December 4, 2014 |
Swarthmore College has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by an expelled student in a case that questioned whether the school's policies for handling sexual assault allegations were biased against men. The young man at its center - an honors student and former high school class president from Durham, N.C. - had maintained that he was wrongfully found guilty of sexual misconduct by a school eager to quash criticism that it did not take assault allegations...
July 21, 2014 |
He called it consensual. She called it rape. Their college, Swarthmore, acted decisively. He was expelled. Those spare facts make up the little that the parties can agree upon in a lawsuit working its way through federal court in Philadelphia. The young man at its center - an honors student and former high school class president identified in court filings only as John Doe - says he was wrongfully accused and found guilty of sexual misconduct by a school eager to quash criticism that it did not take assault allegations from female students seriously.
June 12, 2014 |
Two Southwest Philadelphia honor students had a pretty good excuse for being 40 minutes late for school Tuesday: After two explosions and a fire in a neighbor's house, the pair of high school students broke a rear window, clambered over broken glass, raced up a smoke-filled staircase, pulled a sleeping boy out of bed, then hustled him out the rear door. "They're both heroes," exclaimed Rennu Teli-Johnson, principal of Motivation High School on Baltimore Avenue. "But one of them still owes me his senior-project topic.
July 20, 2012 |
Siana Norton beat the odds. Having faced down homelessness, academic struggles, and a culture of discouragement, the 18-year-old is now headed to the University of California, Riverside, to study chemistry and become a pharmacist. "I see a lot of people on the streets, and it encourages me to do better," she said at Thursday night's 22d annual State Representative Awards ceremony at Temple University, where she and 34 other students were awarded for persevering in the face of struggles.
May 4, 2012 |
A Pakistani-born, Maryland honors student, who had hoped to attend Johns Hopkins University, instead pleaded guilty Friday morning in federal district court to conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 18, was living with his family in Ellicott City, outside Baltimore, when FBI agents arrested him last July and has been in federal custody ever since. Khalid, appearing thin, was wearing a prison jumpsuit. He faces a statutory maximum sentence of 15 years in prison and $250,000 fine when sentenced.
April 30, 2012
H ERE'S WHAT will be making news in Philly this week: NEIGHBORHOODS Anti-violence walk Local City Year volunteers will unite with residents of three neighborhoods on Saturday for the third annual Walk for PEACE. (Promoting Education and Community Empowerment). The aim is to promote awareness about city violence and provide the community with tools to foster peace in their neighborhoods. The walk will begin at three sites throughout the city: the recently renovated West Philadelphia High School; Tustin Recreation Center in Overbrook, and Piccoli Park in Juniata Park.
March 6, 2012 |
A Maryland student accused of conspiring with the Montgomery County woman known as "Jihad Jane" plans to plead guilty. Court papers filed Monday show that Mohammad Hassan Khalid, 18, is due in court in Philadelphia next month for a change-of-plea hearing, the Associated Press reported. Born in Pakistan, Khalid was an honors student living with his family in Ellicott City, outside Baltimore, and planning to attend Johns Hopkins University when FBI agents arrested him in July.
October 18, 2011 |
Lexi Smith knew what she had to do: stop scoring. That's a peculiar thought for a pure scorer. But she had something more important to consider after she tied Florence's single-season scoring record Monday against Cinnaminson in a nonleague field hockey game. "I had the opportunity [to break the record], but my aunt wasn't prepared for it," Smith said after she scored four goals in a 6-0 win over the Pirates. "It's like a family tradition, something we can keep in the family.
October 11, 2011 |
Alexa Branco is a mermaid. At least that's what Branco, Clearview's most experienced field hockey player, is planning to be on Oct. 31, which falls between Rounds 1 and 2 of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group 4 playoffs. As a center back, Branco can see the entire field ahead of her and direct the defense accordingly. As a student, the 17-year-old from a field hockey family in Mullica Hill sees the results of her labor in clothing construction class. Branco has been making dresses, shirts, and shorts for four years, the same length of time that she has been on the varsity team.