October 10, 2013
A story Monday incorrectly described possible cuts at Clarion University. The school is considering cutting 54 faculty and other staff positions.
September 11, 2010
The Haverford Township Free Library's board announced this week that Christine Faris, who has been assistant director, will replace Richard Thau as the library's director. Faris, who has worked at the library for 18 years, has an undergraduate accounting degree from St. Joseph's University and a master's degree in library science from Clarion University. She served as interim director of the library in 2009. Thau, who resigned effective Sept. 2, had served as director from June 1, 2009, according to township officials.
May 18, 2013 |
The first graders in Jill Turley's class at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in Cherry Hill love to write letters to their principal. They share goals such as "I want to be a teacher" and observations such as, "You and I have the same haircut. " Turley delivers those letters to Kwame Morton, and "the sweetest thing is, he writes them back," she said. "He acknowledges those children. " Greeted with hugs and high-fives when he steps into the hallways, Morton likely won't be the object of as many displays of youthful affection next year, when he will oversee teenagers as the principal at Cherry Hill High School West.
October 7, 2012 |
After he retired in his 70s as a high school teacher in Montgomery County, Frederick L. Marshall found a summer career working in the Alaska wilderness. "His first trip to Alaska was with a conservation group out of West Chester," his wife, Patricia Gillespie, said in a telephone interview. "And he just fell in love with everything that was Alaska. " Besides hiking in the Brooks Range, she said, he worked for years at tourist outposts known as Alaska Wilderness Lodges, "as bartender, bookkeeper, riding herd on the college staffs.
July 25, 1995 |
A legislative hearing on college sabbaticals turned political yesterday when Republicans criticized a Democratic colleague for drawing two state salaries - one as a lawmaker and one as a professor. Rep. John A. Lawless (R., Montgomery), chairman of a select committee examining higher education, accused Rep. David R. Wright (D., Clarion), who was not at the hearing, of "double dipping. " Wright, besides being a legislator, is a professor at Clarion University, one of 14 state-owned schools.
October 23, 2011
While he's not exactly a speedster in football or baseball, Wissahickon's J.T. Crits can hold his own while running as a quarterback or first baseman. Just don't ask him to take on long distances, which his older brother, Nick, routinely does while competing in cross-country and track and field for La Salle University. "No way," the 6-foot, 185-pound senior said. "He's nuts. He'll go out and run 10 miles like it's nothing. That's definitely not my thing. " J.T. Crits' "thing" at the moment has been aiding Wissahickon's major turnaround on the gridiron.
November 13, 1992 |
Sponsors of the annual Clarion County Autumn Leaf Festival have told members of Philadelphia's Italian-American String Band they should strongly consider turning over a couple of new leaves themselves. In a sharply worded letter, the Western Pennsylvanians are charging the Mummers with boorish behavior at a local motel during their visit to Clarion last month to perform during the 39th annual Leaf Festival. "Of all the group bookings we ever had here . . . wrestlers, football teams, fraternities, sororities, the worst single group ever to stay at our Days Inn was the Philadelphia Mummers," charged Karen M. Pope, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce.
March 31, 2014
Pennsylvania's state university system, the commonwealth's best option for an affordable higher education, is in a bind. The system is looking at a $61 million deficit, tuition hikes, declining enrollment, and flat state funding after years of cuts. A bill to allow its stronger campuses to secede, sponsored by State Sens. Andrew Dinniman (D., Chester) and Robert Tomlinson (R., Bucks), should be taken as a wake-up call for the entire 112,000-student system. A shake-up would be preferable to a breakup.
January 29, 1989 |
William Sklaroff of William Sklaroff Design Associates of Ardmore announced that the company has been named a "top 100" interior design firm by Interior Design Magazine. The firm provides services in industrial, environmental, interior, graphic and exhibition design for many of the nation's leading corporations. Some of the firm's clients in the Philadelphia area include Temple University Hospital, Albert Einstein Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Pearl Reznick of Valley Forge has become administrative nursing supervisor for the Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital in Malvern.
January 18, 1989 |
Because he is "only" a 5-10 guard and his brother, Kevin, is a 6-4 forward, Jules Mastbaum Tech's David Benton tends to be overlooked, and underappreciated. Guess what? It doesn't bother him. "You know how there's a rivalry between some brothers? Well, there's none between the two of them," Mastbaum coach Ralph "Bones" Schneider. "They cheer for each other, pull for each other. In shooting drills, they always work together. They don't go off with somebody else. David's happy for Kevin.