November 28, 2015 |
University City, that artificially created place on the west bank of the Schuylkill, has suddenly become Philadelphia's most vital neighborhood. You can see it in the luxury high-rises, office towers, and dorms now coalescing into a glittering second skyline. Just last week, Penn and Drexel held a party to celebrate their economic contribution to the city, which is indeed substantial. Today, Penn reigns supreme as Philadelphia's largest private employer, with nearly 16,000 full-timers on its payroll.
August 18, 2015 |
Civil rights activist Julian Bond, who died Saturday, was born in Tennessee but moved to Pennsylvania as a boy. In 1945, his father, Horace Mann Bond, became the first African American president of Lincoln University in Chester County, according to the university website. The elder Bond served Lincoln, his alma mater, until 1957. Julian Bond graduated in 1957 from George School, a private Quaker high school near Newtown, Bucks County. "We were shocked and saddened to hear of Julian's death," said George head of school Nancy Starmer.
September 14, 2013 |
Penelope Pether, 55, of Haverford, a law professor at Villanova University, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, of cancer at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Pether was a widely published legal scholar, specializing in the theory and practice of judging in the federal courts; feminist legal theory; the history of racial discrimination; and rape-law reform. "Penny Pether was a well-respected educator, dedicated mentor, and beloved friend and colleague," said John Gotanda, dean of the Villanova School of Law. "Her passion for teaching was immeasurable, and her death is a tremendous loss for the Villanova Law community.
July 8, 1998
Edward Smith was misidentified on yesterday's Commentary Page. Smith is a member of the advisory board of the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and is the director of the American studies program and a professor of anthropology at American University in Washington.
April 10, 2016 |
University scholars who work under threat in countries that suppress academic freedom will be offered "safe haven" through a new endowment established in honor of Beau Biden, late son of the vice president. The $1 million gift, from an anonymous donor, will pay for one scholar each year to move to an American university and work free from danger. The Institute of International Education announced the gift Friday afternoon at a news conference at the University of Delaware's campus in Wilmington.
September 12, 2014 |
Bonnie Blank is about 40 years older than a traditional college student, but she hasn't stopped going to class. One Day University is an adult education program, offered throughout the country, that recruits top university professors to lecture at single-day learning opportunities. Through the program, Blank has been able to quench her thirst for learning without signing up for a full semester. She plans to attend one such event Sunday at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The event is sponsored by The Inquirer.
December 3, 1999 |
Nicole McCarthy, who helped the Springfield field hockey team claim the PIAA District 1 Class AA championship just a few weeks ago, will play lacrosse on scholarship at American University in Washington. "I love the D.C. area," said McCarthy, who is a defensive wing in lacrosse. "The coach [Maureen Scott Dupcak] came to one of my hockey games. She's young, and I really like her and the team. The campus was great, not too big, not too small, and it was close enough to home. I feel I can get a lot out of the school.
October 22, 1986 |
A prominent Christian Lebanese teacher at the American University of Beirut has been released more than five months after he was seized in Muslim west Beirut. Meanwhile, another American was kidnapped. Dina Matar, wife of Nabil Matar, told Reuters her husband arrived at their west Beirut home last night. "He is in good shape and today reported to work at the university. " Matar, 37, was seized May 7, setting off emotional protests and strikes by American University teachers and students.
August 1, 1989 |
With Lt. Col. William Richard Higgins' fate uncertain, eight American men - six educators, a journalist and a writer - are presumed to be prisoners of Shiite Muslim extremists in Lebanon. TERRY ANDERSON 41, chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, kidnapped March 16, 1985. The pro-Iran Shiite group Islamic Jihad, or Islamic Holy War, claims to hold him. THOMAS SUTHERLAND 58, Scottish-born acting dean of agriculture at the American University of Beirut, kidnapped June 9, 1985.
March 20, 2016 |
In June 1909, Alice Paul sent a letter to her mother from London. "Dear Mamma. . . I have joined the 'suffragettes' - the militant party of the women's suffrage question," it began. About six months later, a New York Times report said that Paul's screams were heard "resounding through the prison" in London when painful force-feedings were implemented to stop a hunger strike by the suffragettes. Paul mailed another message to her childhood home in Mount Laurel and addressed it to her mother, Tacie: "I am sorry thee was so worried..