Philadelphia Futures
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Mike DeNardo
August 07, 2018 - 4:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Before they head off to college, some local freshmen got an opportunity to pick the brains of those who have been in their shoes not too long ago. A mixer at Temple University allowed 82 freshmen from more than 20 colleges the chance to connect with upperclassmen at...
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Dan Scheirenbeck
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Kim Glovas
August 06, 2018 - 12:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Nine disabled young adults who are transitioning to living independently got a taste of college recently. It was part of a program at Temple University's Institute on Disabilities. It's called ACES, Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports. Russ Goldstein,...
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Diane Kae
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Mike DeNardo
July 30, 2018 - 8:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Students at the soon-to-close Art Institute of Philadelphia are deciding where they'll study this fall — and some area schools are offering to fill the void. With the Art Institute of Philadelphia shutting its doors at the end of August, more than 1,000 students have...
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Danielle Dawkins Austin is the co-owner of two McDonald's restaurants in North Philadelphia.
John McDevitt/KYW Newsradio
June 20, 2018 - 1:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — McDonald's launched the "Archways to Opportunity" program in 2015. It helps employees with education assistance, high school completion, English as a second language and academic advising. Danielle Dawkins Austin is the co-owner of two McDonald's restaurants in North...
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Girard College 2018 graduates
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Steve Tawa
June 07, 2018 - 3:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Girard College, the Philadelphia boarding school for disadvantaged, academically capable students in grades 1 through 12, got plenty of media attention heaped on graduating senior Richard Jenkins. Headlines included the phrase "homeless to Harvard." "I'm truly...
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College Students
Suzanne Monaghan
May 25, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Going from high school into college is a major life transition. And it can be challenging for children whose parents didn't go to college. But there are things students and parents can do to prepare. It's the catapult to adulthood, but first generation college...
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Erik Diamond
Rosemont Athletics
Matt Leon
May 14, 2018 - 12:34 pm
BRYN MAWR, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Rosemont College men's golf team is headed to the Division III NCAA Championships. Play begins down in Greensboro, North Carolina, on Tuesday. The Ravens earned this opportunity by winning the Colonial States Athletic Conference title. "It definitely was a goal...
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Apple ceo Tim Cook announces the company's plans for its $1.375 billion data center in Waukee. Mandatory credit: Brian Powers/The Register via USA TODAY NETWORK
May 13, 2018 - 8:45 pm
Jackie Wattles (CNN Money) -- During a commencement address to Duke University Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook used some well-known platitudes , telling the students to make brave choices, rise to challenges and be unafraid to break with conventional wisdom. He also appeared take yet another jab at...
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World War II veteran Bob Barger stands during the national anthem at the commencement ceremony at the University of Toledo, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Toledo, Ohio.
AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
May 05, 2018 - 11:28 pm
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A World War II veteran who flew planes for the Navy has received his college degree to a standing ovation 68 years after he took his last class. Ninety-six-year-old Bob Barger was honored Saturday at the University of Toledo's commencement ceremony, where he received an...
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The initiative is now in its fifth year with 2,000 College Signing Day events nationwide.
Mike DeNardo | KYW Newsradio
Mike DeNardo
May 02, 2018 - 5:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Former First Lady Michelle Obama headlined College Signing Day in Philadelphia Wednesday, a day in which high school seniors heading to college are recognized at assemblies across the nation. This year's main ceremony took place at Temple University alongside 7,000...
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