August 25, 2016 |
At private universities such as Columbia, Penn, Harvard and Cornell, this year's back-to-campus activities might include some old-fashioned union organizing - thanks, or, perhaps no thanks, to a ruling Tuesday by the National Labor Relations Board. College students who get paid for work as teaching or research assistants at their schools are considered employees, the NLRB said Tuesday, overturning a previous ruling. Their status as employees allows them the possibility of unionizing.
April 18, 2016 |
Bring up self-driving cars and Pennsylvania's transportation secretary gets enthusiastic. Leslie Richards is just as excited about using apps to understand traffic, installing smart signs to shrink gridlock, or getting rid of registration stickers. In a state where ancient infrastructure and dense development can make big transportation projects impossible, Richards likes thinking about high-tech solutions to old problems. "In some ways we're forced to really look at technology," she said, "but I welcome that.
April 17, 2016
Education High School: Germantown Academy, 1985 Bachelor's degree: Brown University, economics and urban studies, 1989 Master's degree: University of Pennsylvania, regional planning, 1993 Professional highlights A.D. Marble & Co.: Project manager/public involvement specialist, 2003-10 ACT Engineers Inc.: Senior project manager, 2010-12 Political career Whitemarsh Township supervisor: 2007-11 Montgomery County Board...
September 12, 2014 |
Bonnie Blank is about 40 years older than a traditional college student, but she hasn't stopped going to class. One Day University is an adult education program, offered throughout the country, that recruits top university professors to lecture at single-day learning opportunities. Through the program, Blank has been able to quench her thirst for learning without signing up for a full semester. She plans to attend one such event Sunday at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. The event is sponsored by The Inquirer.
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.