Correspondent Michala Butler covers Philadelphia for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.
Striking Temple Univ. grad students approve new contract; end 6-week strike
By: Michala Butler - March 14, 2023
Negotiators said the deal, approved 344-8 on Monday, was 'an historic achievement for our union.'
After police officer’s death, Temple Univ. students to rally for safety
By: Michala Butler - February 28, 2023
The protest will end with a joint demonstration with striking members of the Temple University Graduate Students Association.
Striking Temple grad students, administration struggle to reach final agreement
By: Michala Butler - February 23, 2023
Members of the Temple University Graduate Student Association voted 352-50 on Tuesday night to reject the pact.
Pa. lawmakers rally in support of striking Temple grad students
By: Michala Butler - February 14, 2023
'Temple administrators sitting over in Sullivan Hall should be ready to see us out here time and time again,' Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, D-Philadelphia, said.
Temple rescinds free tuition for striking grad students
By: Michala Butler - February 9, 2023
The students, who are seeking a livable wage and better working conditions, have until March 9 to make the payment.
Temple U graduate students go on strike for a living wage
By: Michala Butler - February 3, 2023
The current average pay for Temple University graduate employees is $19,500 a year.
In Philadelphia, officials brace for a big turn out on Election Day
By: Michala Butler - November 7, 2022
“I hope we see the same numbers we saw in 2020, or even more, because this Senate seat is extra important due to the fact that the balance of the Senate could be determined by Pennsylvanians,” City Commissioner Lisa Deeley said.
How Made in America impacted Philly’s small businesses
By: Michala Butler - September 6, 2022
The Made in America festival draws thousands to Philadelphia. But that's not always good for business, local merchants say.
In first in-person town hall, Pa.’s Dean touts infrastructure law, Biden’s domestic agenda
By: Michala Butler - November 23, 2021
'These ... bills remind us of the effective governing that is being done,' the Montgomery County lawmaker said
At Temple Univ., students prep for a return to in-person classes this fall
By: Michala Butler - March 24, 2021
During the fall 2020 semester, Temple held all of its classes online. While the majority of spring the semester classes remain online, the university has expanded the number of courses with an in-person component.
No match for COVID-19, Temple Univ. students get ready for life online
By: Michala Butler - September 9, 2020
As of Sept. 8, Temple had 283 active cases among students and employees, according to the student newspaper, The Temple News.
‘We have to change our plans almost every day,’ Temple international students struggle with new visa rules
By: Michala Butler - July 10, 2020
Like college students across the country, Nienke Oerlemans, had been hoping to rejoin her classmates at Temple University when classes resumed this fall.