August 11, 2016 |
THE PARENTS: Evelyn Attas, 32, and Mark Attas, 37, of Drexel Hill THE KIDS: Dylan Michael, 7; Lori Renee, 5; Piper Rose, born April 11, 2016 WHAT MADE THE WEDDING UNIQUELY THEIRS: A wedding cake with fondant in a geometric pattern of black, red and white, and no "groom's side" or "bride's side. " Everyone mixed. If there were something worse than being stuck in Schwenksville, an hour from her South Philly cousins, while pregnant and caring for a not-yet-potty-trained toddler as her pharmacist husband worked 12-hour shifts, Evelyn wasn't sure what that particular version of hell might be. Until she started vomiting blood and suffering brutal surges of back pain.
July 24, 2016 |
A REFEREE'S whistle blew once, twice, then three times. Players jutting out their chests and grimacing were separated by teammates. Omar Strong, the short, spirited guard for City of Gods, looked over at his team's bench as he decompressed. Phil Goss stood at the bench, staring toward Strong with a preternatural calm, his hands open and pushing towards the Gallagher Center hardwood. Calm down. City of Gods, Goss' team in The Basketball Tournament, had a 13-point lead over Team F.O.E.
July 19, 2016 |
What does Boston have that Philly lacks? Merck told workers last week it was moving more than 300 jobs out of Montgomery County and New Jersey, and "increasing our investment in areas where biomedical research is converging, specifically in Cambridge, Mass. " Adderall maker Shire Plc moved more than 500 jobs from Chester County to Massachusetts last year because "Boston is a biotech center," a spokeswoman said. AstraZeneca has demolished labs and sold the former high-rise tower and South Campus at its U.S. headquarters just north of Wilmington, and is building its Innovative BioHub next to Cambridge.
July 15, 2016 |
A Drexel University police officer has been charged with theft and related offenses after allegedly pocketing $500 and two knives from a student this year, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. When a supervisor confronted Officer Che Brown about the theft, Brown, 37, allegedly said, "My bad, this is all on me," according to prosecutors. On Jan. 14, Drexel police searched a student's room at a residence hall on campus for marijuana and confiscated two knives, a bag of white powder, $500, rolling papers, and marijuana, a news release said.
July 14, 2016 |
Here's a list of all of the athletes on the United States team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro who hail from the Philadelphia region. Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley (Philadelphia) Coach Geno Auriemma (Norristown) Elena Delle Donne (Wilmington) Men's Basketball Kyle Lowry (Philadelphia, Cardinal Dougherty H.S.; Villanova) Fencing Foil fencing Mike Chambley-Watson, foil fencing (Penn State) Women's rowing Lightweight double sculls Kate Bertko (Vesper Boat Club)
June 28, 2016 |
IN THE FIRST game of his youth baseball career, 9-year-old Zach Spiker stood in the on-deck circle, with the game tied in the bottom of the ninth inning. Spiker sprinted from the dugout, bat in hand, to get a few practice swings in. The batter ahead of him walked. The bases were loaded. Spiker was going to get a shot at winning the thing. He trotted to the batter's box with a confidence - not a cockiness, his father, John, asserts years later - that he has since carried with him at all times.
June 20, 2016 |
OAKMONT, Pa. - Chris Crawford was disappointed with his ball-striking at the U.S. Open. Any mistakes he made at Oakmont Country Club were not forgiven. But the fact that the amateur from Bensalem and Drexel shot a pair of 6-over-par 76s to miss the 36-hole cut in his first national championship did not take away from the sheer excitement of being here. "It was just spectacular," Crawford, one of 11 amateurs in the field, said Saturday after finishing his second round shortly before 9 a.m. "From Day 1, I had an awesome time all week being here.
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.
June 16, 2016 |
OAKMONT, Pa. - It figured to be an exciting day Tuesday for Billy Henaghan at Oakmont Country Club. Not only was he going to serve as caddie for Drexel star Chris Crawford in a practice round for the U.S. Open, but one of the players in the group would be Jason Day, the No. 1 player in the world. However, excitement turned to concern at the par-3 sixth hole. When Henaghan walked around the edge of a steep greenside bunker to prepare to rake it for his player, he lost his balance and fell into the sand.
June 15, 2016 |
Drexel University plans to begin work Tuesday on a $16 million expansion of its Korman Center classroom building that also includes a new green space around the structure. The project will include 9,000 square feet of lounges and other common space inside the nearly 60-year-old building near 33rd and Market Streets, Drexel said in a statement. The public space adjoining the building, meanwhile, will be renamed Korman Quadrangle, with large trees and pathways installed on an expanded lawn, the university said.