. Schatz, 92, of Melrose Park, an internationally known expert on African economics and professor emeritus of economics at Temple University, died Thursday, May 7, of Alzheimer's disease at the Quadrangle in Haverford. A World War II veteran, Dr. Schatz was drawn to the field of African economics in the 1950s, when few scholars were interested in the subject. He went on to author several books and dozens of articles on the topic, many of which were translated into other languages.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
NURSE Pat Crowley has worked at Temple University Hospital long enough to expect certain emotional reactions from patients in the emergency room of the Level One trauma center. Grimaces, wails of pain, frantic yelling from relatives who've sped to the hospital after learning that a loved one has been shot. Impatience, fright, tears. But the victims of Tuesday's crash of Amtrak Train 188 were eerily mute, their faces blank, their eyes dry and unblinking. "That image has stayed with me," says Crowley, who has seen a lot of traumatized people in his medical career - first as a Philadelphia firefighter and paramedic, now as an ER nurse at Temple.
BUSINESS
May 13, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia International Airport plans a 2015 job fair Tuesday at Temple University to fill more than 600 openings at the airport. More than 30 businesses, including airlines, restaurants, car-rental companies, retailers, and government agencies, will interview candidates for jobs that include customer-service representative, sales associate, bartender, server, bookkeeper, massage therapist, cosmetologist, manager, cashier, and others. The airport's fair will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St. Applicants can meet with employment specialists to have their resum├ęs reviewed and attend workplace-etiquette workshops for interview tips.
NEWS
May 12, 2015 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
At Philly CAM, which runs the city's public-access television station, people take classes or rent equipment and facilities. The person who helped them with their independent films and TV shows was Jay Mohan. "He was very welcoming and able to communicate technical things to people who didn't have much experience in a way that would make everyone feel comfortable," said Gretjen Clausing, executive director of Philly Community Access Media. Shortly after midnight Sunday, Mohan, 26, was riding his bike on Girard Avenue near Ridge when he was hit by a 1993 Buick Roadmaster traveling west on Girard, police said.
NEWS
May 9, 2015 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police have arrested Robert Roberts, 18, of North Philadelphia, in an April 28 hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a Temple University student. Police said Roberts, also known as Rashan Roberts, turned himself in after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with serious injury, which carries a minimum sentence of 90 days in jail. Capt. Robert Wilczynski of the department's accident investigation unit said the teenager would likely have faced no charges had he stayed on the scene.
NEWS
May 9, 2015 | Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
T. Milton Street Sr. had blown off an early-morning mayoral forum at Independence Mall and could not care less. The perennial political striver strode through a North Philadelphia supermarket in blue jeans a few hours later, unapologetic about being a no-show to talk tourism. He had never played by the conventional political rule book. At 76, he wasn't about to. Progress Plaza was home turf, in a neighborhood near Temple University, where, four decades earlier, he had begun his transformation from farmer's son to radical activist and larger-than-life public persona.
NEWS
May 8, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who's graduating from Temple University on Friday? Lots of Michaels and Jessicas. Michael is the most common name among the 9,151 grads; there are 176 of them - nearly 2 percent of the class, according to a "fun facts" list put out by the university. Jessica topped the list for female grads; there are 87 of them. In addition, 28 grads will be celebrating something else Friday - their birthdays. The oldest grad is a septuagenarian (71), and the youngest is 19. And there are 14 sets of twins, up from nine last year.
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