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December 12, 1991 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
The head of the religious studies department at Chestnut Hill College has been named to succeed Sister Matthew Anita MacDonald as president of the school, officials announced yesterday. Sister Carol Jean Vale, 46, an assistant professor and a 1978 graduate, was appointed to a five-year term by the college's Board of Directors on Monday night. She is scheduled to assume office July 1 when Sister MacDonald steps down after 12 years as the school's president. "Sister Carol Vale is a scholar of vision and creativity who values communication, cooperation and collaboration," said Sister Margaret Fleming, who chairs the Board of Directors and is superior general of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chestnut Hill, the religious order that operates the college.
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March 21, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A former adjunct professor of religion at Chestnut Hill College who was dismissed from his post because he is gay announced this afternoon that a settlement has been reached between himself and the Catholic-based institution. Father James St. George, 45, said in a statement issued by his publicist that he had reached "an amicable resolution with Chestnut Hill College that will end this controversy. " The resolution reached over the weekend was "consistent with the religious beliefs of each party," the statement said.
NEWS
March 22, 2011
Three things are clear after a meeting yesterday between Father Jim St. George and officials of Chestnut Hill College, which had fired the former adjunct professor for being gay. He will not be reinstated at the college, there will be no legal action on his part and both sides agree it's time to move on. "I am pleased to announce that I have reached an amicable resolution with Chestnut Hill College that will end this controversy," St. George said...
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April 18, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
AUTHORITIES are investigating the death of a Chestnut Hill College student found on a couch in a campus building yesterday morning. Bradley Amerman, 22, a senior business major from Mount Joy, Lancaster County, was found unresponsive on a couch in a dorm room in St. Joseph Hall and pronounced dead at 8:46 a.m., police said. Police said there were no immediate signs of foul play and provided no cause or manner of death. A person who answered the phone at Amerman's home in Lancaster County hung up when asked to comment.
NEWS
September 17, 1991 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Matthew Anita MacDonald, who has presided over Chestnut Hill College since 1980, will close out her tenure on June 30, school officials have announced. Sister Matthew Anita said yesterday that after completing two five-year terms, she decided at the end of 1990 to extend her contract for two years rather than agreeing to another five-year term. She said the extension will have enabled her to remain to see several important items completed, including the college's evaluation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the college's first capital drive.
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April 1, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A former adjunct professor who was forced to leave Chestnut Hill College because he is gay is co-teaching a course at the University of Pennsylvania. The Rev. James St. George said Thursday night that he had co-taught several of the Monday classes in the course Religion, Social Justice, and Urban Development with professor Andrew Lamas. St. George said Lamas had invited him to co-teach the course this semester and was directly compensating him. He said Penn had not hired him. Penn spokesman Ron Ozio said Thursday night he was unaware of the arrangement until informed by reporters and could not immediately comment.
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August 5, 2011 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
An adjunct mathematics professor died Wednesday after he reportedly dived off the second tier of a rotunda to the ground floor of a building at Chestnut Hill College in front of students and staff, a college source said Thursday. A statement on the college's website identified the professor as Rudolf Alexandrov and described his death as the result of a fall, but did not elaborate. Philadelphia police confirmed that there had been a suicide at the college, but declined to release any further information.
SPORTS
March 26, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mark DiRugeris tried to get a little better every year. He worked on his defense and ball handling after his freshman season, his use of screens and spacing after his sophomore year, his quickness and explosiveness after his junior season. By the time DiRugeris was a senior, he was prepared to put the finishing touches on one of the best careers in Chestnut Hill College basketball history. "It was the best four years of my life," said DiRugeris, a Woodbury High School graduate who will be honored as the small college player of the year by the Al Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey at the organization's annual banquet April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill.
SPORTS
March 27, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mark DiRugeris tried to get a little better every year. He worked on his defense and ball handling after his freshman season, his use of screens and spacing after his sophomore year, his quickness and explosiveness after his junior season. By the time DiRugeris was a senior, he was prepared to put the finishing touches on one of the best careers in Chestnut Hill College basketball history. "It was the best four years of my life," said DiRugeris, a Woodbury High School graduate who will be honored as the small college player of the year by the Al Carino Basketball Club of South Jersey at the organization's annual banquet April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill.
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June 1, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Georgia S. McWhinney, 85, of Wyncote, an associate professor in the field of literacy, died Wednesday, May 20, of cancer at her home. Dr. McWhinney devoted her energies to her family and the study and teaching of emergent literacy in both children and adults. Emergent literacy , a term coined by researcher Marie Clay, refers to the gradual process by which children and adults interact with language, books, and those around them on the road to literacy. A part of the process is speaking, listening, writing, and viewing words and pictures.
