May 13, 2013 |
The Eagles were pinning their hopes on Rodney Peete. Harry Potter had yet to cast his spell. A White House intern named Monica Lewinsky was quietly transferred to the Pentagon. And billions of baby bugs were burrowing their way into the ground. Seventeen years later, they (the bugs) are about to make a lot of noise. The clamorous insects are called periodical cicadas, and they have started to emerge on the East Coast this month after going underground in 1996. They come out for just a few weeks, staying alive long enough to produce offspring that will then tunnel into the earth for another 17 years.
April 28, 2013 |
WHEN Sumo Dukulah began to work for the school district in November 2011, he had been raping a young relative for years, authorities alleged yesterday. Dukulah, 39, a teacher at L.P. Hill Elementary School in Strawberry Mansion, was charged with raping a family member for eight years, the District Attorney's Office announced. The cruel acts began when the child was 8 years old and continued until the victim was 16, the D.A.'s Office said. Dukulah was arrested Thursday by detectives with the Police Department's Special Victims Unit.
January 28, 2000 |
Amanda "Amy" Wall and her family are finally telling their story: an unexplained cure of nerve deafness in both her ears that will finally turn Philadelphia's Blessed Katharine Drexel into a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. But Amy, a button-cute 7-year-old who'll make her first communion soon, was smilingly media-shy yesterday. She hugged and clung to and whispered with her mom, whose prayers and determination made it all happen. "Before, she was special," Constance Wall declared at Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament convent in Bensalem.
July 30, 2011 |
FIXING FOR A FIGHT, a Drexel University senior kicked his way into another student's apartment just before dawn yesterday. But a startled resident inside grabbed a knife and before the sun rose past the treetops outside, the intruder lay dying, stabbed repeatedly in the chest, cheek and head. Drexel University identified the slain man as Evan Morris, 22, a student in the school's Goodwin College of Professional Studies. Police said the bloodshed began just before 5 a.m. in a three-story, graystone duplex on Race Street near 34th, on the edge of Drexel's campus.
February 28, 2013 |
Hello there At his friend Anthony's summer 2010 wedding in Ithaca, N.Y., Brendan noticed a woman who looked like she wanted to dance. Eliana Papadakis accepted his invitation, and they talked and laughed together much of the evening. Eliana liked this Brendan. "You must meet my daughter," she told him. Back home in Wayne, Eliana told her daughter, Maria, about Brendan: He grew up in Ardmore and graduated from the Haverford School - the brother school to Maria's Baldwin School.
April 2, 2013 |
Law students at Drexel University will soon have the option of fast-tracking their degrees with a program that allows them to enter the workforce after two years of study instead of three. The "Fast Forward" program, to be announced by Drexel today, was created in an effort to address rising concerns over student debt, school officials said. The program costs the same as the traditional three-year degree program at Drexel's Earle Mack School of Law, but condenses three years of coursework into two. "You get into the workforce a year quicker, and it adds greater value," Drexel Law School Dean Roger Dennis said.
April 24, 2013 |
Robots that can transfer plastic rings. Robots that can toss Frisbees into targets. Robots that can climb, swim, dance, or make music. Robots that can clean up a nuclear plant after a Fukushima-style disaster, sparing human beings the risk of radiation poisoning. All were on display - or at least were the topic of hopeful discussion - at Monday's Philly Robotics Expo, a mix of demonstrations, classes, and presentations designed to whet the intellectual appetites of the next generation of robotics engineers and scientists.
June 14, 2012 |
Wedding gowns inspired by boned corsets (ouch), children's wear with images from European storybooks (cute), and sportswear with medieval armor detailing (interesting) were among the 10 collections Drexel students showed earlier this month at their annual fashion show at the Urban Outfitters Navy Yard complex. Some favorites included Julia Edick's handknit children's sweaters, which married Old World charm with a retro sensibility. The handmade buttons were a nice detail that helped her win Drexel's Most Creative Graduate Collection Award.
June 30, 1988 |
Richard D. Breslin, a former Catholic priest who has been president of the University of Charleston in West Virginia for the last four years, was named yesterday as Drexel University's new president. At a news conference after his unanimous selection during a special meeting of the board of trustees, Breslin, 50, said he expected to be in his new post by the start of classes in September. He said his first priorities would include developing a long-range plan for the 12,451-student university, fashioning a system of governance for the school and launching a major fund-raising campaign in connection with Drexel's centennial celebration in 1991.
May 3, 2013 |
It's the "trucker's" moment in Philadelphia's food world now - especially when it comes to lunch. That's when some of the area's most exciting new food options are making the scene, rolling in on four wheels with a griddle full of creativity and an entrepreneurial dream. Channeling a Shane Victorino craving for Super Spam musubi? Check. Tiny Poi Dog at Temple University is your new Hawaiian snack shrine. In need of stunningly rich peanut butter ice cream sandwiched between double chocolate chip cookies?