June 16, 2010 |
The state university system will suspend, discontinue or merge dozens of degree programs that are under-enrolled across its 14 campuses, officials said Wednesday. The bachelor's and master's programs being culled by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education cut across disciplines, from foreign languages to physics. Fifteen are being discontinued and at least 55 others placed in moratorium, meaning no new students will be accepted. Students currently enrolled in those majors - including incoming freshmen - will be able to finish their degrees, system officials said.
August 31, 1999 |
Neumann College, answering the demand for easy access to education, will offer two degree programs through the Internet beginning in the fall. Adult students can go online to earn an associate degree in liberal studies or a master's degree in education. These are the first online degree programs offered by the college, which started using the Internet for distance learning in January. Students can access the Net to get assignments, complete research, submit projects, and communicate with classmates and teachers.
December 28, 2014 |
Drexel University will end programs that allowed students to earn four-year degrees at discounted tuition rates without leaving their community college campuses. Offered at community colleges in Delaware, Montgomery, and Burlington Counties, the program sent Drexel faculty and staff members to teach courses there. Drexel did not offer a reason for the end of its program. A spokeswoman said the university would focus on encouraging community college students to transfer to its campus in Philadelphia.
June 18, 2016 |
Drexel University on Thursday named a new dean for its College of Computing and Informatics. Yi Deng, 56, who has led the College of Computing and Informatics at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for six years, will join Drexel in September. He replaces David Fenske, who retired. At UNC Charlotte, Deng is credited with contributing to dramatic growth in both enrollment and research funding. Drexel provost M. Brian Blake said in a statement that welcoming Deng to campus ensured that "a college, already on a rising trajectory, continues on its path of success with a shared vision to address the nation's fastest-growing job sector.
March 25, 2015 |
Harvey D. Wedeen, 87, of Center City, chairman of the keyboard department at Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance for nearly five decades and a force behind starting many of the school's degree programs, died Friday, March 13, at home. Mr. Wedeen became a faculty member at Temple in 1964, and was director of the well-regarded Temple University Music Institute at Ambler from 1971 to 1975 and the music festival's artistic director in 1974 and 1975. He helped establish the school's doctoral program in performance; the master's program in accompanying and chamber music; master's programs in piano performance and pedagogy; the Center City Temple Prep; and a program to bring free music lessons to local children.
January 19, 2013 |
Happy Craven Fernandez, 74, former Philadelphia city councilwoman, community activist and college president, died Saturday of complications from a stroke at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Dr. Fernandez underwent successful lung surgery Jan. 10, but suffered the stroke moments before being released from a hospital on Jan. 13. Her family reported Saturday that she died peacefully. "We are all so sad, but can smile when we think of the great days together and the great contributions she made over the years," her family emailed friends.Born Gladys Vivian Craven in 1939, the Omaha, Neb., native combined a folksy Midwestern nickname with her married surname to create the unforgettable moniker, Happy Fernandez.
September 10, 1989 |
Beverly McPeak never dreamed that the English course she took on a lark 12 years ago would lead to a bachelor's degree in business administration. McPeak, 44, of Warminster, who was raising two daughters and working part time as a secretary, took the course because her girlfriend didn't want to go to Montgomery County Community College alone. Today, McPeak is 12 credits away from earning her bachelor's degree at Gwynedd Mercy College in Lower Gwynedd. Her girlfriend, Barbara Rossbauer, graduated from the school last month.
November 16, 2012
A $5.1 million grant for Rowan University to expand its downtown Camden campus was approved Thursday by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority board. The grant will go toward the university's $13.5 million redevelopment of the former First Camden National Bank & Trust building, a university spokesman said. Rowan's Camden enrollment has doubled to more than 800 students in recent years, with classes held in a building shared with Camden County at Broadway and Cooper Street, across from the old bank.
September 27, 2012
Here is a selection of cooking classes in the region, a list by no means complete. Check each organization's website for additional classes and information. Albertson's Cooking School , Box 27, Wynnewood. 610-649-9290 ( www.albertsoncookingschool.com ). Pickling skills and recipes with Chef Patrick Feury, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., $45; at the Madsen Design Center, 2901 Springfield Rd., Broomall. The Artful Chef , private classes at your location with chef Adrienne Abramson.