October 23, 2014 |
MIKE MURPHY is an old-school coach with an old-school crew cut. Murphy coaches football at Haverford School, an old-school old school on a picture postcard campus, banners everywhere proclaiming its mission, "Preparing Boys for Life. " It's college prep. All boys. The kids must wear ties and jackets to class. Every day. They grumble about that. "We wear black cleats, and they're not happy about that," Murphy confessed. "I'm old-school. I'm a huge Notre Dame fan, and they've gone to those flashy blue-and-gold cleats, and I'm not thrilled about that.
December 21, 2012 |
It's final exam week at many colleges across the country, typically a high-pressure, nerve-racking period. But the pressure is a little less intense at Bryn Mawr College. Students schedule their exams for a time and day during the week that suits them and take the tests in rooms without proctors. Student volunteers distribute the exams, and test-takers are on their honor to use only the allotted time. "It's very empowering to be held accountable and to hold other people accountable in that way," said senior Emily Tong, 21, who handed out exams Monday at Guild Hall.
May 13, 2011 |
When Japanese bad-boy director Takeshi Miike takes up the singing sword of the samurai genre in "13 Assassins," you can be sure that heads will roll. I mean they literally roll. All over the place. Like somebody dropped a bag of bowling balls on a downgrade. At least that's what happens in some of the less violent scenes. Elsewhere the movie is more grisly - as when establishing the credentials of central villain Naritsugu (rock star Goro Inagaki), a rogue 19th-century lord.
April 23, 2011 |
Forward Brandon Davies expects to play next season for BYU despite missing this year's NCAA Tournament run for violating the university's honor code. Carri Jenkins, a university spokeswoman, said yesterday that Davies voluntarily withdrew from school after completing his winter semester finals, but is working with the dean of students to meet conditions so he can return for the fall semester. Davies' honor code violation involved premarital sex. He acknowledged it when it became known to school officials.
March 3, 2011 |
The New Mexico Lobos hammered third-ranked Brigham Young, 82-64, Wednesday night in Provo, Utah, just two days after the Cougars dismissed starting forward Brandon Davies for a violation of the school's honor code. The game was the first without the 6-foot-9 sophomore, who had started 26 of 29 games and averaged 11.1 points and a team-leading 6.2 rebounds. The Salt Lake City Tribune reported that Davies, from Provo, was dismissed after he admitted to having sexual relations with his girlfriend.
October 3, 2010
How Moral Revolutions Happen By Kwame Anthony Appiah W.W. Norton. 264 pp. $25.95 Reviewed by Dwight Garner What are the rewards, on this earth, of a well-lived life? John Adams pared the answer down to six words: "the esteem and admiration of others. " For Adams, this was an animal and not an intellectual need. "The desire of the esteem of others is as real a want of nature as hunger; and the neglect and contempt of the world as severe a pain as the gout or stone. " Adams was writing about individuals, not nations.
May 20, 2010
Their names are Wenlock and Mandeville , and they don't appear to be either cute or lovable, but you are likely to be seeing a lot of them in the next two years. "We want it to be fun," London 2012 organizing committee chairman Sebastian Coe said as the mascots for the London Olympics and Paralympics were unveiled Wednesday. "We want it to try to engage and reconnect young people to sport. " The one-eyed creations are named after small English towns. The mascots - which have neither fur nor gender - are based on a story by children's author Michael Morpurgo . An animated film showed the two changing appearance, imitating athletes such as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt . FOOTBALL: Former Eagles all-pro Brian Dawkins said the Denver Broncos' collapse last season - they went 2-8 after a 6-0 start - left him angry.
May 8, 2008 |
Not so many years ago, "Redbelt" would have been a boxing movie. Certainly, boxing buffs will recognize this story - bruised fighters hewing to some kind of warrior code in a sleazy business where the dirtiest fighting is done by men in suits - the only guys who always get paid. But boxing, as someone says in "Redbelt," is as "dead as Woodrow Wilson. " Mixed Martial Arts has captured the fancy of a new generation, kids who know Kimbo Slice from YouTube but couldn't name the WBC heavyweight champ to save their Wii. MMA is where the money is, and that, says "Redbelt" writer/director David Mamet, means MMA will be subject to the same moral metrics as boxing, to wit: Any time two men fight for money, the fix is in. At least that's how it goes in "Redbelt," a neo-noir, MMA movie featuring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Mike Terry, a jujitsu instructor so absorbed in its concepts of honor that he won't sully the purity of his discipline by fighting in competitions (fight only to prevail, he says, never to merely compete)
January 21, 2004 |
A Valley Forge Military Academy cadet has been charged with indecently assaulting three classmates at the all-male prep school in Wayne. The 17-year-old's alleged victims also were juveniles, Deputy Police Superintendent John Rutty of the Radnor Police Department said yesterday. He declined to release their ages. Authorities said a cadet told staff at the academy on Saturday morning that he had been harassed and sexually assaulted by another boy. Staff members called the victim's family and reported the alleged assault to police, authorities said.
March 28, 2003
Presumably symbolic of a sea change, the "Bring Me Men" sign is coming down at the Air Force Academy in Colorado, where a sexual-assault scandal has unfolded in the last six weeks. The Air Force has acknowledged 56 investigations of sexual assaults on women in the last 10 years, including 20 rapes. Victims say they were ignored, shunned, even disciplined, while their attackers received little punishment. At the conclusion of the initial investigation this week, the Air Force reassigned four top academy officers and announced commonsense procedural changes.