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'They're there to teach': Controversy returns as Pa. school board says armed-staffer policy is reinstated

Three months after suspending a controversial policy, the Tamaqua school board president said it is now reinstated, but indicated school employees are not yet armed.

9 Penn students win big prizes to fund projects to promote social change

The awards began in 2015 and are part of the university’s commitment to student engagement under Penn Compact 2020, a three-fold university initiative that emphasizes innovation, inclusion, and impact.

Pa. State System universities to craft their own tuition rates every two years

“This policy will allow the universities to better plan, budget and allocate their resources over multiple years, helping to ensure their long-term stability and success,” board chairwoman Cynthia Shapira said in a statement.

S. Philly college student receives the Biden Award for stopping sexual assault after off-campus party

Adrianna Branin, a South Philadelphia native and 2016 graduate of Franklin Learning Center in the city’s Spring Garden section said she was “honored, starstruck..." by the award, which celebrates students who help combat sexual assault.

Garage workers make poverty wages, go without health insurance, report says

Workers at privately owned garages poverty wages, a report says. A parking executive disputes the findings.

‘Meek Mill Weekend’ in Philly declared by City Council

Council served him with a congratulatory resolution for his criminal justice activism and declared March 15-17 as Meek Mill Weekend.

Drexel University to use $5 million donation to fund Honors College ‘living and learning’ hub

The funds, contributed by Greg S. Bentley, the CEO of Exton-based software development company Bentley Systems, and his wife, Caroline Bentley, will be used to transform Calhoun Hall, a student residence already under construction, into Greg and Caroline Bentley Hall, a dorm for honors students.

Spike in robberies near La Salle University has students worried, administrators scrambling

At least six robberies have happened on the edge of campus since Jan. 1, five more than in the previous two years combined. Students say they are scared to walk even in broad daylight.

Judge declares mistrial in 2015 slaying of Nicki Minaj’s tour manager

The deadlocked jury couldn’t make a unanimous decision on any of the charges facing Khaliyfa Neely, 37, including murder, possession of a criminal instrument with intent, and aggravated assault. Prosecutors intend to retry him.

4 years later, murder trial begins in stabbing death of Nicki Minaj’s tour manager

But the defendant in the stabbing death outside an East Germantown bar is not the man originally charged with murder.