Welcome to mitchell and hilarie Morgan hall
Story by Ray Betzner
Mitchell and Hillarie Morgan Hall rises at the corner of Broad Street and
Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Temple´s newest residential complex, rising on North Broad Street at Cecil B. Moore Avenue, will be named for Temple Trustee Mitchell Morgan, FOX ´76, LAW ´80, and his wife, Hilarie.
The naming recognizes the Morgans´ lifetime of support for the university, including a recent $5 million commitment. The residential complex will be named Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall.
"Mitch Morgan´s commitment to Temple has been exemplary," says Board of Trustees Chair Patrick J. O´Connor. "He has an infectious enthusiasm for Temple's physical transformation, and has been instrumental in building support among board members, donors and many others. This is a fitting honor for a couple who has given so much to Temple."
Morgan says he and his wife are touched by the trustees´ decision to name the building in their honor.
"This incredible residential complex will bring new vitality to North Broad Street and increased opportunities to North Philadelphia," Morgan says. "Hilarie and I are deeply humbled by this tremendous honor."
Morgan is founder and president of
Morgan Properties, a real–estate development,
management and investment company
King of Prussia, Pa.
When construction on the project is completed in 2013, Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall will include more than 1,200 beds, many of them in a 27–story tower with views of Philadelphia. The tower features four–person suites, each with a full kitchen, shared living space and two bathrooms.
Complementing the tower building will be a 7–story mid–rise structure featuring residences, dining facilities and retail space. Together, the buildings will add 660,000 gross square feet of living and learning space to Main Campus.
Three Temple students were recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists with Region 1 Mark of Excellence awards, which honor the best collegiate journalism in the U.S.
The staff of Philadelphia Neighborhoods—a publication produced in the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab at Temple—won first place for "Best Independent Online Student Publication" and second place for "In–Depth Reporting" for a series about South Africa.
Christine Fisher, SMC ´12, was awarded second place for "General News Reporting" for a piece called "Philadelphia Housing Authority."
See a video documentary from the South Africa series:
Temple journalism students tell the story of Abu Asvat, a medical doctor and anti–apartheid activist, who was killed by two gunmen while treating his patients
in Soweto in 1989.