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October 17, 1999 | By James M. O'Neill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Colleges must start focusing on improving their minority students' academic performance - not merely their retention and graduation rates - to counter minorities' serious underrepresentation among the nation's highest-achieving students, a new report warns. The study, to be released Sunday by the College Board, also says that most programs designed to help underachieving minority students at all educational levels focus primarily on low-income children. That is the case even though research now shows that the performance gap between minority and white students persists at every socioeconomic level.
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July 28, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Sohrab Rabii, 78, of Philadelphia, professor emeritus of electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, died Monday, July 18, of pancreatic cancer at his home in the city's Spring Garden section. A gifted teacher and adviser, Dr. Rabii was chair of Penn's department of electrical engineering from 1978 to 1982. In 1985, he received the Lindback Award, the university's premier teaching award. Dr. Rabii also was a researcher known for his contributions to the condensed matter theory of carbon-based materials - what happens when carbon electrons and nuclei function in a condensed state.
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October 13, 1995 | By Suzanne Gordon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Nan B. Hechenberger, the first lay president of Neumann College, has announced that she will resign effective June 30, saying the school is "well- positioned" for new leadership. Hechenberger, who is in her 60s, became president of the coeducational Catholic school in 1989. She had been dean of the University of Maryland School of Nursing in Baltimore, where she also taught nursing. Hechenberger will remain active at the school as president emeritus, according to Henry Sumner, vice president for institutional advancement.
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April 5, 1998 | By Dominic Sama, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eric Rosenbaum, 79, retired head of foreign languages at Philadelphia High School for Girls, died of cancer yesterday at his home in the Northeast. Mr. Rosenbaum was proficient in French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Latin, Spanish and Russian. He had published in professional journals, and was a member of the Advanced Placement College Entrance Examination Board. Born in Berlin, Mr. Rosenbaum came to the United States in 1937 and enlisted in the Army shortly before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, his family said.
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December 23, 1998 | By Herb Drill, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Thoma M. Pacuraru, 41, of Jenkintown, who had overcome cerebral palsy to earn a doctoral degree, died Friday of an infection at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He had undergone a liver transplant Nov. 23. At the time of his death he was a research and development analyst for Animas Corp., a Malvern-based developer of insulin pumps and sensors. Mr. Pacuraru was born in Constanta, Romania, and came to the United States in 1983. In 1990, he earned bachelor's degrees summa cum laude in mathematics and physics from Temple University, winning several awards, including a Bill Cosby Scholarship.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
Paul E. Green, 85, of Broomall, a marketing professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a prolific writer, died Friday, Sept. 21, at Sunrise of Paoli. Mr. Green, the S.S. Kresge Professor of Marketing at Wharton, wrote more than 160 books and 1,400 articles on the field. He addressed thousands of students, faculty, and marketing practitioners at universities and professional meetings around the world. He held positions in the industry as a statistician and research analyst.
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November 19, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William C. Davidon, 86, a player in the peace movement in Philadelphia during the Vietnam War, died Friday, Nov. 8, of Parkinson's disease in Highlands Ranch, Colo., where he had lived since 2010. He was a leader in the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy. A physics professor at Haverford College starting in 1961, Dr. Davidon led various campus, scientific, and other peace organizations. He worked with Philadelphia Resistance, which provided support to young men who refused to be drafted into the military, and to soldiers already inducted who wished to leave because of their opposition to the war. Dr. Davidon told his family that one of the most gratifying aspects of his antiwar activism was the time he spent discussing the war with troops at a coffeehouse near Fort Dix. As the war unfolded, Dr. Davidon was drawn to more aggressive protest, including participation in draft board raids conducted by the Catholic peace movement in Philadelphia and Delaware.
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February 21, 1989 | Marc Schogol and including reports from Glamour and Self magazines and Inquirer wire services
WOMEN'S APPETITES I. Women's eating habits are more unbalanced, even schizophrenic, than ever. Only 20 percent of women eat "normally," with the vast majority veering between overeating and undereating, Self magazine reports. Most disturbing, according to the magazine, is that many women are now "borrowing" anorexics and bulimics' habits - bingeing and fasting, using laxatives and eating fewer than 800 calories daily. WOMEN'S APPETITES II. Women, it doesn't mean you're pregnant if you have cravings or lose your appetite.
NEWS
August 17, 1995 | By Andy Wallace, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Mary Ann Griffin, 49, library director at Villanova University, whose life was centered in the Oley Valley of rural Berks County and the historic home she and her husband were restoring there, died Monday of cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Griffin, head of Falvey Memorial Library since 1984, earned a bachelor's degree in math education and a master's in German literature at Pennsylvania State University. She later received master's and doctoral degrees in library administration at Simmons College in Boston.
NEWS
October 16, 2012
Brown University Current president : Christina Hull Paxson Age : 52 Date of appointmen t: July, 2012 Speciality : Economics Previous position : Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton Ties to Philadelphia region: Received her bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College. Columbia University Current president: Lee C. Bollinger Age: 66 Date of appointment: June 2002 Speciality: Law Previous position: President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor Cornell Univerity Current president: David J. Skorton Age: 62 Date of appointment: July 2006 Speciality: Medicine Previous position: President of the University of Iowa Dartmouth College Interim President : Carol.
