Temple finalizes budget following final Pa. appropriation action

Friday July 1, 2011

In a video address, President Ann Weaver Hart thanks members of the Temple community for their advocacy efforts during the budgeting process and outlines measures the university is taking in light of a 19 percent reduction in Commonwealth support. Read More

Get to know the Faces of Temple

Tuesday June 14, 2011

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s budget process is entering its final weeks and Temple University is continuing to advocate for a fair appropriation for the coming fiscal year.. Read More

Update and Call to Action on the Commonwealth budget

Monday June 6, 2011

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s budget process is entering its final weeks, and Temple University still needs your support to ensure a fair appropriation. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed a budget that would reduce Temple funding by 25% from last year. This is an improvement from the governor’s initial proposal, which included a 50% reduction. However, a 25% reduction is still significant and will force the university to consider a broad range of options to replace the $47 million decrease in funding. Read More

Temple notes important progress in Pa. budget discussions

Monday May 16, 2011

Members of the Temple community are closely following ongoing legislative discussions on Pennsylvania’s fiscal 2012 budget and proposed cuts in funding for the Commonwealth’s state-related institutions. Rep. Bill Adolph, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced an amended version of Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget that would increase Temple’s funding by 25 percent over the governor’s proposal, reducing the university's appropriation by nearly $45 million from last year. Read More

Gov. Corbett's budget proposes deep cuts in education

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's budget proposal, presented to the General Assembly recommends a cut of more than half in Commonwealth appropriation for Temple. If approved by the General Assembly, the reduction would be the largest decline in Commonwealth support since the state-related system was created in the 1960s.Read collection of stories

Students stand with Temple for Cherry and White Day in Harrisburg

Monday, March 28, 2011

Temple President Ann Weaver Hart and the leaders of Penn State, Pitt and Lincoln made the case for Pennsylvania’s continued support for the state-related universities to legislators at a budget hearing on Wednesday in Harrisburg.Read More

President Hart stands up for Temple at House hearing

Thursday, March 17, 2011

President Ann Weaver Hart and the three other state-related university presidents made their case for Commonwealth support for higher education before the House Appropriations Committee in Harrisburg on Monday. The hearing was the latest step in the Pennsylvania budget process that began with a proposal to cut more than 50 percent of the Commonwealth appropriation to Temple.Read More

State senators discuss proposed budget cuts at Temple-hosted meeting

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Members of Philadelphia’s State Senate delegation met in Sullivan Hall last week to learn what impact Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed cuts to the Pennsylvania budget could have on Philadelphia-area residents. Temple Executive Vice President, CFO and Treasurer Anthony Wagner presented on how the budget would affect Temple. Read More

VIDEO: Highlights from Senate Appropriations Committee meeting

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

During the Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing in Harrisburg, several state senators expressed their support for Temple and the contributions Pennsylvania's state-related institutions make to the Commonwealth. Read More

Philadelphia Inquirer: Educators warn of tuition hikes, loss of programs from Pa. budget cuts

March 9, 2011

Gov. Corbett's plan to cut higher education funding by half would inevitably mean tuition hikes, staff reductions, and even fewer students, administrators at Pennsylvania's colleges and universities said Tuesday. Read More

Temple University's President Hart responds to governor's message

March 8, 2011

In this March 8 video, President Ann Weaver Hart of Temple University responds to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget message. Read More

Temple students rally in Harrisburg for continued state support

February 16, 2011

Hundreds of students from Temple University, the University of Pittsburgh, Lincoln University and Penn State University, representing the newly formed Pennsylvania Association of State-Related Students (PASS), converged in Harrisburg on Tuesday, Feb. 15 to advocate for state funds and celebrate the contributions of state-related schools to the Commonwealth.Read More

Memorandum: Advocating for Temple

January 24,2010

January is the start of a new year, a new semester and the new legislative session in Harrisburg. Over the next few months, Governor Corbett and the General Assembly will face the challenge of passing a balanced budget as the Pennsylvania Constitution requires. Read More

The Rally for Higher Education

January 20,2010

All members of the Temple community are invited to join Temple Student Government as well as student leaders from the Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pittsburgh and Lincoln University, for the Rally for Higher Education in the Capitol Rotunda. The rally will be held on Feb.15 to advocate for funding and celebrate the contributions of the state-related universities to the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read More


Appropriation request goes to Commonwealth

October 21,2010

Temple University recently submitted its annual appropriation request to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for the 2011-12 fiscal year, which starts July 1, 2011. This is the first step required of Temple to secure its annual nonpreferred appropriation from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read More

Temple's Commonwealth funds secured for the next year

July 14, 2010

On July 7, Pennsylvania's budget for fiscal year 2010-11 was signed into law by Gov. Rendell after being passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and State Senate. Also last week, Gov. Rendell signed House bill 2294, Temple's annual Commonwealth appropriation, which will provide Temple with $172 million over the next year. Read More

Senate unanimously approves Temple appropriation

June 30, 2010

Temple's Commonwealth appropriation was unanimously approved by the state Senate on Wednesday, by a vote of 50-0. As of late Wednesday afternoon, the appropriation only needed the signature of Gov. Edward Rendell to be finalized. The House approved the appropriation earlier this spring.Read More

SVP highlights importance of Commonwealth support

May 26, 2010

The Temple Times sat down with Sr. Vice President of Government Community and Public Affairs to discuss this relationship and update the Temple community on the status of this year's
Commonwealth funding.Read More

Temple Funding Moves Forward in PA House

March 24, 2010

Shortly after passing the proposed state budget bill, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed House Bill 2294, the non-preferred appropriation funding Temple University. While the passage of both of these bills in the House is an important step in securing support from the Commonwealth for Temple, it is certainly not the end of the budget process.Read More

Update on Temple's 2010-2011 Funding from Pennsylvania

March 10, 2010

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is currently in the process of setting Pennsylvania's fiscal year 2010/2011 budget, which Temple relies on for more than 20% of our funding.Read More


Letter from Temple President Ann Weaver Hart regarding approval of Commonwealth Appropriation

December 17, 2009

Thanks in large measure to grassroots advocacy efforts of students, parents, faculty, staff and alumni, the state House of Representatives Monday approved Temple's $181.6 million Commonwealth appropriation for the current fiscal year. Read More

Late-breaking development: House approves funding for state-related universities

December 14, 209

In a vote taken late Monday night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved funding for the four state-related universities, including Temple University. Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.

Statement from Ray Betzner of University Communications

December 10, 2009

The following statement is in response to the action this week in the state General Assembly regarding the Commonwealth Appropriation for state-related schools: Read More

Commonwealth appropriation for Temple still not approved

November 4 2009

Four months after the constitutional deadline for the state budget, and six weeks after a budget deal gave most state agencies the funds they need to operate, Temple University and the three other state-related universities still do not have a resolution to their state appropriations.Read More

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