January 12, 2016
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts , Philadelphia, has appointed Andrew Hamilton and Gordon Wilder to its board. Hamilton is a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius L.L.P. and Wilder is vice president of capital markets and divisional manager for the Central and Mid-Atlantic regions for Wells Fargo & Co. Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, Gwynedd Valley, a college preparatory high school with 400 young women attending, has elected Kathleen Haley Hunsicker, vice chair of the board of supervisors of Lower Gwynedd Township, and Sister Margaret Ann Dougherty, coordinator, graduate programs in education at Alvernia University, to its board.
January 2, 2016 |
Lucien Roland Roy, 91, a mathematics professor at Villanova University for 40 years, died Monday, Dec. 28, of natural causes at a nursing home in Needham, Mass. Mr. Roy was known for his enthusiasm and high standards in the classroom, although colleagues said he was not to every student's taste. "He had a French Canadian accent, and he'd get quite wrapped up in a given theorem or something. Students would be standing there, and he's ranting and raving about how important this thing is," said David Strows, director of graduate programs.
March 7, 2015 |
Unveiled in 2009, Drexel's Sacramento, Calif., campus was supposed to be the first of five new locations in growing U.S. cities that would help the university expand its reach. And it was supposed to be the first step in a larger plan to open a 5,000-student undergraduate campus on a large swath of land in nearby Placer County. That's what the late Drexel president Constantine "Taki" Papadakis envisioned. But no other centers have opened, and on Thursday, Drexel said it was pulling out of California after a "comprehensive evaluation" by its board of trustees.
March 3, 2015 |
A 20-SOMETHING man was seated yesterday next to a teen girl at 30th Street Station, his arm around her small shoulders, working his charms to lure her to a party and so much more. But a film crew stationed a few feet away and a small number of adults standing nearby were a sign that all was not as creepy as it may have seemed. It was all in the service of "Keeping Our Children Safe: Online and IRL (In Real Life)," a volunteer, small-film production about human trafficking involving a couple of professional actors and five students from the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts.
January 28, 2014 |
CAMDEN Wendell Pritchett had big plans when he arrived at Rutgers-Camden in 2009 to become chancellor. In five years, he said then, he would boost enrollment to 7,500, usher in the campus' first Ph.D. programs, open a nursing school, and quadruple the number of students living on campus. That five-year mark is approaching quickly. Pritchett, who came to Rutgers-Camden from the University of Pennsylvania, where he taught law, announced in the fall he would step down at the end of June.
September 22, 2013 |
Rowan University president Ali Houshmand, in a formal inauguration Friday, shared his vision of continued growth and advancement for the school and its community. Houshmand, who has served as interim president and president since 2011, also talked about how far Rowan had come, including two medical schools; achieving research institution status; increasing endowment, scholarships, enrollment, and programs; and executing a $300 million private-public community development initiative with Glassboro, all without raising tuition this year.
March 21, 2013 |
Archbishop Ryan High School in the Northeast and Holy Family University today unveiled a new partnership that includes a dual-credit program. Archbishop Ryan students who complete Holy Family courses offered on Ryan's campus on Academy Road will receive both high school and college credits for their work. "Today marks an historic moment in our school's 47-year history," Ryan's President Michael McCardle said at a signing ceremony carried live on the websites of both Ryan and Holy Family University.
February 24, 2012 |
A Drexel art administrator will become the new president of Moore College of Art & Design, replacing longtime leader Happy Fernandez, officials announced Thursday. Cecelia Fitzgibbon, director of Drexel's graduate arts administration program for the last 16 years, will take the helm at the small private arts college in July. Fernandez announced in May that she would be leaving Moore, at 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where she became president in 1999. Fitzgibbon, 57, of Wilmington, was selected from about 40 candidates for the job at Moore, which enrolls more than 460 undergraduate students and more than 50 in graduate programs.
February 23, 2012 |
A Drexel art administrator will become the new president of Moore College of Art & Design, replacing long-time leader Happy Fernandez, officials announced Thursday morning. Cecelia Fitzgibbon, who has been director of Drexel's Graduate Arts Administration Program for the last 16 years, will take the helm at the small private arts college in July. Fernandez announced last May that she would be leaving Moore, at 20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, where she became president in 1999.
February 10, 2012 |
HARRISBURG - During his 2010 gubernatorial campaign, Tom Corbett made the funding of an Arlen Specter library in Philadelphia the punch line of a campaign ad about wasteful government spending. Think of that funding, Corbett said in the television ad, "next time you hear we have to raise taxes because there's nothing left to cut. " Now, the joke may be on him. This week, Gov. Corbett signed off on a $1.9 million state grant for the library that will house Specter's papers and memorabilia - along with an office for the former Pennsylvania senator.