March 22, 2013 |
Parents of nine freshmen at Cherry Hill High School East say an English teacher has been harassing and bullying their children, in part by making racially charged remarks. District officials say they are investigating the allegations by the parents, who have submitted a complaint to school officials accusing Kimberly Real of creating a hostile educational environment. During one vocabulary lesson in February, the parents allege, Real said to students, "What's so bizarre about a black man going to jail?"
September 9, 2011 |
Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart is stepping down after five years, moving to Utah to care for her ailing mother, officials said today. There was no immediate word on her replacement. University administrators plan to announce Hart's departure later today. At Temple, Hart was known as a stable, calm and able force who sought to transform the North Philadelphia campus through her signature 20/20 program. She came here in July 2006 from New England, where she was president of the University of New Hampshire, taking over Temple following the tumultuous tenure of the previous president.
September 16, 2011
THIS WEEK "Street Gazing" left Center City for the University City home of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Class is in session and students promenading down Locust Walk clearly dress for comfort and style. On my journey I saw the classic prep style, relaxed looks and even some high fashion takes on the student body. It seems higher education builds your mind and sharpens your style. Follow Reuben Harley on Twitter at @BigRubeHarley and at streetgazing.blogspot.com.
February 13, 2012 |
A boy with a ball walked past Omowumi Rafiu's home in Nigeria, and instantly her eyes lit up. She wanted to know where he was going and what he was doing. Playing basketball, he told her. "Tomorrow, when you're going," she replied, "call me. " Rafiu (RAH-fee-oo) quickly fell in love with the game. Pretty soon, she was making the mile-long walk to the Police College of Kaduna court day after day. It led her to her future, to today, when the senior is taking the prestigious Philadelphia Catholic League by storm as a Neumann-Goretti Saint and soon-to-be Georgetown Hoya.
October 28, 2011 |
Correction: An article Saturday on a fund-raiser at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia gave incorrect information on the four original cast members of Jersey Boys, who perform as the Midtown Men. Christian Hoff, J. Robert Spencer, Daniel Reichard, and Michael Longoria - known as the Midtown Men - will appear at the Nov. 5 event at the high school. Entertainment producer was not a role that the Rev. Michael Marone, minister at West Catholic High School in Philadelphia, thought he would take on when he was ordained into the priesthood in 2007.
October 18, 2012 |
A ninth-grade Cheltenham High School student was struck and killed by two cars Wednesday morning while walking to her bus stop in Cheltenham Township's Melrose Park section, police said. The student, identified by district officials as Dajanique Brown-Rogers, was hit at 6:50 a.m. as she crossed New Second Street at Clarion Avenue. Deputy Police Chief Kevin O'Brien said Brown-Rogers had stopped in the center of the roadway, and was crossing to get to her bus stop, when she was struck first by a northbound car, then by a southbound car. All parties stopped and rendered aid. "Our Highway Safety Unit is investigating, but the preliminary investigation appears to [indicate it was]
October 24, 2008 |
A hard-fought primary, televised debates, pundits pontificating, and newspaper editors arguing over their endorsement - smells like a presidential campaign. And smells like teen spirit, too. (Sorry, Kurt.) In Caroline Suh's funny, fascinating documentary Frontrunners , students at New York City's super-competitive Stuyvesant High School face off in a not-exactly-vicious run for president and vice president of the student body. (Full disclosure: This writer is a long-ago Stuyvesant alumnus.
October 16, 2011 |
In the spring, St. Joseph's University began building a residence hall for freshmen; when it opens next fall, there will be more spots in existing dorms for upperclassmen who want to live closer to campus. On the Main Line, Villanova University and Haverford College also are working on dorm projects to accommodate ever-changing student needs. It's not just a local phenomenon. Loren Rullman of the Society for College and University Planning said similar projects were under way around the country.