Newsletter for Thursday, Jan. 14
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Last night the Flyers beat the Bruins 3-2; did the players get really small allasudden? Photo via @philadelphiaflyers on Instagram.
LOW INCOME STUDENTS: PHILLY COLLEGES OUTPERFORM THE NATION
The problem has existed for decades. Talented, low-income students are saddled with debt, and eventually are forced to drop out of college. But Philadelphia-area universities appear to be neutralizing those problems. In 2015, for the first time ever, data was released to track the success of low-income students. Here’s what it shows.
BILLY PENN, POLITIFACT PARTNER ON NEW FACT-CHECKING SITE
Billy Penn is expanding … sort of. No, we’re not announcing a slew of new hires, or launching in another city. At least not yet. But, beginning in February, we will be able cast our gaze a bit wider, thanks to a partnership with PolitiFact that will create PolitiFact Pennsylvania and enable us to hire an additional reporter. Here’s how that initiative will work, and when it will start.
It's the first 3D printing workshop of 2016! Bring your laptop, or rent one from the Franklin. See how to turn designs into 3D objects.
Where: Franklin Institute at 271 N. 21st St. 19103
When: January 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
How much: $25 - $50
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TEMPLE, DREXEL AND THE FIGHT OVER COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S VALUE
Drexel president John Fry came out with the old-fashioned version of a subtweet against Temple last week, via an editorial for the Wall Street Journal. Fry didn’t once mention the Owls in his diatribe against college football. But the cross-town school was conspicuous in its absence. You don’t rise to the highest levels of academia without recognizing passive-aggressiveness when you see it, and Temple president Neil Theobald responded with a statement of his own, extolling all the awesome things football has done for his university. So who’s right? Here’s what we found.
HOW TO GET THAT PHILLY EMOJI KEYBOARD
Ben Franklin. Betsy Ross. A winky Liberty Bell. You want that jawn. (Yep, there’s a jawn.) But how do you get those nifty emoji on your phone? Fear not! Visit Philly has details about how to get and start using that Philly emoji keyboard, a move that’s sure to instantly class up your texts.