May 19, 2015 |
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.
May 18, 2015 |
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.
May 13, 2015 |
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 resumés reviewed and attend workplace-etiquette workshops for interview tips.
May 12, 2015 |
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.
May 9, 2015 |
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.
May 9, 2015 |
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.
May 8, 2015 |
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.
May 5, 2015 |
AS A SEA of smiling faces surged around her, no one at Community College of Philadelphia's graduation was more joyful than Wanda Klinefelter of Mayfair - unless it was her mom, Gloria. "My mom's held our family together," said Klinefelter, 34, who was among 2,000 students graduating from CCP over the weekend at Temple University's Liacouras Center. "Mom worked as a housekeeper and sacrificed so much for me, my brother and my sister," Klinefelter said. Her mom said, "I love you and I am a very proud Mama Dukes.
May 2, 2015 |
Esther Erb looks at the Broad Street Run as one that changed her running career. Erb, now an assistant track and cross-country coach at Rider University, won the 10-mile race in 2012 in 55 minutes, 28 seconds. Since then, the winning has continued. She won the Litchfield Hills (Conn.) Rotary Run on a 7.1-mile course in 2013 and 2014. She also won the U.S. Marathon Championship in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., last year. "Winning the Broad Street Run was a turning point in my career and really made me feel special," Erb, 29, said in a telephone interview.
April 28, 2015 |
Fairhill Elementary School haunted Pepón Osorio: a boxy, unlovely structure at Sixth and Somerset, all graffiti, trash, and broken promises. The artist and professor at Temple University's Tyler School of Art often rode his bicycle past the building, one of two dozen schools the Philadelphia School District closed in 2013. "There was a sense of abandonment around the building, of lifelessness," said Osorio, whose work often touches social-justice themes. "And the idea came to me: What if I reactivate this area?