May 20, 2015 |
TEMPLE HAS a new athletic director. But it's a familiar face. Patrick Kraft, who's served as the deputy AD since 2013, will succeed Kevin Clark, who, like Kraft, came to North Broad Street from Indiana along with university president Neil Theobald. Clark has been reassigned to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer. "Temple is an extraordinary university and its athletics programs are advancing with tremendous support from our students, faculty, coaches, parents and alumi," Kraft said in a release.
May 20, 2014 |
She had so many true and heartfelt things to say about her school, and Emily Moran's greatest worry, as she prepared to deliver the commencement address Sunday at La Salle University, was that the words would pour out of her into a shapeless pile, like jelly beans from a bag. She has always talked fast, especially among those she knows best and loves most. "They keep telling me, 'You have to slow down,' " she said. It's no wonder why. She has five siblings. Her father is one of 15, and from those 14 aunts and uncles Emily Moran has 86 cousins.
May 9, 2014
IN THE past week, more has been said about sexual assaults on college women than probably at any time in history. The White House released new measures from a federal task force on the issue, the New York Times featured a front-page story and discussions lit up national TV talk shows, tweets, web posts and many column inches. But one photograph says it all, one photograph that explains why we're now confronting the scandalous reality that, according to one study, one in five college women has been raped, their complaints ignored and covered up by their schools.
February 15, 2014 |
The U.S. Department of Education is investigating Temple University's athletic department for possible Title IX gender-equity issues, university president Neal D. Theobald said. In a letter to Temple's board of trustees and the coaches of seven sports the board has voted to cut, Theobold said the department's Office for Civil Rights is looking into whether "the University is failing to provide equal athletic opportunity for female athletes compared to male athletes, with regard to Locker Rooms, Practice and Competitive Facilities, Housing and Dining Facilities and Services, and in the area of Athletic Financial Assistance.
January 18, 2014 |
When ESPN's College GameDay crew shows up at the Palestra Saturday, Jay Bilas will speak of the old place from experience. "I think I was in foul trouble at the warm-ups," Bilas said of facing La Salle in January of 1983 as a freshman starter for the Duke Blue Devils. "I had to cover Albert 'Truck' Butts. I found out pretty quickly that he had that nickname for a reason. He basically ran over me. " Duke survived the day, beating the Explorers by a point, so Digger Phelps and the other GameDay hosts can't give Bilas too much of a hard time as they recount their own Palestra memories.
December 8, 2013 |
DR. GAVIN White has been synonymous with Temple University forever. First as an athlete on the crew team, then as an assistant crew coach and, for the last 34 years, as the head coach. "I bleed Temple blood," said White, whose father was the school's athletic director. "I always have. "I was attending football games when I was still in my mother's stomach. " So you can imagine how yesterday's news hit him. Temple is cutting seven of its 24 sports, including crew, for financial reasons, effective in July.
May 24, 2013 |
A women's-rights lawyer said Wednesday that federal suits had been filed against several U.S. colleges, including Swarthmore College, alleging that the schools did not properly handle students' sexual-assault allegations. Two other complaints making similar claims were filed against Swarthmore last month. It was not immediately clear how many of the suits filed Wednesday were against Swarthmore. The complaints are not public, according to Gloria Allred, but they allege that the schools - Swarthmore, Dartmouth College, the University of North Carolina, the University of Southern California, and the University of California at Berkeley - did not comply with Title IX or the Clery Act. Title IX, commonly known as a law related to women's sports, also contains civil rights requirements.
February 6, 2013 |
'I'M GONNA pass out. " Don't let the words fool you; the girl may have been winded, but she spoke with a smile. Surrounded by Temple's women's rowing team, she had just competed in her first 100-meter race on a rowing machine. And she couldn't have been more excited. The North Philadelphia middle school student was one of roughly 50 participants Monday at Temple's celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The event brought young girls from local middle schools to Temple's Student Pavilion to hang out with some of the university's female athletes and try their hand at everything from shot put to fencing.
January 25, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Breaking new ground, the U.S. Education Department is telling schools they must include students with disabilities in sports programs or provide equal alternative options. The directive, reminiscent of the Title IX expansion of athletic opportunities for women, could bring sweeping changes to school budgets and locker rooms for years to come. Schools would be required to make "reasonable modifications" for students with disabilities or create parallel athletic programs that have comparable standing to mainstream programs.
September 2, 2012 |
They say this is the Year of the Woman. Of course they're right. Ever since we got the vote, we've been hell-bent-for-leather. By the way, we got the vote 92 years ago. Or Years-of-the-Woman ago. To prove that the Year of the Woman is here, they point out that Augusta National Golf Club just allowed two women to join its membership, after 80 years of admitting only men. One woman, who led a protest at the club in 2003, said last week,...