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April 9, 2004 | By Patrick Kerkstra INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In the late 1970s, when inflation was rampant and memories of Watergate and the Vietnam War were still raw, Pat Toomey spent part of each school day in a high school history classroom quietly seething. It was the teacher who got under his skin. Too many lectures were about capitalism's failings, corruption in Washington, or how America was no better than the Soviet Union. None of it squared with Toomey's patriotic take on U.S. history or his budding conservative ideology. "I felt we were a great, great country, a great civilization," said Toomey, 42, who has represented the Lehigh Valley and parts of Montgomery County in the House of Representatives since 1999.
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August 27, 1999 | by Bob Cooney, Daily News Staff Writer
Division III schools don't draw the country's premier athletes. That's pretty hard to do when you can't offer scholarships. Most athletes that go the D-III route do so because they want to be able to play more than one sport, stay closer to home or simply because they aren't good enough to play at a higher level. Don't tell that to the women athletes at the College of New Jersey. This past school year, the 10 women's programs compiled a 121-31-1 record, competed in seven NCAA tournaments, captured two national second-place finishes, one third-place and won 43 of 49 events in the highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference.
NEWS
April 15, 1986
I am almost 60 years old, never graduated from high school, but recently I really got an education. A television reporter was interviewing students at Temple University in regard to having wine and beer on campus. One brilliant student made the statement that having beer and wine on campus is what college is all about. Isn't that odd - I always thought the purpose of college was for an education. Margaret J. Roberts Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 29, 1986 | By Dodge Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
Now that the long holiday vacation has ended, the Super Bowl is history and all that looms ahead are winter weather and long hours in the library, more than a few college students are wondering how long they and their school can stand one another - and whether they wouldn't be better off somewhere else. By this point in the school year, libraries have become zoos and dorm rooms feel like cages. Idiosyncracies that were charming in a roommate last fall are now motives for murder.
LIVING
August 9, 1987 | By Dodge Johnson, Special to The Inquirer
College interviews are a sport almost any high school senior can learn to play competently, even gracefully. As in tennis or badminton, quality depends on the skill of both sides, and a sparkling volley is exhilarating. But in interviews, players aren't adversaries. Ideally, each helps the other play his or her best - and learn in the process whether a student and a college are right for each other. And both can win, even if one or the other decides that the answer is no. College interviews may sound about as thrilling as root-canal work, but, actually, most are a lot of fun. Championship play during interviewing means knowing the rules, so here are some tips to help your game.
SPORTS
April 27, 2008 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
St. Joseph's Prep offensive lineman Mark Arcidiacono will announce his college destination in a press conference at his school on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Arcidiacono, a 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior who has 11 scholarship offers, said yesterday that he has narrowed his choices to Penn State, Florida and Rutgers. "I want to get the decision behind me so I can concentrate on my senior football season," the 17-year-old from Holland, Bucks County, said. Arcidiacono, the oldest of eight children, attended spring football games at Florida and Penn State.
NEWS
March 26, 2013
These South Jersey players have committed to attend colleges on baseball scholarships. Player   High school   College    Christian Adorno   St. Augustine   Wilmington    Frank Angeloni   Highland   Concordia    Tom Bradway   Mainland   Lafayette    Barry Buchowski   St. Augustine   Tulane    Nick Cieri   Rancocas Valley   Maryland    Trevor Datz   Pitman   Univ. of Sciences    Jarrett DeHart   Shawnee   Louisiana State    Derek DeMaria   Gloucester Catholic   Philadelphia    Troy Dixon   Egg Harbor Twp.   St.
NEWS
August 12, 1999 | by Shantee Woodards, Daily News Staff Writer
When she grows up, 12-year-old Lisa Womack wants to be a landscaper, hospital worker or telephone operator. College might help her expand her dreams. With the help of a new grant program, Lisa and many other city students will get extra help toward their education. "This is not a sprint. This is a long-distance run," said U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., of Philadelphia, at a press conference yesterday introducing his "Gear Up" grant program. The program works with low-income students, beginning no later than seventh grade.
NEWS
December 9, 1989
Everybody wants to be fancy. Especially schools. So there's a move afoot to allow virtually all the colleges in New Jersey to call themselves universities. Nothing else will change. They won't get any bigger or any better. They will just have fancy new names. This could come through that great academician, Assemblyman John Rocco of Cherry Hill, who wants to remove virtually all restrictions on the use of the term "university" - for marketing purposes. Rocco notes that 40 percent of New Jersey kids go out of state to college, failing to note that a kid who's off to Yale will not go to Jersey City State College even if you rename it Oxford University.
