June 15, 2016 |
Last month, Akyra Murray signed a national letter of intent to attend Mercyhurst University on a full-ride scholarship for basketball, a sport she once doubted she was good enough to play. Omar Mateen had other intentions for the recent West Catholic Prep graduate. Murray's name was added Monday to the list of victims that Mateen shot and killed early Sunday at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where she was celebrating her graduation. After Mateen opened fire, Murray, 18, called and texted her parents as she bled.
October 2, 2015 |
Two law degrees for the price of one! Well, kind of. Now that the Rutgers-Camden and Rutgers-Newark law schools have become one Rutgers Law School, alumni have the option of receiving a new diploma, printed fresh from the university's press in New Brunswick, N.J. Alumni can register to get a new diploma mailed to them free while keeping their old one. "Our merger is still within Rutgers, and the Rutgers Law School in Camden has always been...
November 26, 2014 |
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.
October 26, 2014 |
Citing falling enrollment, sluggish fund-raising, and a turnover in staff, the faculty union at Lincoln University this week took a vote of no confidence in the school's president, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The vote came about five months after the university's alumni association voted no confidence in Robert R. Jennings, who has presided over the historically black university since January 2012. "Overall," said Robert Ingram, president of the 700-member alumni association, "there's a loss of confidence in his ability to lead the university at a very critical time for colleges and universities in America" - especially historically black colleges and universities.
October 3, 2014 |
Francis J. McCoy, 91, of Springfield, Delaware County, a car sales executive and a tireless civic worker, died Sunday, Sept. 28, of cancer at Broomall Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Known as "Fran," Mr. McCoy landed a job in 1946 as the parts manager for Terminal Chevrolet in Upper Darby. He rose to sales manager, beginning a four-decade career as a car sales executive. Mr. McCoy moved to Ferraro Cadillac in Springfield as the used car sales manager in the 1960s and 1970s.
March 6, 2014 |
A new coalition of Pennsylvania State University alumni, touting a focus on the future rather than the tumultuous recent past, is backing a slate for three seats on the board of trustees. Calling itself "Upward State," the group includes three past presidents of the university's alumni association. It aims to make the university more affordable and accessible, and emphasize academic excellence. The group also wants a student to get a permanent seat on the board upon election by the student body.
April 26, 2013 |
WHEN ED WHITE'S family would drive past Northeast Catholic High School for Boys on Torresdale Avenue, they could easily envision a halo around the building. The image came to mind because of the near-holy reverence Ed had for his alma mater. What was it about that school that Ed White held in such deference? A quiet man of few words, Ed might have had trouble putting his feelings into words, but his family attributed it to the gratitude he had for the education he received there, and his deep respect for the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales who run it. Whatever it was, Ed continued to serve the school long after he graduated in 1955.
December 14, 2012 |
KEN SCHAMBERG gazed up at Germantown High School on Thursday and said he couldn't believe that the school district plans to close the nearly 100-year-old school. "Look at that building," Schamberg said. "I love the columns. I love the majestic entrance. " At Germantown High, Schamberg has been a "guest teacher," a term he prefers over substitute . The retired teacher taught there full time for 13 years beginning in 1993. Many students seemed angry after the district announced Thursday that the school, on High Street at Germantown Avenue, is on the list of schools recommended for closing.
October 16, 2012 |
It's one thing to celebrate yourself and your longtime friends at a high school reunion. It's another to come together just to celebrate your high school - the reason about 170 West Philadelphia High grads from across the years partied under a tent in Fairmount Park on Sunday evening. Their dinner on the grounds of Belmont Mansion was the culmination of a year of programs honoring the school, which moved to a new building a few blocks away last fall and turns 100 this year. A multi-tiered anniversary cake sat off to the side while the alumni dined on chicken and tilapia, traded stories, renewed friendships, and honored several of their own. The musical group Destiny provided the jazz; two of its members are alumni.
July 9, 2012 |
George F. Di Domizio, 77, of Green Lane, a longtime Merck employee and friend of Elvis Presley, died Friday of esophageal cancer at Rockhill Mennonite Community. He was 77. Mr. Di Domizio was the first quarterback of the Lansdale Catholic High School football team and a member of the school's first graduating class, in 1953.He earned a bachelor's degree from Ursinus College. Mr. Di Domizio worked for Merck for 35 years, starting as a mail boy and eventually rising to become director of creative services before retiring in 1992.