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July 28, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Sohrab Rabii, 78, of Philadelphia, professor emeritus of electrical and systems engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, died Monday, July 18, of pancreatic cancer at his home in the city's Spring Garden section. A gifted teacher and adviser, Dr. Rabii was chair of Penn's department of electrical engineering from 1978 to 1982. In 1985, he received the Lindback Award, the university's premier teaching award. Dr. Rabii also was a researcher known for his contributions to the condensed matter theory of carbon-based materials - what happens when carbon electrons and nuclei function in a condensed state.
BUSINESS
December 20, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Staff Writer
Arcadia University and Salus University said Friday that they have entered into a strategic alliance to share educational, clinical, and administrative resources. Students at Arcadia would be able to study advanced health technologies offered by Salus, while Salus students, faculty, and alumni could take part in Arcadia's programs abroad, the two Montgomery County schools said in a news release. The universities already share an optometry program. Students complete three years of pre-optometry science studies at Arcadia, in Glenside, followed by four years at Salus, based in Elkins Park.
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November 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brother Daniel Burke, 89, former president of La Salle College and founder-director of the La Salle University Art Museum, died Saturday, Nov. 14, from cardiac problems at De La Salle Hall, a nursing home for members of the Christian Brothers in Lincroft, N.J. Born in Pittsburgh, he received bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all in English, from Catholic University of America. He taught English at West Catholic High School and elsewhere before joining the faculty at La Salle, now a university, in 1957 as an assistant professor of English.
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November 7, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katherine Y.M. Gordon-Clark, 80, of Swarthmore, a specialist in learning disabilities, died Sunday, Oct. 25, from complications of multiple myeloma at the Quadrangle in Haverford Township. For 35 years, Dr. Gordon-Clark worked for the Child Study Institute, a clinic run by Bryn Mawr College, where she rose from intern to assistant director. For years, she co-taught a graduate-level course at the college on psychological assessment, and mentored the students in her classes. Dr. Gordon-Clark became interested in identifying learning disabilities, including dyslexia, from time spent as an English teacher in her 20s. She received a bachelor's degree in English, and master's and doctoral degrees in psychology, all from Bryn Mawr College.
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October 7, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Harry L. Clark Jr., 77, of Hatboro, a broadcast pioneer, educator, and Hatboro councilman, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, of aplastic anemia in Abington Hospice, Warminster. The son of Harry L. Clark Sr. and Lillian Dameron, he graduated from Hatboro-Horsham High School in 1955 and earned a bachelor's degree in music from Susquehanna University. Bucky, as he was called, completed master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration, both from Temple University. From 1971 until 2014, he was principal of the Log College Middle School in Warminster.
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October 3, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Greg R. Weisenstein, who presided over a 20 percent enrollment increase during his seven-year tenure as president of West Chester University, says he will retire as of March 31. Weisenstein, 68, was choked with emotion as he announced his departure to 650 faculty, staff, and students at the annual State of the University address. The audience stood and applauded. He said in an interview this week that he plans to "pursue some other opportunities," perhaps in higher education. "It's a good time for a presidential transition," he said, noting the school's growth and improvement in college rankings.
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September 29, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mario Maurin, 85, the Eunice Morgan Schenck 1907 Professor Emeritus of French at Bryn Mawr College for two decades, died Saturday, Sept. 20, of cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Maurin, of Rosemont, received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, all by the age of 22, "a noteworthy accomplishment" for so young a man, said Bryn Mawr College president Kim Cassidy. He joined the staff at Bryn Mawr College in 1953 as an assistant professor in the French department.
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September 17, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Henry Day Fisher, 90, formerly of West Chester, a retired Scott Paper Co. executive and volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, of kidney failure at his retirement home in Willow Street, Lancaster County. Mr. Fisher spent a 35-year career with Scott, now part of Kimberly-Clark. He retired in 1985 as vice president of the natural resources division. Although his work was demanding, he found time for family, hobbies, social outreach, and church activities, his relatives said in a tribute.
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February 14, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
BRYN MAWR Kimberly Wright Cassidy, interim president of Bryn Mawr College since July 2013, was named to the permanent post Wednesday, the college announced. Cassidy, 50, an expert in psychology, is a native of Elverson, Chester County, and has spent her entire career at Bryn Mawr. She joined the faculty at the women's college in 1993 and served as provost for six years before stepping into the interim presidency. Cassidy replaces Jane McAuliffe, who stepped down in June after five years, the shortest presidential tenure in the college's history.
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January 20, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cecile Kaplan Dalton, 77, of Radnor, a retired chemistry teacher at Philadelphia-area colleges, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, in her sleep after surgery for breast cancer in Houston. For many years, Dr. Dalton taught organic chemistry at Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, and Temple University. She had a passion for teaching the serious, focused postbaccalaureate students who returned to college to complete the requirements for medical school. "She enjoyed helping them pursue their dream of becoming a doctor," said her son Aaron.
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