SPORTS
April 26, 2007 | By Mel Greenberg, Inquirer Staff Writer
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July 25, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Rev. James Robert Tanis, 87, formerly of Villanova, a minister, a scholar, and a professor and director of libraries at Bryn Mawr College, died Sunday, July 19, of respiratory failure at Shannondell in Audubon. He had lived at the senior community for more than a decade. He grew up in Phillipsburg, N.J., where he was born. Dr. Tanis earned a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University; a master of divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, in 1954; and a doctor of theology degree in 1967 from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
SPORTS
July 17, 2015 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Columnist
IF IT'S JULY and there is a gym with basketballs being bounced by very athletic teenagers, college coaches will be taking up most of the seats. Games may be won or lost on scoreboards from November to April, but, in reality, they are won or lost during the manic July recruiting period when coaches have ambitious itineraries that require detailed planning, on-time airplanes, rental cars, late nights and very early mornings. Sleep and food are options. The coaches are in the gyms to a)
NEWS
July 16, 2015
DEMOCRATIC presidential candidate Martin O'Malley surrendered - just like many other parents. When his daughters were choosing their colleges, he let them have their way. He didn't want to crush their dreams, and ended up with crushing debt. Last week, O'Malley spelled out a proposal to help students graduate debt-free from public colleges and universities, by increasing Pell Grants and automatically enrolling borrowers in income-based repayment plans. One key part of his plan calls for helping students and parents refinance their debt at lower interest rates.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Valery Swope, 18, answered her phone one afternoon in March. It was Cabrini College, telling her she had been accepted. "I feel so great. Oh, my Lord. I've got to tell everybody!" First, she posed for a selfie. "I've got to take a picture of this face!" Then she got on the phone. The first six people she called were two caseworkers with the state child welfare agency, two social workers appointed by the court, a child-advocate in the public defender's office, and an FBI agent.
NEWS
July 9, 2015 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
The college transition brings with it the stress of packing, making friends, and getting adjusted to a new learning environment. For international students, coming to a new country also involves an additional anxiety: fitting in. For the first time, the Haddonfield School District is working to ease that transition for some high-achieving students from China, Superintendent Richard Perry said. In September, Haddonfield Memorial High School plans to enroll four students - one junior and three seniors - from southern China's Guangdong Country Garden School for stays of 10 to 12 months.
NEWS
July 6, 2015 | By Jessica Parks, Inquirer Staff Writer
'I've known this day was coming for months," Karen A. Stout lamented about packing up her office. "I don't know why I didn't do it earlier. " It was fitting that Stout, who is leaving the Montgomery County Community College presidency to lead a national advocacy group, left the tangible things for last. She had already wrapped up countless other loose ends - pilot projects, graduation rates, budgets, curricula, groundbreakings - that will remain visible on the campuses long after she's gone.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Pennsylvania's community colleges are among the less noticed beneficiaries of Gov. Wolf's proposed budget. The schools, which served more than 300,000 students last year, would see their funding grow by 7 percent, or $15 million, under the plan, which is tied up in a political standoff that went into overtime Wednesday. A recent Pew report suggests community colleges need the money. Its examination of Community College of Philadelphia shows that the city's education challenges don't end when students graduate from high school.
NEWS
July 1, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Camden County College's president is stepping down at the end of the 2015-16 academic year, one of several administrative changes to come in the next few months. Raymond A. Yannuzzi, 67, who has been president since 2006, will remain at the college as a tenured English professor. His contract expires July 6, 2016, and the college will conduct a search over the next year for his successor. "The board is beginning the process of me transitioning out," Yannuzzi said Monday. "It's customary in colleges to have the president, in the final year of the contract, [announce]
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Yes, students from Camden go to college. That's the clear message conveyed by the #CollegeBoundCamden social-media campaign run by the Camden City School District, showcasing photos of graduating high school seniors posing with white boards displaying their chosen schools. "It's satisfying that they're giving us a positive light, because there is a lot of negativity surrounding Camden students. … There's rarely a positive light shown on us other than by Camden natives," said Khadijah Jones-Shubrick, 18, a graduating senior from Dr. Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts High School who has been in the campaign.
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