August 9, 2016 |
Replacing Andre Watts in a high-profile engagement has long given young pianists a career boost. Watts' Aug. 17 cancellation with the Philadelphia Orchestra at the Saratoga (N.Y.) Performing Arts Center, however, comes with extra gravity: The long-admired 70-year-old pianist has prostate cancer. "It's Andre's wish that we be straight about that," said his manager Linda Marder, whose talent roster at CM Artists includes numerous pianists who are guests of the Philadelphia Orchestra. "Men of a certain age have this problem.
July 18, 2016 |
Temple University in the last year drew record applications, scored a six-spot jump in U.S. News & World Report rankings, moved into the top 100 universities for research expenditures, had unprecedented fund-raising, and enjoyed its most spectacular football season in decades. The Owls were flying high. And yet, the 38,000-student university in the heart of North Philadelphia is facing one of the greatest leadership crises in its history. In the span of two weeks, its president fired its provost, and its board of trustees, in turn, took a vote of no confidence in the president and announced its intention to fire him. That means the university is poised to lose its two top leaders in high-profile ousters that are unusual in and of themselves, but coming at the same time, are even more extraordinary, experts say. "It's pretty unusual, especially that a board would intervene so quickly on the dismissal of a provost without talking extensively with the president, without a thorough investigation," said Joni Finney, director of the Institute for Research on Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
May 5, 2010 |
Camden Catholic's Taylor Walsh, a two-time state champion, has signed to attend Indiana University on a wrestling scholarship. Walsh, who won the 135-pound state title in 2009, and the 145-pound title this past winter, becomes the third South Jersey wrestler to sign with the Hoosiers. Paulsboro's Joe Duca, who won the 125-pound state title in March, and Eastern's Preston Keiffer also have signed with Indiana. Walsh is the first two-time state champion in Camden Catholic wrestling history.
November 13, 2002 |
Texas Tech basketball coach Bob Knight is suing Indiana University, alleging he lost more than $2 million in income since being fired by the school 2 years ago. Knight contends he was fired without cause, without a proper meeting of university trustees and without a chance to defend himself. The lawsuit was filed in the Monroe County Circuit Court on Friday after talks between his lawyers and the school collapsed. Under state law, the former Hoosiers basketball coach had until yesterday to take legal action.
May 3, 2013
Janos Starker, 88, a Hungarian-born master of the cello who emerged from the devastation of World War II to become one of the most powerful instrumentalists of his generation, died Sunday at a hospice in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana University, where Mr. Starker taught for more than five decades, announced his death but did not disclose the cause. For decades, he was one of the most sought-after cellists in the world. He was venerated as a soloist and particularly as an interpreter of Bach, for which he received a Grammy in 1997.
May 12, 1988 |
Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight has agreed to accept the coaching job at New Mexico, according to a report published today. The Dallas Times-Herald, quoting sources close to Knight and the New Mexico program, reported in today's issue that Knight had reached an oral agreement on a five-year, $350,000-a-year contract with New Mexico. The deal also calls for a $150,000 house. "It's a done deal. Knight's coming," the source in Albuquerque told the newspaper. "All he has to do is sign the contract.
December 3, 1989 |
Wally Henry passed for 113 yards and one touchdown, and Fred McAfee ran for 86 yards and another score to lead Mississippi College to a 26-14 victory over Indiana University of Pennsylvania in an NCAA Division II semifinal football game yesterday in Clinton, Miss. Mississippi College (10-3) advances to play Gulf South Conference rival Jacksonville State Saturday for the Division II championship in Florence, Ala. Indiana concludes the season with an 11-2 record. McAfee's 30-yard touchdown run on the Choctaws' first drive gave Mississippi College a lead it wouldn't give up. The Choctaws went up 10-0 with 4 minutes, 3 seconds left in the first quarter on a 28-yard field goal by Robert Jenkins.
May 20, 2015 |
When Neil Theobald took over as Temple's president, arriving from Indiana University in January 2013, several athletics staffers from the Big Ten school soon followed. Theobald eventually installed Kevin Clark as Temple's athletic director and Pat Kraft became Clark's top deputy. On Monday, Theobald shuffled the deck, announcing that Kraft would replace Clark as AD, with Clark moving across Broad Street to the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer, subject to the approval of Temple's board of trustees.
June 15, 2016 |
MEMBERS of Kappa Alpha Psi have waged a social media campaign against Donald Trump - and it's not just for the reasons you might think. U.S. District Judge Gonzalo P. Curiel belongs to the predominantly African American fraternity, with headquarters in the 2300 block of North Broad Street. Yes, you read that correctly. He's a Nupe. Curiel, you may recall, is the judge whom the GOP presidential candidate has accused of being too biased to preside over lawsuits involving Trump University because of his Hispanic ethnicity.
March 31, 2000 |
Bob Knight angrily ordered Indiana University's athletics director away from the team locker room after a loss Feb. 19, and a resulting shouting match became so confrontational that a friend stepped in to separate them, the Indianapolis Star reported yesterday. The incident between Knight and athletics director Clarence Doninger after IU's loss last month to Ohio State ended without violence. But Doninger considered it serious enough to report it to top university administrators, the newspaper reported.