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November 11, 2011
What legal changes, reforms are needed in response to the Pennsylvania State University scandal?
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February 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Bromberg, 83, of Springfield, Montgomery County, a commercial insurance broker and an artist, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of multiple myeloma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Bromberg moved to the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia with his family when he was 5. He graduated from Overbrook High School and from Pennsylvania State University with the Class of 1953. While there, he pledged Beta Sigma Pi fraternity. Mr. Bromberg did further study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
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December 10, 2011
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - An 18-year-old student on Pennsylvania State University's main campus has been diagnosed with tuberculosis. Penn State said Friday that the student, a woman, did not receive medical care for the condition at University Health Services. The school said it confirmed the case by contacting the state Health Department. University and state health officials said they were contacting people who had been in close contact with the student. The school did not identify the student or release any other details.
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March 14, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HOWARD ARNOLD might have trod the hallowed halls of the University of Pennsylvania as a teacher and administrator for 31 years, but his consciousness of the plight of suffering people was always at street level. He knew about the ravages of poverty, ignorance and violence, especially in the African-American community because his hands were always in it, trying to make it better. As a social worker, Howard Arnold was possessed of a natural gift for identifying with people on the short end of society, and a talent for helping them rise above their situations.
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January 28, 1999 | By Cynthia J. McGroarty, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Getting accustomed to classes at the Pennsylvania State University campus in Delaware County was tough for Walid Dimacukie, a Lebanese student who felt a little awkward when he entered the school in the fall of 1997. But then he met Scott Latimer, "one of the few people who gave the time to know me," Dimacukie said yesterday, eulogizing the classmate who accompanied him through a difficult physics course and two math courses. Dimacukie, several times holding back tears, was one of many friends and classmates who attended a memorial service at the school to remember Latimer, who died Dec. 20, the day after the car he was driving was struck by a motorist who has since been charged with involuntary manslaughter and drunken driving.
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September 18, 1996 | by Julie Knipe Brown, Daily News Staff Writer
Five young lives came together in the peaceful mountain setting of Pennsylvania State University yesterday in a tragedy of chance. One died, one was wounded, one had a narrow escape. One was a killer, one a hero. Police said a 19-year-old woman with a Mohawk haircut and a reputation as an oddball spread a tarp in the center of the campus at 9:34 yesterday morning while students were on their way to classes, and opened fire with a high-powered rifle. She killed a female student from Altoona and wounded a male student from Philadelphia before she was disarmed by another student skilled in kung fu. The killer accidentally stabbed herself in the thigh in the struggle, police said.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2013
Pennsylvania State University had the nation's fourth-fastest-growing endowment from 2009 through 2012, according to a ranking from Bloomberg News. The value of Penn State's endowment climbed to $1.78 billion, from $1.23 billion, for a three-year annual average growth rate of 14.46 percent. The University of Pittsburgh ranked fifth. Its endowment averaged 13.66 percent annual growth to reach a value of $2.62 billion. Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania were also on the list, which included endowments worth at least $1 billion last year.
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September 29, 2002 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lionel "Bud" Shaffer, 84, of Blue Bell, who after a career practicing family medicine exchanged his stethoscope for a saxophone, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home. For more than 30 years, Dr. Shaffer maintained a busy practice in Maple Glen. "He would see patients in the office, then make house calls and then visit patients in the hospital," said his daughter, Nancy Esgrow. "He would come home for dinner for a half an hour and then go back to the office until 11 or 12 at night.
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December 26, 2011 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Norbert C. Soldon, 79, a longtime West Chester University professor, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Chester County Hospital of complications from a fall. For 34 years, Dr. Soldon taught courses in modern British history, European history, and teaching methods at West Chester University. When he retired in 1999, he was named professor emeritus. "He was passionate about making a difference in the lives of his students," said a daughter, Sherry L. Soldon. Born in Nanticoke, Pa., Dr. Soldon graduated from Greater Nanticoke Area High School in 1950.
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May 29, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Albert Eugene Filano, 89, of West Chester, a decorated World War II veteran and later a mathematics professor at West Chester University, died Monday, May 18, of respiratory failure at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Born in Penfield, Pa., he was the son of Italian immigrants James E. and Rosy Ulizio Filano. He graduated in 1943 from Jay Township High School and went into the Army Air Corps, completing 33 combat missions against the Japanese mainland as a B-29 bombardier and radar navigator.
