September 3, 2015 |
Gerhard E. Spiegler, 85, of Rosemont, a Haverford College theology professor who later became a provost and college president, died Monday, Aug. 24, of cardiac failure at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Spiegler received a doctorate in theology from the University of Chicago in 1961. He was offered a faculty position there, but chose to go to Haverford College. That fall, he joined other young scholars who were taking a fresh look at the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Dr. Spiegler taught many courses, all characterized by a focus on original texts.
September 2, 2015 |
Temple announced a 10-year partnership extension with Under Armour on Monday to continue providing uniforms, apparel and footwear for the university's 19 varsity sports teams. Temple and Under Armour declined to comment to The Inquirer on the financial details. However, two sources said that the 10-year extension is worth $30 million. The sources said that the previous five-year deal totaled $1.5 million, so the extension will be for 10 times the annual amount. "We are very excited to announce this new, enhanced partnership with Under Armour," athletic director Patrick Kraft said in a statement.
August 29, 2015 |
His Wall Street fortune was built using data as an investment beacon. He is rebuilding the 76ers with the same gusto for analytics. And on Thursday, Josh Harris made clear he has put the Philadelphia Police Athletic League through the private equity wringer. In announcing his $3.5 million donation to the group serving boys and girls with sports and other after-school programs, Harris subjected the nonprofit to the same scrutiny that has earned him a fortune as cofounder of Apollo Global Management L.L.C.
August 28, 2015 |
Chris Hurst, a Conestoga High School graduate who is now the evening news anchor at WDBJ7, the CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va., took to Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday to express shock. His girlfriend, reporter Alison Parker, had been shot to death on live television, along with her cameraman, Adam Ward. "We didn't share this publicly, but @AParkerWDBJ7 and I were very much in love. We just moved in together. I am numb," the 28-year-old former Temple University student wrote.
August 22, 2015 |
Temple linebacker Tyler Matakevich enters his senior season with more career tackles (355) than any active college player. The closest pursuer, Mason Monheim of Illinois, is 61 tackles behind. Yet when Matakevich was a senior at St. Joseph's High School in Trumbull, Conn., he did as much hitting on the baseball diamond as he did on the football field. The 6-foot-1, 232-pound Matakevich was so proficient in baseball that even as late as his senior year in high school, he wasn't sure what sport to pursue.
August 21, 2015 |
Benjamin Franklin Aycox Jr., 77, of Philadelphia, a teacher and advocate of organized play as a tool for learning and social interaction, died Sunday, Aug. 16, of thyroid cancer at his home. A Philadelphian from birth, Mr. Aycox graduated from Simon Gratz High School in 1955. He was ranked among the top five students in his class. He earned a scholarship to Drexel University and became the only African American in the freshman class of 500. Two years later, he transferred to Temple University, and graduated with honors and a bachelor of science degree in science education.
August 21, 2015 |
KAY DEMING didn't fit too well in the conservative atmosphere of Louisiana when she was growing up. She was just a bit too liberal for the South. But instead of moving north, she took off for Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, moved by the "winds of change," as her family put it. Kay spent two years in the Peace Corps in Barrio Simon Bolivar in Santo Domingo, where she taught English and helped open a neighborhood health clinic. Kay Deming Graham, as she became after marrying Jeffrey Graham in 1977, was a labor organizer whose emphasis was always on education and health care.
August 20, 2015 |
Temple University and the Eagles have reached an agreement that would allow the Owls to play their home games in Lincoln Financial Field for two more years after their current rental contract expires in 2017. The amended agreement gives Temple the option to play in the 69,596-seat stadium in 2018 and 2019, the school said in a statement issued Tuesday. And the pact also gives the school the "flexibility and time" to explore all options, including the possibility of building a football stadium on campus - a proposition that could take several years, Temple officials said.
August 18, 2015 |
As Indonesia N. Young of Camden packs up to go to Temple University next week, one of the treasures she'll take along is a photo album made by her mother. "This album is dedicated to all the ppl who didn't believe Our Dream," Ericka R. Young wrote to her daughter. "We was just trying to leave the Hood! You made it!" Like the classic Biggie Smalls song, "Juicy," which Ericka referenced, the photo album tells the story of a kid in poverty rising to success. Seeing her single mother struggle, Indonesia knew what she had to do: "I needed to go to college and graduate and get out of the ghetto in order to live the way I really wanted to live.
August 15, 2015 |
Temple University said Thursday that it would add training, revise its student code of conduct, and take other steps to better handle sexual assaults on campus. The announcement by president Neil D. Theobald came nearly a year after he appointed a committee to study Temple's handling of sexual misconduct, and comes amid a backdrop of universities under scrutiny for their sexual-assault policies and procedures. The committee was formed after the U.S. Department of Education said Temple was among 55 colleges under investigation for their handling of sexual assaults and harassment on campus.