November 21, 2005 |
Three college students with ties to the area were among the 32 Americans announced as 2006 Rhodes scholars yesterday. The winners were chosen from 903 applicants representing 333 colleges and universities and will enter the University of Oxford in October 2006. They will join international scholars selected from 13 countries and regions. Luke P. Norris, a senior at Gettysburg College, plans to study international relations at Oxford. He is the college's first Rhodes scholar since 1917, according to the Rhodes Trust.
June 20, 2015 |
Eddy W. Dow, 85, of Philadelphia, who retired in 1993 as a professor of American literature at Rutgers-Camden after a 29-year career there, died of liver disease Tuesday, June 9, at home. Mr. Dow was named for the founder of the Church of Christ, Scientist, Mary Baker Eddy. "It was in respect of our paternal grandmother. She was a practitioner," Mr. Dow's sister, Miriam Gene Philleo, said from Palm Springs, Calif. Born in Gaylord, Mich., he earned a bachelor's degree at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, a master's in English at the University of Iowa in 1954, and, after studying at Oxford University in England, a doctorate in American civilization at the University of Pennsylvania in 1965.
March 4, 2015 |
"There but for the grace of God go I. " It's a thing people say. You see homeless people in the train station, or victims of war, disease, or misfortune. And you realize it could have been you, yet somehow it isn't. But who ever actually checks it out? Wes Moore did. Wes Moore is the name of at least two men. The two were born less than a year apart in Baltimore, separated by only a few blocks. One is now in the Maryland Correctional Institution near Jessup, Md., serving life for murdering a policeman.
December 27, 1990 |
Steve Simpson, a Williams College graduate now attending Oxford University, won the Philadelphia Junior Court Tennis Championship by defeating Drew McGowan of the University of Pennsylvania, 6-3, 6-3, yesterday at the Racquet Club. Gabe Kinzler won the Junior-Junior title, for players 14 and younger, by beating James Price in a pro-set final, 10-5. Top-seed Wayne Fisher advanced to the second round of the Mount Laurel Holiday Men's Tennis Championship by defeating Marty McGuire, 6-3, 6-2, at the Mount Laurel Racquet Club.
April 22, 2013 |
Princeton University's provost has ascended to be the school's next president, the board of trustees announced Sunday. Effective July 1, Christopher L. Eisgruber, Princeton's provost for the past nine years, will succeed Shirley M. Tilghman. Tilghman announced last fall her intention to step down at the end of this academic year after 12 years in office. Eisgruber, 51, said at a Sunday afternoon announcement that he is honored to lead the university, from which he graduated in 1983 with a degree in physics.
September 13, 2014 |
George Gerhard Miller, 78, of Doylestown, a teacher and headmaster for more than 40 years, died Monday, Sept. 1, of heart disease at his home. Mr. Miller was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence - Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, both of South Carolina. His great-uncle George S. Gerhard founded Bryn Mawr Hospital. The George S. Gerhard Society, created in 1979, helps raise money for the hospital. Mr. Miller began his teaching career at the Haverford School in 1962.
March 21, 1987 |
Robert B. Stevens, president of Haverford College since 1978, will leave his post July 1 to become chancellor of the University of California at Santa Cruz. Stevens, 53, an English-born lawyer and an expert on legal history and social legislation, will be the fifth chancellor at Santa Cruz, which was opened in 1965 as an experimental school within the University of California system. His appointment was approved yesterday by the university's Board of Regents, which also named three other new chancellors in the nine-campus system, including the first two women to serve as chief executives.
December 9, 1992 |
Carrie LaSeur has studied in France, taught English in Japan, and tutored in Philadelphia. Next, she hopes to restructure the American education system, beginning in the West. Don't laugh. The Bryn Mawr College senior will take the first scholarly steps toward that goal in the fall when she travels to England to begin studies as a Rhodes scholar. LaSeur, 21, learned Saturday that she was one of 32 Rhodes scholars picked to study at Oxford University. There were 1,275 applicants from 350 American colleges vying for the scholarships, which provide funding for study for a minimum of two years.
April 28, 1994 |
Gary Owen Hughes came to Philadelphia seven years ago with pearl-like diction and the most golden of credentials: a doctorate from Oxford University and a dissertation that sparkled. But when editors for a massive Pennsylvania colonial history project read rough drafts he produced on the job, they were worried. The writing was nowhere as good as the thesis. They studied the essays more closely and drew an awful conclusion: Hughes' work was patched together from other sources - stolen goods.
December 11, 1990 |
The news had barely sunk in: She was one of 32 students in the nation named Rhodes scholars this weekend and awarded two years of graduate study in England. But yesterday, Theresa Simmonds was talking about the "most exciting thing" of her life, and it had nothing to do with Oxford. She was talking about teaching American history to a class of 11th graders at West Philadelphia High School. "I find the kids amazingly politically and socially aware," says Simmonds, a senior studying urban and environmental studies at the University of Pennsylvania.