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September 17, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Girard College on Monday asked the city's Orphans' Court to reconsider its recent ruling that the school cannot suspend its high school and boarding programs to improve its finances. The move, one step short of an appeal, came three weeks after Orphans' Court Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe said the boarding and secondary programs were critical parts of the vision the merchant-banker Stephen Girard outlined in his 1831 bequest. The money he left created the free boarding school for poor orphans on a 43-acre site in Fairmount.
BUSINESS
September 16, 2014
Kimmel Center , Philadelphia, has named David P. Holveck board chair. He is the retired CEO of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Robert J. Delany , chief financial officer of Public Financial Management; Michael DiPiano , general partner of NewSpring Ventures and managing partner of NewSpring Capital, and Jami Wintz McKeon , chair-elect of law firm Morgan Lewis & Bockius, were named board members. Face to Face , a nonprofit that assists individuals and families in Germantown, has named Dale Moss , retired chief executive officer of OpenSkies Airline, and Tinesha Banks , deputy executive director, strategic development, at HeTlth Promotion Council of Philadelphia, to its board.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2014
ONCE UPON a time, it was enough just to go to a stadium to watch a game. But that notion is as outmoded as the rotary telephone. Today, it's all about the "game-day experience. " To that end, your Philadelphia Eagles spent the offseason completing a two-year, $125 million improvement project at 11-year-old Lincoln Financial Field. Some of the money went to adding 1,600 seats in three of the stadium's four corners and constructing bridges connecting the upper concourse. In addition, 1,300 new video screens were placed throughout the Iggles' South Philly nest, as well as larger video monitors in several other locations in and outside the Linc.
NEWS
August 27, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a stunning upset for the leaders of Girard College, a judge has ruled that the school may not suspend its high school and boarding programs to improve its finances. Orphans Court Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe said those programs were critical parts of the vision that the merchant-banker Stephen Girard outlined in his 1831 bequest that created the unusual free boarding school for poor orphans on a 43-acre site in Fairmount. As a result, O'Keefe denied a petition by the board that oversees Girard College seeking permission to amend Stephen Girard's will to make the planned changes for the fall of 2015.
NEWS
August 20, 2014 | By Andrew Seidman, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
TRENTON - The New Jersey Senate on Monday confirmed the nomination of a Haddon Heights lawyer and ally of South Jersey Democrats to Rutgers University's main governing body. William M. Tambussi's appointment to the board of governors was part of the Democratic-controlled Senate's unanimous approval of a package of Gov. Christie's nominees for various state positions. Tambussi, 56, replaces former Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts Jr., also of Camden County. A higher-education restructuring act that passed in 2012 requires one of the governor's eight appointees to the 15-member board to be a Camden County resident.
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