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.
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.
June 16, 2010 |
The state university system will suspend, discontinue or merge dozens of degree programs that are under-enrolled across its 14 campuses, officials said Wednesday. The bachelor's and master's programs being culled by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education cut across disciplines, from foreign languages to physics. Fifteen are being discontinued and at least 55 others placed in moratorium, meaning no new students will be accepted. Students currently enrolled in those majors - including incoming freshmen - will be able to finish their degrees, system officials said.
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.
June 27, 2007 |
Dana Crum should be focusing on her research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, but lately all the fourth-year medical student can think about is losing her mentor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The unexpected ousting earlier this month of Paul Mehne, dean of the school's Camden campus, shocked students. But it was just the latest shake-up at UMDNJ. The problems started in 2005, when U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie accused the school of Medicaid fraud.
June 14, 2007 |
The head of the Camden campus of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey has been suspended amid an investigation into financial irregularities and abuses at the school. Paul Mehne, 59, the dean who oversees the UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School program at Cooper University Hospital, was placed on paid administrative leave Friday, UMDNJ spokeswoman Anna Farneski said. The move came just weeks before Mehne's planned retirement at the end of the month. Farneski would not comment on why the school had asked him to leave early.
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.
April 8, 2006 |
New Jersey's GOP chairman yesterday called for State Sen. Wayne R. Bryant, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, to remove himself from all budget talks following a report that the powerful Camden County Democrat is under criminal investigation under suspicion of steering millions to his part-time employer, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. The U.S. Attorney's Office is investigating whether Bryant used his public office to benefit his employer, according to the report in yesterday's Star-Ledger of Newark.
May 7, 2002 |
On May 23, a goal that Victor V?zquez set 25 years ago will finally come to fruition. That's the date of the convocation marking Temple University's 115th commencement, at which V?zquez will be awarded a doctorate in history. V?zquez is an adjunct faculty member at Temple and an assistant to Richard M. Englert, the vice president for administration. That fact might surprise those who knew him back in 1970, when he dropped out of his South Bronx high school and joined the Air Force, where he got his GED. A Vietnam-era veteran, V?zquez is disabled and was forced to leave the service in 1972 after losing a leg to a football injury suffered as a member of his Air Force base's team.
November 30, 2000 |
Students at Camden County College can now enjoy yogurt smoothies, personal pizzas, wrap sandwiches and other foods in a redesigned cafeteria that includes new furniture and added space. The college spent the summer transforming its 1950s-era dining hall on the Blackwood campus into a food court with 11 specialty stations. The project added 482 square feet to the serving area, making it easier and faster for students, college spokeswoman Susan Coulby said. Another addition is the Cougar Card, which allows students, faculty, staff and administrators to buy food without cash.