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May 17, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Priscilla Ferguson Clement, 73, of Wallingford, a history professor at Pennsylvania State University, died Wednesday, May 6, of pancreatic cancer at her home. Born in Long Beach, Calif., she graduated from Stanford University in 1964 with a degree in history. That same year she married John Stokes Clement 3d. After moving to Pennsylvania, she began teaching at Penn State Delaware County and cofounded a women's studies program for that campus. In 1977, Dr. Clement completed a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania.
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February 5, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gary Bromberg, 83, of Springfield, Montgomery County, a commercial insurance broker and an artist, died Saturday, Jan. 31, of multiple myeloma at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Bromberg moved to the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia with his family when he was 5. He graduated from Overbrook High School and from Pennsylvania State University with the Class of 1953. While there, he pledged Beta Sigma Pi fraternity. Mr. Bromberg did further study at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
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February 1, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
William W. McDowell Jr., 85, an architect from Chestnut Hill, died Monday, Jan. 19, of complications from dementia at Springfield Residence in Wyndmoor, where he had lived for seven years. Mr. McDowell was born in Chestnut Hill and attended Chestnut Hill Academy until ninth grade, when the school closed during World War II. He transferred and graduated from St. Andrews School in Middletown, Del. He was a member of the Class of 1951 at Princeton University, where he played rugby. Mr. McDowell went on to study architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1954 with high honors.
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September 19, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeanne R. Koller, 79, of Roxborough, the first African American teacher at Ardmore Avenue Elementary School in Lower Merion, who went on to a long teaching career in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Sept. 14, of pancreatic cancer at her home. Mrs. Koller started out at Ardmore Avenue, where the township's minority children once comprised 80 percent of students. When the building was razed in the 1960s, black children joined white students in Lower Merion elementary schools for the first time.
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March 14, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
HOWARD ARNOLD might have trod the hallowed halls of the University of Pennsylvania as a teacher and administrator for 31 years, but his consciousness of the plight of suffering people was always at street level. He knew about the ravages of poverty, ignorance and violence, especially in the African-American community because his hands were always in it, trying to make it better. As a social worker, Howard Arnold was possessed of a natural gift for identifying with people on the short end of society, and a talent for helping them rise above their situations.
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October 8, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Enrollment at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities has dropped more than 6 percent since its peak in 2010, setting off a flurry of proposed faculty layoffs, program eliminations, and increased recruitment at many of the schools. The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education enrolled just over 112,100 students this year, down from its all-time high of 119,513 in 2010. Enrollment dropped 2 percent in the last year alone, with 12 of the 14 universities noting decreases. Only Bloomsburg and West Chester Universities recorded increases.
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July 11, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's 14 state universities, including West Chester and Cheyney, will raise tuition 3 percent, or $194, for 2013-14 under a measure approved by the board of governors Tuesday. In-state undergraduate students who attend full time will pay $6,622 annually next academic year. Nearly 90 percent of the system's students are Pennsylvanians. The technology fee will rise $10, or 2.8 percent, for in-state students, to $368 annually. Even with the revenue from the tuition increase, the state system will have to cut $50 million from its $1.6 billion budget this year, prompting concern from faculty union leadership.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2013
Pennsylvania State University had the nation's fourth-fastest-growing endowment from 2009 through 2012, according to a ranking from Bloomberg News. The value of Penn State's endowment climbed to $1.78 billion, from $1.23 billion, for a three-year annual average growth rate of 14.46 percent. The University of Pittsburgh ranked fifth. Its endowment averaged 13.66 percent annual growth to reach a value of $2.62 billion. Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania were also on the list, which included endowments worth at least $1 billion last year.
BUSINESS
April 4, 2013
In the Region DEP radiation study detailed The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday released detailed plans for its comprehensive radiation study of oil and gas development and said it intends to begin sampling this month. The agency plans to analyze radioactivity levels of flowback waters, treatment solids, drill cuttings, and drilling equipment, along with the transportation, storage, and disposal of drilling wastes. DEP says current data do not indicate any health risks, but activists have raised concerns about naturally occurring radioactivity in materials extracted from the mile-deep wells.
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