Brandywine to Broad

Welcome to NewsWorks’ newest blog, Brandywine to Broad.

My name is Jan Ting and in this blog, I’ll be writing about things of interest to people who live and work between my office on Broad Street in Philadelphia and my home in Brandywine Hundred, Delaware.

Why blog?  In my business I’m constantly reminded how few people still read newspapers.  There’s a reason why the newspaper industry is in constant financial crisis.  People get their news and information from somewhere.  It’s in everyone’s interest that circulation of news, information and opinion continue even with the decline of print media. 

As a recovering politician, I can’t resist commenting on the developing political scene locally, nationally, and internationally. I have a professional interest in both immigration and tax policy, and in the challenges of higher education. I hope that blog readers will check in regularly and contribute and share their own insights and expertise on the issues

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I’m a law professor at Temple University Beasley School of Law, where I’ve been a faculty member since 1977. Before that I was an associate attorney in the tax department at the Pepper Hamilton law firm in Philadelphia.

From 1990 to 1993, while on leave from Temple, I served as Assistant Commissioner at the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the U.S. Department of Justice.

In 2006 I was the nominee of the Republican Party for the U.S. Senate in the state of Delaware, having defeated Christine O’Donnell in the Republican primary. I lost in the general election to Tom Carper.

I was a history major at Oberlin College, received a master’s degree in Asian Studies from the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, and received my law degree from Harvard Law School. My wife and I have two grown daughters and two grandsons.

Look in the coming week for opening posts on immigration, law school rankings and other topics.

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