Federal education officials have found Virginia Tech broke the law when it waited two hours to warn the campus that a gunman was on the loose, too late to save 30 students and faculty who went to class and were killed in the 2007 rampage.
For-profit college companies are taking in enormous amounts of federal student aid money by recruiting and enrolling members of the military, veterans and their families, with questionable returns, according to a new report from a vocal Senate critic of the industry.
"All Congresses and Parliaments have a kindly feeling for idiots," Mark Twain wrote in his once-again hot-selling autobiography, "… on account of personal experience and heredity." Twain didn't much care for politicians. Scientists might soon be feeling the same way, if they didn't already, spurred by recent signs of budget-cutting headed straight at them.
Temple's ongoing construction will be substantial but will not push further into residential areas of North Philadelphia, university president Ann Weaver Hart said Tuesday. Hart, in a meeting with the Inquirer Editorial Board, disclosed details of the $1.2 billion expansion of Temple's main campus, saying the size of the university's footprint in North Philadelphia will not increase. As The Inquirer reported last year, Temple's expansion will develop the university's Broad Street corridor.
Executive Director, Center for High-Impact Philanthropy
School of Social Policy & Practice
University of Pennsylvania