October 27, 1994 |
Once a year, colleges and universities welcome their alumni back with pageantry, parades, kings, queens, music and other celebrations. So it was with Lincoln University's homecoming on Saturday, as the streets of Lincoln University were filled with students and alumni. A dance troupe and gospel ensemble performed before the homecoming parade, which ended at Wright Hall on the campus.
June 11, 1995 |
Herman R. Branson, 80, of Silver Spring, Md., a distinguished physicist who served as the 10th president of Lincoln University, died Wednesday at a Washington, D.C., hospital. Dr. Branson taught physics at Howard University in Washington from 1941 to 1968, when he was named president of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. In 1971, he took over the presidency of Lincoln University, serving until 1985. The school, near Oxford, Chester County, is the nation's oldest traditionally black university.
April 6, 2013
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has approved a Lincoln University plan to open a campus in Coatesville. Classes will start in the fall at a new branch of the historically black college, at 351 Kersey St. Courses initially will be offered in the evening and on weekends. Other classes will be added as enrollment increases. For information on undergraduate admissions, contact 484-365-7207; for the graduate school, call 215-590-8233. - Kristin E. Holmes
December 13, 2000 |
Gov. Ridge held up an oversize ceremonial check, blank side out, yesterday and announced to his Lincoln University audience, "We've identified a long list of things to be done here. " Ridge's humor, and the amount of $29.4 million written out on the other side of the check, were appreciated by the Lincoln University students, staff and faculty who attended the presentation of the state's cash to pay for infrastructure improvements at the southern Chester County campus. "These are things that are behind walls and under the ground," Ridge said.
October 1, 1986 |
Lincoln University, which has provided higher education for blacks since before the Civil War, has named a University of Michigan cultural anthropologist and administrator as president. Niara Sudarkasa, 48, who has carried out her primary research in West Africa, will assume leadership of the school on Feb. 1. She is the first woman named to the top post at the school, which is in Oxford Township in southern Chester County. Her goal at Lincoln University, she said in a telephone interview yesterday, will be to build on the tradition of excellence the school had about 50 years ago, when it was referred to as the "black Princeton" and its students included poet Langston Hughes and Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 29, 1986 |
A 48-year-old anthropologist who, as a child, idolized legendary black educator Mary McLeod Bethune, is the 11th person - and first woman - to be named president of Lincoln University, one of the nation's more celebrated predominantly black universities. Niara Sudarkasa, anthropology professor and associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of Michigan, was unanimously approved for the post at a weekend meeting of the board of trustees at the Chester County university.
June 19, 1994 |
Charles C. Duncan, 55, chairman of the psychology department at Lincoln University, died June 9 in Denver, where he was visiting family members. He had been chairman of the department for last eight years. He had joined the university faculty in 1980 as an assistant professor. During his tenure, Dr. Duncan directed the Office of Institutional Research and the Biomedical Research Support Program. In 1986, he won the Christian and Mary Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, and in 1988 he won the Lincoln University Faculty Achievement Award, becoming one of the first faculty members so honored, a university spokeswoman said.
October 18, 1986 |
Lincoln University's incoming president yesterday outlined her plans to guide the predominantly black liberal arts college into the 21st century by improving its standing in the academic community. "If every time people mentioned Swarthmore and Oberlin they mentioned Lincoln, too, I'd be very happy," said Niara Sudarkasa, who will assume her new position Feb. 1. Sudarkasa, 48, an associate vice president for academic affairs and a professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, discussed her goals at a 45-minute news conference held in one of the 19th-century buildings on the university's rural campus in Oxford Township, Chester County.
October 26, 2014 |
Citing falling enrollment, sluggish fund-raising, and a turnover in staff, the faculty union at Lincoln University this week took a vote of no confidence in the school's president, according to several people with knowledge of the matter. The vote came about five months after the university's alumni association voted no confidence in Robert R. Jennings, who has presided over the historically black university since January 2012. "Overall," said Robert Ingram, president of the 700-member alumni association, "there's a loss of confidence in his ability to lead the university at a very critical time for colleges and universities in America" - especially historically black colleges and universities.
October 23, 2012 |
Maurice Bertrand's football physique likely saved his life when he was shot five times on a blistering summer day last year in Camden. When he arrived at Cooper University Hospital, "first thing they said was, 'This guy is still alive?' " Bertrand recalled recently at Lincoln University in Chester County, where he has resumed the sport many thought he'd never play again. Doctors, including Robert Ostrum, the surgeon who helped save former New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine after a serious auto accident, rushed to tend to Bertrand's injuries: High-caliber bullets had broken Bertrand's right thigh bone into 10 or 15 pieces, gone through his left ankle, and struck his back; one hit his left biceps so hard it went through his shoulder and into his eye. Bertrand's large body - 6-foot-2 and 280 pounds - helped stop the bullets from puncturing vital organs.