"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