June 27, 2014 |
IT'S BEEN a little more than a year since Judy Tripathi lost her son to suicide. She can remember every one of those days, because they've all been a struggle, filled with grief for Sunil, a Brown University student who committed suicide last year. He is remembered for having been falsely identified as a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing. Tomorrow she'll have support. Tripathi is one of 2,000 people expected to attend Out of the Darkness, a 17-mile walk to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
June 20, 2014 |
WHEN the Daily News profiled 17-year-old Tremaine Rogers, whose senseless slaying in Philadelphia was overshadowed last year by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin case, we wrote: "Politicians didn't take notice, no one held a rally in protest and only those who knew him will remember his name. " But now, Rogers' mentor at the Sankofa Passages Program is making sure his name will live on by presenting a graduating senior in the program today with the first ever Tremaine Rogers Award.
May 28, 2014 |
There goes the brother Brother Rob Kardashian skipped Sister Kim 's wedding on Saturday in Florence, Italy, and the rehearsal dinner the night before in Versailles, France, reports People magazine. Rob traveled back to Los Angeles and arrived wearing all black. Unnamed Source told the magazine: "He is really overweight and having a hard time with it. . . . He just didn't want to see a bunch of people both nights and really just is not feeling like himself. " Emma gets her sheepskin Emma Watson , the British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies, was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University in Providence, R.I. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown.
April 30, 2014 |
WHEN BOMBS shook the air and shattered bone last year in Boston, the Tripathi family of Bryn Mawr was in the middle of their worst nightmare. Akhil and Judy Tripathi and their daughter and son, Sangeeta and Ravi, put careers, medical school and their everyday lives on hold when Brown University student Sunil Tripathi, the baby of the family who had a ready smile, disappeared in Providence, R.I. That was shortly after March 16, 2013. They spent weeks looking for "Sunny," 22, who had been suffering from depression for several years.
February 17, 2014 |
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Brown University's late-game surge prevented Penn from gaining its first Ivy League road win of the season as the Bears took a 62-55 victory at the Pizzitola Sports Center on Saturday night. "We had 42 turnovers over the entire weekend," said Quakers head coach Jerome Allen, whose team turned the ball over 20 times the previous night in a 69-54 loss at Yale. "Nobody values the ball - point guards, perimeter players, inside - nobody values the ball, and at the end of the day, it falls back on me. " The Quakers dropped to 6-15 overall and 3-4 in Ivy League action.
February 3, 2014 |
Peggy Philp, 86, never even considered living in a nursing home when she was younger, but, after surviving breast cancer and a "slight" heart attack, she found she needed one. She also found it much homier than many her age expect. At WillowBrooke Court in Fort Washington, she got to bring the figurines she has collected and the portrait she painted of her late husband, who died in 1983. In the picture on her wall, he is a young man with soulful brown eyes. "As long as I live, he will not die," she says.
December 6, 2013 |
On NBC's radically reprogrammed fairy tale, Grimm , the character of Monroe is a walking contradiction: a civilized monster, a predator pursuing a vegan diet. He's the enlightened descendant of a long line of Blutbaden (what used to be called Big Bad Wolves), creatures that for centuries stalked the dark Germanic forests. "I am a new generation," says Silas Weir Mitchell, the actor who plays him, "trying to live a healthy life in the human realm and disavow my rapacious ancestry.
September 14, 2013 |
PRINCETON Princeton has a problem. The renowned university released a report Thursday on the state of the school's diversity, highlighting areas where perceived gaps exist and offering recommendations to improve diversity among its students, faculty, and staff. "To begin with, ours is an increasingly pluralistic society," the report reads, "and, simply put, Princeton and its peers do not come close to looking like America today. " The report's suggestions include formalizing the university's position on diversity, creating plans within academic departments for recruiting a range of students and faculty, and establishing benchmarks to be monitored on a regular basis.
August 7, 2013 |
They weathered crises, a horrific smear, a roller-coaster of emotions, and - in the end - heartbreak that still resonates four months later. But what they accomplished, working from a wooden kitchen table, would make any advertising executive envious. And along the way, the family of Sunil "Sunny" Tripathi learned invaluable lessons from an ordeal that bonded them more deeply and led them to redefine their goals and objectives. Sitting at that very same kitchen table in their Center City home last week, Sangeeta and Ravi Tripathi recounted their brother's disappearance, their intensive search, and how those events ended up playing out on a worldwide stage.
July 24, 2013 |
Theater can be magical, mystical, transportive. It can take audience members, actors, and writers alike to better places than reality has to offer. It can be a quick escape, or a saving grace. For playwrights Quiara Alegria Hudes and Paula Vogel, it was both. Philadelphia native Hudes, 35, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama for Water by the Spoonful ; in 2008, In the Heights , for which she wrote the book, received the 2008 Tony Award for best musical. She is also on the board of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, whose mission is to "inspire learning through playwriting" - something she has experienced directly.