November 17, 1996 |
Temple University's Ambler Campus is no more. It's Temple University-Ambler now. They politely beg your pardon, and thank you very much, gently correcting you again and again. A slight difference in wording is part of a big difference in attitude. It's also part of a new look, a new dean and a new vision. At the center of the change is Corrine A. Caldwell, the university's newest vice president and dean of Temple University-Ambler. Her job description contains such resume verbs as developing, improving, expanding and upgrading.
February 15, 1996 |
Pennsylvania State University's Ogontz campus in Abington would become a four-year school, and 12 branch campuses - including Delaware County - would be grouped into a college unit called Commonwealth College under a plan outlined by university officials yesterday. The proposal, which comes at a time of record enrollment for the school, would revamp many of Penn State's 18 satellite campuses, including giving them autonomy over faculty and curriculum. Penn State Altoona also would become a four-year school.
January 7, 1996 |
When Dave Curzie got off the plane in Madrid, there wasn't a limousine waiting to take him to his modeling job downtown. Not even a rental car. So the Delran resident hopped into a taxi. He was immediately dragged out and thrown to the ground by a band of striking cab and bus drivers. "I thought, where's the glamour scene" associated with modeling? the 28-year-old recalled recently. "I ended up hitchhiking to my hotel. " Just another day at the "office" for the South Jersey house painter turned international model.
November 22, 1995 |
The trustees of Montgomery County Community College yesterday submitted a $37.5 million budget to the county commissioners, one they said did not call for any tuition increases in the next two years. The college is asking the county to chip in $11.8 million of that sum. The remainder will come from the state and from tuition. Yesterday's session had none of the haranguing and second-guessing that have marked previous years' budget meetings, in which Commissioners Chairman Mario Mele excoriated the trustees for increases in teacher salaries and in tuition, increases that he called unfair to taxpayers.
November 12, 1995 |
A new "loop" road is being built at Temple University's Ambler campus, and it may be the first of many changes in the offing for the small, mostly commuter facility. One main thoroughfare now handles traffic on campus. In addition, there are a handful of smaller delivery roads. The new $370,000 two-lane road, on which work began last week, will connect with a driveway leading to the residence hall parking lot and then encircle the campus. The old through road will be restricted to pedestrian traffic.
October 15, 1995 |
A dominant issue in the Township Council race this year centers on the seemingly esoteric issue of what it means to be a township. Not much, according to Jane Faust, councilwoman and a Republican candidate. "Because we're a township, we now have absolutely no power," she said. If reelected to a second four-year term, Faust said, she would like to work toward seeing Bensalem, a community of more than 60,000 people, become officially designated a second-class city. She said the change in status would allow the council and mayor to tap into important sources of funding that are now unavailable.
August 7, 1995 |
The school district will lose $125,000 in annual revenue when Burlington Community College closes its satellite campus at the Memorial School on Riverton Road. "Anytime you lose $125,000, it's tough and you don't want to do it but we're trying to recoup that. If we can't, we're going to have to make adjustments," said School Superintendent Timothy Wade. For the last 15 years, BCC has paid the rent and the utility bills for the old elementary school. Now, its growing student body warrants a move to a larger, more modern facility in Mount Laurel.
May 15, 1995 |
Not since the opening of the Pottstown Expressway in 1985 - and with it the trucks, cars and dollars it brought barreling into the borough - has economically depressed Pottstown gotten such a boost. With several shovels full of fresh earth Friday, the old industrial floodplain down by the river was christened to become the new, $15 million western campus of the Montgomery County Community College. And right there, alongside all the political luminaries and college bigwigs, was 28-year-old Katrina Sellers, her mother close by on Magnavox camcorder duty.
November 18, 1993 |
Drexel University is coming to Unionville. The Philadelphia university plans to start a continuing-education program based in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, and the first classes may be up and running by as early as the spring. In a presentation to the school board Monday night, Susan Whelan, Drexel's director of continuing professional education, discussed the university's plans to form a partnership with the district to provide courses for adults in district buildings.
July 4, 1993 |
Beginning in January, students in the lower part of Bucks County won't have to head north to earn a college degree. Bucks County Community College will start offering associate degrees in liberal arts and business administration at its satellite campus in Bristol Township, said David J. Johnson, associate dean for evening and off-campus programs. The Bristol campus now offers mostly introductory courses. In order to take the more advanced courses required for an associate degree, students must commute to the main campus on Swamp Road in Newtown Township.