July 25, 2015 |
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.
July 17, 2015 |
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)
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.
July 13, 2015 |
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.
July 9, 2015 |
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.
July 6, 2015 |
'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.
July 3, 2015 |
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.
July 1, 2015 |
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]
June 29, 2015 |
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.