Penn Dean Placed on Leave Over Alleged Misrepresentation of Degree

Plus: The Flyers avoid the Rangers in second round, City Council lets you protest PPA tickets on the Internet, Drexel students win big from Microsoft, and more of what Philly is buzzing about today.

Penn Dean Put on Leave Over Degree. Doug E. Fresh Lynch—the vice dean of the Graduate School of Education at Penn—has been put on administrative leave after the Inquirer called to, er, inquire about the legitimacy of Lynch’s doctoral degree. Penn issued a statement indicating that an investigation was ongoing and that Lynch was unaware he hadn’t received the degree from Columbia. [Inquirer]

Washington Sends the Bruins Home Early. Which means the Flyers won’t play the Rangers in the second round of the NHL playoffs, even if the blueshirts eek out a series win with a Game 7 victory over Ottawa tonight. [The 700 Level]

Council OKs Online Ticket Protests. Yesterday Councilman Bill Green created a Storify of tweets from people advocating for the ability to contest PPA tickets online or over the phone. Despite some objections, a City Council committee later gave the plan the green light. [CBS 3]

Hurricane Schwartz Recovering From Surgery. The NBC 10 meteorologist underwent successful double-bypass surgery yesterday. Schwartz went to his doctor after experiencing pressure in his chest while swimming on vacation. [NBC Philadelphia]

Sixers Beat the Bucks. The Sixers beat Milwaukee yesterday on the back of Evan Turner’s 29-point performance. Philly still doesn’t know if they’ll draw the Bulls or the Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs. [Yahoo!]

Police Urge Against Retaliation. Yesterday police arrested an outspoken member of the Mayfair neighborhood watch who allegedly had been slashing tires in the area since February. Now, police are asking people to show some restraint and avoid trying to pull a Batman and take matters into their own hands. [NBC Philadelphia]

Drexel Students Win Microsoft Contest. Three Drexel seniors won the Windows Phone Game Design category of Microsoft’s U.S. Imagine Cup for a game called Math Blast. The students won some cash and earned a donation for their school for creating the game “Math Dash,” which teaches elementary school students basic math. [Philadelphia Business Journal]

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