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September 20, 1996 | ANDREA MIHALIK/DAILY NEWS
Members of Teamsters Local 628, mostly drivers for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Inquirer, picketed Girard College yesterday on behalf of 75 employees - women who cook, serve meals, clean and do laundry for the students. The union says the Board of City Trusts, which administers the will of college founder Stephen Girard, has demanded that the women take a pay cut from $11 to $9 an hour.
NEWS
October 3, 1989 | By Michael D. Schaffer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don P. Sheldon, the president of Girard College for the last two years, told school employees yesterday that he would resign at the end of the week, according to an officer of the union that represents teachers at the school. Sheldon made the announcement in a memo distributed to the school's faculty and staff, said John Kozempel, vice president of the union. Sheldon said in the memo that it was time for him to move on, but he did not say where he was going, according to Kozempel, who teaches history at the school.
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By KRISTEN A. GRAHAM, Inquirer Staff Writer
AUTUMN Adkins Graves, the first African-American and first female president of Girard College, will leave the school in June, she said Tuesday. Graves, 39, presided over a difficult stretch for the private North Philadelphia boarding school founded by 19th-century merchant-banker Stephen Girard for orphan boys. Serious money problems forced the school to enroll fewer students, lay off staff and end a weekend residential program. Graves said that family concerns led to her decision to step down.
SPORTS
March 15, 1997 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Dwan Cooper stood slumped against a whitewashed cinder-block wall, speaking in a voice that would have made a whisper sound like a shout from the highest mountain. His eyes were still red and the gentle heaves came every few seconds. A dozen minutes earlier, Cooper and his Girard College basketball teammates had been ousted from the PIAA Class A tournament by Holy Name, of Reading, in one of the most painful ways imaginable. The final score, in overtime, at Coatesville High in an intense, interesting quarterfinal was Holy Name 40, Girard College 39. It was Holy Name's only lead.
SPORTS
December 18, 2009 | By Rick O'Brien INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tyrone Morris, who only nine months ago led Girard College to its first PIAA Class A state boys' basketball championship, has been dismissed as the Cavaliers' head coach just two games into the 2009-10 season. Sabrina Allen, Girard College athletic director, said Morris resigned in a meeting yesterday. Morris said he was fired. "I was asked to resign, and I didn't want to resign," Morris, 32, said. "Now I'm no longer the coach. I take that as being fired. " Said Allen: "He has resigned.
SPORTS
January 20, 2009 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now, this was much closer than expected. Many though Imhotep Charter's Martin Luther King Day game with Girard College would be a breeze. That's because the Panthers are The Inquirer's seventh-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Cavaliers, on the other hand, are an unproven Class A squad. At least that was the thought before yesterday's nonleague game. Imhotep defeated Girard College, 56-48, at the Panthers' gym. The victory improved the Panthers to 15-1.
NEWS
June 5, 2013
I READ WITH distress the news of impending disastrous changes at Girard College. This proposal is a thinly disguised termination plan. The whole purpose of the school is to provide a complete, stable living and studying environment for the students' full growing years. Cutting back returns those kids to the hard streets that the school was explicitly designed to replace. As a 1964 grad, I know first-hand of the extraordinary contribution of this school, a contribution even more important today.
SPORTS
January 26, 1990 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
If an amendment to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association constitution is approved this summer, Girard College will become the first school from Philadelphia to join the PIAA. Girard College athletic director Bill Gallagher said the boarding school had initially applied for PIAA membership last spring after a futile attempt to align with a conference. PIAA District 1 chairman James Gallagher said he expected the amendment, which would permit Philadelphia schools to join the PIAA, to be approved by member schools, allowing Girard to join the association for the 1990-91 school year.
NEWS
February 28, 1992 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Squeezed between rising costs and a decline in income because of lower interest rates in the bond markets, Girard College has laid off 34 employees in what officials said is the largest round of layoffs at the privately endowed boarding school in 40 years. Twenty-five workers in maintenance, grounds, housekeeping and other support services were laid off Feb. 18, along with nine administrators. Three part- time music teachers also lost their positions, union officials said. Howard B. Maxwell, president of Girard, referred all questions to the board of directors of City Trusts, the public body that oversees the Girard Estate and 121 other city trust funds.
NEWS
October 19, 1990 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Girard College, whose bitter 1982 teachers' strike was the longest school strike in Pennsylvania history, is in the midst of another contract dispute. Teachers at the privately endowed boarding school for low-income students in the city's Fairmount section have been working without a contract since their four-year contract expired Aug. 31. A representative from the state mediator's office is involved in the talks. The two sides are reported to be far apart on wages. The union, affiliated with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, represents the school's 66 teachers.
