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.
July 11, 2010 |
Brad Rosenau is the first one here. His spiral notebook is out, yellow highlighter beside it, and a team of backup pens lines his right pocket. He is ready to discuss the week's reading. "You can't hide in a class this small. They notice when you're not here," he says, scratching his goatee. "Or, at least, when I'm not here. " Such is the trailblazer's curse at Philadelphia's Moore College of Art and Design, which has, for the first time in its 162 years, accepted male students.
May 6, 2010 |
Teresa Ann Hagan, 62, a former teacher at Thomas Jefferson University and Hahnemann University, died of breast cancer Saturday, April 24, at her home in Schwenksville. Dr. Hagan "did research on substance abuse in pregnant women and their children" while directing a methadone program at the Family Center at Jefferson University from 1990 to 1993, said her partner, Kathleen Meyers. Dr. Hagan was also an adjunct instructor in Jefferson's College of Allied Health Sciences from 1992 to 1997 and an associate professor in Hahnemann's graduate programs in couples and family therapy from 1999 to 2001.