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May 6, 2002 | By Rich Fisher INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Once an immature boy whose neck was nearly caught within the noose of K.C. Keeler's hands, Scott Lipford has emerged as a responsible young family man with a chance to play in the NFL. Lipford, an Ocean City High graduate and record-setting receiver for Rowan, signed a free-agent contract with the San Francisco 49ers two days after last month's draft. He attended San Francisco's mini-camp and will return for another camp on May 16 in hopes of earning an invitation to preseason camp.
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December 7, 1992 | Daily News Wire Services
Washington & Jefferson running back Chris Babirad rushed for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Presidents defeated host Rowan, 18-13, Saturday and advanced to the NCAA Division III championship game against Wisconsin-La Crosse. Babirad rushed for touchdowns of 21 and 80 yards on the same counter gap play and danced into the end zone untouched on both. The Presidents (11-1), of Washington, Pa., will meet Wisconsin-LaCrosse Dec.12 in Bradenton, Fla. Wisconsin-La Crose advanced with a 29-24 win over Mount Union (Ohio)
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November 8, 2003 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Rowan scored touchdowns in each quarter en route to a 27-12 victory over William Paterson last night. A lucky bounce late in the first quarter got the Profs (7-2, 3-1 NJAC) started toward the victory over the Pioneers (1-9, 0-5). With eight seconds left in the quarter, Brandon Medine picked up a fumbled snap on a William Paterson punt and ran into the end zone from 3 yards out. Before halftime, Rowan had raised its lead to 14-0. Pat Thompson, who led the Profs in rushing with 70 yards on 14 carries, ran in from 17 yards out with 4 minutes, 15 seconds left in the half, and Darren Shaddow added his second extra point.
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December 12, 2005 | By MAUREEN FULTON For the Daily News
With his best offensive player, best defensive player, and several other key contributors lost to injury, Rowan coach Jay Accorsi didn't know how far the Profs could go. But, Rowan's run into the Division III semifinals for the second consecutive year surpassed his expectations. "For the devastating injuries we had, and for the players to still believe in what they're doing, that makes it fun coaching college football," Accorsi said. "This group did a great job, made a great run, did some great things.
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September 9, 1994 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The exodus continues on Hawk Hill. When the last basketball season ended for St. Joseph's and all the recruits had been signed, the program had a problem. If the status quo was maintained, St. Joe's would have had 16 players on scholarship for the following season. Only 13 scholarships are allowed. Something would have to give. A few someones would have to go. First, Kevin Connor transferred to Richmond. Then, Chris DiMascio transferred to Fordham and Alex Compton left for Cornell.
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February 29, 1996 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The top-seeded Rowan women's basketball team survived a season-high 29 turnovers and reversed a history of first-round failures with an 81-68 win over eighth-seeded Elizabethtown in an NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional opener last night in Glassboro. The Profs (27-0) will host fourth-seeded Messiah (20-7), a 75-65 winner over Allentown, in a second-round game at 2 p.m. Saturday. It was just Rowan's second NCAA victory in seven games. The Profs had a 25-0 record entering the 1994 tourney but fell to Upsala in the opening round.
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March 7, 1999 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
When a team shoots 37 percent and wins by 22 points, it's safe to say those numbers add up to good defense. That was the story for the Rowan women's basketball team yesterday, as the Profs took a 72-50 victory over No. 3 seed Colby-Sawyer in the second round of the NCAA Division III Atlantic regionals. The second-seeded Profs (22-5) will play Friday at a site to be determined against Williams, the Northeast region winner. The Profs advanced by harassing Colby-Sawyer into 31 percent shooting and 21 turnovers.
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September 28, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Greg Lister threw four first-half touchdown passes last night as Rowan (3-0) won its New Jersey Athletic Conference opener by crushing Jersey City State, 45-17. Lister, a junior out of Holy Spirit High, completed 13 of 28 attempts for 245 yards and the four TDs to bury the Gothic Knights (0-3 overall, 0-1 conference). Two of the touchdown passes went to wide receiver William Spearman - one for 49 yards and the other for 7. The other two scoring strikes went to tight end Jason Dorsey, who caught a 27-yard TD pass, and to junior wide receiver Shannon Green, who grabbed a 36-yarder.
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June 2, 2000 | By Rich Fisher, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Joy Reighn realizes that success has its price, but the Rowan athletic director doesn't mind paying it. Reighn once again is searching for a new basketball coach after Candace Crabtree became the new women's coach at Drexel University on Wednesday. Crabtree was Rowan's all-time winningest women's basketball coach with a 171-25 record (.872 winning percentage). She led the Profs to six NCAA berths in seven seasons, including one Final Four, three Elite Eights, and four Sweet 16s. "She routinely guided Rowan into elite company, and Drexel can only benefit from both her knowledge and enthusiasm of the game," Drexel athletic director Eric Zillmer said.
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November 26, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Jim Jones scored three touchdowns and passed for another to lead host Widener (11-0) to a 46-30 victory over Washington & Jefferson on Saturday, advancing the Pioneers to the NCAA Division III national quarterfinals. Rowan also advanced with a 43-14 win over visiting Western Connecticut State. The Profs will host Ithaca (11-1) at noon on Saturday. Widener will play at Bridgewater, Va. (10-0), also on Saturday at noon. For Widener, Jones scored on 20, 14, and 4-yard passes from Mike Warker and threw a touchdown pass of 39 yards to Michael Coleman, who had 155 yards on seven catches.
