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February 23, 1997 | By Monica Yant, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Yohann D'Oliveira never set out to be a triple graduate student. But after the bachelor's degree in finance from Beaver College came a master's from Temple. Now, D'Oliveira, 26, who grew up at 60th and Market Streets in West Philadelphia, is close to earning a law degree and a doctorate in economics. The intellectual odyssey, he said, was spurred in 1990 at an Education Summit sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Phila.). The experience so influenced D'Oliveira that he has returned nearly every year since to help spread the gospel on graduate school.
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January 12, 2016 | BY KRISTEN E. HOLMES, Staff Writer
WHEN JALAAL HAYES of North Philadelphia applied to a doctoral program in applied chemistry, even the admissions staff at Delaware State University did a double take. Hayes was but 18. Surely he had mistakenly checked the box next to graduate school. His application was dispatched to the undergraduate division. Eventually, it came back. The teenager, who had graduated from high school at 15, and from college at 18 - with two bachelor's degrees, no less - knew exactly what he was doing.
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December 2, 2011 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the campus of Cheyney University, a school that is no stranger to financial hardship, professor Adedoyin M. Adeyiga is a rainmaker. The African-born chemistry professor, whose father is a king in Nigeria, has secured more than $5 million in grants for programming to increase minority participation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). An additional $1.35 million is pending. Adeyiga, or "Dr. A. " as he is known on campus, works furiously to stop students from shunning a subject and career path that many consider scary and intimidating.
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July 17, 2016
Her Again Becoming Meryl Streep By Michael Schulman; HarperCollins. 293 pp. $26.99 Reviewed by Carrie Rickey 'Superlatives stick to her like thumbtacks," Michael Schulman writes early in his chronicle of the making of America's most-acclaimed actress. It is a sign that he comes not to bury her, but to puncture her with praise. The book's title comes courtesy of Streep's 2012 Oscar acceptance speech for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady . "When they called my name," she said, "I had this feeling, I could hear half of America going, 'Ohhh, no. Oh, come on. Why?
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October 21, 2013 | By Carrie Rickey, For The Inquirer
As Jason Osder tells it, in 1985 he was 11, a fifth-grader at the Miquon School in Conshohocken, when news broke that after a daylong standoff, the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments had bombed the MOVE headquarters on Osage Avenue in West Philadelphia. Six adults, including John Africa, the activist/provocateur/founder of the back-to-nature group, and five children were incinerated in the resulting fire, which also destroyed 60 other homes. One of the two members who survived, Michael Moses Ward (known then as Birdie Africa)
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June 17, 2014 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Inquirer Staff Writer
The story of Lincoln University's beginnings routinely highlights the benevolent white Presbyterian minister who founded the first degree-granting institution for African Americans. The Rev. John Miller Dickey started the historically black university in Chester County. James Ralston Amos and his brother, Thomas Henry Amos, were students, among the first to graduate. But in a retelling that shakes up a 160-year history, Cheryl Reneé Gooch, a dean at the school, elevates the Amos brothers' contribution.
SPORTS
January 25, 2001 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Sean Hansen had planned to go to graduate school at Texas, where younger brother Brendan, a freshman, is making waves in the breaststroke. But a call at the end of last summer changed all that for the former Haverford High and Lafayette standout. The call came from the Healthplex in Springfield asking Sean Hansen to coach the aquatics teams there. A short time later, a representative of the Haverford School called to say it was looking for a swim coach. Sean remembered the school's outdated pool and wasn't enthusiastic about taking the job. "Then he told me Haverford was getting a new pool," said Sean Hansen, who is now coaching at both the Healthplex and Haverford School.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 9, 2013 | By Peter Dobrin, Inquirer Culture Writer
Curtis Institute of Music vice president and dean John R. Mangan has resigned, school officials said. Mangan, 47, who held the post for 31/2 years, declined to speak about his reasons for leaving the conservatory, referring a reporter to Curtis' press office. "John resigned on Jan. 4 indicating that, as Curtis prepares for the next strategic phase of its future, he made the decision to step down," said a spokeswoman. "He plans to explore other opportunities in his field. " At Curtis, the dean oversees musical and liberal-arts curriculum and the library, and works closely with president/CEO Roberto Díaz and others on student and faculty matters.
NEWS
April 6, 2013
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has approved a Lincoln University plan to open a campus in Coatesville. Classes will start in the fall at a new branch of the historically black college, at 351 Kersey St. Courses initially will be offered in the evening and on weekends. Other classes will be added as enrollment increases. For information on undergraduate admissions, contact 484-365-7207; for the graduate school, call 215-590-8233. - Kristin E. Holmes
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July 17, 2016
Her Again Becoming Meryl Streep By Michael Schulman; HarperCollins. 293 pp. $26.99 Reviewed by Carrie Rickey 'Superlatives stick to her like thumbtacks," Michael Schulman writes early in his chronicle of the making of America's most-acclaimed actress. It is a sign that he comes not to bury her, but to puncture her with praise. The book's title comes courtesy of Streep's 2012 Oscar acceptance speech for her role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady . "When they called my name," she said, "I had this feeling, I could hear half of America going, 'Ohhh, no. Oh, come on. Why?
