October 21, 2013 |
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)
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.
July 14, 2013
Penn State President Rodney Erickson on Friday offered his best wishes to Henry C. "Hank" Foley, the university's vice president of research and the executive director of the Energy Efficient Buildings Hub at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, who is leaving for a job in Missouri. The university announced in June that Foley, who has worked at Penn State for 13 years and is also dean of the graduate school, was departing to become the executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Missouri System.
June 27, 2013 |
The Radnor School District has hired an administrator from its chief rival, neighboring Lower Merion, to be its new superintendent. Michael J. Kelly has worked at Lower Merion since 1999, first as director of pupil services, then as assistant superintendent for the last five years. He was a special-education teacher and supervisor in the West Chester School District before moving to Lower Merion, and he holds a law degree from Widener University School of Law. "I didn't go to law school intending to become a lawyer," said Kelly, 52, who went to Widener at night while teaching in West Chester.
June 5, 2013 |
Francis X. McKeffery Sr., 81, of Marlton, who worked his way through evening classes in college and graduate school to become a defense contract manager and a college teacher, died of lung cancer Friday, May 31, at a relative's home in Washington Township. "He would leave for work early in the morning and get home late at night" for years and years, son Francis X. Jr. said Monday. After he graduated from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, Mr. McKeffery served as a radio man on a destroyer in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
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.
May 1, 2013 |
Edward Gosfield Jr., 94, of Center City, a longtime cardiologist at Graduate Hospital, died Thursday, April 25, of complications following surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. So respected was Dr. Gosfield in the practice of cardiology and internal medicine that he was designated attending physician to Queen Elizabeth II when she visited the United States in 1976. He was a dapper dresser, almost never appearing in public without a signature bow tie. His sons, grandsons, and many medical residents all learned how to tie one by watching him. Dr. Gosfield matriculated in 1947 at the Graduate School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, completing his training as a resident at Graduate Hospital in 1950.
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
March 22, 2013 |
JACOB IATI was not playing much last season. His prospects for playing did not look promising. He was ready to graduate, go for his MBA and get on with his life. He talked it over with his coach and they decided that he would give up his final season of eligibility at Albany and become a graduate assistant for Will Brown's team while working on that MBA. "I wasn't playing a lot," Iati said Thursday morning at the Wells Fargo Center. "They offered me to be the GA this year which would pay for graduate school.
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.