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.
August 9, 2012 |
By unanimous vote, Neil D. Theobald, a top administrator at Indiana University, was appointed the 10th president of Temple University on Tuesday, following meetings with staff, faculty, and students at which he received positive reviews. "It is great to be an Owl," Theobald told the board of trustees, staff, and reporters shortly after the vote. "This is the dream job I've always wanted to have. " His selection culminates a nearly 10-month national search for the next leader of the 39,000-student campus in the heart of North Philadelphia.
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.
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.
December 2, 2012 |
Baylor's Pierre Jackson scored 17 points and Isaiah Austin and A.J. Walton each added 11 as the Bears (5-2) upended No. 8 Kentucky, 64-55, in Lexington. The loss ended a 55-game home winning streak for the reeling Wildcats (4-3). Archie Goodwin led Kentucky with 17 points but fouled out with 1 minute, 44 seconds left in the game. Louisville 69, Illinois State 66 - Russ Smith had 24 points and Peyton Siva added 20 to help the Cardinals (6-1) escape the Redbirds (5-2) in Louisville, Ky. Duke 88, Delaware 50 - Ryan Kelly scored 18 points and Mason Plumlee had 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Blue Devils (8-0)