Newsletter for Wednesday, June 29
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Happy rooftop William Penn Wednesday (if you can spot him in this @brockswell Instagram).
TEMPLE PROMISED $22M MORE THAN IT HAD ON MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Temple fired provost Hai-Lung Dai yesterday. The university also announced it had exceeded its budget for merit scholarships for the upcoming school year by $22 million. It’s not clear whether the two developments are related, but, the Inquirer reports, Dai and president Neil Theobald had a strained relationship. If you’re one of the students Temple promised scholarship money to, don’t get worried yet. The university claims it will honor all of its commitments despite going way beyond its budget.
RIP BUDDY RYAN: THE EAGLES COACH WHO CREATED THE EAGLE ATTITUDE
Buddy Ryan, the architect of the best defensive scheme in NFL history, died on Tuesday. Here in Philadelphia, it’s not an overstatement to say that Ryan’s brief tenure made the Eagles what they are today. Sure, he never won a Super Bowl in Philly — hell, the guy never even won a playoff game — but the way he coached, and the attitude surrounding the Eagles from 1986 through 1990, has never left South Philly, haunting the parking lot and permeating the psyche of the fan base.
The Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks and Rec and FCM Hospitality are bringing a traveling beer garden to 14 locations this summer and fall. Up first: Schuykill Banks at the Walnut Street bridge, starting tonight.
Where: Schuylkill Banks at 2501 Walnut Street
When: June 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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WHO’S NEXT: 18 UP-AND-COMING PHILLY ATTORNEYS
In many ways, young people are the brains behind the law in Philadelphia, whether it’s in the office, the courtroom or City Hall. They’re ADAs, defenders, litigators and advocates who do everything from prosecuting misdemeanor cases to owning their own firms. Welcome to this month’s edition of Who’s Next, a Billy Penn feature presented by the Knight Foundation that works to highlight some of the city’s most dynamic young people. These 18 lawyers were nominated by their peers for their outstanding work in the legal community here in Philadelphia.
DID MAYOR JIM KENNEY FLIP WHEN IT COMES TO DARK MONEY?
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney made it clear during his candidacy that he was against the use of dark money in politics. But his months-long campaign to make Philadelphia the first major U.S. city with a soda tax benefitted from just that. Kenney absolutely supported the efforts of Philadelphians for a Fair Future, a pro-soda-tax nonprofit. Here’s how actions in his first few months as mayor have compared to a promise he made as a mayoral candidate.