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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 9, 2015 |
After graduating from George Washington High School in the Northeast in 2010, Larry Liam Ching Liu breezed through Community College of Philadelphia and earned an associate's degree with honors. With a scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Liu transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, where he made the dean's list and earned a degree in sociology and economic policy in May. Now, the 23-year-old, who juggled jobs as a research assistant at Penn and sold shoes in the Northeast, has been named the Cooke Foundation's first Oxford Scholar.
November 25, 2015 |
There's a side benefit to being a Rhodes Scholar that has Penn senior Jenna Hebert excited - she gets to keep rowing. She'll study at Oxford University next year, a place where even the various houses of the college put together boats to compete with each other. The big sporting competition of the year is a boat race with Cambridge University, simply called The Boat Race. Hebert would love to be a part of it. She'd be eligible as a graduate student if she can make a boat. "It seems like everyone at Oxford rows," Hebert said.
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.
September 19, 2013 |
Philippus Miller Jr., 84, an insurance executive in Philadelphia for more than three decades, died Sunday, Aug. 18, of cancer at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Mr. Miller was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence - Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, both of South Carolina. Known to friends as Binnie, he was a former secretary general of the Society of the Cincinnati, one of the nation's oldest patriotic organizations. Members must be descendants of officers who fought during the Revolutionary War. Formed in 1783 by the officers of the Continental Army, the group chose George Washington as its first president.
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.