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December 15, 2014 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jalynn Cage, 7, walked into Toyland and rubbed her hands together slowly, in delicious anticipation - 1,000 toys to choose from! In a moment, her arms were full, with a stuffed animal - "the biggest I could find" - a magic kit, and an arts-and-crafts set. The third grader from Edward T. Steel Elementary School in Philadelphia could barely see over her haul as she waited to pose with Santa. Behind her was Jaden Cooper, 6, a first grader at Girard College school, with a new basketball.
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December 13, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the latest twist in the debate over the future of Girard College, the Board of Directors of City Trusts said Thursday that it would appeal an Orphans' Court decision barring the school from suspending its high school and boarding programs to save money. At the same time, the board pledged to operate the secondary program for four more years to ensure current eighth graders can graduate from the school in 2018-19. "Girard's financial challenges remain unresolved, and there is no doubt that they threaten the long-term survival of the school," board president Ronald R. Donatucci said in a statement.
NEWS
December 7, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first weekend of high school basketball is promising to be full of some exciting matchups because of a series of premier showcase events. The Scholastic Play-By-Play/Inquirer Tip-Off Classic will feature seven boys' games Saturday at Philadelphia University. Life Center will open the morning action at 10:30 against Academy of the New Church. La Salle will play Coatesville at 3:30, and Neumann-Goretti will face Philadelphia Electrical at 5:15. On Sunday, the All City Classic Showcase at Girard College will feature Roman Catholic against Haverford School and Life Center vs. Math, Civics and Sciences.
NEWS
October 30, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
JACK CHISUM was a man of many and varied interests. A highly regarded physician and teacher, he also plunged with his customary energy into music, wine, golf, travel and language. If you fall in love with Paris, what's the next logical step? Why, to learn French, of course, which both he and his wife mastered at schools on the French Riviera and elsewhere in the country. When Jack Chisum got interested in something, he went all out to make it part of his experience. That was the story of his long and eventful life.
NEWS
September 17, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Girard College on Monday asked the city's Orphans' Court to reconsider its recent ruling that the school cannot suspend its high school and boarding programs to improve its finances. The move, one step short of an appeal, came three weeks after Orphans' Court Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe said the boarding and secondary programs were critical parts of the vision the merchant-banker Stephen Girard outlined in his 1831 bequest. The money he left created the free boarding school for poor orphans on a 43-acre site in Fairmount.
NEWS
September 6, 2014
ISSUE | ARTS FUNDING Board members, bring on the bucks Perhaps it takes an outsider like Michael Kaiser to finally tell the truth to Philadelphia's philanthropic community ("Seeing a way to the future," Aug. 29). The fault is not in the audience or the critics or the stars. It is in constrained budgets that hamper artistic creativity, the lack of endowment funding, and the failure to cultivate individual donors. Indeed, in the interview, Kaiser calls out ineffective boards of directors and enumerates precisely the problems that have kept many of Philadelphia's distinguished arts institutions teetering on the edge of insolvency.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN MELVIN V. Dorn first got involved in the civil-rights struggle back in the '60s, he thought of himself as a tough kid from North Philly who wouldn't take any guff from anybody. Meeting Martin Luther King Jr. and Cecil B. Moore changed his perspective. King, of course, was famous for teaching the power of nonviolence, and Moore, although a tough ex-Marine, went along. And the kid from North Philly saw the value of the peaceful approach to getting things done, such as the integration of Girard College in the '60s, one of Moore's biggest and most successful campaigns.
NEWS
July 26, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Melvin V. Dorn, 69, a North Philadelphia community advocate and civil rights activist who worked closely with Cecil B. Moore and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., died Monday, July 21, of heart failure at Einstein Medical Center. Mr. Dorn was a stalwart in Philadelphia civil rights efforts, including protests against segregation at Girard College. It was during those protests that Mr. Dorn began working with Moore, the lawyer and civil rights leader. In an interview in January, Mr. Dorn recalled that before he worked with King and Moore, he was a tough teen from North Philadelphia.
NEWS
July 24, 2014 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Columnist
Almost a century ago, a pair of clever British writers published a send-up of history-as-memory titled 1066 and All That: A Memorable History of England, Comprising All the Parts You Can Remember , Including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings, and 2 Genuine Dates . Since then, I'm sorry to report, things have gone precipitously downhill. We remember nothing. History is only what we know, or sort of know, perhaps imparted to us in movies, legal tender, and Fat Albert cartoons.
SPORTS
July 10, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The two men sitting behind the ticket table at last month's All City Classic did not bat an eye when Rysheed Jordan breezed past. They knew about Jordan, one of the nation's top recruits coming out of Vaux High School last year. Jordan had changed his Twitter name to "Prince of North Philly" after committing to St. John's in March 2013. Celebrities and princes forgo $10 admission prices. Jordan, who spoke last month about his freshman season for the first time in an interview with The Inquirer, paid his fee by coaching the final game in a series of three high school all-star contests.
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