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June 24, 2016
ISSUE | SEXUAL ABUSE Greenleaf's conflict Thank you for your editorial exposing certain members of the Pennsylvania Senate for the sham Judiciary Committee hearing on a bill that would give abuse victims more time to file criminal and civil claims, a conflict of interest, and the consequent lack of integrity ("Poor excuse to ignore abuse," Monday). It seems that Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R., Montgomery) has a distinct conflict - his law firm represented a religious order in Delaware that was sued by abuse victims.
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June 12, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
Kudos to Obama girls The first daughters are fast approaching adulthood. Malia Obama , who turns 18 on the Fourth of July, graduated from high school on Friday. Dad President Obama , mom Michelle and sister Sasha attended the ceremony at Sidwell Friends in Washington's northwest section. "I'm going to be sitting there with dark glasses, sobbing," the prez told Ellen DeGeneres earlier this year. The Obamas kept a low profile. "[Obama] was just a total dad. No fanfare.
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June 9, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Gratz College recently received an endowment gift of $1 million, the largest such gift in the Montgomery County institution's 120-year history, officials said Tuesday. The gift was bequeathed by Berenice Abrams, an alumna from the class of 1936, in memory of her parents, said Joy Goldstein, the college's president. The gift is restricted for the use of the Benjamin and Dorothy Abrams Scholarship Fund, which will aid teachers working in the field of Jewish education. Abrams, 96, died in 2014.
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May 23, 2016
Elizabeth Eisenstadt Evans is a writer in Glenmoore My son and I almost never fight. Life with this balanced, curious, and fiercely independent child has, by and large, been serene, even joyful. But in this spring of his senior year in high school, Colin and I found ourselves caught up in college admissions mania, a process that engendered not only disillusionment but bickering, disappointment, and, ultimately, some cathartic, necessary, and very difficult conversations. The last time my son and I had found ourselves at odds was when I urged him to try the then-new public high school opening in our school district, the STEM Academy.
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May 12, 2016 | Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
THE PARENTS: Grace Savage, 30, and Tom Savage, 29, of Ambler THE KIDS: Thomas (Tripp) Savage III, 22 months; Mollie Grace Savage, born February 3, 2016 THE CONCERT TOM MISSED BECAUSE GRACE WAS IN LABOR WITH MOLLIE: The Owls, an indie rock band; he'd been a fan since age 13. It wasn't a date. It was just An Inconvenient Truth , playing at a nearby movie theater on a summer night. But by the end of the outing, Tom thought Grace was hilarious and Grace thought Tom was easygoing, and they'd talked so long it was nearly morning.
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May 2, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax, Advice Columnist
Question: As my spouse and I decide when to have children, I find myself, the female partner, ambivalent about "motherhood. " It feels like being a "mom" in our culture is so all-consuming and defining of who you get to be and how you get to live that I worry about the rest of me and us. It doesn't seem like my friends have this same anxiety at all. Do you have any words of wisdom? Can I just get over it? It might not shock you to learn that culture and gender are fields I studied in graduate school, and that, yes, my field is slightly-to-quite hostile toward pregnancy/childbearing.
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March 31, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, FOR THE INQUIRER
THE PARENTS: Haajar Aziz, 32, and Kamau Halim, 37, of Wynnefield THE KIDS: Laylah Aiyesha-Arlene and Malik Ashtar-Kamau, born Jan. 7, 2016 For Haajar and Kamau, parenthood - in fact, life itself - called for faith and planning. From the moment they met, introduced by older sisters who had been best friends for years, the couple shared a spiritual and a practical agenda. Kamau was finishing graduate work in Buffalo; Haajar had recently returned to Philadelphia after studying theology in Iran.
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January 15, 2016 | By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My boyfriend of more than three years is in a military medical school. We live together and lately have been discussing future plans (we are 24, so these are plans a few years down the line). Medical school rotations, residency, and any other mandatory training from the military are things I have been aware of for a long time, and I am aware that he will be physically gone for a large portion of the next two to three years.
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January 12, 2016 | By Kristin E. Holmes, Staff Writer
When Jalaal Hayes of North Philadelphia applied to a doctoral program in applied chemistry, even the admissions staff at Delaware State University did a double take. Hayes was but 18. Surely he had mistakenly checked the box next to graduate school. His application was dispatched to the undergraduate division. Eventually, it came back. The teenager, who had graduated from high school at 15, and from college at 18 - with two bachelor's degrees, no less - knew exactly what he was doing.
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