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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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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.
SPORTS
June 6, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
David Beatty was not quite sure what he was going to do with the 6-foot, green-and-gold MVP trophy he won at Friday's All City Classic. Getting it home would not be a problem because his mother drove an SUV to Girard College. But if Beatty needed any advice on what to do with it once he got it home, he could always ask Rysheed Jordan, whom Beatty often seeks for guidance. Jordan is the starting point guard at St. John's. Beatty is finishing his freshman year at Archbishop Carroll.
NEWS
June 1, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Derrick Jones starts some of his mornings with a 4:30 wake-up. The first bell at Archbishop Carroll rings at 7:45. But Jones arrives at the Radnor campus by 5. Assistant coach Kevin Funston waits to unlock the gym for the area's top-ranked boys' basketball player. Once inside, they work together on what Jones calls his "new game. " Jones, who will be a senior in the fall, has played most of his career as a power forward with a knack for high-flying dunks. Now, he uses his mornings to complete a transition to a shooting guard or small forward.
SPORTS
May 30, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
MORE THAN 20 years ago, Charles "Shoob" Monroe had no idea that the argument he witnessed would help shape not just his own life, but also the lives of so many basketball players in Philadelphia. Back then, Donnie Carr and Terrell Stokes, two South Philadelphia natives, were engaged in a debate that led Monroe, also from South Philly, to conceive the All-City Classic. Carr, then a freshman wing for Roman Catholic, and Stokes, a sophomore point guard for Simon Gratz' consensus ( USA Today, among other publications)
NEWS
March 28, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Lucy D. Savini, 80, of Hainesport, a registered nurse who, in retirement, cared for retired nuns in Philadelphia, died of liver cancer Friday, March 21, at home. Born in the Overbrook neighborhood of Philadelphia, Miss Savini graduated from West Catholic Girls' High School. She earned her nursing degree at St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing in South Philadelphia and began her career there, before transferring to the former Presbyterian Hospital. Miss Savini was a nurse at Girard College in the 1980s and 1990s, her sister, Rita Giordano, said in a phone interview.
SPORTS
February 28, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jenkintown punched its ticket to its second straight District 1 Class A final with a 52-35 win Wednesday night over Faith Christian at Cheltenham. But the Drakes will not get a rematch with the team that knocked them off last season, as No. 4 Girard College fell to top-seeded Phil-Mont Christian, 34-26, in the other semifinal. Emma Dorshimer rallied Jenkintown by scoring 16 of her 20 points in the second half. The second-seeded Drakes outscored third-seeded Faith Christian by 13 points in the second half.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
WHEN RICHARD Leek went to teach at Girard College, he found what many people spend their lives searching for: a fulfilling way to make a difference in others' lives. In this case, the others were students from single-parent and low-income homes, many desperate for the touch of a caring mentor to guide them into challenging lives. Rick, as he was known to family and friends, filled that role as both teacher and coach, not only stimulating young minds but giving his charges pride in their accomplishments.
BUSINESS
February 21, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the top jobs open up at some of Philadelphia's most powerful public institutions, the politically appointed boards don't look too far for replacement bosses. Harrisburg lobbyist John McNichol was confirmed Wednesday by his fellow board members as the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority's chief executive officer, a position that will pay $220,000 per year, plus benefits. McNichol had been acting in the job since predecessor Ahmeenah Young was sent away last fall, when the board hired facilities manager SMG to handle day-to-day operations and negotiate new union contracts.
NEWS
January 31, 2014 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Philadelphia Orphans' Court judge on Wednesday said a group that includes Girard College alumni, parents, and students does not have the legal right to object to Girard's plans to end its high school and boarding programs. Administrative Judge Joseph D. O'Keefe denied the group's request to intervene. He held two days of hearings on the petitioners' request in November. "We're disappointed in the outcome, but at the same time, we're gratified we got a chance to be heard," said Joseph Samuel, president of the 3,000-member Girard College Alumni Association.
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