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April 28, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's University truly is the home of the Hawks. They've got the birds to prove it. Two red-tailed hawks have nested in a towering pine on the lawn of McShain Hall, a freshman residence next to the pedestrian bridge that arches over City Avenue into Philadelphia. The university community is enthralled with the birds, monitoring them via a "Hawkcam" set up April 2 on the fifth floor of McShain. There are signs that chicks are on the way. "Everybody's got their fingers crossed," Michael McCann, biology professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said Thursday.
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April 27, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST CHESTER West Chester University campus police are investigating what they are calling the third sexual assault in a week, university officials said Friday. A female student walking between Goshen and Tyson Halls about 12:30 a.m. Friday was approached by a man who appeared to be intoxicated and grabbed her buttocks, the police said. The woman pulled out pepper spray, and the man fled. University police said it was the fifth such incident in the last month, all of which they have referred to as sexual assaults.
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April 11, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The chancellor of Pennsylvania's higher education system on Wednesday promised more autonomy for its 14 universities, giving two state senators hope that their proposed legislation to break up the system won't be necessary. "I'm very optimistic that we can accomplish the bill's aim without having to do it," said Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D., Chester), who, along with Sen. Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson (R., Bucks), proposed a bill that would allow some state universities to exit the system. Frank T. Brogan, who six months ago became chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, used his formal installation speech in Harrisburg to tout a range of plans, including a "fast-track approval process" for new programs and more say at the local levels on selecting presidents.
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April 10, 2014 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
  'Dear Sophie . . . " The man who is arguably the nation's best-known climate-change scientist was writing to his granddaughter. The letter was about monarch butterflies and a bullfrog, to be followed by others sounding environmental themes. James E. Hansen - "Bopa" to Sophie - wanted to teach her "how science works, how we investigate cause and effect," he said recently. Explaining it to her - in letters he plans to turn into a book called Sophie's Planet - "will help me put the climate story in a language that a broader audience can understand.
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April 9, 2014
The event boasts a cornucopia (or is that pornucopia?) of sex-related seminars, product vendors and personal appearances by current and veteran adult-entertainment stars. Knox will be have a booth at Exxxotica where she'll sign autographs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday. She'll also attend the Fanny Awards, where she's up for New Girl on The Block - Best Newcomer. (Cast your vote at thefannys.com.) Other event highlights: "Real Sex vs. Porn Sex": A seminar hosted by adult-film superstar Nina Hartley (6:30 p.m. Friday)
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April 1, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA When it's time for class, Gloria Maloney's commute could barely be more convenient. The city behavioral health worker rides the elevator to the basement of the former Strawbridge & Clothier flagship, then walks next door to the old Lit Bros. department store, where she's studying for her master's in social work. On the third floor of that building at 701 Market St., now the Mellon Independence Center, she attends one of Philadelphia's newest higher-ed venues: a state university smorgasbord of sorts.
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March 20, 2014 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
GLASSBORO Rowan University announced Tuesday that it had entered an agreement with Lockheed Martin to have the company collaborate with the university's students and faculty on research and development of radar technology. The move builds on a project begun last fall and, Rowan administrators said, is a new model for universities working with industry. The school has made high-profile pledges to expand, especially its research enterprise, with the engineering school seen as a core part of that mission.
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March 13, 2014 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
A 22-YEAR-OLD man was shot dead just off La Salle University's campus in Logan yesterday. The victim, the city's 50th homicide of the year, was shot once in the left side in an alley near Olney Avenue and 19th Street, police said. The shooting was sparked by an argument, which later escalated into a fistfight among a group of men, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. One of the men pulled a gun and shot the victim, who then staggered across Olney Avenue and collapsed in front of La Salle University.
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