BUSINESS
April 28, 2015
Min S. Suh , partner, has been appointed chair of the Philadelphia law firm Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P.'s diversity committee. The committee focuses on recruiting and retaining diverse lawyers and staff, as well as other diversity initiatives within the firm. Suh practices immigration law. The Phoenixville Community Education Foundation , a nonprofit that supports the Phoenixville Area School District, has named the following trustees: Jena Dietrich , managing director and marketing practice leader at Custom Institutional Fund Solutions; John Grasso , institutional sales support at SEI Investments; artist and volunteer Michelle Schamis ; and Neydary Zambrano , president of the Magic Memories Child Development Center.
SPORTS
February 21, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Archbishop Wood girls' basketball team, understandably, is trying to move past the recent resignation of head coach John Gallagher and concentrate on achieving its postseason goals. "We're just focused on basketball and playing for each other," senior Aubree Brown said after the Vikings bested Archbishop Ryan, 39-34, in a Catholic League playoff semifinal Thursday night at Philadelphia University. Gallagher resigned early last week over allegations that he sent anonymous e-mails to college coaches in hopes of jeopardizing the NCAA eligibility of three Nigerian players at Catholic League rival Neumann-Goretti.
NEWS
January 28, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Rosemary McCarron Flannery, 93, of Haverford and Avalon, N.J., a former Inquirer sports writer and one of the first women to graduate from Villanova Law School, died Friday, Jan. 23, of an aneurysm at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Flannery blazed a trail for other members of her gender long before women were accepted in the fields of sports journalism or law. She also was a role model for family: Daughter Mary Flannery Connors is a former Inquirer business editor, and granddaughter Rosemary Connors is a reporter and weekend anchor at NBC10 Philadelphia.
NEWS
January 24, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry Wilkinson, 92, of Philadelphia, a longtime music professor, organist, and church musician, died Thursday, Jan. 15, of congestive heart failure at his home. Born in Saginaw, Mich., in 1922, he had a long and distinguished career as an organist and church musician, Yale organ curator Joseph Dzeda said in an online remembrance. "A gifted improviser at the organ, he began his early studies at age 12 with Harry C. Banks, Girard College organist," Dzeda said on www.wanamakerorgan.com , the website of Friends of the Wanamaker Organ.
SPORTS
January 16, 2015 | By Rick O, Inquirer Columnist
Despite the loss of several key starters and a lack of height, Lower Moreland is making considerable noise in the Bicentennial Athletic League. With Tuesday night's 72-42 romp over visiting Delco Christian, the Lions, who placed second in last season's PIAA District 1 Class AAA tournament, improved to 13-1 - 8-0 in league action. "One of the important things is that we mostly have guys who only play basketball," junior point guard Danny Duffey said. "That helps with building team chemistry.
SPORTS
December 31, 2014 | By Paul Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kobe Bryant maintains a .837 career free-throw percentage. At the tournament that bears his name, the St. Joseph's Prep boys' basketball team delivered a fourth-quarter shooting display on Monday afternoon that rivaled that of the 13-time NBA All-Star. The Hawks scored all 15 of their points from the line in the final frame to defeat Parkland, 50-47, at the Kobe Bryant Holiday Boosters Classic at Lower Merion. Chris Clover and James McGovern each scored 16 points for the Hawks, who missed just one free throw in the fourth quarter.
NEWS
October 13, 2014 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
It's the rare concertgoing eye that hasn't at some point fastened onto the reliable sight of a low, silvery bouffant making its way up and down the aisles of the Academy of Music or Verizon Hall. Antoinette Marie DuBiel took up her spot in the Academy two decades ago and ushers four or five events a week during the season. Raised in Chestnut Hill, she was once a budding pianist with a degree in performance from Chestnut Hill College. After a career in real estate, she is now assistant head usher and hears more concerts than most critics.
NEWS
July 7, 2014 | By Ronnie Polaneczky, Daily News Columnist
REBEKAH FUREY'S family would like for this column to be about how she lived, not about the cancer that took her life on June 8. But it's impossible to write about the one without the other, because Furey, 30, made the world more hopeful for those who fight Hodgkin's's lymphoma. If her name sounds familiar to Daily News readers, it's because we wrote about Furey in May 2012. She was in a ridiculous battle with administrators at Chestnut Hill College, where she was a graduate student.
SPORTS
June 18, 2014 | BY TYLER TYNES, Daily News Staff Writer tynest@phillynews.com
THE RUSSET dugout adjacent the crisp, white third-base line at Ashburn Field was ominously silent. Beneath the shade yesterday sat Penn Charter second baseman Demetrius Isaac, crammed between his Inter-AC Carpenter Cup teammates, arms folded, yapping about the passing of one of baseball's greatest, Tony Gwynn. Their conversation about mortality was a metaphor for their play in the game's first three innings against Delaware South. But then, Isaac changed his mood. Sprinting from the trench, he stepped into the batter's box. He slightly leaned his back and stepped into the box, focused on the pitcher.
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