September 14, 2016 |
An overwhelming majority of faculty in Pennsylvania's state university system voted to authorize their faculty union to call a strike when leadership deems one necessary, the union said Monday. Faculty at the 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education cast their votes last week, with 82 percent of eligible faculty voting. Of those, 93 percent voted to give the leadership of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties the authority to call a strike, the union said.
August 27, 2016 |
Faculty in the 14-university Pennsylvania state system will vote next month on whether to authorize a strike, their union announced Thursday. Faculty will vote on the 14 campuses from Sept. 7 to 9, the union said. Members of the coaches bargaining unit will vote a week later. The union and administration remain at odds over health care, salary increases, and other issues after nearly two years of negotiations. The previous pact expired June 30, 2015. Classes are scheduled to begin Monday, and the administration sent a message to the system's 105,000 students this week assuring them that will happen.
April 2, 2016 |
Inning after inning, game after game, season after season, Joey Paolini always could look to his left and see the same thing. Inning after inning, game after game, season after season, James Papeika always could look to his right and see the same thing. Other teammates have changed. Opponents have changed. Sites have changed. Situations have changed. For Paolini, senior shortstop for the Holy Cross baseball team, one thing has remained the same: He always could look across the diamond and see Papeika at second base.
March 6, 2016 |
Math, Civics, and Sciences spread the scoring around among nine players in a 79-47 romp over Notre Dame-East Stroudsburg at Pleasant Valley on Friday night. Malik Archer scored a game-high 19 points while Edward Croswell - the only other player for the Mighty Elephants to record double-digit points - added 12. Math, Civics, and Sciences advances to the second round, and on Tuesday will face Old Forge, which downed Cowanesque, 63-50. Elsewhere in PIAA Class A first-round action: Noah Baldez and Phi-Mont Christian pulled away in the fourth quarter to defeat Paul Robeson, 75-63, at Colonial Elementary.
February 5, 2016 |
Simon Gratz senior Charly Timite certainly made the most of his brief yet successful high school football career. His junior year was the 6-foot-4, 270-pound lineman's initial foray into the sport. As a senior last season, Timite helped the Bulldogs win the Class 4A Public League championship. During a signing-day ceremony Wednesday at Gratz, the good times continued as Timite penned his national letter of intent, committing to UMass. "I just feel like I'm blessed, but I have way more ahead of me," said Timite, who was recruited to play on the defensive line.
May 7, 2015 |
Zach Hare was about 8 years old when he stumbled across what would become his ticket to collegiate athletics. After Spring-Ford dominated Methacton, 12-4, Tuesday in a Pioneer Athletic Conference semifinal at Owen J. Roberts, the senior midfielder recounted the day he found buried treasure. "I actually found a lacrosse stick in my garage one day," said Hare, who scored two goals and added an assist. "I asked my dad what it was, and he said it was his stick from college. And it kind of all took off from there.
March 30, 2015 |
Roman Catholic made two huge breakthroughs this season. The Cahillites beat Neumann-Goretti to claim the program's first Catholic League championship since 2007 and 29th overall. Their 64-59 win at the Palestra also denied the Saints a record seventh straight league title. Then, in reversing what had been a mostly frustrating experience in six PIAA state playoff appearances, Chris McNesby's squad won five consecutive contests to earn the program's first Class AAAA state crown. In an all-District 12 final at Hershey's Giant Center, Roman closed with a 62-45 win over Martin Luther King.
February 16, 2015 |
Jahlil Okafor had 23 points and 13 rebounds for his ninth double-double of the season, outplaying Syracuse big man Rakeem Christmas as No. 4 Duke beat the Orange, 80-72, on Saturday night in Syracuse, N.Y. Duke (22-3, 9-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fifth straight and withstood a standout performance from ex-Blue Devil Michael Gbinije, who scored a career-high 27 points for Syracuse. Syracuse (16-9, 7-5) had exhibited plenty of grit in the two games since a postseason ban was announced as the school awaits the results of an NCAA investigation into the athletic department.
February 12, 2015 |
For eight years a member of the Powell family has worn No. 22 for the West Chester Rustin girls' basketball team. First it was Mariah. Then her younger sister Noelle followed. It was only fitting that Noelle would keep the number in the family. It was Mariah who first got Noelle into basketball. The older Powell persuaded her younger sister to play the way only siblings can - by simply asking her to try. Noelle, who is 4 years younger than Mariah, tried it and has loved the game ever since.