October 20, 2015 |
In the college tuition game, the sticker prices are usually fake, but the money students and families pay is real. It's also often borrowed, leading to debts that make it difficult for graduates to start a family, buy a home, or take a risk on a business or career. Because there are too many losers in this game, it's encouraging that one local college has stopped playing. By resetting its tuition from $32,620 to $18,500, dropping room and board charges from $13,400 to $11,500, and making its pricing more transparent, Rosemont College has taken a bold step that could help unravel the daunting tangle of college costs.
September 18, 2015 |
Rosemont College on Wednesday announced it will cut tuition a whopping 43 percent next year and knock $1,900 off room and board in a bid to attract families scared away by a sticker price that this year topped $46,000. The new price tag? $30,000. But no students will see a $16,000 price cut, because the college - like many peers - doled out so much aid that few paid close to the sticker price. Still, Rosemont officials say each student can expect to pay less. Their savings, the college said, will average $815 per student.
September 11, 2015 |
Sister Melinda Keane, 84, of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, died of heart failure at Holy Child Center in Rosemont on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Catholic nun, who helped start the society's first ministry in the African country of Chad and worked in AIDS ministry for two decades, was an English professor at Rosemont College from 1962 to 1976. She started her teaching career at Rosemont School of the Holy Child, where she worked from 1955 to 1957. Then she taught at St. Leonard Academy in Philadelphia until 1959 and Rosemont Senior School of the Holy Child until 1962.
March 18, 2015 |
Daniel J. Algeo, 70, of Havertown, a longtime teacher, coach and mentor at Rosemont School of the Holy Child, died Thursday, March 12, of a stroke at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A legend at the school, "Mr. A," as he was called, had planned to retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year but last month became ill. As his condition worsened, the school community gathered at Rosemont College's Immaculate Conception Chapel to pray for him. "It was a wonderful testament to the impact that Mr. Algeo had on the Rosemont School community," said Thomas G. Lengel, Head of School, in a tribute on the school's website.
March 12, 2015 |
IF YOU WANTED a good time and good eats, you couldn't have done better than attending one of the cookouts at the Shubert home in Pennsauken, N.J. There was only one problem: You might not have been able to make it through the crowd. The Shuberts thought nothing of cooking for 60 to 70 people at a time: family members, friends, neighbors. It wouldn't have been surprising if a total stranger stopped by to sample those wings and ribs and other delicacies the Shuberts put out. Another major attraction was the lady of the house, Sonia Renee Shubert.
March 12, 2015 |
Ever thought you were too old to take on a fresh challenge, learn something new, or add a few more chapters to your memoir? Please allow me to introduce Frieda Lefeber. Lefeber will turn 100 this month, and she's celebrating with her first solo art exhibition, a retrospective of landscape and portrait paintings that opens at Rosemont College's Lawrence Gallery on Thursday. It's the achievement of a lifetime for the Penn Valley mother, grandmother, retired nurse, and Holocaust survivor, who began taking art classes at Rosemont in 1991 at age 76 and earned a certificate from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts at age 83. "It kept me young," Lefeber said - and it kept her busy.
February 4, 2015 |
It hit her during Mass, on one of those days when the priest's homily drags on a little too long. Student Laura Bunyard turned her gaze away from the lectern in the chapel at Rosemont College to the figures in the stained-glass windows. St. Barbara, St. Cecilia, St. Ursula, St. Gertrude, St. Joan of Arc, St. Veronica, St. Rose of Lima. Only then did Bunyard realize that almost all the people depicted in the warm colors of red, blue, and gold were women - saints who burned at a stake, wiped the face of their savior, or languished in jail for refusing to relinquish their virtue.
January 13, 2015 |
Sister Elizabeth Gorvin, 94, an educator and administrator, died on Christmas Day of cardiac failure at Holy Child Center in Rosemont. She was a Sister of the Holy Child Jesus for 73 years. Born in Boston, Sister Elizabeth was one of seven children. When her family moved to Melrose, Mass., she was taught by the Holy Child nuns at St. Mary's School. She graduated in 1937 from Cheverus High School in Malden, Mass. She entered the Society of the Holy Child Jesus and professed her first vows in 1941 and her final ones in 1946.
June 14, 2014 |
Americans are grappling with dueling realities: Their portfolios have mostly recovered from the painful financial crisis, and might even show some tasty profits. But the U.S. economy seems fragile, and the labor participation rate is lousy. Most assume that when the stock market does well, the economy is booming. But that is not the case these days. "When companies are doing well, stock prices do well, so the economy must steam full ahead," says Esme Faerber, professor of business at Rosemont College.
March 13, 2014 |
Sister Mary George O'Reilly, 95, a former president of Rosemont College whose dedication to the school spanned 60 years, died Monday, March 10, of heart failure at Holy Child Center, Rosemont. Sister Mary George took over the top job in the 1960s when the Catholic college on the Main Line was entering its fifth decade. It needed better facilities. Using her people skills, legendary ability to remember names, and popularity, Sister Mary George spawned a mini-building boom on campus.