February 19, 1990 |
While making a recruiting visit to Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., the weekend of Feb. 9, Rich Gortian was told by one of the football players that the food was the best in the country. However, it wasn't the cafeteria cuisine that finally persuaded Cardinal O'Hara's 6-foot, 1-inch, 195-pound defensive back on Wednesday to give an oral commitment to play football for the Big Red. "I always wanted to attend an Ivy League school, and Cornell seemed to be what I perceived a college to be like," Gortian said.
June 16, 2013 |
Ward H. Goodenough, 94, a longtime University of Pennsylvania professor whose work helped shape anthropology, died Sunday, June 9, of organ failure at the Quadrangle in Haverford. "Transcending the triteness of the terms, he was a true renaissance man and a consummate gentleman," his family said in a statement. Along with his academic work, Dr. Goodenough composed music and wrote poetry. Born in Cambridge, Mass., he lived in England and Germany as a child while his father studied at the University of Oxford.
January 19, 2015 |
One way to measure Sam Jacobs' basketball career is by his own skilled and savvy work on the court. Another is by his uncanny ability to lead otherwise pedestrian programs to unprecedented heights. But perhaps the best is by the company he kept - especially among opponents. Jacobs, a former Cherry Hill West and Cornell University star, will be inducted into the South Jersey Basketball Hall of Fame on Feb. 15. It is a well-deserved recognition of a career marked by surprising team success as well as individual prowess.
April 25, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University has been selected to offer the acclaimed Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) with Disabilities, a small-business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the schools announced Thursday. At St. Joseph's, the program will be offered through the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. To date, nearly 1,000 veterans have graduated from EBV programs throughout the U.S., resulting in the creation of more than 200 veteran-owned businesses.
December 7, 2010 |
Guy Cook, a two-way lineman for St. Joseph's Prep, has committed to Cornell University. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound senior is projected to play outside linebacker for the Big Red. "I don't think it's going to be an easy transition, switching to linebacker, but I'm looking forward to it," the 18-year-old said. Cook, a captain and second-year starter for the Hawks, earned first-team all-Catholic League Class AAAA honors on defense this season. The New Hope resident took his official visit to Cornell last weekend.
April 4, 2015 |
Jogging and running races did more than ease daily stresses for Bruce C. Brotzman. "It saved his life," his son, Michael, said. Mr. Brotzman had started running recreationally in the 1970s, but after a business trip to Dallas in 1993, his son said, "he began experiencing shortness of breath. " Tests revealed that "the heart muscle had been attacked by a virus. " But because years of running had given him "cardiac capability to spare," his son said, "he would continue to run nightly," just not as far nor as fast as before, until recently reducing his exercise to walking.
March 25, 2013 |
Kenneth L. Kershbaum, 70, of Washington Square, died Tuesday, March 19, at his home blocks from Pennsylvania Hospital, where he was born and later practiced internal medicine and cardiology for more than 40 years. Dr. Kershbaum had battled lymphoma for two years. "He is really, truly going to be missed by patients, colleagues, and friends," said Paul A.G. Cohen, one of about a half-dozen partners in a cardiology practice at 801 Spruce St. "He was always there for them. " Cohen said his colleague practiced in the careful, "old-fashioned way," sometimes following the same patients from the Philadelphia area and South Jersey for 40 years.
June 21, 2013
Physicist Kenneth Wilson, 77, who earned a Nobel Prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions, has died in Maine, where he retired to enjoy kayaking with his wife. Mr. Wilson, who died Saturday from complications of lymphoma, was in the physics department at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., when he won the Nobel Prize in 1982 for applying his research in quantum physics to phase transitions, the transformation that occurs when a substance goes from, say, liquid to gas. Mr. Wilson created a mathematical tool called the renormalization group that is still widely used in physics.
February 3, 2012
Cleveland Donald Jr., 65, the second black graduate of the University of Mississippi who started a black-studies program at the college, died Jan. 26 of natural causes at his home in New Milford, Conn., said his brother, retired Army Maj. Gen. James Donald. Born in Newton, Miss., Dr. Donald attended Tougaloo College in Jackson for a year, then enrolled at Ole Miss in 1964 and graduated in 1966 with a history degree. He later earned a doctorate from Cornell University. Along with James Meredith and another person, Dr. Donald entered Ole Miss under a federal protection order.
February 22, 1990 |
From his 3.9 grade-point average to his 1,190 score on the Scholastic Aptitude Test, Greg Lingo seems every bit the Ivy Leaguer. The 6-foot, 3-inch, 205-pound Upper Darby quarterback decided to go that route Saturday when he orally committed to attend Cornell University in the fall. Lingo became the sixth player in the area to commit to a Division I-A or Division I-AA school. He will be part of new Big Red coach Jim Hofher's first recruiting class, along with Cardinal O'Hara defensive back Rich Gortian, who made his decision to attend Cornell on Feb. 14. Lingo plans to attend Cornell's school of engineering, possibly majoring in civil engineering.