Newsletter for Friday, July 22
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Thanks for dat ass, Kid Hazo (Instagram via @mikeyil).
TEMPLE PRESIDENT NEIL THEOBALD WILL RESIGN AUG. 1
Temple University has had quite a busy month, starting with the sudden termination of Provost Hai-Lung Dai, and yesterday’s announcement that President Neil Theobald has agreed to resign. The university announced the “mutual resolution” Thursday afternoon, appointing administrator Richard M. Englert to acting president. Theobald will get some cash as part of the deal to resign, but no word on how much. His three and a half years at Temple were often tumultuous. Board Chair Patrick J. O’Connor sent an email to the university community notifying them of the decision and calling Temple “one of the hottest universities in the nation.”
NJ SEN. CORY BOOKER IS IN THE RUNNING FOR VEEP
Hillary Clinton’s team is scoping out U.S. Senator and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker as a possible running mate, as multiple outlets report. Politico found out Clinton met with Booker in her home last week, but the senator remained coy at the RNC yesterday, telling the press he’s “very happy to do whatever I can to support this candidate.”
So what if National Hammock Day sounds silly? This event presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank and Hayneedle.com includes a live DJ, $5 Lazy Hammock Blood Orange Witbier drafts, a prize wheel and eight hammock giveaways
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Boulevard and Spruce Street 19106
When: July 22, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free admission
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THE DNC IS FULL OF PARTIES YOU’RE NOT INVITED TO
Twitter and Google will both have Philly headquarters during the DNC, and MTV is hosting a party for sure. You probably can’t get into any of them. And good luck getting a table at your favorite restaurant. Starr and Garces have closed down most of their venues for private events next week. The DNC is as much about partying as it is about politics. Check out these tips for how to figure out where the action will take place.
PHILLY WAS A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE WHEN WE HOSTED THE 2000 RNC
Remember the Houlihan’s in Rittenhouse Square? Probably not, if you weren’t here for the 2000 RNC. A whole lot has changed in Philly since we lasted hosted one of these things. We were a slightly older, less populated, less educated city. But we also had lower poverty and unemployment rates. Take a trip down memory lane to turn-of-the-century Philly, when outdoor restaurant seating was scant and the homicide rate soared.