February 23, 1997 |
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.
July 9, 2015 |
Bill Cosby offered to pay college tuition for two women who alleged he drugged and sexually assaulted them, according to court filings unsealed this week. The scholarships were not intended to buy his accusers' silence, Cosby maintained in a 2005 deposition. But both offers were made immediately after the women confronted him about the alleged sexual encounters. His admission regarding the tuition payments could further complicate one of the 77-year-old actor-comedian's most visible philanthropic legacies - the millions of dollars he and his wife, Camille, have given to universities and individuals seeking college degrees.
July 20, 2015 |
A GROUP OF University of Pennsylvania graduate students got a case study on challenges facing urban school districts right in their own back yard yesterday - at the Philadelphia School District. The students, who are taking a course on schools as organizations at Penn's Graduate School of Education, visited the district's headquarters to probe officials on various topics, including school design and the use of data. Grace Cannon, head of the Office of New School Models, discussed the district's three new high schools, opened last year, which use a project-based, competency-driven method.
October 21, 2014
L INDSEY SCANNAPIECO, 28, of South Philadelphia, is managing partner and principal of Scout Ltd., which redevelops vacant properties. It recently won a competition to redevelop the vacant, eight-story Edward W. Bok Technical High School, on 9th Street near Mifflin. The daughter of prominent condo/apartment developer Tom Scannapieco, the Philly native moved back in June after five years in London. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for Scout? A: I founded a company in London in 2011 and worked on projects to repurpose vacant, unused spaces.
January 25, 2001 |
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.
January 9, 2013 |
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.
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
February 13, 2015 |
BOSCH. Today, Amazon Prime Video. TITUS WELLIVER is more binge-reader than binge-watcher. "I like to watch something and let it sort of gestate," said the star of Amazon Studios' new cop drama "Bosch," in a recent interview. "I kind of read voraciously. I've always got, like, three books going at the same time. " In "Bosch," based on Michael Connelly's best-selling books and premiering today on Amazon Prime, Welliver, who spent a chunk of his childhood in Philadelphia, plays Los Angeles police detective Harry Bosch.
January 18, 2013 |
Former Pennsylvania State Sen. H. Craig Lewis, 68, who represented Bucks County and parts of Philadelphia for 20 years, died Sunday, Jan. 13, while swimming on Anegada in the British Virgin Islands. Sen. Lewis, who served five terms, lived in Center City. According to British Virgin Islands police, Sen. Lewis was on vacation and on a day sail at Loblolly Bay when his wife, Dianne Semingson, noticed he was facedown and motionless in the water. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
June 17, 2014 |
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.