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September 26, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple University Health System posted a small operating profit of $3 million for the year ended June 30, 2015, its first annual operating gain since fiscal 2007, Temple officials said Thursday. CEO Larry Kaiser attributed the positive results to a shift toward higher-acuity care, a financial turnaround at Fox Chase Cancer Center, and a steep drop in professional liability costs. On a conference call with bond investors, Kaiser highlighted a surge in the number of transplants to 246 last year from 190 the year before and the year-old Fox Chase policy of giving people next-business-day appointments.
NEWS
September 23, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Christopher Jones, 77, of Kimberton, a University of Pennsylvania Museum archaeologist known for his discovery and deciphering of inscriptions left by the ancient Maya culture of Guatemala, died Thursday, Sept. 3, of cancer at his home. As a research associate and later a consulting scholar for the museum, Dr. Jones was engaged in ongoing study and massive publication efforts pertaining to Tikal - one of the largest ancient cities in the Americas. Tikal was the capital of a city-state during the Classical period (200 to 900)
NEWS
September 13, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trump buys Miss Universe Potential GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has bought out NBC's half of the company that produces Miss USA and Miss Universe . The move follows NBC's July decision to drop its Miss Universe telecast because of outrage over Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants. Several companies, including Univision, severed ties with Trump after he said immigrants are "bringing crime. They're rapists. " He added, "Some, I assume, are good people.
NEWS
September 13, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of the Sciences and Salus University have begun talks about "forming a broad strategic partnership" that could result in a merger, the president of Salus wrote in an email to colleagues Thursday. "Although discussions are very much in an exploratory phase, our respective boards recognize the potential for growth as a combined institution far exceeds what either of us can accomplish alone," wrote Michael H. Mittelman, president of Salus, the Elkins Park institution formerly called the Pennsylvania College of Optometry.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
The University of the Arts has named a new president. David Yager, who holds several positions at the University of California, Santa Cruz, including dean of the arts division, starts the job Jan. 15. With a background as a visual artist, Yager, 66, has been dean at Santa Cruz since 2009, after spending 23 years at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, as art professor and founder/director of its Imaging Research Center, Center for Art,...
NEWS
September 5, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
The University of Pennsylvania and Amazon.com are being sued by the mother of a student who killed herself in 2013 with cyanide she allegedly purchased through the online retailer. Arya Singh, 20, a junior in the School of Nursing, died Feb. 8, 2013, after ingesting soluble cyanide crystals in her dorm room. Singh's life began to unravel after an alleged sexual assault in 2011 by a male student that she reported to authorities, the suit says. No charges were filed against the student, and he remained on campus.
NEWS
August 26, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel and Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writers
The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease were found in the hot-water systems of buildings at West Chester University last week, causing hot water to be shut off to nine buildings over the weekend until the systems were sanitized. It was the second time this summer that the bacteria have been found on the campus. On Monday - the first day of classes - the remediation company hired to handle the problem reported that the systems had been successfully sanitized, a university spokeswoman said.
NEWS
August 25, 2015 | Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Students were ordered to evacuate a Kutztown University dormitory for several hours Sunday after 19 people became sickened by fumes coming from the basement of Deatrick Hall. Custodians first reported throat irritation and dryness about 2:45 p.m.; police and firefighters who responded to the scene experienced similar symptoms. Altogether, 12 students, three custodians, two police officers and two firefighters were treated by emergency personnel on site and released. Students have been moving into the dorms this week, and classes start Monday.
NEWS
August 25, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
DAN REIMOLD never lost faith in journalism. Sure, newspapers all over the country are in trouble. Loss of advertising, falling circulation. The familiar litany. But Dan, an assistant journalism professor at St. Joseph's University and an influential blogger celebrating the importance of college newspapers, believed the study of journalism was still worthwhile. "In a world in which everyone can be journalists, or at least say they are, it will be those with the real journalistic training and knowledge who will rise above and be recognized and (hopefully)
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