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.
April 22, 2012 |
Denzel Parker-Dixon, 19, was the only one in his group of friends to sign up for college. But now at the Community College of Philadelphia, he has found a place where the staff and students have his back. That place is the Center for Male Engagement. At Montgomery County Community College, the Minority Male Mentoring Program fulfills a similar need. Both programs use guidance to try to keep their African American participants engaged in school. "Without the program, I probably would be out of school," said Parker-Dixon, a Frankford High School graduate.
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 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.
February 28, 2008 |
A town-hall meeting to discuss a Feb. 15 assault on two men at Temple University, which included anti-Semitic language, will be held at Temple Hillel, 2014 No. Broad St., at 8 tonight. Four Temple students were suspended after allegedly making the remark and punching one of the victims, who suffered a broken nose and a broken orbital bone in his face. Temple spokesman Raymond Betzner said warrants have been issued charging the suspects with ethnic intimidation, aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, terroristic threats, simple assault and conspiracy.
April 2, 1986 |
Temple University president Peter J. Liacouras said yesterday he favors a "controlled" introduction of liquor to the campus but wants to keep the five blocks of N. Broad Street near the school "liquor-free. " Liacouras told members of the Temple board of trustees that he would agree to one of four proposals made last month by a committee of students and administrators studying whether to end the 102-year-old tradition prohibiting liquor on the North Philadelphia campus. He said the present policy should be "restated" to allow school officials to "explore" the possibility of putting a restaurant serving beer and wine within campus boundaries.
June 9, 1993 |
Some black alumni of Camden County College, angry that an African American dean did not make the final list in the search for a new college president, have asked college officials to reconsider. Jacquelyn McLaughlin, dean of student affairs for 17 years and a member of the administration for 23 years, was not on a list of seven finalists released last week. Two African Americans and a female administrator from Philadelphia were on the list. Bob Barringer, interim college president and a consultant to the search committee, said the board of trustees had asked him not to consider candidates employed at the college.
June 14, 2006 |
Adelaide M. Delluva, 88, a biochemistry professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and former associate dean of student affairs, died of heart failure May 31 at home in Center City. She collapsed while preparing for her daily trip to the campus where she had worked for 60 years. Born in Bethlehem, Pa., she earned a bachelor's degree in 1939 and a master's in 1940, both in biology, from Bucknell University. After earning her doctorate in 1946 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she was hired as an instructor of biochemistry.
June 6, 2011 |
Mayor Nutter's chief of staff, who announced last month that he would be leaving City Hall, is headed back into the academic world. Clarence D. Armbrister will join Johns Hopkins University July 11 as senior vice president and chief of staff, working closely with university President Ronald J. Daniels. "The opportunity to work for President Daniels at one of the finest institutions in the country is an opportunity that, when presented, you enthusiaastically accept," said Armbrister, who has worked with Nutter since he became mayor in 2008.