Sen. John Kerry visits Temple
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry visited Philadelphia last week and delivered a spirited speech on Main Campus. Calling Temple “one of America’s leading public research universities,” Kerry said, “Like the great Philadelphian Ben Franklin, you have a proud tradition of seeking answers to the defining questions of our time.”
Delaware Sen. Joe Biden and two women who lost their husbands in the attack on the World Trade Center introduced Kerry to the crowd at the Liacouras Center’s Esther Boyer Theater.
Last week, Temple Ambler hosted a sustainable energy forum, where representatives from more than 40 institutions learned about energy efficiency and how to seek new opportunities for sustainable energy. Once again leading by example, Temple — joined by joined by state and corporate energy representatives — broke ground on new Intercollegiate Athletics Field House at the Ambler Campus, which will include an innovative “green roof” component. Pictured, from left: Don Brown, director of the Pennsylvania Consortium for Interdisciplinary Environmental Policy and senior counsel for sustainable development for the state Department of Environmental Protection; Yolanda Pagano, director of climate strategy at Exelon Corp.; Ambler College Dean Sophia Wisniewska; and Director of Athletics William Bradshaw.