September 18, 2015 |
Rosemont College on Wednesday announced it will cut tuition a whopping 43 percent next year and knock $1,900 off room and board in a bid to attract families scared away by a sticker price that this year topped $46,000. The new price tag? $30,000. But no students will see a $16,000 price cut, because the college - like many peers - doled out so much aid that few paid close to the sticker price. Still, Rosemont officials say each student can expect to pay less. Their savings, the college said, will average $815 per student.
September 3, 2015 |
Gerhard E. Spiegler, 85, of Rosemont, a Haverford College theology professor who later became a provost and college president, died Monday, Aug. 24, of cardiac failure at Lankenau Hospital. Dr. Spiegler received a doctorate in theology from the University of Chicago in 1961. He was offered a faculty position there, but chose to go to Haverford College. That fall, he joined other young scholars who were taking a fresh look at the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Dr. Spiegler taught many courses, all characterized by a focus on original texts.
September 28, 2012 |
IN HIS SECOND feature, the easygoing romantic dramedy "Liberal Arts," Josh Radnor plays Jesse, a 35-year-old New Yorker working in a college-admissions office who spends much of his spare time with his nose in a book. He is a bibliophile of the highest order. The concrete, steel and petty thieves of New York appear to overwhelm Jesse, so he jumps at the chance for a brief respite when a favorite college professor invites his former student to a retirement dinner. As soon as Jesse sets foot on the manicured grounds of the Ohio liberal-arts college he once attended, the rose-colored glasses firmly affix to his face.
May 2, 2012 |
The president of Lafayette College in Easton will become Haverford College's 14th president, but he won't start the job for over a year, Haverford officials announced Tuesday. Dan Weiss, who has been president of Lafayette since 2005, was approved by Haverford's Board of Managers on Saturday, following a national search that began last fall. He starts at the 1,200-student liberal arts college in July 2013, which allows him to complete his eighth year of presidency at Lafayette, Haverford said.
April 18, 2012 |
Those urging Democrats and Republicans to reach consensus more often should be careful what they wish for. The higher-education policies of the Bush and Obama administrations, for example, have had much in common: They have been equally simpleminded, equally unhelpful, and equally intrusive. Margaret Spellings, George W. Bush's education secretary, sought to require every college and university in the country to create massive databases that would allow the federal government to track all students' academic whereabouts and performance.
September 23, 2010 |
BACK IN January 2009, John Strassburger found himself seated next to a college freshman on a train ride to Philadelphia - and having to bite his tongue. The freshman was talking proudly about how he was majoring in finance and real estate. "I was far too polite to say what I really thought," said Strassburger, then president of Ursinus College. Writing about the experience in the Inquirer, Strassburger said, "I cannot help but think that, while conventional wisdom might hold that we need students thinking about careers for the good of the economy, our country really needs students thinking about big ideas.
November 2, 2009 |
The University of Pennsylvania's Amy Gutmann again was among the highest-compensated private college presidents in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's annual salary survey, released today. The Ivy League president, who has led Penn since 2004, earned $1.22 million in 2007-08, the most recent year available - $825,000 in salary and the rest in benefits. She was the eighth-highest-paid president of a private research university, down from sixth place a year earlier, the Chronicle reported.
March 11, 2008 |
Marie Angelella George, an academic administrator with a specialty in strategic planning, was appointed president of Cabrini College yesterday, succeeding Antoinette Iadarola, who will retire in July. George, 58, who is originally from Wilkes-Barre, has served as executive vice president at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., since 2003. She is second-in-command to the president, overseeing six vice presidents and the directors of the New Hampshire Institute of Politics and Campus Ministry.
February 9, 2008 |
An internationally known scholar of Islamic studies whose expertise is in the Quran and relations between Islam and Christianity was selected as the eighth president of Bryn Mawr College yesterday. The appointment of Jane Dammen McAuliffe was announced to the college community by pealing bells from Taylor Hall. McAuliffe, dean of the college of arts and sciences at Georgetown University, said she planned to emphasize the natural sciences and multiculturalism when she takes over from Nancy J. Vickers on July 1. She wants to beef up science offerings and actively recruit international students to the 123-year-old liberal-arts campus.
July 14, 2006 |
Artists can be first-rate curators when the opportunity arises. But I doubt many artists would be ready, willing and able to tackle the kind of historical exhibition that painter Robert Godfrey has assembled for the Bridgette Mayer Gallery. "Greetings From Black Mountain College" is a labor of love. Godfrey, whose paintings are represented by Mayer, did not himself attend Black Mountain College, the legendary liberal-arts college that opened its doors in 1933 and closed them in 1956.