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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.
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
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 2014 | By David Patrick Stearns, Inquirer Music Critic
Percussion guru Alan Abel was the subject of what had to be the loudest 85th birthday concert in Philadelphia history on Sunday. But had it not been a bang-up occasion, something would have been seriously wrong. Indeed, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society was out of its usual league at the Perelman Theater with this 21/2-hour lovefest of Abel's percussion disciples, ending with a battery of 12 in a Rolando Morales-Matos drumming showdown incongruously titled The Little Rhumba . All had their individual moments, and, as we know, once percussionists hit a groove, you never know when they'll stop - even Abel, whose contribution was on cowbell.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At first, they wrote for grades - perfunctorily, without heart. But then, a funny thing happened once the teens at Benjamin Franklin High School realized that adults actually wanted to know what being students in the Philadelphia School District felt like, even if the words were dark and difficult to hear. They wrote about overcrowded classes, fights in hallways, not enough books or counselors or supplies. They wrote about losing friends to gun violence. And it began to matter.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ralph J. Flood, 79, of West Philadelphia, an English teacher for many years, died Saturday, Oct. 25, of cancer at his home. At the end, Mr. Flood refused all drugs except pain medication. "Despite Dylan Thomas," he told his family, "I will go gentle into that good night. " (Thomas' famous poem exhorts the elderly to "not go gentle into that good night" but to "burn and rave" in old age.) Mr. Flood grew up in the Oxford Circle section of Northeast Philadelphia and graduated from North Catholic High School in 1953.
NEWS
November 14, 2014 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
U.S. DISTRICT Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, a native of Colombia, was nominated yesterday by President Obama to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. Restrepo, 53, has served as a U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania since June 2013, having been a U.S. magistrate in the Eastern District from 2006 to 2013. Restrepo has taught at Temple University's Beasley School of Law since 1993. Restrepo was 2 when he moved to the U.S. He earned a bachelor's degree in 1981 from the University of Pennsylvania and a law degree in 1986 from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 2014
ACCORDING to an August report by D.C. think tank the Brookings Institution, nearly 285,000 Chinese students entered the country on F-1 visas between 2008 and 2012, making China the largest source nation of foreign students pursuing degrees at American universities. Schools in Philadelphia, home to the second-largest Asian population on the East Coast, attracted upward of 7,100 of these students in this time period - quite the community, although it's one that average citizens have little exposure to if they operate outside academia.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2014
Astral Artists , a Philadelphia nonprofit cultural group that helps classical musicians launch their careers, has named the following board members: Joan Chait , a cellist with the Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra; Robin Pinder Herndon , counsel at Siemens Healthcare; Bobby Ellen Kimbel , a published writer who has been an instructor and lecturer in English, art history, and aesthetics at Temple University, Rosemont College, and Drexel...
NEWS
November 10, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai and Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Temple University student was shot outside a party early Saturday after the shooter was denied entry to the fraternity house where it was being held and a fight ensued, authorities said. The student, whom the school said was a 22-year-old undergraduate, was shot once in the left thigh and hip shortly before 1 a.m. on the 1500 block of North 17th Street. The student's identity was not revealed. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital, treated, and released, said Temple spokesman Brandon Lausch.
NEWS
November 6, 2014
YOUR PAPER recently published an oped by Chad Dion Lassiter, the President of Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, that called real-estate development company Templetown Realty and Temple University, "the new Jim Crow. " The objective of Mr. Lassiter's letter is to raise awareness of the allegedly heavy-handed tactics used by the realty company and Temple to displace the poor African-American community that surrounds the campus, and to call for a campaign of civil disobedience against the university's expansion efforts.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
President Obama called on a crowd at Temple University's Liacouras Center on Sunday night to elect Democrat Tom Wolf governor Tuesday, casting the election as a choice between failed trickle-down economics and shared prosperity based on a strong middle class. "The biggest corporations, they don't need another champion. The wealthiest Americans don't need another champion, they're doing just fine," Obama said. But the hardworking single mother and the first-generation college student need a champion like Wolf, the president said, "somebody who understands that opportunity for all is what America's all about, opportunity for all is what Pennsylvania's all about.
NEWS
November 4, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
The director of a major Muslim group told Muslim and Jewish women gathered Sunday that God "has put the spark of the divine in all of us. " Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement in New York City, was among the speakers at the Muslim-Jewish Women's Leadership Conference at Temple University. Its organizers called it "the first-ever national gathering of Muslim and Jewish women. " About 100 women participated. Khan urged audience members "to try to see things from God's perspective - that religions are part of the divine plan - and to see ourselves as part of the plan.
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