Temple University’s endowment surpassed $500 million this year for the first time ever, according to university officials. Read more »
Actress Anne Hathaway visited Temple University today as part of a get-out-the-vote effort for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and she ended up taking many, many selfies with enthusiastic students. Read more »
Philadelphia police have charged a 16-year-old who allegedly shot two people with a paintball gun on Temple University’s Main Campus on Sunday. Read more »
Richard Englert officially became Temple University’s president yesterday after serving as acting president for almost three months. Read more »
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, 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.
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 »
North Philadelphia is losing a precious pearl.
The Pearl Theatre at Avenue North closed abruptly this weekend after 10 years of business on Temple University’s campus in North Philadelphia.
Paesano’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: