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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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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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February 12, 2001 | By Dale Mezzacappa, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Sidney Weinhouse, 91, a pioneering biochemist and cancer researcher who spent most of his career at Temple University, died Friday at his home in Philadelphia. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was born in Chicago and received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees in organic chemistry from the University of Chicago. He entered the developing field of biochemistry before World War II and initially worked on deciphering the chemical composition of cholesterol and other fatty materials that block arteries and cause heart disease.
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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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December 30, 2013 | By Art Carey, For The Inquirer
Mike Mittelman, the new president of Salus University, believes strongly in the importance of a sound body for a sound mind. During his three decades in the Navy, he ran a dozen marathons and participated in several Olympic-distance triathlons. A graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry, the institution that evolved into Salus, he is frustrated that so few people are familiar with Salus, what it offers, and the exciting work it is doing not only to improve vision but also to enhance health care in a wide variety of realms.
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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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November 18, 2013 | By David O'Reilly, Inquirer Staff Writer
MOORESTOWN As professional football players go, Randy Lyles is not a big man. But Lyles, 28, thinks big. "We've got 60 players in tryouts," the owner of the Moorestown Saints arena football team said in an early November interview at his Mount Laurel office. And he said the Saints would play home games at Philadelphia's Liacouras Center. "I think it'll be real good," he said, twisting at his giant Super Bowl ring. He held it out to show the red-and-blue logo of the New England Patriots, mounted on a dome of diamonds.
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November 3, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 2, for Gerald Clifford Weales, 88, a former English professor at the University of Pennsylvania widely known for his theater reviews. The memorial will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Van Pelt Library at Penn, 3420 Walnut St. A reception will follow. Dr. Weales died Friday, Aug. 30, at the Pines, a nursing facility in Easton, Md. His greatest joy was the theater, which he first experienced as a boy when his sister Louise Rauch took him to a play.
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October 19, 2012 | By Carolyn Hax
Question: A close friend and I are entering health science careers via graduate school. We are pretty competitive individuals, and she puts a lot of her competitive emphasis on the academic realm. She is going through medical school now, and I am going to school this spring for physical therapy. My problem is that she consistently, unintentionally dismisses my profession as easier than hers or less difficult to get into. The fact is, many universities are seeing more applications for physical therapy than for their medical programs, for fewer available slots.
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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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