April 5, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University is investigating allegations that members of the women's varsity softball team engaged in hazing or bullying of younger members, reportedly involving alcohol and sexual improprieties. A source familiar with the allegations confirmed that four students on the Division I team had been suspended, and that the team's bus, bound for Virginia, was delayed several hours Thursday afternoon as students were questioned. The source declined to describe the alleged hazing, but said it occurred off campus in the fall and was revealed a week ago when a parent and a student came forward.
February 17, 2015 |
La Salle University scholar Stuart Leibiger found his way to Washington - the president, not the state - through a series of excursions. As a boy, he immersed himself in Lincoln, visiting presidential sites during a family trip through Illinois. He detoured into Civil War history in high school, met up with Madison and Jefferson while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia. Not until he was earning his doctorate at the University of North Carolina in the 1990s did he fully arrive at his destination, immersing himself in the public and private lives of the nation's first president.
February 12, 2015 |
Drexel University is joining the war on hackers. The university was named Tuesday as one of six institutions nationwide that will train the next generation of cyber security professionals, under a partnership with the Army Reserve. The University of Washington, George Mason University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Norwich University, and the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, are the other centers. "The goal of the program is to train and educate Army Reserve soldiers to be elite cyber security professionals through classroom work and field experience," said Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Reserve.
January 16, 2014
WHEN YOU HEAR something about Philadelphia voter turnout, what comes to mind? Dead people? Democratic abuse of the electoral process? Pitifully low numbers? Yeah, I know. But a close look at stats on city turnout from 1936 through 2013 released last week by City Commissioner Al Schmidt shows stuff beyond stereotypes. Stay with me. Forget for a bit the old saws and have some fun with it. Guess, for example, which presidential race garnered the highest turnout. JFK in 1960?
May 17, 2013
Amid a national debate about gun control sparked by a school shooting, Kutztown University's decision to permit guns on campus looks like a step in exactly the wrong direction. Kutztown last week became the only state-owned university in Pennsylvania to begin allowing those with carry permits to pack heat in "open areas" of the general campus - including the quad, walkways, and other places outside buildings. University president F. Javier Cevallos and other officials said the policy was changed because a blanket prohibition of weapons on the Berks County campus was legally unenforceable.
March 28, 2006 |
What kind of genius, what sort of soothsayer would you have to be to have chosen George Mason University as one of the Final Four in the NCAA men's basketball tournament? Really, who besides a naive Mason student or a loyal alum with misty memories of the alma mater would have picked the Fairfax, Va., school to get this far? ESPN.com reported yesterday that out of three million entries in its NCAA tournament contest, just four included the correct Final Four. A monkey banging the keys on an IBM ThinkPad might have done as well.
February 15, 2001 |
Mike Clair called it. The Avon Grove soccer coach said he had forecasted that Sarah Wilkinson would be a top college soccer prospect long ago. His prediction was fully realized last week when Wilkinson, a senior at Avon Grove, signed a letter of intent to attend and play soccer at Division I George Mason University next fall. "I called this from eighth grade," said Clair, also Wilkinson's indoor soccer coach and soccer mentor since her pre-teen days. "I knew she'd be this good.
January 29, 2000 |
USA Track and Field will launch its second indoor Golden Spike Tour this afternoon when the D.C. Invitational begins at the George Mason University fieldhouse. The 13-event meet, which will be televised (Channel 10, 2:30 p.m.), has prize money for the top six in each event. Among the contenders are five athletes who got their start in Philadelphia. They are Jon Drummond, the world-class sprint star entered in the 60 meters; Elliott Gaskins, the 800-meter runner who went to Temple; Karl Paranya, the former Haverford College miler; and former Villanova runners Michelle Dimuro-Ave and Debbie Grant, who are entered in the women's 800. Other noteworthy competitors include Inger Miller, the reigning world champion at 200 meters, and Mark Crear, the world's No. 1-ranked hurdler.
March 10, 1999 |
Kevin Nishiyama, the Central Bucks East senior who ran the fastest 800 meters by a Philadelphia-area runner during the indoor track season, has accepted a full scholarship to attend George Mason University. Nishiyama's final choice was between the Fairfax, Va., college and St. Joseph's. "It was a toss-up," said Nishiyama, who plans to study mathematics. "They were parallel academically, but George Mason has the stronger track program. " Nishiyama's 800 time of 1 minute, 55.34 seconds, which won the event in the Track Coaches Carnival on Feb. 6, was the best time in a Greater Philadelphia coaches meet this winter.