Archive: March, 2013
Presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will be speaking at La Salle University this evening, the signature event highlighting the school’s 150th anniversary.
Her speech, titled “Civil War and Philadelphia,” begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Tom Gola Arena at Hayman Center on campus. Admission is by ticket only and the event is sold out.
But to see it web-streamed, go to http://www.lasalle.edu/150/goodwin/ and register.
Tuition, fees and room and board at the University of Pennsylvania will rise 3.9 percent next year, the university announced today.
Undergraduate tuition will increase to $40,594 from $39,088, the university said. Room and board will increase to $12,922 from $12,368, and fees will increase to $5,296 from $5,122.
Total costs will be $58,812, up from $56,578 last year.
Another week, another surprising announcement about college presidencies in the Philadelphia region.
Bryn Mawr College’s board of trustees just announced that President Jane McAuliffe will step down June 30.
She has led the college since 2008.
The art of teaching the arts has undergone a transformation at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
The university this school year overhauled the way it delivers instruction, offering a more multi-disciplinary approach that prepares students for artistic jobs in today’s economy, said President Sean T. Buffington. The university combined two colleges - Art & Design and Media & Communications - into the College of Art, Media and Design.
“We had a curriculum structured for a creative economy that doesn’t exist anymore,” said Buffington, who has been at the helm for six years. “Jobs are really different than they used to be. Professions have changed radically...What a graphic designer did 30 years ago is different from today. Now, they’re thinking more about multi-platform branding, social media... - it’s become very, very different.”
Check out the big chairs on campus.
Temple University students returning from spring break this week are being greeted by two large Adirondack chairs – one white and one cherry red – in front of Paley Library, just east of north 13th Street, between Norris and Montgomery.
The sturdy chairs are big enough to fit four people, a university spokesman said.
Pennsylvania’s state higher education system has expanded access to its programs to Philadelphia residents with the opening of a renovated site in center city where several of its universities are offering classes, officials said this week.
The “Multi-University Center,” based on the third floor of the Mellon Independence Center at 701 Market St. is providing classes toward both bachelor’s degrees and graduate degrees.
Mayor Nutter, U.S. Reps. Chaka Fattah and Allyson Schwartz and Rob Wonderling, president and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, are among the dignitaries who will be on hand to offer remarks at the official opening of the center at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Pennsylvania State University board of trustee member Kenneth Frazier at a meeting Thursday afternoon unleashed a passionate defense of the trustee-commissioned investigative report that found senior administrators had covered up child sex abuse allegations.
Furthermore, Frazier said, during a fiery exchange with an alumni candidate for the board, he didn't care whether those Penn State administrators were found guilty at the upcoming trial or not. Evidence unearthed by former FBI Director Louis Freeh and his team proved their culpability, he said.
Penn State, he said, has to continue to take responsibility for the child sex abuse that occurred on its campus and off at the hands of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
One thing Pennsylvania State University’s board of trustees definitely needs is the faculty perspective, so concludes a report by a special committee of faculty and administrators.
The report unveiled this week states that two faculty members should be added to the board, but that the current 32-member size of the board also should be reduced to 22 members.
The committee’s report is the latest commentary in an ongoing debate over the structure and operations of the Penn State board in the wake of the child sex abuse scandal.