July 19, 2016
ISSUE | TERRORISM IN FRANCE Rooted in cultural bias While there is no way to accept the horror and barbarism of the Bastille Day assault in Nice, France, there is more than sufficient evidence to help us understand the conditions that nurture violence ("Attack kills 80 in France," Friday). Migration from North Africa to France was a key component of post-World War II France. The government sought workers for factories across the country. Migrant men were kept in segregated housing built by companies that enjoyed the patronage of Gaullist politicians.
July 2, 2016 |
As a defensive lineman, Marcus Bradshaw doesn't often hear his name announced on stadium speakers. But in Wednesday's Taliaferro Foundation All-Star Classic at Rowan University, the recent Collingswood High School graduate got his moment. With less than two minutes remaining, the scoreboard read 17-16, White team leading. The Blue team had the ball at the White 25. Bradshaw shed his blocker and sped toward quarterback Mike DiMarino for the night's final sack. "That was crazy.
June 30, 2016 |
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.
June 29, 2016 |
The University of the Sciences on Monday named the founding dean of Camden's Cooper Medical School of Rowan University as its 25th president. Paul Katz, 68, a physician who specializes in rheumatology and has spent more than 40 years in health care and higher education, will take over at the West Philadelphia university on Sept. 1. He replaces Kathleen R. Mayes, interim leader since Helen F. Giles-Gee resigned in December 2014, 21/2 years into her presidency. "I have enormous respect for Paul," said Marvin Samson, the school's board chairman.
June 27, 2016 |
It's frustrating enough for water company workers to try to find an underground pipe with only a century-old handwritten piece of paper for reference. And sometimes, that slip of paper uses nonexistent landmarks - which house is it in front of? None of these houses is yellow anymore, and the writing is faded, or sloppy, or the drawing is crudely sketched. "And then you dig there - no, it's not there. And then you dig here - it's not here," said Chris Kahn, senior geographic information systems project manager for New Jersey American Water.
June 23, 2016 |
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.
June 17, 2016 |
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.
June 8, 2016 |
The doctors and nurses, the specialists and therapists, they knew their stuff. They just didn't know Kyle. Not the way his family knows Kyle. Not the way his friends know Kyle. Not the way his former football coach at Pennsville High School knows Kyle. "Amazed, yes. Surprised, no," Pennsville coach Ryan Wood said of his reaction to the remarkable recovery made by his former star wide receiver, Kyle Pszenny, in the one year since he was struck by an automobile while riding his skateboard.
June 3, 2016 |
Kellie Woods' daughters Hannah and Canaah are familiar with their mother's emphasis on education. "Study, study, study," is her constant mantra, they say. But soon, the girls expect the tables to turn. Woods will return to college in September after accumulating credits at, but never graduating from, four previous degree programs. She is poised to earn a bachelor's degree from Rowan University's Camden campus this fall. Hannah, 15, and Canaah, 13, of Atco, were just two of dozens of LEAP Academy University Charter School students who gathered Wednesday evening, balloons and flower bouquets in hand, to celebrate the educational achievements of their parents.