Jim Scherrer wants to set up a computer museum -- a Compuseum -- and provoke a next wave of innovation. He poured forth this vision at a beer-laden table in the Franklin Institute locomotive room with his friend John Gruber.
The bill sponsored by House Speaker Mike Turzai would have added $100 million to the program, nearly doubling it. Gov. Tom Wolf said the increase would cost too much and that the program lacks accountability.
Unlike any school in Philadelphia, Strawberry Mansion High School has been fighting not just to survive but to reinvent itself, to somehow be an educational refuge in a neighborhood that logs more homicides than any other in the city.
Charles Reyes was honored on national television last week and surprised by celebrities with a vacation for his family and a large donation to help feed hungry Philadelphians. Inspired by Reyes, Mayor Jim Kenney declared June 13 “Give Back, Make an Impact Day."
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education said 36 professors have opted for phased retirement under a program designed to save the cash-strapped system money, as enrollment declines. The deadline for applications was Wednesday.
Delaware Valley University maintains close ties to its founder. His ashes are in an urn in the college library, which bears his name. It's unusual, but not unique: Temple University's founder is buried on the school's main campus.