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June 4, 1999 | by Ron Avery, Daily News Staff Writer
His name is Curtis, and he's a professor of music. But Stephen M. Curtis is not coming to Philadelphia's small, elite Curtis Institute of Music. Yesterday Curtis, 54, was appointed the fifth president of king-sized non-elite Philadelphia Community College. Right now, he is visiting professor of music at Queens College in Flushing, N.Y., but he has considerable experience as a community college administrator. From 1968 to 1998 Curtis was president of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.
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October 25, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Lutnick lost his mother to cancer when he was a high school junior. And one week into his freshman year at Haverford College, his father died, too - the result of a tragic medical mistake. That's when he got the phone call from Robert B. Stephens, then president of Haverford: "Howard, your four years here are free. " Since then, Lutnick has been returning the kindness of the college that became a family when he most needed one. Now 53 and chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. - a New York City financial firm that lost 658 employees in the World Trade Center attacks - Lutnick has become the college's largest donor, a distinction deepened on Saturday with the announcement of his $25 million gift.
SPORTS
August 21, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Four members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. Cathy Rush, C.M. Newton, Morgan Wootten and the late Pete Newell were announced Monday as the coaches to be honored this year with the award named after the Hall of Fame coach and that is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri. It recognizes those who have shown the character traits of Lapchick, who coached at St. John's and with the New York Knicks.
NEWS
April 9, 2002
Biology has become a glittering target for venture capital; Each new discovery brings new patents, new partnerships, new corporate affiliations. But as the growing opposition to transgenic crops clearly shows, there is a persistent public concern not only with the safety of genetically engineered foods but also with the inherent dangers of arbitrarily overriding patterns of inheritance that are embedded in the natural world through long evolutionary experience. Too often these concerns have been derided by industry scientists as the "irrational" fears of an uneducated public.
SPORTS
January 22, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Aaron Harper scored a career-high 28 points to lead Mississippi to a 76-57 victory over No. 15 Alabama in Oxford, Miss., the third straight season that the Crimson Tide have been blown out at Tad Smith Coliseum. Alabama (12-4, 2-3 Southeastern Conference) could not overcome off nights by both of its stars. Erwin Dudley, the reigning SEC player of the year, scored 13 points, and leading scorer Maurice Williams had another poor showing in his home state with nine points on 4-of-11 shooting.
SPORTS
February 20, 2002 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
All good streaks must end some time, and it will take a supreme effort for Philadelphia University to continue its string of consecutive 20-win seasons in women's basketball. The Rams, who have posted 10 straight seasons of 20 or more wins, are 14-10 with two regular-season games remaining, tonight at New York Tech and Saturday at home against Southampton College. The Rams already have qualified for the eight-team New York Collegiate Athletic Conference playoffs. If they win their final two regular-season games and three games in the NYCAC tournament, they would earn an automatic berth into the NCAA Division II tournament.
NEWS
July 9, 1998 | By S. Joseph Hagenmayer, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mildred Eckhardt Hamilton, 83, a retired professor of psychology, died Thursday at her residence in the Cadbury, Cherry Hill. Born in York, Pa., she resided in Philadelphia for more than 50 years before moving to Cadbury in 1994. Mrs. Hamilton was an associate professor of child psychology at Queens College in New York City from 1949 until retiring in 1974. She was particularly remembered for her expertise in the areas of child psychology and intelligence tests, and taught courses in both fields.
NEWS
May 27, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Marian Sehested Cousins, 73, a Willingboro High School guidance counselor whom the Burlington County Black Business and Professional Association named its 1988 Professional Person of the Year, died of lung cancer Friday, May 10, at her home in Mount Laurel. In 1986, she was named Educator of the Year by the Philadelphia office of Inroads, whose website states that its mission is "to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
SPORTS
April 14, 2004 | Daily News Wire Services
Norm Roberts left New York City to start fulfilling his dream of becoming a Division I head basketball coach. Now he's back, facing the daunting task of turning around the St. John's program. The 38-year-old Kansas assistant was offered the St. John's job yesterday morning. Five hours later, he was introduced as the school's 18th head coach and the fourth in the last 10 years. He received a 5-year contract. Last December, Mike Jarvis became the first coach in Big East history to be fired during a season.
NEWS
June 22, 1994 | by Harriet Lessy, Daily News Staff Writer Daily News wire services contributed to this report
GERALDO FUNDS $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP Recognizing that education is it, Geraldo Rivera just established a $1,000- a-year Allen Cruz Rivera Scholarship Award, in memory of his father, to be given to a deserving graduating student at the Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science in New York City. Chill before you start dissing him for the seemingly small amount. In the past five years, he's set up scholarships at his two alma maters, Brooklyn Law School and the University of Arizona in Tucson.
