March 19, 2015 |
A child of black nationalists in West Philadelphia, Asali Solomon suffered through her share of bizarre public-library Kwanzaa celebrations. Along with Thanksgiving, she got Umoja Karamu. It made her an outsider at Henry C. Lea School, and it didn't help her social standing when she transferred to the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, either. Everyone's childhood has its own particular angst, but Solomon's, at least, provided inspiration for her debut novel, Disgruntled . It was released in February by Farrar Straus Giroux, and she'll read from it on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the University of the Arts' Connelly Auditorium (211 S. Broad St., Philadelphia)
January 29, 2015 |
For most kids in the region, Tuesday's "snow day" was a perfect storm: A forecast bad enough to cancel classes, yet a dusting so mild that they could spend their unexpected holiday at the mall or the multiplex. But at Bryn Mawr's Baldwin School, it was an ideal day to stay inside the house and read the Chinese philosopher Confucius or sit at the computer coding new apps. In fact, they had no choice. That's because the Main Line girls' academy has replaced "snow days" with "cyber days" - alternative online learning on days when the local roads are deemed impassable but the Information Superhighway is wide open.
December 12, 2014 |
NBC10'S LU ANN CAHN is leaving the station after 27 years. While NBC brass titled her departure a retirement, Cahn told me she's simply leaving to do something new. Cahn has had a storied career at WCAU. She got personal in the early '90s by sharing her story of fighting breast cancer and netted a national Emmy nomination for her 2005 story "Dirty Little Secret," about an illegal bar run by officials in Delco, among other accomplishments. "Lu Ann is a woman who strikes fear in the hearts of scammers and evil-doers, hope in the hearts of breast-cancer patients and confidence in the hearts of those longing to reboot their lives," Anzio Williams , NBC10's vice president of news, said in a prepared statement.
July 28, 2014 |
Matt Greenwood seemed to hold his breath as he stared at his robot rolling through a maze on the floor Tuesday night. The robot crossed the finish line, and the 9-year-old boy's face lit up. "It did it!" he said. "You want to keep programming?" his father, Dan, asked. "Yeah!" Matt said, grabbing the robot and rushing to a laptop that Hannah Tipperman had set up to control it. "They think they're playing with toys, but they're learning some pretty advanced concepts," said Tipperman.
April 2, 2014 |
Johnny Depp's 'chick ring' The rumors are true: Johnny Depp , 50, is engaged to marry the remarkably sexy Amber Heard , who is younger and bouncier by 23 years. Depp was sporting a diamond ring Monday when he chatted with reporters in Beijing. They asked if he's engaged. He said, "The fact that I'm wearing a chick's ring on my finger is probably a dead giveaway. Not very subtle. " To say Depp is engaged to marry is an exaggeration. Sure, he actually was wed once, from '83 to '85 to makeup artist Lori Anne Allison . But since then he's been a serial fiancé: many engagements, but no weddings.
January 31, 2014 |
About 300 parents and educators came to Baldwin School on Wednesday evening to hear an unusual education reformer - director M. Night Shyamalan - talk about his ideas for closing America's achievement gap. The Philadelphia-area filmmaker has long had an interest in education and recently wrote a book, I Got Schooled , based on his education foundation's research into ways to help poor inner-city students reach the same educational heights as...
July 15, 2013 |
Hillary Rodham Clinton challenged the world to change the face of leadership and public service, urging that 50 percent of top positions be held by women by the year 2050. The former secretary of state's "50 by 50" challenge was issued in Bryn Mawr last week, part of her keynote address to the Women in Public Service Project Institute conference. In hearing this, my thoughts turned to our girls who have just completed kindergarten and will graduate from the Baldwin School in 2025.
January 31, 2010 |
Lois C. Nosich Goutman, 86, of Rosemont, who taught drama to generations of students at the Baldwin School, died Jan. 6 at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital after a fall at home. For 42 years, Mrs. Goutman directed a dozen theatrical performances a year in a converted stable at the private girls' academy in Bryn Mawr. After retiring in 1993, she told an Inquirer reporter that she had preferred the small, rustic space. "Kids can get lost in a large auditorium. We didn't have modern technology, so the girls had to make do and be inventive," she said.
April 10, 2009 |
Linda Huffman Reese, 64, a champion athlete and longtime director of a summer camp at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, died of liver cancer Sunday at her Malvern home. Since June 1980, Mrs. Reese had been director of Camp Magar, a summer camp for elementary school children on the Baldwin campus. She won the Pennsylvania platform tennis championship in 1996, said Ann Sheedy, executive director of the American Platform Tennis Association. Tim McAvoy, incoming president of the national association, said in a statement: "Linda Reese was a wonderful lady who loved platform tennis and competed for decades" in the Philadelphia region.
November 13, 2007 |
Part of a messy legal dispute involving a former second-grade teacher at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr has been resolved. Patricia Tollin, 67, reached a settlement with the private girls' school on Friday. As is common in such cases, both sides signed a confidentiality agreement and pledged not to reveal the amount or terms of the settlement. "Mrs. Tollin and the Baldwin School believe that the resolution of their dispute serves the best interests of the Baldwin community, allowing the school to devote its full attention to its mission of providing excellence in the education of girls and young women," both sides said in a statement e-mailed to Baldwin parents yesterday.