Charles Blockson to receive Philadelphia Award

Charles Blockson, the namesake of the Charles Blockson Afro-American Collection in Sullivan Hall, will receive the Philadelphia Award for 2016 in honor of his documentation of African-American history in Philadelphia and nationwide.…

SRC nominee and former Eagles coach to be awarded degrees

Dick Vermeil, who led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl in 1981, will receive a doctorate of humane letters, while Estelle Richman, a former secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, will receive a doctorate of laws.