Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 1-3, 2010

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A widely distributed Associated Press story described how Temple's "ambitious" $1.2 billion 20/20 framework has created "a powerful trifecta of college-based economic development that civic leaders hope will benefit Philadelphia as a whole, not just students." The plan is "another bright spot for a cash-strapped city battling a weak economy." Scranton native Colin Saltry, president of Temple's student Senate, thinks the plan for the "21st-century campus" will be "a great draw for future students." Temple President Ann Weaver Hart, sensitive to residents who fear encroachment on their neighborhood, stressed that all new development is within Temple's existing footprint.