May 31, 2012 |
NEW YORK — A few weeks after Courtney Mirenzi's wedding, the 24-year-old made a pit stop while driving to Pennsylvania on a camping trip. Her car was still decorated with "Just Married" stickers. Noticing her youthful demeanor, a stranger approached and asked her age. "You should have waited!" the man advised. This was the first of many times Mirenzi has faced inquiry — and shock — about how old she was when she married. "It's really weird," Mirenzi said. "It makes me ask myself, ‘Did I do something wrong in getting married so young?
March 13, 2014 |
The phone call came at dinnertime, and I could tell instantly that the daughter on the other end was uncomfortable. So we talked of the usual stuff - her life, ours, how things were going in graduate school. And then we got to the point. Our daughter wanted us to know that she would be moving in with her then-boyfriend. Soon. She methodically gave me the new address. I methodically wrote it down. But as it was happening, I knew, standing at the kitchen counter more than 25 years ago, that we'd crossed another generational border.
September 3, 2013
VNA Community Services Inc. , an Abington nonprofit that provides health care and health-related community services to vulnerable populations, named Harvey Portner president. He is a partner with the Professional Healthcare Institute and vice president of the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners. RSVP of Montgomery County, a nonprofit that promotes volunteerism among area adults, appointed Deborah Hong to its board. She is a partner at Stradley Ronon's Malvern office and vice chair of the firm's mergers-and-acquisitions practice group.
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 2, 2011 |
Teresa Pica, 66, of Philadelphia, a professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and a leading expert in the field of second language acquisition, died Tuesday, Nov. 15, at home of complications from viral encephalitis. She had been ill since March after returning from a lecture abroad, said her sister, Anna Marie Goldberg. Dr. Pica's influence on the theory and practice of second language acquisition was groundbreaking, according to biographical material Penn made public.
February 1, 1992 |
Ted Staub graduated from college more than 20 years ago, taught for a while and then got into the home-remodeling business. But in August, when the recession forced his Philadelphia-area construction company to shut its doors, Staub returned to school. He enrolled as a full- time graduate student at Pennsylvania State University's Great Valley campus in Malvern. "I wanted to do something I liked, but I also wanted to make sure I'd be employable when I got out of school," said Staub, 46, who is studying for a master's degree - and eyeing a doctorate - in industrial engineering.
March 16, 2013 |
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania ranked third on U.S. News and World Report's latest list of the nation's best graduate business schools. It was the top showing for Penn among the numerous rankings of graduate schools made public Tuesday by U.S. News, which is now an online magazine but still prints its lists in special issues. Harvard and Stanford Universities tied for first place on the business-school list. Penn tied for seventh on the list for best law school with the University of Virginia.
June 25, 1987 |
In the fall, when the sixth grade moves out of the Tredyffrin/Easttown elementary schools and into the newly organized intermediate schools, a number of elementary teachers also will make the change. "It's been kind of emotional this morning," Valley Forge Elementary School teacher Peter Staudenmaier of Devon said last week on the last day of the school year. Staudenmaier, who has taught elementary school for 30 years, said that in September he will become an English teacher at Valley Forge Intermediate School near Chesterbrook.
February 13, 1994 |
Preston Bodison was a junior at St. Joseph's University in 1990, and contemplating his future. Like a lot of his classmates, he was considering graduate school but - to put it frankly - "I didn't think I had the smarts; I mean, I'm average," he said. Then, he was invited to attend a three-day seminar on graduate school opportunities for African American and Hispanic students, sponsored by State Sen. Chaka Fattah. At the end of the three days, Bodison was not only planning to pursue a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania; he also was determined to earn a doctoral degree in psychology at Temple University.
July 14, 1991 |
For a few thrilling minutes during January's playoff game, Eagles cornerback Ben Smith tasted the glory he had dreamed about in his first season as a pro football player. His well-leveraged tackle of the Washington Redskins' Earnest Byner had lifted the running back's legs skyward and sent the football squirting out onto the turf. Smith had scooped it up deftly and dodged his way downfield 95 yards for a touchdown. The exhilarated Veterans Stadium crowd stood and screamed as one. It was the kind of big play that then-coach Buddy Ryan had in mind when he drafted Smith in the first round last year, and it couldn't have come at a better time . . . Then the moment was gone.