April 13, 2015 |
Through an open door came the sound of labored, heavy breathing and groans as President Abraham Lincoln lay dying from a gunshot wound to the head. First lady Mary Todd Lincoln passed from the room into a hallway, moaning with inconsolable grief, "O, my God, and have I given my husband to die?" The long death vigil at the Petersen House in Washington unfolded before James Tanner, who'd been summoned to record the testimony of witnesses to the assassination at Ford's Theatre. Though not widely known, Tanner's shorthand and transcribed cursive from the night of April 14, 1865, and morning of April 15, 1865, survived and are kept in an acid-free box in a vault at the Union League of Philadelphia.
April 9, 2015 |
Universal Pasteurization Co. L.L.C., a Lincoln, Neb., provider of cold-storage and outsourced food-processing services, will spend $10.8 million to open a facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday. Pennsylvania economic-development officials offered the company incentives including $102,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $22,950 Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania grant to train its staff, which is expected to number at least 51. Universal Pasteurization specializes in high-pressure processing, a cold pasteurization technique in which foods already in their final packages, such as lunch meats, fresh-cut fruits, and deli salads, are subjected to high water pressure to extend shelf life.
February 26, 2015 |
Along hundreds of miles of railroad tracks, mourners stood silently, reverently, as a doleful whistle and wisps of smoke and steam announced the approaching funeral train. Many wept and bowed their heads as it passed. In towns where the locomotive stopped, thousands surged forward, pushing and jostling to get a better view. Bands played melancholy tunes and preachers offered up solemn prayers. They focused on a dark maroon railcar, swathed in black crepe, carrying the martyred Abraham Lincoln, who had come on another train four years earlier to tell throngs at Independence Hall that he'd "rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender" the country.
February 21, 2015 |
Someone spray-painted the N-word on a sign at the entrance of Lincoln University overnight, according to a message sent to the university community Thursday morning. Public safety officers at the university in Chester County discovered the graffiti on its northwest corner entrance sign at 1:50 a.m., and the word was gone later Thursday morning, officials said. "This incident is a sober reminder that our forebearers persevered in the face of hatred and intimidation, yet achieved and maintained standards for excellence which Lincoln University has become known," acting president Valerie I. Harrison told the university community.
February 13, 2015 |
Gov. Christie will address an expected 850 people Thursday in Illinois, at an event named in honor of Abraham Lincoln, who was born on Feb. 12 in 1809. But Lincoln festivities aren't limited to Thursday. Christie will head to New Hampshire on Monday for another Lincoln Day event - this one also honoring Ronald Reagan. And in early March, he'll headline a "Lincoln Day Dinner" in Palm Beach, Fla. Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, is not the only Republican making the Lincoln Day rounds.
November 26, 2014 |
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.
November 26, 2014 |
Lincoln University's embattled president, under fire for statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault, resigned Monday. Robert R. Jennings' departure came as the Chester County school's board of trustees was reviewing his performance. The university then announced it was forming a task force on sexual misconduct and reaching out to faculty, students, and parents to improve relations. Board Chair Kimberly A. Lloyd, who announced Jennings' departure in an e-mail to the campus, declined through a spokesman to comment on the reasons or say whether Jennings received a financial payout.
November 16, 2014 |
The Lincoln University's board of trustees decided Saturday to conduct an internal review of the school's president, Robert Jennings, who has been under fire for comments about women and sexual assaults while also being at the helm during drops in enrollment and financial ratings. Chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd said after a closed two-hour session that the board "reviewed the actions of the president" and would refer the matter to an executive committee. The committee of several board members will begin the review immediately, though no timetable was given for a decision.
November 13, 2014 |
A state audit of Lincoln University has been moved up because of comments the college's president made about what he considered false allegations of sexual assault on the Chester County campus. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced the move-up on Wednesday. DePasquale said he had watched a video of Lincoln president Robert R. Jennings' comments and sought to put school officials "on notice that we are coming in. " "To be blunt, I considered them disturbing," DePasquale said of the remarks.
November 12, 2014 |
The president of Lincoln University on Tuesday issued an apology for remarks he made in September at an all-women's convocation that some interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault. "My message was intended to emphasize personal responsibility and mutual respect," Lincoln president Robert R. Jennings wrote to the student body. "I apologize for my choice of words. I certainly did not intend to hurt or offend anyone. " His comments come two days after The Inquirer reported that Jennings had told an auditorium full of female students: "We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn't turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did?