Monthly Archives: December 2015

PhilaU-TJU Merger Will Propel Them To First Tier of Philly Universities: Philadelphia Inquirer

The proposed integration of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University “will create an academic empire” that would be the city’s fifth-largest university, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 24. The two universities, with more than 115 acres in East Falls and …

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PhilaU-Thomas Jefferson U. Integration on Front Page of Philadelphia Inquirer

Read the front-page story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer on yesterday’s announced integration of Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. See more coverage at Yahoo! News, 6ABC, CBS Philly, Inside Higher Ed and many other media outlets.

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Philadelphia University Announces Plans to Integrate With Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia University has signed a letter of intent to integrate with Thomas Jefferson University, a Center City-based health sciences university, to create a comprehensive university that offers unprecedented opportunities for both institutions and which will set a new standard in …

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PhilaU and Thomas Jefferson U. Announces Integration Plans: Philadelphia Inquirer, Business Journal, Fox News, Newsworks and others

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University today announced plans to integrate into one comprehensive university, which was covered nationally by a wide range of media outlets, including The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Business Journal, The Washington Post, Newsworks, ABC News, San Francisco …

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Alumnus Tom Herzfeld Poised to Invest in Cuba: Yahoo! Finance

Thomas J. Herzfeld ’66 has been charting a course to benefit from economic opportunity in Cuba for two decades, Yahoo! Finance reported Dec. 14. The Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Fund, which trades on the Nasdaq under the symbol CUBA, is the …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Hold Pop-Up Shop for Charity: Fox29

PhilaU fashion merchandising and management students hosted a pop-up shop with handcrafted items to raise funds for ChemoClothes, Fox29 reporter Lauren Johnson reported from the Kanbar Campus Center on Dec. 2. The pop-up shop, the culmination of a course designed …

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Graphic Design Communication Students Create Chess Boards For Young Children

Graphic design communication seniors this semester created interactive chess boards geared to children as young as three for an industry project with partner Chess at Three. Inspired by the children’s story “King Fischer and King Spassky,” written by the founders …

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Former Gov. Craig Benson Addresses Municipal Innovation Academy Graduates

The third class of Philadelphia city employees graduated Dec. 8 from Philadelphia University’s Academy for Municipal Innovation (AMI), a unique program that teaches municipal employees how to innovate in their jobs. “You are the only city, or perhaps town, in …

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Sustainable Design Alumna Morgan Berman Force Behind “Green Yelp:” Philadelphia Magazine

Morgan Berman ’14 started My Milkcrate to help people find local, sustainable businesses as her capstone project while earning her M.S. in Sustainable Design, Philadelphia magazine reported Dec. 9. The Milkcrate app, basically a Yelp for green living, is now live in …

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SDMBA Director Nixon on Arts, Business Panel: Philadelphia Business Journal

Strategic Design MBA director Natalie Nixon was on an Arts + Business Council panel this week addressing issues of innovation, design and leadership, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Dec. 3.

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