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Westphal Stops the Presses

April 22, 2010

GPSFF white logo on black backgroundOver the past weeks our college has received more than its fair share of major media attention. Our annual design Charrette that focused on urban transportation and street furniture was featured on WCAU, NBC channel 10 and WPHL My 17 as well as in the City Paper’s Loose Cannon column. The Philadelphia Inquirer published three stories on news and happenings at the college in the past week.  Last Friday's weekend section included a story on Howard Rosenman's The Hollywood Sell by film critic Steven Rea; architecture critic Inga Saffron dedicated her entertainment section front page story to the dynamic plans for our new home, the URBN center; and Sunday's gallery review column by Edith Newall included a review of the current Leonard Pearlstein gallery show, O Zhang: The World is Ours/Yours. Finally, the upcoming Underground Art, a film screening and talk on graffiti art, featuring photographer and filmmaker Henry Chalfant and graffiti artist and legend BLADE, was a full-page story in last Thursday's City Paper and was featured in last Sunday’s Philadelphia Inquirer 7 Days column.  All this press attention is making an impression as the Inquirer’s Inga Saffron noted that we are a college with an "increasingly high-profile."