The Knight Foundation and the Lenfest Institute for Journalism will jointly establish a $20 million fund for the advancement of local journalism in Philadelphia and nationwide, the groups announced Sunday. The Foundation additionally announced $9 million to support community engagement with the city's arts and green spaces, including $5 million to be split between two local art museums.
Sean King, suspended in April by the Cadets drum corps after a woman said she had told him about inappropriate behavior by former director George Hopkins, has been cleared of any wrongdoing by an independent investigation.
Citing "ongoing concerns" about the corps leadership, the University of Pennsylvania has canceled several forthcoming events connected to the Cadets drum and bugle corps. It is one sign of how the storied Allentown corps is still reeling from and trying to rebuild after the ouster of its director, George Hopkins, amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Bill Cosby is not only tied to the Me Too movement as the first high-profile defendant found guilty at trial since it began. But legal experts wonder if his case might actually push Me Too into a new frontier, reshaping how the criminal justice system handles future cases.
Tricia L. Nadolny is an investigative reporter.