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She Made It to College. He Was Determined to Help Her Stay

Teacher helps former student raise funds to stay in school

(Newser) - Kevonna Stevens graduated as valedictorian of her class and became the first of her family to head to college, thanks in part to teacher Jason Boll, who helped her apply. Now Boll is stepping up for Stevens again, in an even bigger way. The 18-year-old told the Pittsburgh teacher in... More »

'She Just Floored It': Witness Can't Fathom Fatal Decision

Temple student Cariann Hithon was shot by police after driving car into an officer

(Newser) - The minute before a 22-year-old Temple University student drove her BMW into a Florida police officer and was fatally shot "played out like a movie set" on Miami Beach, said a retired homicide detective who witnessed the incident. Cariann Hithon of Bowie, Md., crashed into several cars Sunday evening... More »

Why Lyft Is 'Devastated' Over Temple Student's Murder

Cops say suspect moved Jenna Burleigh's body using the transportation service

(Newser) - Police are continuing to piece together the murder of Temple University student Jenna Burleigh and say they now know how her alleged killer moved her body 150 miles from Philadelphia. After killing the 22-year-old, Joshua Hupperterz, 29, put her remains in a storage bin and transported it to his mother'... More »

Temple Student's Death Ruled a Homicide

Joshua Hupperterz was charged Sunday in the murder of Jenna Burleigh

(Newser) - A coroner says a combination of blunt trauma and strangulation killed a Temple University student found in northeastern Pennsylvania on property linked to a former student now charged in her death, AP reports. The Wayne County coroner's office concluded that the death of 22-year-old Jenna Burleigh was a homicide. More »

Missing Student's Body Found, Murder Suspect in Custody

Jenna Burleigh's remains were found on his grandmother's property

(Newser) - A former Temple University student was charged Sunday with murder in the death of a current student whose remains were found over the weekend on property linked to the suspect, the AP reports. Jenna Burleigh, 22, was reported missing by her family Thursday night. She was last seen on surveillance... More »

Feds: Oops, 'Chinese Spy' Is Innocent US Professor

His arrest was based on scientific misunderstanding

(Newser) - The next time the Justice Department decides to arrest a "spy" for sending classified scientific information to China, it might try consulting a scientist first. In what the New York Times describes as an "embarrassing acknowledgement" for prosecutors and the FBI, espionage charges have been dropped against Xi... More »

Student Hits Pedestrian in Fatal Fall From Window

Freshman Rebecca Kim died after fall from 8th-floor dorm window

(Newser) - A visit with two male friends at their Art Institute of Philadelphia dorm ended tragically last night for a Temple University student after she fell to her death from an eighth-floor window, CBS Philly reports. "It is with great sadness that I inform you of the death of Rebecca... More »

Bill Cosby Quits Board of Alma Mater Temple

Says he's acting in 'best interests' of university

(Newser) - Several colleges had severed ties with Bill Cosby in recent weeks as the number of women accusing him of sexual assault approached 20, but his beloved Temple wasn't one of them. Today, the 77-year-old resigned from the school's board of trustees, saying, "I have always wanted to... More »

Cornell Shocks Wisconsin, Gains Sweet 16

Big Red will face Kentucky; Ohio State outlasts Ga. Tech

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 26 points, Ryan Wittman added 24, and No. 12 seed Cornell upset fourth-seeded Wisconsin, 87-69, today in Jacksonville, becoming the first Ivy League team since Penn in 1979 to advance to the round of 16.The Big Red (27-8) will play top-seeded Kentucky in the East Regional... More »

Cornell Bounces Temple

Ivy League records first win since 1998; Xavier eliminates Minnesota

(Newser) - Louis Dale scored 21 points, Ryan Wittman added 20, and No. 12 seed Cornell sent fifth-seeded Temple home with a 78-65 today in Jacksonville in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. With its first win in five trips to the tournament, the Big Red (28-4) recorded the Ivy League's... More »

Court Hears Gun Case Today

Nation's firearms laws in the balance as Supremes hear arguments

(Newser) - One of the oldest and most hotly debated constitutional amendments—the right to bear arms—comes under scrutiny by the Supreme Court today. The court will hear arguments on the constitutionality of Washington DC's stringent ban on handguns. The ruling, which will arrive in June, is sure to have a... More »

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