December 17, 1993 |
Bowing to tradition, new University of Pennsylvania president Judith Rodin walked the campus with trustees and deans. And she got a kiss from Larry Gross, a professor of communications. Yesterday's unanimous vote by the board of trustees makes Rodin, 49, Yale provost and Philadelphia native, the first woman to hold a permanent presidency of an Ivy League school.
October 13, 1999 |
Matt Minoff, a senior shooting guard at Cherry Hill East, has made an oral commitment to attend Yale University and play basketball. Minoff said yesterday that he made his decision after visiting the Ivy League school last weekend. He said he chose Yale over Penn. Last season, the 6-foot-5 Minoff averaged 9.9 points a game for the Cougars, but his game greatly improved over the summer, when he averaged 18 points and helped East win the Cherry Hill Recreation League championship.
September 19, 2014 |
The day after the improbable news came out that Playboy had ranked the University of Pennsylvania as the top party school in the nation, the mood on Locust Walk was, like many things in the Ivies, mixed. There was pride: Penn had accomplished what no other Ivy League school had done - make the list. Not only that, Penn debuted at No. 1. Playboy has published such a list nine times since 1987, when California State University, Chico, took home the prize. Sophomore communications major Hope Mackenzie said she was among the many who felt honored by the designation.
December 14, 2001 |
Scott Greenman, an Inquirer third-team all-South Jersey point guard from St. Augustine, has made an oral commitment to attend Princeton. Greenman had wanted to attend Princeton since the fall, but he waited until he was accepted by the Ivy League school to announce his plans. He received his acceptance notice Wednesday and announced his plans yesterday. A four-year starter, Greenman averaged 13 points and five assists last season for the 24-3 Hermits, who won their fifth straight South Jersey Parochial B title.
April 20, 1997 |
Brie Cokos, a first-team all-South Jersey basketball selection from Haddonfield High, says she will attend Columbia University. Cokos, a 5-foot-11 forward who helped lead Haddonfield to a 29-2 record and the state Group 2 championship, said she committed to the Ivy League school earlier this month. "I just fell in love with the school when I visited there," said Cokos, who visited the campus in November. "Columbia is great academically, and the basketball program is in the rebuilding process and I wanted to be part of it. " Cokos, who is ranked No. 8 in her class and has scored 1,410 on the Scholastic Assessment Test, said she hopes to major in biology.
November 26, 1993 |
The Bo Wood era at Cherry Hill East appears to have come to at least a temporary conclusion. Wood, who completed his 21st year as East's football coach with yesterday's 19-6 win over rival Cherry Hill West, said he would like to take a year off to watch his son, Erick, play for Maryland next fall. Erick, who will be a fifth-year senior next year, was a starting linebacker for the Terrapins this season. "I'm not sure if it is possible, but I'd like to take a year's sabbatical from coaching," said Wood, who has a 131-62-5 record at East.
April 12, 2014 |
Dallas Hogan is a 4.0 student at Lenape. She is a part of the Spanish club, the National Honor Society, and the Interact club, a group in which she does community service. Hogan isn't sure what she wants to do in college. Right now, she's torn between neurobiology and microbiology. She liked the challenge of her AP biology class in her sophomore year and wants to pursue a degree in science. As accomplished a high school student as Hogan is, it is only part of what got her to Harvard.
December 9, 2013 |
When Ofole Mgbako, a fourth-year medical student, saw a patient having trouble breathing, he was at a loss about how to treat him. Back in the States, he would have ordered tests that would come back in 30 minutes or less and been able to draw up a care plan. But in Botswana, where Mgbako, 26, was spending his summer with a University of Pennsylvania program, these tests were not always available. So he used his physical-exam skills to judge what drugs to prescribe, and the man soon recovered from respiratory distress.
October 5, 1989 |
Academy Park field hockey coach Kay Stuart had to make a decision. Her team lacked scoring punch, so she moved senior co-captain Anita Roberson from her defensive center back position - where she's played since a freshman - to the offensive forward line. It was a move that brought glittering results. Roberson has figured in all of the Knights' 7 goals this season, scoring 6 and assisting on the other. "I felt she could give us some extra punch on offense, and I'm extremely pleased with the results," said Stuart, whose team owns a 1-4 Del-Val League record (1-8 overall)
November 21, 1999 |
An Ivy League presidency comes with an Ivy League-caliber salary. Among private universities in the region, University of Pennsylvania president Judith Rodin and Princeton University president Harold Shapiro ranked one and two in the size of their salary during the 1997-98 academic year. The next highest paid president was nearly $100,000 behind, an Inquirer review of university tax forms shows. Rodin's $529,677 and Shapiro's $376,120 far outstrip the $293,353 that Temple University president Peter J. Liacouris earned that year.