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November 1, 1989 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., has lifted a temporary ban on student consumption of alcohol on campus, after a vote by faculty members Monday night. Professors had imposed the ban last month in response to the death of freshman Steven C. Butterworth, 18, who suffered fatal head injuries when he fell from the third story of a campus fraternity house. It was later determined his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit for driving. Elizabeth Skewes, college spokeswoman, said faculty members voted to lift the campus-wide alcohol ban after an administration investigation.
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October 30, 2012 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Dickinson College has selected its first female president in its 229-year history. Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college on July 1, replacing William G. Durden, who will retire after 14 years at the helm, the college announced on Sunday evening. Roseman was selected by the school's board of trustees on Saturday afternoon to be the college's 28th president and will be on campus Thursday to meet with students and staff, said Dickinson spokeswoman Christine Dugan.
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October 4, 1989 | By Huntly Collins, Inquirer Staff Writer
A freshman at Dickinson College died Saturday after falling from the third- story window of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity house on the campus of the private liberal arts school in Carlisle, Pa. The incident is the most serious involving a fraternity at a college in the region since the 1987 alcohol-related death of a freshman pledge at Rutgers University. In response, Dickinson president A. Lee Fritschler has suspended Alpha Chi Rho pending an investigation, and the school's faculty members have imposed additional sanctions, including the suspension of all "alcohol-related" student activities on campus.
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January 30, 2000 | By Jennifer Lin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After 183 days in a Beijing detention cell and 36 sleepless hours since his release, Yongyi Song arrived in Philadelphia yesterday and told an awaiting crowd at the airport, "I'm home now. " The usually mild-mannered librarian from Dickinson College was animated, angry and unbowed as he steadfastly refuted charges by the Chinese government that he was a confessed spy. Song denied statements made by the Chinese Embassy in Washington on...
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April 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Dickinson College is preparing to launch a major fund-raising campaign, but its current president, Nancy A. Roseman, won't be raising the funds. Roseman, who arrived at Dickinson in 2013 as the first female leader in the college's long history, said she would resign, effective June 30. "It's an eight-year marathon," Roseman, 57, said of the upcoming campaign. "You have to have a consuming appetite to take that on. I just recognize in myself that I didn't have the appetite for that eight-year marathon.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
A. James Johnston, a longtime litigator and employment lawyer at Post & Schell P.C. in Center City, took over Tuesday as the firm's president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Brian Peters, who stepped down in January after leading the firm for 14 years. Johnston is a 1980 graduate of Dickinson College and Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law, and has chaired the firm's employment and employment relations practice group and its business litigation department.
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May 3, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai and Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITERS
As college seniors wave goodbye with one hand, many are writing a check with the other. Area colleges are getting ready to accept gifts from their senior classes that will go toward a variety of needs, including scholarships, facility improvements, Adirondack chairs, and executive podiums. Seniors at De Sales College in Allentown are funding a time capsule for the Catholic college's 50th anniversary, to be opened at its 100th. Pennsylvania State University students are raising money to bolster campus mental-health services.
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March 5, 2011 | Associated Press
CARLISLE - Students at Dickinson College have ended their sit-in over concerns about the school's policy on sexual assaults. The college promised Friday night that a draft of a new sexual misconduct policy would be brought to the faculty by May. Officials vowed to notify students immediately about reported sexual assaults. They also said that expulsion was "the only available sanction for rape," with no appeal on grounds of "excessive harshness. " Junior Elizabeth Stuhr, a protest leader, said members were assured that they will have a role in drafting the policy.
NEWS
June 20, 2011
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - A Gloucester County woman has been crowned Miss New Jersey. Katharyn Nicolle, 20, of Wenonah, won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 22 other contestants. The first runner-up was 23-year-old Roopali Pendse of Morris Plains. Nicolle, who attends Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., is an environmental enthusiast whose service platform will be "Reading for the Right Reason. " She won a $10,000 scholarship and will compete in the Miss America Pageant, which will be held in Las Vegas in January.
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July 29, 2004 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
William E. Kurtzhalz, 90, of Morton, former owner of the Ingleneuk Tea House, once a landmark Swarthmore restaurant known for its sticky buns and family-style service, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease July 21 at Wallingford Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mr. Kurtzhalz was rarely away from his station at the front of the restaurant, greeting customers and operating the register. He was known as Mr. Bill to a legion of regular diners for more than 60 years. Born in Jamaica, Mr. Kurtzhalz settled in Swarthmore when his father, a widowed missionary, married businesswoman Leslie Osgood.
