June 23, 1990 |
Citing "adverse publicity," the embattled president of Alvernia College, Sister Mary Dolorey, resigned Thursday. Sister Dolorey's administration had come under increasing criticism from faculty members for its treatment of professors and staff at the Roman Catholic college in Reading. Last Saturday, the American Association of University Professors censured the school, citing Sister Dolorey's abrupt dismissal of an art professor and finding that the "conditions of academic government were in a sorry state.
June 17, 1990 |
The American Association of University Professors yesterday voted to censure Alvernia College of Reading for its treatment of faculty members. A report by the AAUP's investigating committee concluded that the conditions of academic government at the college were in a "sorry state," the association said in taking the action at its annual meeting in Washington. The organization found "uncontroverted evidence" that Sister Mary Dolorey, the college president, fired an assistant professor because he had made statements "critical of pedagogical and departmental matters, that should have been protected under principles of academic freedom," the association said.
February 18, 1990 |
Alvernia College, a small Catholic school already beset by a sundered faculty and a dead man's accusations, received another blow last week when the American Association of University Professors criticized the "sorry state" of the college's academic administration. In its national bulletin, Academe, the professors' association published a scathing investigative report on Alvernia's firing of an art professor and its general treatment of its teachers. ". . . Conditions for academic government are in a sorry state at Alvernia College," the AAUP investigating committee wrote.
June 16, 1991 |
The American Association of University Professors yesterday voted to lift its censure of Alvernia College in Reading. The censure was imposed a year ago by the AAUP during a period of strained relations between the Alvernia faculty and then-President Sister Mary Dolorey. She resigned under pressure in June; in April, the school's interim president, Daniel N. DeLucca, was elected president of the college. DeLucca, former president of Spring Garden College in Philadelphia, had made removal of the AAUP censure one of his priorities as president.
January 21, 1991 |
Two Chester residents, Shep Garner and Lamar Dodson, have transferred from Kutztown University to Alvernia College in Reading. As a result of the transfer, made before the start of the spring semester, the two can practice with the basketball team and will be eligible to play in the fall, leaving them with two full years of eligibility. One reason the pair transferred is to be reunited with Rick Binder, who coached them last season at Kutztown before becoming the athletic director and men's basketball coach at Alvernia.
October 29, 1988 |
See Dan run. Run, Dan, run. It was like that all day yesterday as Republican vice presidential candidate J. Danforth Quayle ran what can best be called a kiddie campaign across Central Pennsylvania: seven stops, six at schools. At one stop, there was a Robin Williams impersonator, wearing a "Mork" spacesuit, revving up the crowd. It was old-fashioned, whistle-stop campaigning: lots of flags and bands, lots of signs and cheers, and lots of appeal to Pennsylvania's mostly conservative heartland.
January 12, 1999 |
Lonnie Walker is again among the nation's elite Division III basketball players. Walker, a Pleasantville graduate who is a senior at Alvernia College, was fifth among NCAA Division III players in the Jan. 5 statistical rankings in rebounding and 10th in field-goal percentage. As a sophomore, Walker led the nation in rebounding with an average of 13.5 per game. Last season, he led Division III players in field-goal percentage (69.6), making 165 of 237 shots. Through eight games for Alvernia, Walker is averaging 15.0 points and 11.6 rebounds.
February 18, 2001 |
During a professional career that included teaching, college administration, and hosting a radio show, the Rev. Mr. Daniel N. DeLucca, 69, was on a spiritual journey. A married father of four, he volunteered as a lector, Eucharistic minister and religious instructor at St. Andrew Roman Catholic Church in Drexel Hill. In 1986 he turned his parish commitment into a vocation when he was ordained a permanent deacon of the church. "I had a longtime interest in spiritual service.
June 20, 2012 |
Two innings into the Carpenter Cup Classic, it was raining in more ways than one on the team from Burlington County. The South Jersey squad started the tournament on a damp and dreary Tuesday morning in FDR Park. And the weather wasn't the only downer as Burlington County was behind Berks County by a 7-1 score in the middle of the second inning. "We knew we had to turn it around fast," Moorestown senior pitcher Dan Schurer said. Six days and 34 innings later, the sun was shining as Burlington County clinched the championship of the 27th annual showcase tournament with a 3-1 victory over Suburban One League American/Continental on Monday in Citizens Bank Park.
July 17, 1998 |
The Coatesville High boys' basketball players have had a tremendous summer. That's why coach Jim "Scoogie" Smith is disappointed that he won't be able to take them to a team camp this weekend at Alvernia College in Reading as he had planned. The Red Raiders were 5-1 in the Coatesville Adult League before a shooting caused the league to suspend play. During the layoff, many of Smith's players started part-time jobs, he said, and others began preparing for fall sports. Although the Adult League resumed last night, those other commitments will keep the team from participating in the Coatesville High School League, now being run at West Chester East, and traveling to Alvernia.