Corbett pledges level funding for higher education, including Temple
Gov. Tom Corbett on Friday announced that the proposed 2013-14 budget will maintain steady funding levels for state and state-related universities, including Temple. In return, Temple President Neil Theobald and other public university leaders said they would work to keep tuition increases as low as possible.
February 4, 2013
Office of Government Affairs plans student events in Harrisburg
As part of the university’s efforts to help Pennsylvania’s elected leaders get to know Temple and its students better, the Office of Government Affairs will hold this year’s Cherry and White Week in Harrisburg during the week of March 18.
January 23, 2013
Temple Trustees announce base tuition freeze for next year
Temple Board of Trustees Chairman Patrick J. O'Connor and Acting President Richard Englert discuss the decision to freeze base tuition for the 2012-13 academic year while providing an additional $8 million in financial aid, and call on the university community to invest in students to ensure Temple remains affordable and accessible.
June 28, 2012
In Q&A, Senior Vice President offers update on state budget process
Yesterday, Pennsylvania's Senate Appropriations Committee passed Senate Bill 1469 as part of its budget package. If enacted, the bill would restore Temple’s funding to last year’s level. While this is an important step and a great improvement over the prior proposal, it is far from the end of the process. Senior Vice President for Government, Community and Public Affairs Ken Lawrence offers his view of recent activities in Harrisburg.
Kenneth Lawrence leads Temple’s Office of Government, Community, and Public Affairs and has been working closely with the General Assembly to secure...
May 9, 2012
Temple leaders, students appeal for funding in Harrisburg
A hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee yesterday in Harrisburg was the latest in a series of efforts by Temple administrators, students and other members of the Temple community to make the case for a fair Commonwealth appropriation. Already, Temple supporters have sent nearly 6,000 letters to their legislators through the Temple Advocates Legislative Outreach Network.
March 1, 2012
President Hart takes Temple's case against budget cuts to Harrisburg
President Ann Weaver Hart presented the case for Temple support to members of the state House of Representatives on Wednesday during a three-hour hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. She told legislators the proposal to reduce the Commonwealth appropriation to Temple and other state-related schools by 30 percent would particularly hurt those students who can least afford to take on more debt.
February 23, 2012