May 18, 2013 |
Gov. Corbett urged Villanova Law School graduates Friday to embody the passion of Abraham Lincoln and the integrity of Sir Thomas More as they embark on their careers. At the school's commencement, Corbett praised those men, both lawyers, for standing up for what they believed in though it ultimately cost them their lives. Both "chose honor over convenience," Corbett told 233 graduates and their friends and family at Villanova's Pavilion. Corbett, who was state attorney general and had a private practice for many years before becoming governor, gave a short speech exhorting the graduates to work hard, act ethically, think logically, and always look at the facts.
May 17, 2013 |
New Hope's Bucks County Playhouse has a long tradition of sending actors on to stardom, but this time the ascension starts backstage: Playhouse producing director Jed Bernstein on Wednesday was named president of New York City's Lincoln Center. He'll succeed Reynolds Levy in January. Bernstein was already an industry veteran when he reopened the dormant playhouse last year, having led the Broadway League for 11 years. Under his leadership, the playhouse announced a 2013 summer season that includes a new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons , starring Tyne Daly, and a coproduction with the Media Theatre of Mame, starring Andrea McArdle.
April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
April 10, 2013 |
HERE'S A NOTE for anyone out there with a messed-up '69 Camaro: If you'd like to sell it cheap or hire someone to spearhead its return to glory, Dylan Burke, who considers that ride the best of all time, might be your man. Burke is a 5-10, 150-pound senior lefthander for Abraham Lincoln High and, for now, his best talent is pitching. But he also has a passion for cars, which is why he intends to enroll at a trade school upon graduation and soak up more knowledge about the automotive world's ins and outs.
April 9, 2013 |
Seven years after he earned his bachelor's degree from Lincoln University, the former James Monroe King Warden stood backstage at the Audubon Ballroom. It was Feb. 21, 1965, and the self-described "Man Friday" for Malcolm X was counting receipts when he heard the boom of a shotgun. Warden, now Abdullah H. Abdur-Razzaq, froze. Then he ran toward the chaos. "I saw Malcolm lying there, and I saw the life go out of his body," Abdur-Razzaq said. "He turned white, and that was that.
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
March 29, 2013 |
NOTHING makes 150 years fall away quite like seeing the blood of Abraham Lincoln. Visiting a friend in rural northeastern Pennsylvania a few years back, I was ushered to the local historical society in the town of Milford. A dark patch on the 36-star wool flag displayed there is a stark reminder of the first assassination of a U.S. president, whose head it cradled after he was shot at Ford's Theatre. The stain is also somber testimony to the fact that the struggle for equality that he came to personify remains a mission unfinished.
March 26, 2013 |
He moved us with his award-winning performance as President Abraham Lincoln in the Steven Spielberg saga. But did you know that Daniel Day-Lewis was himself moved beyond words, beyond reason, beyond love itself? "There has never been a human being that I never met that I loved as much as him - ever," the thesp says on the extra features on the Lincoln Blu-ray/DVD release. "I doubt there ever will be. " So deeply was Day-Lewis immersed in the spiritual and mental viscera of Lincoln, he found himself at an existential impasse after he finished the pic. "You're not quite sure what to do with yourself when it's finished," he says.
March 21, 2013
TV courtroom jurist Judge Glenda Hatchett and activist/commentator Jeff Johnson will discuss college student leadership Thursday as part of a lecture series at Lincoln University. "Educating Student Leaders to be Health, Wealthy and Wise," is one of three scheduled so far as part of the 2013 Legacy Lecture Series sponsored by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. The foundation, which advocates on behalf of historically-black colleges and universities, organizes the annual lecture series to encourage student leadership.
March 16, 2013 |
Fans have long spoken fondly of their annual pilgrimages to Lehigh University for Eagles training camp. Yet a fair share of them were expressing support today for the team's decision to hold its summer workouts in South Philadelphia, with some practice sessions open to fans at Lincoln Financial Field. "I think it's great, just because the fact that they're going to be in the city now," said Bill on a cell to 94 WIP midday hosts Ike Reese and Michael Barkann. "... I've never been a training camp.