Temple University officials plan to raise board rates by 4.8 percent for 2017-18 – and they say the soda tax is to blame.
The title of this week’s feature should be amended to “I Love My Jobs,” as Ellen Weber spends her days juggling the demands of multiple major roles. The entrepreneurship expert is the executive director of Temple University’s Fox School of Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute, where she’s an assistant professor of entrepreneurship. She’s also the executive director of the angel group Robin Hood Ventures, that’s fueling Philly’s startup growth. When Weber’s not in the classroom or working with portfolio companies, you can always find her in the startup community—promoting young entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs and pushing Philadelphia’s success stories out onto the national stage. Here she tells us about Philly tech’s most urgent agenda item and what men can do to support women in tech. She also gets into her reading list and what you’ll find her drinking at the bar. Read more »
Temple University is offering gender-inclusive housing to students looking to live on campus this fall. Read more »
Students from several Philadelphia universities, including Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, are planning to walk out of their classrooms during president-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration tomorrow. Read more »
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 »