July 22, 2013 |
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
April 9, 2004 |
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.
August 27, 1999 |
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.
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.
January 29, 1986 |
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.
August 9, 1987 |
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.
April 27, 2008 |
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.
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.
August 12, 1999 |
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.
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.