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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.
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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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August 23, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The mound of clothing, pillows, and belongings piled on top of Cassie Rumbough's bed looked a little daunting. The colorful dorm room was already filled with her possessions and those of her new roommate - including similarly trendy bedspreads and a coffee machine, which both proclaimed to be the most important item in the room. Rumbough, 18, of Bloomsburg, Pa., put a hand on top of the mini-fridge and leaned back, surveying the mess. What was she going to do next? She sighed.
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August 18, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Pennsylvania and other states should consider legislation similar to a New Jersey proposal that could help prevent suicides among college students. The Madison Holleran Suicide Prevention and Proper Reporting Acts have been approved by the state Senate Higher Education Committee and are awaiting action by the full Senate. They're named for a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania freshman who jumped off a parking garage near the school last year. One of the two bills would require colleges to make individuals trained in suicide prevention available to students on campus or by phone 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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August 17, 2015 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
There's nothing grosser than a bunch of girls," Greta Gerwig is saying. "Girls are gross," Lola Kirke concurs, adding that " 'girls are disgusting' is the moral of Mistress America . " It's not really. If there is a moral in the new film from director Noah Baumbach, cowritten by Baumbach and Gerwig, it's more complicated than that. But it is very much a story about women's relationships, their friendships, affinities, rivalries, betrayals. Maybe a little about hygiene, too. Gerwig stars in Mistress America - open in Los Angeles and New York now, opening in Philadelphia and other markets Aug. 28 - as Brooke Cardinas, a 30-ish New Yorker exploding with ideas but not all that adept at executing them.
NEWS
August 11, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
Temple University and its friends deserve congratulations for the on-schedule, on-budget start of restoration of the historic East Park Canoe House. The university took a long and difficult path to a graceful solution that will provide a fitting home for its rowing teams without encroaching on a well-used stretch of Fairmount Park. The university's teams were thrown out of the canoe house in 2008, when the city condemned it following years of neglect. At first, Temple considered building another, 23,000-square-foot boathouse in the area, near the Strawberry Mansion Bridge, which would have consumed precious parkland and made for a tight fit between Kelly Drive and the Schuylkill.
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August 10, 2015 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Battle-scarred as it is, North Broad Street is still punctuated with an extraordinary collection of majestic buildings. The farther north you go, the more beat-up its gilded relics seem to get. Yet at the corner of York Street, you'll find an intact neoclassical complex sharing company with a gas station and a vacant laundromat. The plainer of the two limestone pavilions was built in 1905 to house Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, a private university that was devoted to the "scientific" study of ancient languages and Jewish history.
NEWS
July 29, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
The community college in New Jersey's largest county is shifting its operations around among its physical campuses, closing its longtime Pemberton home and expanding its Mount Laurel campus to reflect enrollment and population changes over the years. The announcement Monday from Rowan College at Burlington County - newly renamed from Burlington County College, reflecting a partnership with Rowan University - follows an internal study showing the school's Mount Laurel campus has high demand, while its Pemberton location does not. It also follows a simple reality: The Mount Laurel campus has already been the de facto main campus for a decade, and future growth for the 9,500-student college was always likely to occur more on that campus than in other locations.
NEWS
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.
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