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September 16, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Rowan University's trustees approved a new contract Wednesday for its president, Ali A. Houshmand, that will last for six years and eventually increase his pay to $600,000. At its meeting Wednesday, the board also approved appointments to various university-related boards, a scaled-back proposal for renovating several campus buildings, the sale of Houshmand's previous university-owned home, and advanced a development project for athletic facilities on its "West Campus" land. Notably absent at the meeting: Any mention of the university's announcement this month that it had found elevated lead levels in its water, prompting it to disconnect fountains, distribute bottled water, and pursue campuswide water quality tests.
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September 13, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
No one knows how long Rowan University's water has been contaminated with lead. When the university announced this month that it had found elevated lead levels in the water of several buildings on its main campus in Glassboro, it could not say how many generations of students may have been drinking contaminated water. It simply doesn't know. When lead is present in water, humans can't taste, smell, or see it — it can only be detected by testing the water. And Rowan, as far as administrators can tell, has never conducted any real testing of its water, other than at its child-care facilities.
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September 11, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Initial campuswide testing of Rowan University's water has found further lead contamination. Last week, university officials said they had found elevated lead levels in several campus buildings tested in response to reports of discolored water. Those results prompted campuswide sampling, distribution of bottled water, and disconnection of water fountains. The first campuswide testing results were announced Friday. "The vast majority of results indicated the lead level in the water in buildings tested since Aug. 31 is well below the EPA Action Level, and in many instances no lead was detected," stated a university website dedicated to the water testing.
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September 3, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
Rowan University has found elevated lead levels in the water in several buildings on its main campus in Glassboro, prompting it to hand out bottled water in dorms, disconnect fountains, and begin a campuswide test of water quality. The university sent an email blast around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday about the water. It also set up a website for updates. "My goal in this thing is to absolutely make sure not a single individual is in harm's way, and I'm going to try and spend whatever it costs to provide safe water," president Ali A. Houshmand said Thursday.
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August 30, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
For eons he rested undisturbed, his once watery tomb long dry. And now, under an oscillating fan, two young men were clearing the earth under his head with a paint brush and dental pick, freeing a fragment of him ever so carefully. "Guys, it's moving," 27-year-old Ian Putnam called out, squeezing a drop of fossil hardener called Paleo Bond onto a two-inch length of bone. "It's ready to come out. " Beneath Putnam on a laboratory floor of Rowan University, wrapped in plaster on a bed of green sand, lay the pale, tan remains of thoracosaurus : a crocodile that 65 million years ago swam the ocean waters that receded to become New Jersey.
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July 25, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Richard J. Ambacher Jr. met his future wife, Elaine Bonelli, in an algebra class at Wildwood High School in the early 1950s. "He was so good at math," she said, and so she accepted his offer to tutor her at her home. It was on an early visit, she said, that she realized that "he was living alone" in Wildwood. "He had left his family in Philadelphia; they were breaking up. " She never found out where he was living, just that in his Wildwood life, "he had an awful time. " When her father, who owned a supermarket in Wildwood, learned of Mr. Ambacher's problem, "my father said, 'Come eat at our house.' And he did. " Often.
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July 9, 2016 | By Tommy Rowan and Mari A. Schaefer, STAFF WRITERS
Pastor Barbara Ross shook her head: "I just don't get it," she said. Ross, who represented Wesley Chapel A.M.E Church in Edwardsville, Ill., was among hundreds marching in Philadelphia Thursday to protest recent police shootings of black men across the country. Most recently, Alton Sterling  was killed Tuesday night by police officers in Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile was killed Wednesday during a routine traffic stop in  Falcon Heights, Minn . Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, said he told the officer he had a licensed gun in the car, and was reaching for his license as requested when the officer shot him.  Ross shook her fist.
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June 30, 2016 | By Jonathan Lai, Staff Writer
New Jersey colleges and universities are receiving more than $180 million from the state for construction and renovation projects, the state announced Tuesday. The state announced 35 projects it will fund at 32 schools across the state. The biggest beneficiary is Stockton University, which is getting $22 million for its planned Atlantic City campus. The list of grants includes $6 million for renovation of buildings at Rowan University in Glassboro and $1 million for Rutgers-Camden to renovate two rowhouses for office space.
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June 23, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Marvin G. Sills was director of admissions from 1991 to 2006 at a time of profound change for what is now Rowan University. In 1992, Glassboro State College became Rowan College of New Jersey following a $100 million pledge from Henry and Betty Rowan, and in 1997 it became Rowan University. "Marvin was responsible for developing a very aggressive and successful program at Rowan," said Phil Tumminia, former executive vice president for advancement at Rowan, to whom Mr. Sills reported.
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June 17, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
Rowan University's board of trustees on Wednesday approved a 1.92 percent increase in tuition and fees for undergraduates during the 2016-17 academic year. The board, meeting at the Chamberlain Student Center on the Glassboro campus, also approved an average 2.5 percent increase in tuition and fees for students in the School of Osteopathic Medicine, and a 3 percent increase for students at Cooper Medical School of Rowan. This is the fourth year the undergraduate tuition and fees increase at the university has been 2 percent or lower, said president Ali A. Houshmand.
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