February 7, 2013 |
With Temple fresh off a 4-7 record and facing the uncertainty of the Big East Conference's future, fans wondered whether the Owls, under new football coach Matt Rhule, could bounce back in 2013. After Wednesday's national signing day, it seems as if Temple could be a team on the rise and return to the level of the teams that went to bowl games in 2009 and 2011. Temple signed 23 players to national letters of intent on Wednesday, and seven were midyear enrollees. "This is really a critical class for us," Rhule said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.
October 27, 2012
Jacques Barzun, a Columbia University historian and administrator whose sheer breadth of scholarship - culminating in a survey of 500 years of Western civilization - brought him renown as one of the foremost intellectuals of the 20th century, died Oct. 25 in San Antonio, where he had lived in recent years. He was 104. His son-in-law Gavin Parfit confirmed his death, the Associated Press reported. Barzun was 92 when he published what is widely regarded as his masterwork, From Dawn to Decadence, 500 Years of Western Cultural Life: 1500 to the Present . Journalist David Gates spoke for a majority of critics when he wrote in Newsweek magazine that the book, which appeared in 2000, "will go down in history as one of the great one-man shows of Western letters.
October 16, 2012
DEAR ABBY : I have been married eight months. My wife has an occasional habit that makes me wonder whether we got married too young. (She's 23, I'm 27, and we're both in graduate school.) She likes to go out with a group of her friends from high school or with her sister, get drunk and stay the night. I'm not worried about her cheating on me. I try not to be controlling and say she "can't" go out. But it bothers me. If I talk about it, she gets angry and says she doesn't get to see her friends very often.
October 14, 2012
Through Oct. 17, Philly.com/health and The Inquirer will mark breast cancer awareness month by publishing a profile a day of transformative moments reported by patients. The series will culminate in a special Philly.com/Inquirer section on Oct. 18, and can be viewed at www.philly.com/breastcancer . Ronni Jacobs of Chestnut Hill is a single mother and has a special relationship with her two daughters, whom she raised by herself. The worst moment in her breast cancer journey was sharing the news with them.
October 9, 2012 |
Joyce Davenport has enjoyed squash so much that she continues to compete in tournaments at the age of 70. Davenport, winner of two national singles championships, was honored on Monday when she was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame at the U.S. Open Squash Championships that are taking place at Drexel through Friday. Bob Callahan, a legendary coach at Princeton, will be inducted to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday after the 6 p.m. match. Raised in Bala Cynwyd, he learned squash at the Cynwyd Club, right across from his home, and played for Episcopal Academy.
September 30, 2012
At 27, Martha Carey Thomas applied to be president of a newly formed women's college in Bryn Mawr. She didn't get the job, but was hired as dean and an English professor in 1884. After 10 years at Bryn Mawr College, she was elected its president in 1894. Thomas (she preferred to go by M. Carey or Carey) was born in 1857 in Baltimore. She grew up with a strong determination to attain a higher education, despite her father's wishes otherwise. She was educated at Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities.
September 17, 2012 |
For local artist James Burns, creating a mural depicting the emotions surrounding suicide hits close to home. "Suicide is not just about ending one person's suffering," Burns said. "What people don't realize is that it starts a whole chain reaction of sorrow for those who are left behind. " Burns, 37, is head artist on the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program's latest project, "Finding the Light Within," at 119 S. 31st St. The painter was denied the opportunity to know his grandfather because of his untimely death, and while working on the two-year project, he lost friends from graduate school and high school months apart.