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August 1, 2014 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Smith called his life a "nightmare that just won't seem to quit," and it's likely no one in the courtroom disagreed. Smith's mental and emotional problems began when he was raped by an older cousin at age 6. Later, in an adult relationship, he learned that his partner had been molesting children and had given him HIV. There was an older half-brother who killed himself, and a friend who was murdered. His problems continued Wednesday when a Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge sentenced him to four to eight years in prison for a one-day crime spree in which he mugged and robbed a 76-year-old man and a Temple University student.
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July 30, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
In an effort to cultivate talented students who don't test well, Temple University says it will become the first national public research university in the Northeast to make standardized test scores optional for admission. The university expects as many as 150 to 200 students who likely would not have been accepted because of low SAT and ACT scores, but who exhibit other promising attributes, will be admitted for fall 2015. Many of them could come from the Philadelphia School District.
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July 27, 2014 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bursting with anger at the growing death toll in the Gaza Strip, 300 pro-Palestinian demonstrators hurled invective through bullhorns Friday outside the Center City office tower that houses the Israeli consulate in Philadelphia. "Israel, Israel, what do you say?" they chanted. "How many kids have you killed today?" For nearly three weeks, Hamas militants in Gaza have rained incessant rocket fire on Israel, and the Israel Defense Forces have bombed Gaza and invaded the coastal strip.
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July 25, 2014 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
THE AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union and others yesterday filed a federal lawsuit against the city and two cops on behalf of a Temple University student who they say was unlawfully arrested last year when he photographed a group of cops gathered outside a North Philly house. The complaint follows previous cases in which cops allegedly assaulted or arrested other civilians who tried to film police actions in public and a September 2011 memorandum by Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey that instructed officers to allow themselves to be recorded.
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July 22, 2014 | By Marie McCullough, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University researchers have used state-of-the-art molecular scissors to cut out dormant HIV hiding in human cells, fueling hopes for curing - not just suppressing - the insidious infection that causes AIDS. The HIV removal experiment was conducted in cells in the lab, and the scissors did not work on every cell, so the approach is a long way from use in the clinic. Still, the study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows how new genetic editing technologies could be harnessed to conquer the AIDS virus.
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July 21, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial celebration will be Saturday, July 26, for Howard E. Blake, 92, of Media, a former Temple University professor who died June 15 of renal failure at White Horse Village in Newtown Square. The event is planned for 3 p.m. at Tyler Arboretum, in Media. Burial is private. Born in 1922 in rural Fairfield, N.C., Dr. Blake was the son of farmers. "No one in my family - in fact, no one in Fairfield - had ever gone to college," he told his family. "I got a ride there on a truck that was delivering chickens.
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July 21, 2014 | BY VALERIE RUSS, Daily News Staff Writer russv@phillynews.com, 215-854-5987
FIVE YEARS AGO, Devon Bailey was in a dark place. The "ex-corner boy," who used to sell marijuana and cocaine on city streets, had lost his wife to breast cancer and didn't have a job or any money. "I was in a downhill spiral, waking up every day, not having anything to do, except looking up at the ceiling," said Bailey, 36. That was when he first saw strangers clearing a garbage-strewn lot across the street from his grandfather's North Philadelphia auto mechanic shop. One day, as he watched those young adults - some college students, most of them poets, musicians or artists - try to build steps up an incline to a farming area, Bailey said to himself: "They don't know what they're doing.
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July 21, 2014 | BY LINN WASHINGTON JR., For the Daily News
SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA - Norman Nobela, a 21-year-old Soweto resident, traveled a few blocks from home to pitch in at yesterday's Mandela Day of Service, an annual event similar to the Martin Luther King Day of Service in Philadelphia. Working alongside him to spruce up the Emathonsini Old Age Home in the city's Moroka neighborhood were 11 students from Temple University who'd traveled about 8,000 miles farther. The Temple student helpers included three from the Philly area: Janice Durrant of Hunting Park, Cambriae Bates from Southwest Philadelphia and Taylor Lumpkin from Lumberton, N.J. Durrant said she found Mandela Day to be "so beautiful" because it attracts participants from all walks of life in South Africa, including the poorest of poor who "already have so little but get up to do something for someone else.
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July 19, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University undergraduates will pay $600 more in tuition in the fall. In-state students will pay $14,006 in tuition, up from $13,406, and those from out of state will pay $24,032, up from $23,432. Mandatory student-activity fees, assessed on top of tuition, will remain at $690. The university's trustees approved the new tuition schedule at their meeting on Thursday. They also increased funding for student financial aid by more than $9.6 million. The amount set aside to aid students now totals approximately $100 million.
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July 18, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University has completed its review of an ethics complaint on a study conducted by two professors that described economic savings from private prisons - without disclosing that they had received funding from the prison industry. The university, however, will not disclose the findings or say whether any action was taken against the authors. "It's a personnel matter," Brandon Lausch, a Temple spokesman, said Wednesday. "I can't go into details. " He said the examination was concluded July 2. "They are fairly close-mouthed about their investigation," said Alex Friedmann, managing editor of the Prison Legal News and associate director of the Human Rights Defense Center, who filed the ethics complaint with Temple in June 2013.
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