January 9, 2013
Age: 57; born Sept. 22, 1955, North Bergen, N.J. Experience: Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, 2009-present; president and CEO of the Analysis Corp., McLean, Va., 2005-08; interim director of the National Counterterrorism Center, 2004-2005; director of the Terrorist Threat Integration Center, 2003-2004; CIA deputy executive director, 2001-2003. Education: Bachelor's degree, political science, Fordham University, 1977; master's degree, government, University of Texas at Austin, 1980.
July 10, 2016 |
Is the University of Pennsylvania worth the roughly $70,000 price tag? Possibly - especially if you become one of the Ivy League school's billionaire alumni. Forbes magazine looked at the nation's top colleges based on the number of billionaires minted by each, and found that Penn's Quakers number the most among the Forbes 400. The cost of attendance for Penn's 2016-17 academic year totals $69,340 for an undergraduate, according to its website ( http://www.sfs.upenn.edu/paying/cost-of-attendance.htm )
July 11, 2016 |
Some 500 alumni and students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have signed a letter rebuking Donald Trump for "xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign. " Trump, a Wharton graduate and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has spoken glowingly of his experience at the renowned business school. Two of his children also studied there. It was not clear to what extent Wharton graduates and students writ large are dismayed by Trump's candidacy and his affiliation with the school.
April 13, 2014 |
Sister Catherine Mary Murray, 83, a schoolteacher and administrator, died Friday, April 4, of cardiac failure at Holy Child Center, Rosemont. The sixth child of Joseph and Kathryn Murray, Sister Catherine Mary was born and raised in Philadelphia. She was taught by the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School and J. W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School. That early exposure to the nuns prompted her to enter the Society of the Holy Child Jesus in 1948.
May 5, 1995 |
Raymond Carroll, who averaged 21 points a game for the Chester High basketball team this past season, said yesterday that he would attend Fordham University on a full scholarship. Carroll, a 6-foot-3 forward, chose Fordham over Penn, James Madison and Creighton. He said he would sign a letter of intent Saturday. Going to Penn, he said, just proved to be too costly. "I looked for a school that was just as comparable to Penn as far as education was concerned," Carroll said.
March 2, 2015 |
After singing her heart out, Julia Rae Schlucter of Wayne was crowned Miss Philadelphia late Saturday to mark the pageant's 94th anniversary. Schlucter, 22, a senior at Fordham University, will graduate in about three months. Her platform at Saturday's pageant at the city's Kurtz Center for Performing Arts at the William Penn Charter School was singing at the "Top of My Lungs. " She beat out 13 other contestants from Philadelphia and Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.
December 22, 1993 |
Louis S. Marks, 76, retired biology professor, former department chairman at St. Joseph's University and a skilled genealogist, died of colon cancer Monday at Lankenau Hospital. Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Marks graduated from City College in 1939 with a degree in chemistry. He earned a master's degree (1951) and doctorate (1954) in biology at Fordham University. During World War II, he served with the 48th Academic Squadron of the Army Air Force, teaching servicemen how to use radar, a new invention at the time.
February 13, 1995 |
For someone eyeing a career in business, the New York City skyline serves as powerful incentive. Academics is one of the reasons Lansdale Catholic lineman Joe McAteer has decided to continue his football career at Fordham University in the Bronx. "It's 20 minutes from Manhattan," he said. "It's got great academics, and New York City is the business capital of the world. "I was really set on going to Georgetown, but I went to visit (Fordham on Jan. 28) and I really felt like I fit in. It's urban, but the campus is secluded.
February 14, 2016 |
La Salle University, undergoing evaluation of its programs as part of a financial squeeze, has added some potentially alluring varsity sports to its lineup: women's golf, and men's and women's water polo. Popular in the mid-Atlantic region, the sports are expected to draw more students to the university. "The enrollment growth opportunity these new teams represent made this decision a clear one," president Colleen Hanycz said. All three sports had been club-level activities.
March 3, 2015 |
PHILADELPHIA saw some father-son love in the City of Brotherly Love over the weekend, when Bill Murray was in town. La Salle University's Kale Beers , who was doing the broadcast play-by-play during the La Salle/University of Rhode Island basketball game Saturday afternoon at Tom Gola Arena, spotted the "Caddyshack" star in the stands. Murray, incognito under a baseball cap, watched his son, assistant men's basketball coach Luke Murray , help lead the Rhody Rams to a 59-56 win over the Explorers.