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.
Campaign 2020: How an old debate over religion in school is opening up again | Opinion
By David Mislin As the 2020 election approaches in the United States, President Donald Trump is adding school prayer to the list of contentious issues up for debate. At a rally in early January he announced plans to “safeguard students’ and teachers’ First Amendment rights to pray in our schools.” On the schedule of the […]
How a 1905 debate about ‘tainted’ Rockefeller money is a reminder of ethical dilemmas today | Opinion
Then as now, the key issue was whether groups concerned with the public good could justifiably take money from people of questionable morals.