May 15, 2016 |
Peter Liacouras had a vision for Temple University. He wanted the commuter school on North Broad Street to become a world-class institution. He wanted star sports teams and leafy green quads and all the hallmarks of a classic American college experience. He wanted a diverse faculty and a student body that looked like the city Temple called home. And for nearly two decades as Temple president, he charged headfirst toward that vision - courting controversy along the way - as the university he dreamed of slowly became reality.
May 11, 2016 |
Up until Monday, it was possible to understand what Sam Bradford was doing after the Eagles moved up in the draft to take Carson Wentz and essentially relegate Bradford to his spot on the menu as yesterday's potatoes. Even if you didn't agree with Bradford when he stopped attending team activities and requested a trade, at least the rationale made some sense. We can debate forever the notion that a guy who worked to come back from three serious surgeries might not have the resolve to compete, but there was no getting around the fact that his chance to be the long-term starter here had been seriously diminished.
May 4, 2016 |
Susan M. Jordan Schmader, 57, of Newtown Square, a U.S. Labor Department lawyer for more than three decades, died Thursday, April 28, of ovarian cancer at home. Mrs. Schmader was born and reared in Absecon, N.J. She graduated from Holy Spirit High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in political science and business from Rutgers University. She received a law degree from Rutgers-Camden School of Law. She was admitted to the bar in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. During a 32-year career with the Department of Labor, Mrs. Schmader rose from trial attorney to senior trial attorney and finally to regional counsel in the department's solicitor's office for the last 13 years.
April 21, 2016
John C. Rafferty Jr. Age: 63 Residence: Audubon, Montgomery County. Family: Single, no children. Occupation: State senator, 44th District. Campaign website: raffertyforag.com Education: bachelor's degree, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; master's degree, Beaver College; law degree, Temple University. Career: Lawyer; deputy attorney general prosecuting Medicaid fraud, 1988 to 1991; state senator, 2003-present. Joseph C. Peters Age: 58 Residence: Lake Winola, Wyoming County.
April 14, 2016 |
John H. Wood Jr., 100, a Bucks County lawyer and a committed Quaker, died Friday, April 1, of respiratory failure at his home at Pennswood Village in Newtown. "He had a passion for living and a curiosity about everything," said daughter Elizabeth Fritsch. "He found people fascinating and life wonderful. " Born to a Quaker family in Langhorne Manor, Mr. Wood never strayed far from his roots, physically or spiritually. Like his parents, Elizabeth Weeks Cadwallader and John H. Wood Sr., he was active in the Society of Friends.
April 11, 2016 |
William Leo McLaughlin Jr., 69, of West Chester, a lawyer and lifelong sailor, died of a brain hemorrhage Saturday, March 26, while sailboat racing in Florida. Mr. McLaughlin was competing in the Masters National Sunfish Championship in Jensen Beach when he was stricken, his family said. He died engaging in his favorite sport. A competitive sailor from childhood, he was a member of the Marsh Creek Sailing Club. Joseph McLaughlin recalled being told by a Middlebury College classmate in 1962 that his cousin had "wiped out the competition in sailing races all summer on the East Coast.
March 17, 2016 |
Christopher Egolf, 71, of Wayne, a patent attorney in Philadelphia, died Sunday, March 6, of complications from brain cancer at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before turning to law, Mr. Egolf was a chemical engineer. He grew up in Northeast Philadelphia, graduating first in his class from Lincoln High School in 1962. He earned a bachelor of science degree in 1966 and a master of science degree two years later from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both in chemical engineering.
March 9, 2016
ITHACA, N.Y. - Cornell President Elizabeth Garrett, the first woman to hold that position, has died of colon cancer after less than a year on the job, the university said Monday. She was 52. Garrett, who became president of the Ivy League school on July 1, died Sunday night at her home, Cornell said. "While Beth's tenure as president has tragically been cut short, her efforts over the last eight months have set the university on a path toward continued excellence," said Robert Harrison, chairman of the Cornell board of trustees.
March 3, 2016 |
Weeklong trips to Japan. Winery tours, ballooning excursions, and spa treatments. Unrestricted grants for "research," doled out by sales representatives. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday it was all part of an illegal effort by Olympus Corp. of the Americas, based in Center Valley, Pa., near Allentown, to induce doctors and hospitals to buy its products: the pricey medical devices called endoscopes. The company, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Olympus Corp., admitted to making various kickbacks and other improper payments from 2006 to 2011, and agreed to pay $646 million to resolve related criminal and civil complaints.