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November 16, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Lincoln University's board of trustees decided Saturday to conduct an internal review of the school's president, Robert Jennings, who has been under fire for comments about women and sexual assaults while also being at the helm during drops in enrollment and financial ratings. Chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd said after a closed two-hour session that the board "reviewed the actions of the president" and would refer the matter to an executive committee. The committee of several board members will begin the review immediately, though no timetable was given for a decision.
NEWS
November 14, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Even with the revelation that NCAA officials may have bluffed their way through getting Pennsylvania State University to agree to football sanctions, the chairman of the university's board of trustees on Thursday maintained that the university made the right decision signing the consent decree. And the university, Chairman Keith Masser said, will continue to honor the deal. "It's easy to play cards when they're turned up," Masser said in an interview, during a break in board committee meetings on Thursday.
BUSINESS
November 11, 2014
Astral Artists , a Philadelphia nonprofit cultural group that helps classical musicians launch their careers, has named the following board members: Joan Chait , a cellist with the Lower Merion Symphony Orchestra; Robin Pinder Herndon , counsel at Siemens Healthcare; Bobby Ellen Kimbel , a published writer who has been an instructor and lecturer in English, art history, and aesthetics at Temple University, Rosemont College, and Drexel...
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Angelo Fichera, Jan Hefler, and Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writers
All will be the same in 2015 in terms of leadership in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties following Tuesday's general election. For Camden and Gloucester Counties, that means the all-Democratic freeholder boards will retain their current makeup. In Burlington County, on the other hand, a tense race with the potential to end nearly four decades of GOP control once again ended in another victory for Republicans as an incumbent and a former freeholder were returned to office.
NEWS
November 2, 2014 | By Jason Laughlin, Inquirer Staff Writer
The executive board of the influential electricians' union IBEW Local 98 will remain unchanged after a vote Saturday returned incumbents allied with the union's business manager, John "Johnny Doc" Dougherty. The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers' election was remarkable due to federal oversight brought on by a complaint filed by two challengers who failed to win. Kenneth Rocks and Kevin O'Sullivan filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor, saying they were unfairly denied a place on ballots.
BUSINESS
October 30, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
At a meeting Tuesday of gambling regulators from around the world, Mayor Nutter urged the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to finally vote on the second casino license in Philadelphia. "The record's been closed for some time," said Nutter, referring to public suitability hearings, where applicants made their cases before the board members - which took place eight months ago at the Convention Center. Speaking generally of deliberative bodies, Nutter said, "Taking action is very important.
BUSINESS
October 23, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
To chief executive Sue Schick, it's a continuing mystery. Why are there so few women on corporate boards? Why are there so few top women executives? Why are so few women ranked among the top earners? And if major nonprofit organizations seem comfortable with female leadership, why can't that confidence translate to more business leadership spots for women? "Inertia," said Schick, chief executive of UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware, a publicly traded health insurance company that has more than 5,000 employees and covers more than 900,000 people.
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