February 19, 2015 |
Theodore Ruger, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School since 2004, has been appointed dean of the law school, effective July 1. Ruger, 46, who teaches constitutional law and health-related law and regulation, succeeds Michael A. Fitts, who left in July to become president of Tulane University. Wendell Pritchett has been interim dean and will continue as a professor on the faculties of the law school and the Graduate School of Education. Pritchett, 50, taught at Penn Law from 2001 to 2009, when he left to become chancellor of Rutgers-Camden.
August 19, 2014 |
College season is upon us, so we thought it would be helpful to look at some overlooked advantages of 529 college savings plans. These 529 plans "come with a number of important advantages beyond just tax credits, as compared to other savings vehicles," said Steven D. Brett, president of Marcum Financial Services in New York. "Many people don't realize how much flexibility a 529 plan gives them or the role it can play in planning for future generations, once their own children complete their educations.
January 9, 2016 |
Camden's graduation rate has increased for the fourth straight year, school district officials said Thursday, and stood at 64 percent for the last school year. The graduation rate for the 2011-12 school year was 49 percent. The state took over the district the following year, with Gov. Christie appointing Superintendent Paymon Rouhanifard to lead the city's schools. Almost 80 more students graduated last year than in 2011, district officials said. Not only has the overall rate improved, but the graduation rate among Latino students has increased from 44 percent to 66 percent since 2012, Rouhanifard said Thursday at a panel discussion among students at Brimm Medical Arts High School, one of the city's three magnet high schools.
February 5, 2015 |
When Mandy Edwards tells people that she has a 17-year-old son and a 5-month-old daughter, they assume the second baby was an accident. But they have it all wrong. It was the first pregnancy, the one that happened when Mandy was just 19 - a college sophomore, part-time model, and aspiring music writer - that was unplanned. It took five drugstore test kits and an ultrasound to convince her that she was actually pregnant. "When I found out I was going to have this baby, that changed things," she says.
May 22, 2013 |
Four years ago, Ali Derassouyan entered the University of Pennsylvania intent on becoming a cardiologist, a childhood dream motivated by a grandfather who had a heart ailment and five doctors in her extended family, including two cardiologists. That vision blew up sophomore year when she took chemistry and physics and found herself in the struggle of her life. "I realized that's not what I could see myself doing for the rest of my life," said Ali, 21, a Nazareth Academy High School graduate from Langhorne.
December 5, 2000 |
Brian Westbrook has a choice to make. Within the next month he has to decide whether he wants to play a fourth season of football at Villanova, where he could try to lead the Wildcats back into the Division I-AA playoffs for the first time since 1997, probably break the I-AA career record for all-purpose yardage and maybe even win the Walter Payton Award, which goes to the top offensive player in I-AA. Or, he could enter the NFL draft. Yesterday, in the Heisman Room of the Downtown Athletic Club, he learned he finished third in this year's Payton voting behind two other underclassmen, Furman running back Louis Ivory and last year's winner, Georgia Southern running back Adrian Peterson.
April 26, 1991 |
Joe Woolley, the Eagles' director of player personnel, said the NFL rejected a club request to allow No. 1 pick Antone Davis to remain in Philadelphia after this weekend's minicamp. In an agreement this year with the College Football Association and the NCAA, NFL rules prohibit draft picks from reporting, full time, to their respective teams before June 1. The NFL, Woolley said, makes no exceptions for players such as Davis and No. 5 pick Craig Erickson, who already have graduated.
May 27, 2000 |
Walter H. Collins, 74, who as a junior high school teacher held down a second job at 30th Street Post Office for 22 years, died of heart failure Sunday at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., where he had been attending the 50th reunion of his college graduating class. Mr. Collins was with the Philadelphia public school system for 31 years, 28 of those as a math and social-studies teacher at Mayer Sulzberger Junior High School in the Mill Creek section of West Philadelphia.
December 17, 2012
The NHL's lawsuit against its players was assigned to a relatively new federal judge who is a longtime New York Yankees fan and a former federal prosecutor. The sides did not talk Sunday, the 92d day of a lockout that threatens to wipe out an entire NHL season for the second time in nine years. NHL players started voting on whether to have their union give up collective bargaining rights, a "disclaimer of interest" that could be a precursor to an antitrust suit. The league argued in a 43-page suit Friday in federal court in Manhattan that the union's actions were a bargaining maneuver and asked that the lockout be declared legal.
May 14, 2012
Senate hearing set on scandal WASHINGTON - The chairman of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over homeland security says he has scheduled a hearing for May 23 to review the Secret Service investigation of the Colombia prostitution scandal. Sen. Joe Lieberman told CNN's State of the Union that he believes the agency has done a thorough job in investigating the incident. But the Connecticut independent said he also wants to know whether there were warning signs about agents' behavior.