Clinton Stumps for Millennial Votes at Temple

Hillary Clinton speaking at Temple University

Hillary Clinton speaks at Temple’s Mitten Hall on Monday. | Photo: Dan McQuade

With just 50 days until the election, Hillary Clinton came to Temple today to pitch millennial voters on why she needs their votes.

“Even if you’re totally opposed to Donald Trump, you may still have questions about me,” Clinton said. “I get that and I want to do my best to answer those questions. When it comes to public service, the service part has always been easier to me than the public part. I will never be the showman my opponent is, and you know what? That’s OK with me … Any voter who’s still undecided, give us both a fair hearing,” Clinton said. “No one will work harder to make your life better. I will never stop.”

She focused on several issues that surveys show are important to young voters: She discussed her plan, developed from many of Bernie Sanders’s proposals, to offer students free tuition at public universities. And she went beyond college: “A four-year college degree shouldn’t be the only path to a good-paying job,” Clinton said. Read more »

Honeygrow Opens at Temple

Honeygrow kicks off its Temple location with a Temple football giveaway.

Honeygrow kicks off its Temple location with a Temple football giveaway.

Honeygrow, the fast-casual noodle concept from Temple Fox School of Business alum Justin Rosenberg is opening on Temple University’s campus (1601 North Broad Street) on Monday, September 19th at 11 a.m. This is the tenth Honeygrow location to open since the original in 2012.

The first 100 guests to arrive on Monday will be entered to win a special Temple Football Experience with four tickets to the October 1st game versus SMU, a pre-game tour of Lincoln Financial Field and sideline access plus a parking pass.

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REVIEW: Mauckingbird Theatre’s The Pirates of Penzance Is a Queer Swashbuckler

The cast of Pirates of Penzance. Photo by John Flak.

The cast of “Pirates of Penzance.” Photo by John Flak.

It’s hard to produce an entertaining pirate play in 2016, and even more difficult to pull off a remake. But Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s latest production is an effortless queer revival of Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic The Pirates of Penzance.

I should have expected this: The group, which has built its reputation on retelling popular stories through an LGBTQ lens, has not disappointed me yet. In this version, Young Frederic, played by Garrick Vaughn, is newly released from indentured service with a band of fabulously raucous but loving queer pirates and hoping to atone for his misdeeds. Throughout his journey, he encounters the lovely and vocally impressive Mabel (Laura Whittenberger) and her gender-bending siblings. Surprisingly, the two fall instantly in love with one other. Read more »

Paesano’s Opens at Temple, NoLibs Moves; Menu Expands

paesanos-temple-400Paesano’s Old Style Sandwiches officially says goodbye to its original location at 152 West Girard Avenue as it opens this morning at 148 West Girard Avenue. The new Paesano’s is located at the base of a newly constructed mixed-use building and has seating for more than 20.

In other Paesano’s news, the Temple University location is now open at 2012 North Broad Street. The Temple location will have late-night hours Thursday through Saturday, staying open until 3 a.m.

But the really big news, the Paesano’s at Temple as well as the expanded Northern Liberties location have expanded menus with new sandwiches like:

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Clinton’s Post-DNC Campaign Rally to Move Indoors at Temple

Temple University's Pearson and McGonigle halls.

Temple University’s Pearson and McGonigle halls.

Hillary Clinton‘s scheduled campaign rally for Friday will be moved indoors to Temple University’s McGonigle Hall because of predicted thunderstorms.

The rally, which will open at 10 a.m., was originally supposed to be held outdoors at Independence National Historical Park. Clinton is expected to speak at the event, which will take place just one day after the Democratic National Convention. Read more »

Former Temple Provost Fires Back Over Allegations of Mismanagement, Harassment

Provost Hai-Lung Dai

Courtesy Douglas A. Lockard

A day after Temple University’s Board of Trustees announced its intention to fire President Neil Theobald, former provost Hai-Lung Dai, who was abruptly removed from his position by Theobald late last month, said publicly that his removal was unjust.

In two statements released by his lawyer, Dai said that he wasn’t aware until March that the university had run up a $22 million deficit on its financial-aid budget, and that accusations that he had retaliated against a subordinate, characterized as “sexual harassment allegations” in a statement by the Board of Trustees, were “complete and utter fabrications.” Dai acknowledged an internal investigation into a complaint against him by a subordinate who he had disciplined, but said the accusation was of retaliation and not sexual harassment.  Read more »

Temple Nominates Law Dean JoAnne Epps to Become Provost

JoAnne A. Epps was nominated as Temple University's provost.

Courtesy Temple University

Temple University has nominated JoAnne A. Epps, the dean of the Beasley School of Law, as its new provost and executive vice president, the university announced today.

Epps, a native of Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, has served as dean of the law school since 2008 and has been a faculty member at Temple for more than 30 years.

“JoAnne’s impeccable record in teaching, student success, diversity and social justice, coupled with her longstanding commitment to Temple and the City of Philadelphia, makes her ideally suited for this important leadership role,” university president Neil Theobald said in a statement.

Theobald also announced that Gregory N. Mandel, the university’s associate dean of research, has been appointed the interim dean of the Beasley School of Law while the school seeks a permanent replacement. Read more »

Temple’s Provost Removed Amid Aid Funding Shortfall

Provost Hai-Lung Dai

Courtesy Douglas A. Lockard

Temple University’s provost Hai-Lung Dai was removed Tuesday amid a $22 million shortfall in financial aid, the Inquirer reports.

Dai has been “relieved of his administrative responsibilities, effective immediately,” Temple President Neil Theobald wrote in a statement, according to the Inquirer. Dai will remain a member of Temple’s faculty.

The university also announced Tuesday that it faces a $22 million deficit in its financial aid budget for 2016-17. An over-allocation of financial aid was due to an increase in students who qualified for the university’s merit scholarship program, the university said.

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