Marc Lamont Hill Joins Klein College of Media and Communication

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (pictured) previously attended and taught at Temple University.

Klein College students received an email Friday afternoon announcing that political activist and journalist, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, will be taking on a new role as the first Steve Charles Chair in Media, Cities and Solutions for the Lew Klein School of Media and Communication.

Hill, who earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, attended Temple University as an undergraduate student.

From 2005 to 2009, Hill served a professor of Urban Education and American Studies at Temple University before taking a position as an associate professor at Columbia University, Since 2014, Dr. Hill has taught Africana Studies to students at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Marc Lamont Hill has authored four bestselling books. In 2014, Ebony Magazine named him one of their ‘Power 100’ list. Hill has frequently appeared as a guest on Fox News, CNN, as well as MSNBC and HuffPost.

In the announcement, Klein College Dean David Boardman called Hill, “perfect for this role.” He continued, calling him, “A superb teacher, an outstanding researcher, and a high-profile, highly respected journalist and public intellectual.”

A Live Recap of Trump’s First 100 Days

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Temple Update reporter, Stetson Miller, joined us live from Washington D.C. this morning to discuss the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency.

During an interview with Stetson, Congressman Dwight Evans, a representative of Philadelphia’s second district, was critical of Trump, calling him “A person who just doesn’t have a clue about where he wants to go.”

Stetson also spoke with Pennsylvania Senator, Bob Casey, who called Trump’s victory against Hillary Clinton, “[a] self-inflicted” problem for the Democratic Party.

However, Junior Pennsylvania Senator, Pat Toomey, had a different perspective on Trump’s first few months in office. In a statement to Temple Update, he said, “Generally … I’m optimistic there’s a lot of good things we can accomplish.”

Gregory Mandel Appointed Dean of Beasley Law School

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Credit: Ryan S. Brandenburg

The Beasley School of Law’s national search for a new dean has come to an end, as it named Gregory N. Mandel its new dean, Monday.

Temple University president, Richard Englert spoke highly of Mandel in a press release, saying “with Greg at the helm, the law school is poised to build on the momentum established by decades of faculty excellence and the visionary guidance of its former dean, Provost JoAnne Epps.”

Mandel has served as the school’s interim dean since July of 2016, replacing Epps who began her position as provost during the fall semester. Prior to being hired at Temple, in 2007, Mandel served as the associate dean for research and scholarship at Albany Law School.

“I look forward to working with President Englert and Provost Epps,” Mandel said. “I am honored to be a part of advancing both Temple Law’s commitment to being at the forefront of how law schools can contribute to society.”

Mandel is set to begin his tenure as dean on May 1, 2017.