Jason Wingard named first African-American president of Temple University
By Ayana Jones PHILADELPHIA — Jason Wingard has been named the first African American president in Temple University’s 137-year history. Wingard, who holds a doctorate in education leadership, previously served as dean emeritus and professor of Human Capital Management at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies. “I certainly recognize the significance of this moment […]
States poised to allow college athletes to profit off their name, image, and likeness
Statutes in five states, including Georgia and Florida, will go into effect July 1.
At Temple Univ., students prep for a return to in-person classes this fall
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.
Community activists and elected officials demand diversity on Temple’s presidential search committee
Community activists, elected officials and union leaders are calling on Temple University’s board of trustees to form a more inclusive search committee for its new president
Temple University announces anti-racism initiative
It calls for reinvesting in Temple’s Department of Africology and African American Studies, prioritizing recruitment and retention of faculty and employees of color, investing in campus-wide anti-racism training and launching a bridge program for North Philadelphia youth.
No match for COVID-19, Temple Univ. students get ready for life online
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
Like college students across the country, Nienke Oerlemans, had been hoping to rejoin her classmates at Temple University when classes resumed this fall.
With next president, Temple needs to demonstrate commitment to diversity, students and faculty say
PHILADELPHIA — Students and faculty at Temple University are crediting outgoing university President Richard M. Englert for what they said was a demonstrable commitment to the state-related institution. But they have some very specific expectations of his eventual replacement. Rising senior Lily Sanders told the Capital-Star that she couldn’t think of a “glaring weakness,” in […]
‘It’s bittersweet’: Temple’s president announces plans to step down
The university's board will form a selection commitment to conduct a national search for a replacement for Richard M. Englert, a 45-year veteran.
How Pa. college and university students are raising their voices in protest
As protesters across the nation gathered in solidarity for George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter Movement, college and university student from across Pennsylvania also lent their voices. Eammon Wrightstone, a sophomore at New York University, and Alexia Brown, a sophomore at Emerson College, are both Harrisburg natives who assisted in organizing the protest in […]
Postponed graduations, scuttled career plans: How Pa. college, high school students are weathering the COVID-19 pandemic
From the classroom to career plans, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life for Pa. college students in a variety of ways.
On Temple’s campus, a fight for students’ hearts and minds ahead of Pa.’s primary
With Pennsylvania's April 28 primary just about two months away, students at Temple University are making their own preparations, from conversations in the classrooms and rallies or marches aimed at pulling in fellow students, to debate watch parties.