August 18, 2015 |
As Indonesia N. Young of Camden packs up to go to Temple University next week, one of the treasures she'll take along is a photo album made by her mother. "This album is dedicated to all the ppl who didn't believe Our Dream," Ericka R. Young wrote to her daughter. "We was just trying to leave the Hood! You made it!" Like the classic Biggie Smalls song, "Juicy," which Ericka referenced, the photo album tells the story of a kid in poverty rising to success. Seeing her single mother struggle, Indonesia knew what she had to do: "I needed to go to college and graduate and get out of the ghetto in order to live the way I really wanted to live.
October 25, 2012 |
Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib is one of 15 players nationwide to be named a National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete. The honor cites Nassib, a Malvern Prep graduate, for excelling in the classroom, leading the Orange football team, and staying involved in community activities. NFF scholar-athletes get scholarships to help with graduate school tuition, and they're eligible for the William V. Campbell Trophy, presented to the top scholar-athlete in college football.
May 22, 1994 |
Can there be art outside the art structure? The answer used to be, probably not. Our society is so specialized, it has totally relied on the art structure to identify, communicate and preserve art. Isota Tucker Epes (Bryn Mawr College Class of '40), a Virginia Woolf scholar and former English teacher at Shipley School, now living in Virginia, ventured farther afield when she took up painting in retirement eight years ago. She approaches her painting series, "An Essay: Virginia Woolf," at Bryn Mawr College, with a highly sophisticated set of ideas and an almost primitive paint-handling, attempting to stretch definitions in a provocative way, and hoping to force us to reconsider our own relationships to objects, to meaning and to literature.
July 21, 1988 |
Lan Van, 18, is spending part of her summer vacation in school before she enters Bryn Mawr College this fall. Van, who graduated in June as valedictorian of her class at Penn Wood High School, was one of six Pennsylvania high school students to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's High School Honors Workshop. Across the country, 312 students were selected, according to Jeff Sherwood, spokesman for the Energy Department. Van has been at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee since July 10. She will be taking part in field studies in environmental science until Saturday.
November 20, 2002 |
Surveying Paul Fussell's elegantly crammed Walnut Street apartment, one suspects how and why Philadelphia's great scholar-curmudgeon ended up knocking out his droll new study, Uniforms: Why We Are What We Wear (Houghton Mifflin, $22). Late at night, while wife and fellow writer Harriet Behringer sleeps, the 78-year-old author of The Great War and Modern Memory - named by Modern Library as one of the 20th-century's top nonfiction books - undoubtedly wanders amid his rooms of war and travel bric-a-brac in full regalia of one sort or another.
December 31, 2012 |
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - Claude-Anne Lopez, author and scholar of Benjamin Franklin's papers, has died at age 92. Lopez started her studies of Franklin's papers at Yale University with secretarial-type work and rose to a top editor's job. Her son, Larry Lopez, said that she had Alzheimer's disease and died Friday at her New Haven home. Lopez spent years working on "The Papers of Benjamin Franklin," a project at the university to collect, edit and publish Franklin's writings. She specialized in the American founding father's private life, and wrote a handful of books about him. Former Yale colleague Jonathan Dull ranks Lopez as one of the 20th century's great Franklin scholars.
February 25, 2013
Alan Westin, 83, one of the first and most widely respected scholars to explore the issues of privacy in the information age, died Monday at a hospice in Saddle River, N.J. He had cancer, his son, Jeremy Westin, said. A professor of public law and government, Mr. Westin taught at Columbia University for nearly four decades. Through his prolific academic writing and frequent media appearances, he became nationally known as one of the most knowledgeable, prescient, and reasonable voices on privacy questions in modern society.
June 9, 1998 |
When Christopher Savoy got called into the principal's office in 1994, it changed his future. He had been selected along with nearly a dozen other students from John Bartram High School to participate in the Philadelphia Futures "Sponsor a Scholar" program. Last night, 61 high school students, including Savoy, were honored for completing their education, and gaining college acceptance. The ceremony was held in Montgomery Auditorium at the Central Library at Logan Square. This was Philadelphia Futures' fifth annual ceremony to honor high school graduates, and their first time honoring graduates of higher education.
April 11, 1990 |
If you want to sit quietly and read a book, don't go to a Talmudic library. It will be full of Jewish men in yarmulkes rocking back and forth and shouting - even singing - at each other. Vocal activity, we are told in The Talmud and the Scholar (tonight at 9 on Channel 12), is one of the underlying precepts of the Talmud, the huge book of Jewish law. "The student is commanded to say its words out loud," explains Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz. But the singing? "The Talmud says, whoever learns without singing, the learning isn't worth very much," says another teacher.
January 19, 2005 |
Roland Mushat Frye, 83, of Strafford, an English literature scholar awarded the Bronze Star during World War II, died of complications from heart disease Thursday at Waverly Heights retirement community in Gladwyne. Dr. Frye combined his expertise in literature, theology and art history to produce thoughtful tomes on subjects such as imagery in the works of John Milton, feminist language for God, and creationism. He wrote 10 books and hundreds of scholarly articles, frequently exploring religious topics.