May 7, 2024 - News

News Market: Commencement speech canceled

Illustration of a soft pretzel wrapped in a newspaper titled "News Market".

Illustration: Lindsey Bailey/Axios

❌ Dickinson College nixed a commencement speech by Philly-based pundit Michael Smerconish over his past views on profiling at airports. (PennLive)

💸 A city nonprofit is at risk of closing three learning centers in Northeast, North and West Philly and laying off about 150 employees after losing a lucrative state contract. The Caring People Alliance is appealing the decision. (Philadelphia Business Journal)

🗣️ Quote du jour:

"Philly has to grease their poles when they win a championship. And how do they do it? By rubbing someone from Philadelphia on them."
— Tom Brady, regarded by many as the NFL GOAT, absolutely obliterating Philly fans during his Netflix roast rebuttal.
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