November 11, 2011
What legal changes, reforms are needed in response to the Pennsylvania State University scandal?
September 19, 2014 |
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.
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.
September 18, 1996 |
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.
January 28, 1999 |
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.
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.
September 29, 2002 |
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.
December 26, 2011 |
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.
May 29, 1987 |
Lewis B. Ober, 66, of Somerdale, died Tuesday at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Mr. Ober was a Somerdale resident for 27 years and a retired employee of Maislin Transport Co. in Philadelphia. After his retirement, he was a volunteer for a Meals-on-Wheels program and helped pattern a child with cerebral palsy. A member of the First Presbyterian Church in the borough, Mr. Ober also served on the church's board of trustees and as a deacon. Born in Lock Haven, Pa., he was a 1943 graduate of Pennsylvania State University and a member of Chi Phi fraternity.