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May 5, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
In the early 1960s, Dean C. Pappas, a student at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., was inspired when he heard the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speak there. "What impressed him was the passion that Dr. King had for the civil rights cause and how he figured out something deeply important to him," Mr. Pappas' son, Dimitri, said. "It was one of several things," Dimitri Pappas said, that caused his father "to examine his own life. " The inspiration he gained as a young man Mr. Pappas was able to put fully into action a year after he retired.
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May 3, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai and Susan Snyder, STAFF WRITERS
As college seniors wave goodbye with one hand, many are writing a check with the other. Area colleges are getting ready to accept gifts from their senior classes that will go toward a variety of needs, including scholarships, facility improvements, Adirondack chairs, and executive podiums. Seniors at De Sales College in Allentown are funding a time capsule for the Catholic college's 50th anniversary, to be opened at its 100th. Pennsylvania State University students are raising money to bolster campus mental-health services.
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April 17, 2016 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
Dickinson College is preparing to launch a major fund-raising campaign, but its current president, Nancy A. Roseman, won't be raising the funds. Roseman, who arrived at Dickinson in 2013 as the first female leader in the college's long history, said she would resign, effective June 30. "It's an eight-year marathon," Roseman, 57, said of the upcoming campaign. "You have to have a consuming appetite to take that on. I just recognize in myself that I didn't have the appetite for that eight-year marathon.
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December 31, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Staff Writer
At Muhlenberg College's dining hall, Jonathan Powers turns on the ovens, makes sure the eggs contain no blood spots, and inspects the broccoli and cauliflower for forbidden pests. They are some of his duties as the Allentown college's mashgiach , a Jew who supervises a food establishment to make sure the dietary laws of his faith are followed. "We're here to make sure everything is kosher," explains Powers, 41, "and that all the food that comes in is kosher. " The college hired him five years ago when it opened two kosher food stations in its new dining hall in an effort to better serve Jewish students.
SPORTS
October 5, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three-plus years of travel and books couldn't sever a lifetime's bonds, so last June, lured by the Humpty Dumpty challenge of reassembling the Phillies, Andy MacPhail came back to the family business. Yet as eager as the reeling franchise's new president is to tackle this daunting task, there is first, he knows, a nightmare to confront. Early on Feb. 18, 1969, MacPhail's oldest brother, Lee III, the Reading Phillies' new general manager, was returning home after speaking at a Wyomissing banquet.
NEWS
August 31, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
D. Dudley Bloom, 92, of Penn Valley, a retired real estate executive, died Thursday, Aug. 20, of causes related to aging at Bryn Mawr Terrace. Mr. Bloom had several careers. He was the first businessman to suggest that travel and other everyday pieces of luggage should have wheels for ease of movement. His suggestion came in 1957 while serving as marketing vice president for what became Atlantic Luggage Company; ultimately, though, he could not convince officials at Atlantic of the efficacy of rolling luggage, so another firm patented the invention.
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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 6, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the first reasons Phillies part-owner John Middleton provided for the organization's selection of Andy MacPhail as its next president was his track record. In the eyes of Middleton and partners Jim and Pete Buck, the "ideal candidate" to succeed Pat Gillick after the season would be someone who had won World Series championships. He would have rebuilt several teams and led them to the playoffs. Middleton said the candidate also would have "worked for different owners, under different economic circumstances, under different financial constraints, and using different personnel.
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May 11, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Jack E. Oppasser, 75, of Malvern and Stuart, Fla., a retired petrochemical company executive, died Thursday, April 30, of cancer at his Florida home. Mr. Oppasser was hired by the Atlantic Richfield Co. in 1962, and he held various positions in human resources, business management, and marketing. He rose to senior vice president of Arco Chemical's European operation in Maidenhead, England, and in 1991 was appointed its president, succeeding Alan R. Hirsig, who was named president and chief executive officer of the larger Atlantic Richfield Co. After 33 years of service, Mr. Oppasser announced he would retire during 1995, but he stayed on to ensure an orderly transition to a corporate structure based on product type rather than geography.
BUSINESS
March 19, 2015 | By Chris Mondics, Inquirer Staff Writer
A. James Johnston, a longtime litigator and employment lawyer at Post & Schell P.C. in Center City, took over Tuesday as the firm's president and chief executive officer. He succeeds Brian Peters, who stepped down in January after leading the firm for 14 years. Johnston is a 1980 graduate of Dickinson College and Pennsylvania State University's Dickinson School of Law, and has chaired the firm's employment and employment relations practice group and its business litigation department.
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