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Penn State President Endorses New Sexual Misconduct Policies

President Eric Barron said Tuesday the school will hire a new coordinator and set up an office to address sexual misconduct and related issues.

02/17/2015

JANUARY 30: Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks at the American Action Forum January 30, 2015 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the week Walker announced the formation of 'Our American Revival', a new committee designed to explore the option of a presidential bid in 2016. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

La Salle Professor On Scott Walker: ‘No Degree Does Not Make Him Unaccomplished Or Unable To Lead’

WPHT midday host, Dom Giordano spoke with Ed Turzanski, the John Templeton Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a Political Science Professor at La Salle University about the Wisconsin governor’s lack of a degree.

02/16/2015

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Police Athletic League Takes Over Palestra for a Play Day For Area Schoolkids

Philadelphia’s cathedral of college basketball played host to girls and boys involved in the Police Athletic League’s annual President’s Day play day.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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Gamechanger: Reggie Shuford

Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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Martice Sutton, Helping Teen Girls Gain a Global Outlook

Sutton thinks that travel to foreign countries can expand one’s horizons, and she’s helping West Philadelphia teenage girls do just that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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Philly Catholic Elementary Schools Closed Monday Due To Cold

Philadelphia parish and regional Catholic elementary schools will be closed Monday due to the severe cold temperatures expected in the Delaware Valley.

02/15/2015

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Millersville University To Provide Transportation For Students To Slain Freshman’s Funeral

Services for Millersville University student Karlie Hall will be held Saturday at a chapel in her native Kennett Square, outside Philadelphia.

02/13/2015

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Philadelphia Music Students Prepare For Verizon Hall Performance With Master Jazz Class

In preparation for their Verizon Hall debut next week, high schoolers from the Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush Jazz Ensemble participated in a master class led by Kimmel Center musicians.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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Pa. Speaker Turzai Expects $35M Philadelphia Charter School Donation To Be Accepted

The Speaker of the House of Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai(R-Allegheny) talked with WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about the proposed $35 million donation by Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) to assist in increasing the number of charter schools in Philadelphia.

02/12/2015

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Gamechanger: John Alston

Twenty years ago, Dr. John Alston started the Chester Children’s Chorus with seven boys and a dream.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Gov. Wolf, in Chesco, Promotes Natural Gas Drilling Tax as Benefit For Pennsylvania’s Schools

Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Visiting a Philadelphia School, a Tuskegee Airman Tells World War II Unit’s Story of Triumph

Dr. Eugene Richardson shared his story with students and faculty at Penn Charter, describing how he first became interested in flying when he was just five years old.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

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Pa. Middle School Students Given ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Puzzles

The students were given puzzles based on the erotic novel and movie “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The puzzles contained terms including “spanking,” ”submissive,” ”leather cuffs” and “bondage.”

02/11/2015

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Drexel Univ. Tapped By Army Reserve To Train Cybersecurity Specialists

Drexel University is being deployed to the front lines of the cybersecurity fight. The US Army Reserve has picked the school, along with a half-dozen others across the country, to train soldiers in the field of information warfare.

02/10/2015

The ten students pose with Camden mayor Dana Redd (back row center) after a meeting of the Rowan University/Rutgers-Camden board of governors at Camden's Waterfront Technology Center.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ten Camden High School Students Awarded Paid Internships at Area Hospitals

The seniors — five from Woodrow Wilson High School and five from Camden High — have been selected for paid apprenticeships at Cooper, Lourdes, or Virtua hospitals.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/10/2015

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