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NEWS
November 26, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.
NEWS
November 26, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lincoln University's embattled president, under fire for statements that some critics interpreted as blaming women for sexual assault, resigned Monday. Robert R. Jennings' departure came as the Chester County school's board of trustees was reviewing his performance. The university then announced it was forming a task force on sexual misconduct and reaching out to faculty, students, and parents to improve relations. Board Chair Kimberly A. Lloyd, who announced Jennings' departure in an e-mail to the campus, declined through a spokesman to comment on the reasons or say whether Jennings received a financial payout.
SPORTS
November 17, 2014
THE SOUL re-signed quarterback Dan Raudabaugh to a 2-year contract, the Daily News has learned from a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Raudabaugh, the team's offensive leader the last three seasons, represents the first key player to rejoin the club. He has an extensive relationship with head coach Clint Dolezel. Dolezel was re-signed in September, also for two seasons. The Soul went a disappointing 9-9 this past season and was eliminated by Cleveland in the first-round of the playoffs.
NEWS
November 6, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  With Ryan Costello's win Tuesday in the Sixth District congressional race, Chester County is on the hunt for a new member of its board of commissioners. On Thursday, Costello submitted his resignation to Chester County Court, effective Dec. 15. Costello, who is serving his first term as a county commissioner, will represent parts of Chester, Montgomery, Berks and Lebanon Counties when he replaces Rep. Jim Gerlach (R., Pa). Costello, a Republican, is the commissioners' chairman.
SPORTS
October 29, 2014 | BY DAVID MURPHY, Daily News Staff Writer dmurphy@phillynews.com
GRADY SIZEMORE will be a member of the 2015 Phillies. In what capacity remains to be seen. The club announced yesterday that it had signed the once-talented but more recently inert outfielder to a $2 million contract for the upcoming season. Sizemore, a three-time All-Star with the Indians, joined the Phillies last summer after an uninspiring couple of months with the Red Sox. Despite a hot start with the Phillies, he finished the year hitting .233/.299/.354 overall. The signing underscores the decisions the Phillies have to make with their outfield.
SPORTS
October 23, 2014 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
WITH UNCERTAINTY on the major league staff and no one in the minor league system expected to compete for a starting job this spring, the Phillies re-signed veteran Jerome Williams last night. Williams, who joined the team in August, agreed to a 1-year, $2.5 million deal. The contract also includes performance bonuses. A native of Hawaii, Williams turns 33 in December. He would have been eligible to become a free agent after the World Series. Williams is likely to compete for one of the final slots in the Phillies' starting rotation when he reports to spring training.
SPORTS
October 16, 2014
A PREVIOUSLY released former Eagles draft pick will return to the NovaCare Complex practice fields next week, as the team yesterday re-signed interior offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde. Vandervelde, the backup center to Jason Kelce last season, takes the spot of veteran lineman Wade Smith, who was released yesterday in conjunction with the move. Vandervelde, 6-2, 300 pounds, can play both center and guard. A fifth-round draft pick in 2011, Vandervelde was on the Eagles roster as recently as late August, when he was waived with an injury settlement.
NEWS
October 6, 2014 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer brennac@phillynews.com, 215-854-5973
GOV. CORBETT is standing by one state law-enforcement official caught up in a porn scandal, but has asked another to resign. Corbett says information released this week by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane does not show that State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan opened any of the more than 300 explicit emails he received while working as a top deputy to Corbett when the governor served as attorney general. Noonan has told the governor he did not look at the files, a Corbett spokeswoman said.
NEWS
October 5, 2014 | By Angela Couloumbis, Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau
HARRISBURG - Gov. Corbett on Friday sought the resignation of a third state official - his appointee to the state Parole Board - amid disclosures that the man had participated in the exchange of pornography over state computers. But Randy Feathers said he would not step down from the $116,000-a-year job. In an interview, Feathers said he sent a letter to Corbett explaining his stance and a second to Attorney General Kathleen Kane asking for an independent forensic expert to review the sexually explicit messages that she says he received or forwarded.
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