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.
February 29, 2012 |
Lawrence A. Ciletti, 70, of Moorestown, president of Tru-Fit Frame & Door Corp., died of leukemia Friday, Feb. 24, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Ciletti grew up in South Philadelphia and helped support his mother and sister after leaving school in the sixth grade. A longtime friend and colleague, Glen Bennett, recalled that Mr. Ciletti was thrown out of Daniel Boone School for delinquent students. "He was this little kid and he was always fighting," said Bennett, who has been with the company for more than 25 years and now helps run it. Mr. Ciletti unloaded boxcars and worked for his uncle's catering business.
February 28, 2012 |
Jerry Sandusky's attorney wants the judge in his child-sex-abuse case to delay the start of his trial until mid-July. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach filed a motion Monday that says he needs more time to contact and interview witnesses, subpoena records, and hire experts. Sandusky, 68, faces 52 criminal charges that he sexually abused 10 boys over 15 years. He has denied the allegations. Two weeks ago, Judge John Cleland tentatively scheduled jury selection in the trial to start May 14 in the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte.
February 15, 2012 |
KATIE MacTurk and Megan Edwards got the best Valentine's Day gift they could have asked for yesterday. Vindication. St. Joseph's University's alumni association announced that the lesbian couple were the winners of its controversial "How I Met My Hawkmate" Facebook contest, based on the number of "likes" their entry received. Their victory came after the university initially removed their entry from the webpage, only to reverse its decision last week amid a hail of protest.