Temple U’s first Black president resigns over crime surge

Enrollment plummeting as attacks on students surge

Once celebrated as the Temple University’s “First Black President,” Jason Wingard just resigned in the face of a no confidence vote.

Wingard was hired in July 2021. Today will be his last day. Wingard was under fire for declining enrollment caused by surging on campus crime.

The campus police department shows that students are being assaulted or robbed daily. The city of Philadelphia has allowed violent crime to explode in general.

This media report is from just eight days ago:

Daily crime log from Temple University police

Philadelphia Homicides:

2020: 499 (1584k, 31.5 per 100k) – tie with former record from 1990
2021: 561 (1585k, 35.4 per 100k) – highest rate in history
2022: 516 (1576k, 32.7 per 100k) – second highest rate

Pennsylvania Homicides:

2019: 703 (12,800k, 5.4 per 100k)
2020: 922 (12,780k, 7.2 per 100k)
2021: 1,029 (12,960k, 7.9 per 100k) – highest rate in history
2022: 989 (12,970k, 7.6 per 100k) – 2nd highest in history

Delaware Homicides:

2019: 52 (977k, 5.3 per 100k)
2020: 84 (987k, 8.5 per 100k)
2021: 107 (1,003k, 10.6k per 100k) – highest rate in history

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