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October 27, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Lutnick lost his mother to cancer when he was a high school junior. And one week into his freshman year at Haverford College, his father died - the result of a tragic medical mistake. That's when he got the phone call from Robert B. Stevens, then president of Haverford: "Howard, your four years here are free. " Since then, Lutnick has been returning the kindness of the college that became a family when he most needed one. Now 53 and chairman of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. - a New York City financial firm that lost 658 employees in the World Trade Center attacks - Lutnick has become the college's largest donor, a distinction deepened on Saturday with the announcement of his $25 million gift.
NEWS
July 1, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eurita McDowell Roachford, 80, of Willingboro, a former teacher with the Burlington County Special Services School District, died of complications from a stroke Monday, June 23, at Statesman Health and Rehabilitation Center in Levittown, Bucks County. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Mrs. Roachford graduated from George Washington High School in Manhattan and earned a bachelor's in education at Hunter College and a teaching certificate at Queens College. Married in 1957, she and her husband, Ralph, lived until 1959 in West Germany, where he was an Army infantryman.
NEWS
May 27, 2013 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Marian Sehested Cousins, 73, a Willingboro High School guidance counselor whom the Burlington County Black Business and Professional Association named its 1988 Professional Person of the Year, died of lung cancer Friday, May 10, at her home in Mount Laurel. In 1986, she was named Educator of the Year by the Philadelphia office of Inroads, whose website states that its mission is "to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
SPORTS
August 21, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - Four members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame have been selected as the 2012 recipients of the Lapchick Character Award. Cathy Rush, C.M. Newton, Morgan Wootten and the late Pete Newell were announced Monday as the coaches to be honored this year with the award named after the Hall of Fame coach and that is presented by a group that includes Joe Lapchick biographer and former player Gus Alfieri. It recognizes those who have shown the character traits of Lapchick, who coached at St. John's and with the New York Knicks.
NEWS
August 23, 2011 | BY DOM GIORDANO
GOV. RICK Perry has hit the national stage with a number of controversies, but he's yet to raise a legitimate kitchen-table issue he's pressing in Texas. Perry has been pushing schools in the Texas system of higher education to come up with a $10,000 college degree. That's right, he wants at least some of the state colleges to provide a diploma that will cost only $10,000 in toto - not a year. As Carrie Lukas points out in an op-ed in the Washington Times, college presidents in the state scoff at the idea, claiming that the quality of education will suffer greatly with such a low-ticket degree.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2011 | By Caroline Stewart, For The Inquirer
Pride and progress The Center City District celebrated its 20th anniversary at a cocktail reception for 400 guests, held March 29 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. At a time when Center City was down and dirty, Paul R. Levy and Ron Rubin, among others, set out in 1991 to make Center City "clean and safe. " Since its founding, the district has become a model for reviving ailing downtowns. Levy, president and CEO of the district, said removing litter "reduced crime . . . and helped to restore confidence in the downtown area.
NEWS
December 15, 2010
John E. Chester, 78, of Ambler, an executive for a former surgical-supply company in Fort Washington, died Thursday, Dec. 9, of heart problems at Abington Memorial Hospital. Mr. Chester started out selling surgical instruments in the mid-1950s. He was on the road for a variety of firms and, over the years, moved up to corporate president of the former Pilling Co. in Fort Washington. The company was sold in 1993 to become Teleflex. Six years ago, Mr. Chester finally retired after doing consulting work for a variety of companies from 1993 to 2004, said his wife, the former Arden Fuller.
NEWS
August 11, 2010 | By Matt Flegenheimer, Inquirer Staff Writer
He checked like the rest of the overachievers - updating the Web page day after day, scanning his transcript for those dreaded B-pluses tugging his grade-point average in the wrong direction. By late May, rising Penn junior Nick Migliacci knew for sure: He'd scratched out a 3.2 (out of 4) GPA for the spring semester. So close. "I mean, I got the grades," Migliacci recalled, sighing, "but lost the bet. " Since last fall, Migliacci has been wagering on his grades through a website called Ultrinsic.
NEWS
June 23, 2010 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
After being involved in an accident nearly 15 years ago, Nancy A. Milne Haff decided she wanted "a change of scenery" in the way she helped people, said her daughter, Heather Stousy-Stork. Mrs. Haff left her job as a social worker at Catholic Charities in Burlington County and began the training that would make her a paramedic. Mrs. Haff, 63, of Woodland Township, died of pancreatic cancer Sunday, June 13, at her home. As a social worker, Mrs. Haff led various programs through Catholic Charities, including "Adopt a Family for the Holidays.
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