February 6, 2015 |
A STATE Welfare Department employee has been released from the hospital after being injured last month in a tragic accident in Center City. Erica Goodwin, 44, of Lansdowne, Delaware County, was discharged from Hahnemann University Hospital on Jan. 27, a hospital spokeswoman said last night. She had been there since Jan. 15, when she was crushed by a Temple University student who fell to her death from an eighth-floor window, police said. The student - identified by Temple as Rebecca Kim, a freshman in the university's pre-pharmacy program - had been visiting friends in an Art Institute of Philadelphia dorm on Chestnut Street near 16th when she fell while apparently trying to take a photograph, police said.
February 5, 2015 |
Cherry Hill West senior Sarah McGlinn likes being in the middle of the action on the soccer field. She wanted the same for her college life. "It's the city, there's always something going on," McGlinn said of her decision to sign Wednesday with Temple University on a soccer scholarship. McGlinn committed to the school in 2014 but made her official visit to the North Broad Street campus last weekend. The trip only cemented her belief that she wanted to continue her athletic and academic career at Temple.
January 30, 2015 |
You probably know what continental drift is - but what's Choreo_Drift? Simply put, it's the movement of choreographic ideas that relate to one another, to art and politics, and to society and communities across the continents. It's the brainchild of Italian-born, Sweden-based choreographer and theorist Cristina Caprioli, and the collaborator/dancers in her company, ccap. The project, which takes many shapes, has this week drifted down from the Museum of Modern Art's PS1, in Queens, N.Y., to Philadelphia.
January 24, 2015 |
Temple University has spent a billion dollars over the last decade transforming itself from a commuter college into a residential school that can draw students nationally. It's added glassy classroom buildings, a ritzy skyscraper dorm, and amenities such as cafés and rock-climbing walls. Yet, for all the flash, it was never clear how the expensive parts were supposed to fit together. With the completion of a new master plan last year and the hiring of a university architect in 2011, Temple seems to have finally found its compass.
January 22, 2015 |
Avery Lewis' winter training facility isn't much to look at. It consists primarily of a borrowed stretch of tiled hallway on the third floor of the Thurgood Marshall School in Olney, where, on a recent night, a few dozen children, ages 5 to 16, were warming up by jogging laps along lanes separated by trash cans. But that hasn't slowed her down. On the contrary, the third grader at Friends' Central School in Wynnewood could be called the fastest 9-year-old girl in the country.
January 19, 2015 |
Sitting around a Temple University conference table, Ameena Soliman and her classmates laid out the problem: Commuter students have no place to store books or keep warm while they wait for a train. "If you have four classes and four textbooks, you have to carry them all day," noted Soliman, a finance and marketing major from Yardley who was a freshman in the fall of 2013 when she lodged her complaint. The professors - Neil D. Theobald and his wife, Sheona - listened intently.
January 17, 2015 |
An 18-year-old Temple University student who may have been taking pictures from an eighth-floor Center City dorm room Thursday evening fell to her death and struck and injured a pedestrian on the sidewalk below, police said. Shortly before 6 p.m., police responded to numerous 911 calls reporting that one or two people may have fallen from a building in the 100 block of South 16th Street, said Chief Inspector Scott Small. They found two women lying next to each other on the sidewalk outside the H&M store at the high-traffic corner of 16th and Chestnut Streets, Small said.
January 11, 2015 |
Kareem Ali is ahead of the curve. Ali is a senior at Timber Creek High School - for another six days, anyway. Ali will graduate from Timber Creek on Friday and enroll at Temple University on a football scholarship on Jan. 20. "It's exciting," said Ali, a first-team all-South Jersey defensive back. "This is something I wanted to do, get an early start. " Ali took extra courses over the summer to be able to graduate early. He wanted to get a jump on his college education and also on his college football career.
January 11, 2015 |
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia has named its next artistic director and principal director: Paul Rardin, only the 13th leader in the choir's 141-year history. Rardin, 49, will keep the job as director of choral activities at Temple University he began in 2011, and starts his initial two-year Mendelssohn contract July 1. Except for a 45-minute rehearsal as part of the interview process, Rardin has never before conducted the 130-voice Mendelssohn choir - his first outing won't be until fall - but says that having grown up in the area (Germantown and East Mount Airy)
January 11, 2015 |
Some of the autistic children Connor Kerns works with have odd fears: exposed pipes, bubbles on pizza, a microwave's beep. These may seem innocuous to many people, but for someone with autism, they can trigger a wave of worry and anxiety. About 40 percent to 60 percent of people with autism have a diagnosable anxiety disorder or an atypical anxiety driven by irregular fears or unusual social anxiety, said Kerns, assistant professor at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute. Anxiety is a common concern for the parents of autistic children and adults on the spectrum.