March 26, 2016 |
Nafeesah Muhammad calls West Chester University home these days. She lives in a dorm room with a rainbow-colored Teddy Bear beside her bed. She came to the university from Covenant House PA, a program for homeless youths in Philadelphia, determined to do more with her life. "I think college is the best thing for me," said the 21-year-old sophomore, who wants a career in social work or nursing. But it's been no easy path for the young woman, who left home and went into a shelter when she was in 10th grade.
November 15, 2015 |
For years, Pennsylvania State University students have stood at intersections and storefronts from Boston to Washington holding cans and soliciting donations for Thon, the world's largest student-run philanthropy, a benefit for childhood cancer victims and research. And many of the group's 15,000 student volunteers would have been "canning" again this weekend if not for a car accident in late September that killed one student as she and six others were returning from a canning weekend in Chester County.
September 29, 2015 |
A 19-year-old Pennsylvania State University student was killed Sunday afternoon and six other students were injured in a one-car accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County. The accident occurred at 1:49 p.m., when the students were returning from a trip to solicit donations for a nationally known student-run philanthropy commonly referred to as Thon. Penn State officials identified the dead student as Vitalya "Tally" Sepot, who was a passenger in the car returning to State College from the Philadelphia area.
September 17, 2015 |
Whoever pointed a laser at a Police Department helicopter from a Temple University dormitory is getting off easy with the Internet equivalent of a slap on the wrist. The laser shot came from a dorm at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue on Monday night, prompting Aviation Lt. David Bonk to fire back on Twitter: "Attention @TempleUniv student on top floor: pointing lasers at #TacAir is illegal. " He also included a photo of the building - the 1,200-resident Morgan Hall - and copied the tweet to the Temple University police and Jerry Ratcliffe, a professor of criminal justice at Temple.
April 30, 2015 |
In the latest whiplash-inducing turn of events at Stockton University, its outgoing president said Tuesday he is stepping down immediately rather than four months from now, as the school initially announced. Herman J. Saatkamp Jr., amid controversy over his stymied attempt to locate a Stockton campus in the former Showboat casino in Atlantic City, announced last week that he would step down some time after Aug. 31. On Tuesday, he announced he was taking an immediate medical leave. Harvey Kesselman, the university's provost, will become acting president.
April 20, 2015 |
Standing in front of about 100 people - black, white, Latino, Indian, male, female, young, old - Lisa Croft talked about the elephant in the room. "It's not just there to sit and look pretty," she said. "Sometimes we need courageous people to . . . say what that elephant is. " That was the essence of the discussion at the daylong "Courageous Conversation" at West Chester University on Saturday. The diverse crowd talked about "implicit" biases: ingrained beliefs that can influence behavior, often subconsciously.
March 25, 2015 |
A task force will review Pennsylvania State University's Greek system in the wake of revelations that a fraternity shared online pictures of naked women while they were asleep or passed out, the school's president said Monday. "This comprehensive examination of fraternity and sorority life and its culture will not be simple and it may not be comfortable," Eric Barron said. His announcement came in a statement Monday evening but had been in the offing for days, after news of Kappa Delta Rho's private Facebook pages stirred up a growing chorus of calls for action.
March 19, 2015 |
Pennsylvania State University finds itself at the center of another scandal with sexual overtones as police investigate allegations that members of a fraternity posted pictures of nude women, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out, on private Facebook pages. The Penn State chapter of Kappa Delta Rho has been suspended for one year by its national office in the wake of the allegations and ongoing investigation, the national organization announced Tuesday afternoon. A former member of Kappa Delta Rho tipped off police to two invitation-only Facebook pages in January, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by police in State College.
March 1, 2015 |
Like many classically trained musicians who have been honing their talents since kindergarten, Andrew Bogard never made physical fitness a priority. "The emphasis in our education puts us in a small four-walled practice room for a majority of the time," Bogard said. A gifted singer, he took his body for granted. With a little help from Haagen-Dazs dulce de leche, by the time he turned 20 he had developed a respectable gut. Since opera singers command a large presence on stage, he didn't mind, even believing that the heft around his belly probably helped project his voice.
November 26, 2014 |
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY president Robert Jennings resigned yesterday amid criticism over comments he made about sexual assault earlier this semester. The university announced Jennings' departure in a statement from board of trustees chairwoman Kimberly Lloyd. A university spokeswoman said the resignation is immediate, but she would not provide a reason. Valerie Harrison, the school's general counsel, will serve as acting president while the trustees look for a long-term replacement.