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April 20, 2014 | By Julie Xie, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Paige Darden, 81, of West Mount Airy, a former math and science teacher and deacon, died Tuesday, April 15, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from multiple organ failure. Born in Atlantic City, Mr. Darden graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1950. In 1961, he earned his bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University in Ohio, where he pledged Alpha Phi Alpha. He earned his master's degree in education from Temple University in 1971. Mr. Darden served four years in the Air Force, beginning in 1952, during the Korean War. He was discharged as an airman first class.
SPORTS
March 17, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
I am reading about graph theory and the pairwise relationships between objects. Very soon, there will be many pairwise relationships scheduled between basketball teams, and it is very important to understand these. Reading about graph theory is not fun - at least not for me - but it will be necessary to understand when it is time to decide if there is a graph that can properly predict whether the fourth representative from the Atlantic Coast Conference is superior in time, space, and three-point percentage to the automatic qualifier from the Sun Belt Conference.
NEWS
March 12, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
A plan by the University of Pennsylvania to cut back on two of its branch libraries - one for engineering and the other for math, physics, and astronomy - has yielded an outcry from students and professors who say the books are critical to their studies and research. Both libraries are housed within the same campus buildings as their departments, and are heavily used by undergraduates and graduate students alike. Mathematics students, in particular, said many of the books and materials they need are not available electronically, and they must browse the library to find what they need.
SPORTS
February 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Zac MacMath played every minute of every game last season for the Union in goal, so he was among the many who didn't see it coming when the team selected University of Connecticut keeper Andre Blake with the first overall pick of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Immediately after the selection, team manager John Hackworth maintained that MacMath would still be the starter, but the move certainly brings more competition. "I think I was a little bit surprised, and obviously I understand why they picked him," said MacMath earlier this week during preseason workouts at YSC Sports in Wayne.
SPORTS
January 18, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia Electrical and Technology's James Suber was well prepared for Thursday evening's Public League Division A matchup against Math, Civics and Sciences. In particular, the 6-foot-6, 200-pound senior forward was ready to square off with former Bartram teammate Mike Watkins, a 6-9, 220-pound junior and Penn State commit. "He's my brother, a close friend," Suber said. "Having played with him at Bartram, I kind of knew his game. I wanted to keep him off the block, make him use his left hand.
NEWS
December 30, 2013 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - Julia Roberts has a line in August: Osage County , the all-star adaptation of the Tracy Letts ' Pulitzer Prize winner, that sums up the cheery worldview on display in this dysfunctional family free-for-all. "Thank God we can't tell the future," Roberts' character, the oldest and seemingly most together of the three Weston sisters, sighs. "We'd never get out of bed. " "That was really the one line of mine that just knocks you out," Roberts says. "Because it's so true, and it's so heartbreaking.
NEWS
December 15, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Timothy Tam, 61, of Huntingdon Valley, an assistant professor of mathematics at Community College of Philadelphia, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook of injuries sustained in an automobile accident that day near his home. Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Tam received his doctorate in physics from Stony Brook University in 1982. He began teaching at CCP in 1991. Previously, he taught at Old Dominion University, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and the University of Western Ontario.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Melanie Burney and Dylan Purcell, Inquirer Staff Writers
New Jersey asked tougher questions in annual tests for elementary and middle school students, but the results remained nearly the same as last year - something state officials consider a positive outcome. The results from spring's standardized exams, released Wednesday by the state, are the first since questions in the majority of the grades tested for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) were aligned to the more rigorous Common Core Standard. Statewide, 66.7 percent of students in grades three through eight scored proficient in language arts, compared with 65.9 percent last year.
SPORTS
November 2, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State senior guard John Urschel has been named a National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete, one of 16 football student-athletes chosen from across all NCAA and NAIA divisions, the NFF announced Thursday. Urschel, who was named an Academic All-American last year, receives an $18,000 scholarship for post-graduate studies with the award, and also is a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented to the nation's top college football scholar-athlete. The winner of the Campbell award, which carries an additional $25,000 post-graduate scholarship, will be announced Dec. 10 in New York where Urschel and the other scholar-athlete winners will be honored.
NEWS
October 25, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph V. Molinari served as an Air Force cargo pilot in Vietnam in the 1970s during the conflict there. Later, while in the Air Force Reserve, he was needed again. So Mr. Molinari interrupted his teaching and coaching career at Burlington City High School and flew cargo missions in the Middle East during the Persian Gulf War of 1990-91. On Sunday, Oct. 20, Mr. Molinari, 67, of Cherry Hill, died of cardiac arrest at St. Michael's Medical Center in Newark, N.J. Born in Newark, Mr. Molinari graduated from Kearny High School and earned a bachelor's degree in education at Seton Hall University.
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