March 28, 2016 |
Brenda D. Gavin, 67, of Philadelphia, a nationally known venture capitalist and a business leader in Philadelphia, died Thursday, March 17, of a stroke at Pennsylvania Hospital. In life, Dr. Gavin nurtured many new life-science companies and mentored numerous colleagues; in death, she became a gift-of-life donor for four patients in need of transplant organs. One of the earliest women to become schooled and active in health-sciences venture capital investing, Dr. Gavin knew how to connect the right scientists and physicians to start successful new companies, her family said.
May 30, 2016 |
The two Philadelphia lawyers whose investigation led to the ouster of former independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr as president of Baylor University are former veteran sex-crimes prosecutors who have built a practice helping institutions respond to allegations of sexual abuse. After a 10-month probe and 65 interviews, Gina Maisto Smith and Leslie Gomez produced a damning report that said the university did not take seriously the complaints of women who had been assaulted by university football players - and even actively discouraged victims from filing complaints.
October 3, 2015 |
Dugald MacArthur, 86, of Elkins Park, a director and acting teacher prominent in the Philadelphia theater community, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Mr. MacArthur, a passionate theater aficionado, received the 2009 Barrymore Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also twice nominated for a Barrymore award for best director. Mr. MacArthur served as head of the M.F.A. program in acting at Temple University, where he taught and directed for 25 years.
December 3, 1989 |
When an unmarried student became pregnant two years ago, Baylor University quietly asked her to leave the Baptist school. The Dallas Civil Liberties Union sued on her behalf two months ago. "No one should be removed from their education because they are pregnant and not married," said Michael F. Linz, the union attorney. But at Baylor, students are judged by their behavior both inside the classroom and out of it. Years after other universities stopped trying to parent students, the 144-year-old Southern Baptist school continues in the role.
August 23, 2003 |
Scott Drew took over a program on the verge of collapse after a summer of scandal when he accepted the job of rebuilding Baylor basketball yesterday. Drew said he looked forward to helping clean Baylor's tarnished reputation. He was 20-11 in his only season at Valparaiso. Drew's father, Homer, is returning to coach Valparaiso. Homer Drew retired 18 months ago as the school's career leader in victories, turning the position over to Scott. He was 236-185 in 14 seasons. Scott Drew replaces disgraced former Baylor coach Dave Bliss, whose 4-year tenure collapsed under the death of player Patrick Dennehy, revelations of NCAA violations and player drug use, and the coach's attempted cover-up of misdeeds in the program.
August 5, 2003 |
Neither of the two guns that have been recovered during the investigation of the shooting death of Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy killed him, and one pistol is not connected to the case, a law enforcement source told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram yesterday. McLennan County Sheriff Larry Lynch, who is heading the investigation, declined to comment on the possible whereabouts of the gun that was used to shoot Dennehy or about any other aspect of the inquiry. Dennehy, 21, a 6-10 forward for the Baylor University basketball team, was last seen alive June 12. His body was found July 25 and his head July 27 near a rock quarry 5 miles southeast of Waco.
November 18, 1994 |
A day after being fired as Baylor University's basketball coach, Darrel Johnson and three former assistants were indicted yesterday on federal charges they schemed to create fraudulent academic transcripts for transfer players. Grand jurors in Waco, Texas, accused Johnson, his ex-assistants and four employees at other institutions of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy. The violations allegedly occurred before the 1993-94 season. The charges accuse Johnson and assistants Gary Thomas, Kevin Gray and Troy Drummond of conspiring with junior college officials to commit postal and wire fraud to gain eligibility for incoming recruits for the 1993-94 season.
August 31, 2003 |
Guy Morriss may be in the eye of a storm that has rocked Baylor University, a storm that has left debris all around town. But more than two decades after he played center for the only Eagles team to reach the Super Bowl, the university's new head football coach still doesn't look as if he gets knocked off his feet too easily. The other day, Morriss stood in the middle of Baylor's practice field, hands on hips, wearing a black sleeveless shirt in the middle of a Texas heat wave, chomping on his gum. The Bears lost their opener, 24-19, yesterday at home against Alabama-Birmingham.
August 18, 2003 |
Baylor University's former basketball coach apologized to one of the players he tried to enlist in a scheme to cover up alleged NCAA violations by accusing a slain player of dealing drugs, the player's father said yesterday. Former coach Dave Bliss met with R.T. Guinn on Saturday, Richard Guinn said. The meeting at the player's home in Austin, Texas, came the day after secretly recorded audiotapes revealed that Bliss had tried to use players and an assistant coach in an attempt to portray Patrick Dennehy, who was allegedly shot to death by a former teammate, as a drug dealer.
September 23, 1990 |
Tony Lopez, using a new strategy, retained his International Boxing Federation junior-lightweight championship with a unanimous 12-round decision over Jorge Paez yesterday in Sacramento, Calif. "This time I was the counterpuncher," Lopez said. "Normally, I'm the aggressor. " Lopez won the first nine rounds but lost the last three before a crowd of 15,008 at Arco Arena. The fight set a California boxing gate record of $601,000. "He was better than me today, and I recognize he was better than me today," said Paez, who was moving up in weight.