September 12, 2014 |
Bonnie Blank is about 40 years older than a traditional college student, but she hasn't stopped going to class. One Day University is an adult education program, offered throughout the country, that recruits top university professors to lecture at single-day learning opportunities. Through the program, Blank has been able to quench her thirst for learning without signing up for a full semester. She plans to attend one such event Sunday at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The event is sponsored by The Inquirer.
September 11, 2014 |
LAWYERS MIGHT HAVE one of the most joked-about jobs on Earth, but here in Philadelphia, they now are among the most celebrated: Temple University yesterday officially opened a national Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The hall was founded in 2009 by the Trial Lawyer magazine, but hasn't had a physical home until now. Its goal: to honor trial lawyers "who have left an indelible mark on the American legal tradition through a lifetime of service to the American public, the Constitution and the American trial bar," according to its website.
September 3, 2014 |
IN JANUARY 2011, a University of Pennsylvania student was assaulted about three blocks from campus, allegedly by a "flash mob" of up to 40 youths. Penn did not issue an alert to students about the incident. On Easter weekend last year, a 20-year-old La Salle University student was abducted about a mile from campus and sexually assaulted. La Salle officials did not send out an alert. Five months ago, a 19-year-old Temple University student was walking with her boyfriend a block from campus when a group of teens approached, one of whom beat her face with a brick.
August 27, 2014 |
The president of Temple University assured Jewish students and others Monday that the university was conducting an investigation after a student was allegedly attacked and called anti-Semitic names last week. Neil D. Theobald addressed the issue while answering written questions from students at the Student Center during the school year's first meeting of student government. "There is no place on a university campus for violence," Theobald said when asked what the university was doing to prevent similar incidents and why no one had been arrested.
August 23, 2014 |
Cheyney University was placed on probation for five years by the NCAA on Thursday for multiple infractions regarding the university's lack of control over its certification process. From 2007 through 2011, Cheyney, the nation's oldest African American university, was found to have allowed 109 student-athletes to practice, compete, and receive travel expenses and athletically related financial aid before receiving their amateur certification from the NCAA. The Division II Committee on Infractions, which rendered the decision, also concluded that a former university compliance director did not follow proper procedures in the certification of student-athletes' eligibility.
August 18, 2014 |
A FORMER TEMPLE University student has filed a lawsuit against the school claiming it unfairly expelled him after a female student accused him of sexual assault. The plaintiff, whose name is not disclosed in the federal lawsuit, filed Tuesday, claims he engaged in consensual sexual acts (but not intercourse) with the female student on Sept. 22, 2012, when they were both enrolled at Temple. The suit claims that "Temple adopted and applied sexual misconduct policies and procedures that disproportionately affect male students" and deprived this particular student of his due-process rights in violation of the U.S. Constitution and Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.
August 17, 2014 |
St. Joseph's University, which has faced financial turmoil and faculty unrest over the last year, is getting new leadership. The Rev C. Kevin Gillespie, who became president two years ago, announced Friday that he will resign effective June 2015, the end of his first three-year term. His decision follows a vote of no confidence by the business faculty last spring. John Smithson, senior vice president, will leave at the same time, university officials said. The faculty senate voted no confidence in Smithson in February.
August 15, 2014 |
KEN CHADWICK had family photos plastered on the walls of his office at Temple University Health System, of which he was associate vice president for real estate and leasing. The photos told associates and visitors where Ken's heart lay. The pictures were of his wife, Gretchen, their five boys and their grandchildren, smiling happily for the camera. And why shouldn't they have been happy? They had their doting husband, father and grandfather to spoil them rotten. "Ken loved more than anything to talk about Gretchen, their boys and grandchildren, and the time they spent together," said Alan N. Rosenberg, senior vice president and chief of staff of the health system.
July 28, 2014 |
When Maurice Kanbar got headaches from drinking alcohol, he came up with a solution: Skyy Vodka, regular vodka minus the impurities that he said gave him headaches. He also invented the "D-Fuzz-It" sweater comb and a hypodermic needle protector to prevent health-care workers from getting pricked. But the wealthy San Francisco entrepreneur has another claim to fame: He's the godfather of Philadelphia University. He is the biggest donor in the university's history. He gave his alma mater a whopping $21 million during its current capital campaign - more than half the amount the university was aiming to raise.
July 25, 2014 |
"MARVEL Universe Live!," now roaring 'round the Wells Fargo Center, had a really hard act to follow - all those big-budget Marvel action movies, which wow kids of all ages with fantastic computer graphic imagery and amazing antics by stunt drivers and martial-arts acrobats, daredevils who flip and fly themselves and their vehicles with pinpoint perfection. But where others might be scared away, the gang at Feld Entertainment (which also stages the Ringling Bros. Circus and "Disney on Ice" spectacles)