July 26, 2014 |
Bryn Mawr College, the small private women's school on the Main Line, this week joined a growing number of schools around the country that no longer require the SAT or other standardized test scores for admission. The college instead will rely on high school grades, essays, and other factors - a move officials hope will attract a broader applicant pool. "We know there are students all around the country who, when they see 'test scores,' they see it as a barrier to applying," said Peaches Valdes, Bryn Mawr's director of admissions.
June 13, 1996 |
Seventh grade students from the Westtown School recently were honored at a talent and awards ceremony at Albright College in Reading. The students were recognized by the Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth for their verbal or mathematical scores on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT), according to Patty Cunningham , spokeswoman for the school. Among the students receiving the award were Maura Dailey of Coatesville, Janet Danser of Glenmoore, Miriam Gates of Paoli, and David Deitch, Caroline Levy, Spencer McKinstry, David Robinson and Jeremy Saul, all of West Chester.
May 5, 1994 |
Upper Darby senior Chris Rickards, a member of The Inquirer's all-Main Line/Delaware County first team in both football and wrestling, has accepted a presidential scholarship to Albright College. Rickards chose Albright over Drexel and East Stroudsburg. He is a member of the National Honor Society, and plans to major in environmental science or biology and play two sports, football and baseball, at the Division III school. "The classroom sizes are small, so I'm sure that I'll receive a great education there," said Rickards, who added that presidential scholarships are awarded to students who show excellence in academics and athletics.
June 21, 1996 |
Spunk is an apt title for a production that stars Forrest Jones, considering that the word accurately describes the hard-driving energy of the Norristown-based actor. Written by Zora Neale Hurston and adapted for the stage by George C. Wolfe, Spunk is an exhilarating blues folk drama that is both gritty and tender. It is currently being staged by Mother Wit Theater Company at the Meridian Theater at Albright College in Reading. Spunk had a successful run on Broadway, and critics have lauded the work as extravagant in its earthiness and brilliant in its honest portrayals of the lives of its characters, who flourished in the rural South and in America's urban centers during the 1920s.
May 17, 2006 |
Friends' Central senior Justin Plummer has agreed to play basketball at Albright College in Reading, the Friends League school announced yesterday. Plummer, a 6-foot-4 small forward who helped lead Friends' Central to a 21-9 record this season, averaging 11 points and 12 rebounds a game. "We are excited," said Albright head coach Rick Ferry. "He has had the coaching and high-level experience to impact our program immediately. "
June 17, 2000 |
A Shippensburg University senior from Norristown, who was found shot to death and burned in April, sold marijuana and was killed by a regular buyer, according to court documents filed in the case. An affidavit of probable cause states that Sydney S. Bull, 23, was lured from his studies on the night of April 24 by a call on his pager, then robbed and slain for his supply of illegal drugs and a substantial amount of cash. "They took more than $1,000 and a quantity of drugs from him," District Justice Harold E. Bender said yesterday in a telephone interview.
October 18, 1988 |
When fall arrives, these guys are eager to play football. In an exhibition game, the teams played four 10-minute quarters, and used a two-hand tag method. Their 40-yard "gridiron" was a portion of the parking lot at Shriners Hospital. In the annual Pre-Pretzel Exhibition Game, sponsored by the Shriners' Rajah Temple in Reading, the high-scoring squad from Temple University won, 64-28, against a determined team of players from Albright College and Widener University.
October 27, 2007 |
Quarterback Matt Campbell hit Jim Kilkenny for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 6 minutes, 3 seconds remaining as Widener defeated visiting Delaware Valley College last night, 13-10. The Pride (6-2 overall, 5-0 Middle Atlantic Conference), claimed the Keystone Cup for the first time since 2002 as the winner of the annual matchup between these teams. Widener also moved a half-game ahead of Albright College (6-1, 4-0), which plays Lebanon Valley today. The Aggies' winning streak was snapped at four game as they fell to 4-4, 4-1 MAC. Campbell was 16-for-25 for 141 yards and a touchdown.
June 23, 2010
Jordan Obrant, a 2009 graduate of Lower Merion who attended South Kent Prep (Conn.) as a postgraduate, has committed to the Syracuse men's soccer program after withdrawing a commitment to Hartford. Obrant was a second-team selection at forward on The Inquirer's 2008 All-Southeastern Pennsylvania boys' soccer team. He also was first-team all-Central League that season. Last fall, Obrant helped lead South Kent (20-2-1) to its second consecutive New England Preparatory School Soccer Association Class B championship.
October 11, 1994 |
The Rev. Kenneth Roland Boohar, 85, of Nokomis, Fla., a former minister in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church, died Friday at Venice Hospital in Venice, Fla. Mr. Boohar served as pastor of Trinity Methodist Church in Chester, St. James Church in the Olney section of Philadelphia, and the First United Methodist Church in Pottsville. He was also pastor of Georgetown Methodist Church, Salunga Methodist Church, Goodwill and Ebenezer Methodist Church, Booth Corner Methodist Church, Schuylkill Haven Methodist Church and Windsor Street Methodist Church in Reading.