College students plan walk-out over funding cuts, Christie outlines drug court plan

    Good morning, Feeders!

    It’s college walk-out day. Students at Temple, Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, Penn, Drexel and Haverford will leave classes this afternoon to protest education cuts and growing student debt. At Community College of Philadelphia, students are also worried about the college’s spending priorities. Emma Jacobs will attend the walk-out and have a story for us later.

    Lizz Fiedler is working on a follow-up story to newspaper layoffs, but will also have details on a complaint lodged against Urban Outfitters about the company’s use of a trademarked name.
    Carolyn Beeler is checking in with the auctioneer for Buttonwood, a Burlington County nursing home and psychiatric facility for low-income adults. The hospital’s money woes have forced it to privatize.

    Peter Crimmins will give us a sneak peak of Fiber Philadelphia. Hint: it’s about textiles, not fiber-rich foods. He’ll also check in on the Elkins Estate, which is going through bankruptcy proceedings.

    Phil Gregory will attend N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s news conference about Christie’s plan to require drug court for some offenders.

    On NewsWorks Tonight, listen for Lizz Fiedler’s story on the Divine Lorraine, its past and some ideas for its future.

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