September 22, 2015
Audrey L. Greenhall and Alan H. Crosman have been named to the board of trustees of the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust . Created by the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), it assists in the preservation, operation, and interpretation of the Arch Street Meeting House and grounds at Fourth and Arch Streets. Greenhall is a lawyer and a historical tour guide for Centipede Tours Inc. here. Crosman is chief financial officer of Mercer Street Friends Center in Trenton.
September 20, 2015 |
Curtis Institute of Music board chair Nina Baroness von Maltzahn is stepping down. She will serve through the end of the school year, the conservatory announced Friday. Maltzahn - who divides her time among Uruguay, Berlin, Zurich, and New York - became board chair in 2013, taking over from H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, who held the position for eight years. Curtis' bylaws call for the chair to serve in terms of one year, subject to renewal. Maltzahn's original intention when accepting the chair position was to serve for two years, a Curtis spokeswoman said.
September 13, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A few days after watching his offensive line get thoroughly outplayed by Temple, Penn State coach James Franklin talked about how he and his staff "spent a lot of time in the offseason trying to figure out who our best five [linemen] were going to be. " The search continued this week, leaving Franklin precious little time to figure out the best five for Saturday's home opener at Beaver Stadium against Buffalo (1-0). The Nittany Lions gained 180 total yards - 54 in the final three quarters - and saw quarterback Christian Hackenberg get sacked 10 times in a lopsided 27-10 loss to the Owls.
September 10, 2015 |
It was a decision nobody should have to make. But the judge had no choice. The life or death of a woman suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - paralyzed, in constant pain, and begging to die, was his decision alone. It was probably the toughest call that Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Judge Nicholas M. D'Alessandro would ever have to make. After interviewing Thelma Stussy, 51, who could only blink her eyes and nod, in her room at Neumann Medical Center in Kensington, along with members of her family, he ruled in April 1990 that the hospital could turn off the respirator that was keeping her alive.
September 7, 2015 |
Ever since the Bill Cosby sexual-assault scandal went viral last year, the Temple University board of trustees has been in a defensive crouch. This is understandable at one level because Cosby was for decades a high-profile trustee and Temple's best-known graduate. Yet the more that is known about allegations of drug abuse and sexual assault involving America's onetime favorite TV dad, the more it becomes clear that the board failed to confront a grave risk to the university's reputation when the allegations emerged a decade ago. Much of the resulting damage to Temple, the lurid headlines and the tarnishing of its image, can be traced to the board's inaction.
August 30, 2015 |
Camden school board member Barbara Coscarello stepped down this week after 61/2 years. First appointed in 2009 by Gov. Jon S. Corzine, Coscarello said she wanted to focus on the nonprofit management consulting service she owns, as well as her job as a sociology professor at Camden County College. Coscarello has been through numerous transitions as part of the school board, most recently in 2013, when the state took over the failing district, relegating the board to an advisory role.
August 30, 2015 |
Philadelphia City Council candidate Derek Green has been fined $1,200 by the city's ethics board for agreeing to speak at fund-raisers for a political action committee while a city employee. But the board did not fault Green for making that political action committee - the Green Fund - his own campaign fund once he quit his job and announced his bid for office. "When [the Green Fund] became his candidate committee, he was not a city employee, and therefore the political activity rules no longer applied to him," said Shane Creamer, executive director of the Ethics Board.