April 30, 2016 |
When she saw the 11:30 a.m. Thursday start time for the Penn Relays college women's shot put championship, Nikki Okwelogu worried that she might not be able to get warmed up in time. But after about 15 minutes of competition, the junior from Harvard showed that she would be just fine. She executed a throw of 56 feet, 33/4 inches on her second attempt and saw that mark stand up to earn her the victory at the Mondschein Throwing Complex outside Franklin Field. "I was a little disappointed at how early it was because it kind of takes me a while.
April 29, 2016 |
Harvard University researchers are projecting major health benefits if Mayor Kenney's proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages is enacted. Within a few years of the three-cents-an-ounce tax's beginning, they forecast, nearly 2,300 diabetes diagnoses would be prevented annually, and eventually, 36,000 people a year would avoid obesity. Over a decade, about 730 deaths would be averted, and close to $200 million saved in health spending. "It is just a total winner of a policy from a public health perspective," said Steven Gortmaker, who led the analysis, being released Thursday.
February 8, 2016 |
For the first time since 2008, Penn swept the Dartmouth-Harvard weekend after topping the Crimson, 67-57, Saturday night at the Palestra. In the middle of the Ivy League victory was Quakers freshman Max Rothschild. The 6-foot-8, 225-pounder from Chicago scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds (four offensive) as Penn outrebounded Harvard, 53-32. Rothschild was one of three Quakers to record double-doubles. Darien Nelson-Henry led all scorers with 18 points and a game-high 12 boards, and Matt Howard contributed 12 points and 11 rebounds.
November 16, 2015 |
BOSTON - A 22-game winning steak? No problem. On the road? No problem. Ivy League title at stake? No problem. Penn handed Harvard its first loss since 2013 on Saturday, upsetting the Crimson, 35-25, in a showdown atop the Ivy standings. With the victory, the Quakers (6-3, 5-1 Ivy) have a chance to claim at least a share of the Ancient Eight title with a win over 1-8 Cornell next weekend. "I'm very proud of this team and all we've accomplished," coach Ray Priore said. "But we have some unfinished business to do. " Penn came out of the gate quickly, going up, 14-0, in the first 10 minutes on a pair of rushing touchdowns by junior quarterback Alek Torgersen.
November 15, 2015 |
Radio: WFIL-AM (560) Records: Penn (5-3, 4-1 Ivy), Harvard (8-0, 5-0). Last meeting: Harvard won, 34-24, on Nov. 15, 2014 at Penn. Things to watch A win for Penn on Saturday likely seals a share of the Ivy League title, as the Quakers end the season at home against winless Cornell. Penn will win their first league crown since 2012 with wins against Harvard and Cornell. Penn's running game will be tested by Harvard's stout rush defense. The Crimson allow just 80.8 rushing yards per game, which is second in the Ivy League.
November 13, 2015 |
Noon Saturday, Harvard Stadium, Boston TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WFIL (560 AM) Records: Penn 5-3, 4-1 Ivy League; Harvard 5-4, 8-0, 5-0. History: Harvard leads, 48-35-2, having won the last two. About Penn: Quakers have won four straight . . . Last week they beat Princeton in OT at home . . . If they win out, they'll get no worse than a share of the title . . . Haven't won five in a row since 2010 . . . Haven't won at Harvard since...
November 13, 2015 |
A MEANINGFUL game in November. That's all most teams can really ask for. Especially ones that went 2-8 the season before, after losing the final four games the season before that. And then started 1-3 this year. None of that matters now. Penn (5-3, 4-1 Ivy League) and first-year coach Ray Priore have won their last four, including an overtimer last week at home over Princeton. If they win out, they'll get no worse than a share of the title. They close against winless Cornell at Franklin Field on Nov. 21. But Saturday, they have to go to unbeaten Harvard, which is ranked 12th in FCS and has won 22 straight.
November 13, 2015 |
Penn football coach Ray Priore separated his hands a few inches apart on Wednesday afternoon, signifying the margin of error his team had last week in an overtime win against Princeton. It took a fourth-quarter goal line stand and a blocked field goal at the end of regulation to keep Penn's Ivy League hopes alive. And now, Priore said, it is "money time. " The Quakers (5-3 overall, 4-1 Ivy) play at Harvard on Saturday at noon. A win will likely seal a share of the Ivy League title as Penn ends the regular season at home against winless Cornell.
November 5, 2015 |
Julie Wollman, named Tuesday as president of Widener University, is focused on the student experience. She teaches a freshman seminar - "College: What, Why, How" - at Edinboro University in northwestern Pennsylvania, where she has been president since 2012. And she's taken a class herself, a beginner's course in bagpiping, rooted in Edinboro's Scottish heritage. (Edinboro was founded in 1857 as the Edinboro Academy by Scottish descendants who named it after Edinburgh, Scotland.)
May 30, 2015 |
Portman schools Harvard Without risk, there's no accomplishment, Natalie Portman told undergrads in a speech at her alma mater, Harvard, on Wednesday. Portman said she had no idea how "woefully unprepared" she was for her role in Black Swan , which earned her an Oscar. "The point is, if I had known my own limitations, I never would have taken the risk," she said. "And the risk led to one of my greatest personal and professional achievements. " The film didn't just earn her a prize.