April 24, 1997 |
The May 1 deadline is approaching for students planning to renew applications for financial aid with the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency. Students seeking grant aid for the first time or who plan to enroll in business or trade schools, hospital schools of nursing, or two-year vocational programs at community or junior colleges have until Aug. 1 to submit their applications, according to State Sen. Jim Gerlach (R., Chester). CARING WINNERS Two high school students in the West Chester Area School District have been named "champions of caring" for making substantial contributions to the community through their volunteer efforts.
July 23, 2011 |
A for-profit career college agreed to settle federal allegations yesterday that it failed to provide its students with the educational program it promised. CHI Institute, of Broomall, will pay $1.6 million to resolve allegations that it had misled students and the federal government about the availability of externships in its surgical-technology program, U.S. attorneys announced. The so-called surg-tech program included both classroom time and field training in a clinical setting, at a hospital or surgery center.
December 21, 2012
'TIS THE season for stockings, car commercials, wish lists, egg nog and scammers. With the student financial-aid application season beginning soon, state officials are reminding students and families that they may be contacted by individuals or companies via email, social media or traditional mail, offering assistance in securing scholarship money for a fee. Some of the organizations are legitimate; others are not. Families can avoid scams...
March 22, 1993
Byron White, who announced his retirement Friday after three decades on the United States Supreme Court, was an example of an historical truth some presidents learn the hard way: Supreme Court justices don't always turn out as expected. Earl Warren, the Eisenhower appointee expected to be a conservative, eventually personified the court's onetime liberal tilt. White was just the opposite; he started out a moderate liberal like his president, John F. Kennedy, and ended up an almost-certain vote for the court's conservative wing.
August 24, 1988 |
Six West Africans living in the Philadelphia area were indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges that they paid U.S. citizens to marry them, thus enabling them to qualify as permanent resident aliens and apply for federal student financial aid. Although the five indictments were not related, Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Howard said they showed how "incredibly widespread this practice is among the student alien community. " "It's a tremendous problem," Howard added.
September 12, 2015 |
The family of the late Owen Roberts, a onetime U.S. Supreme Court justice and University of Pennsylvania law school dean, on Thursday announced an $8.6 million gift to the law school. The money, a bequest from the estate of Elizabeth Hamilton, Roberts' daughter, will be used for student financial aid. Roberts played a pivotal role on the Supreme Court during World War II, and voted against the Roosevelt administration in a case testing its policy of placing tens of thousands of Japanese Americans in internment camps.
November 14, 2012 |
GET READY FOR a media blitz about Philadelphia Catholic schools. Choose My Future, a new archdiocesan marketing campaign, aims to boost enrollment in the 17 Catholic high schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia through online and radio advertisements. A newly retooled website also informs potential students. The program is "part of a larger effort to reinvigorate Catholic education and reengage our enthusiastic and devoted alumni by highlighting the individual excellence and collective greatness of the Catholic high schools," said Samuel Casey Carter, chief executive officer of the Faith in the Future Foundation, which provides strategic management for the city's Catholic schools.
December 9, 1987 |
The Rev. John M. Driscoll, whose 12-year tenure as president of Villanova University is longer than any other in the school's 145-year-history, yesterday announced that he would retire at the end of August. During his presidency, Father Driscoll oversaw the successful completion of two major fund-raising campaigns and the school received national academic and athletic recognition. Father Driscoll, 64, said health was a factor in his decision to step down. Last spring, he underwent quintuple bypass surgery and was fitted with a pacemaker.
October 6, 2007 |
Temple and St. Joseph's Universities began ambitious fund-raising campaigns this week aimed at expanding and improving facilities, hiring more faculty, and offering increased student financial aid. At Temple, the comprehensive campaign is the first in the university's history, with a goal of $350 million for a wide range of projects by 2009, the university's 125th anniversary. It has raised $253 million. Gifts to the campaign will affect almost every corner of the university, from restoring the Baptist Temple on North Broad Street and completing facilities to building the endowment and funding academic, research and community programs, as well as scholarships for many of the 36,000 students.
March 30, 1989 |
Undergraduates attending St. Joseph's University will pay about 16 percent more next fall as a result of recently announced tuition increases. Business and science majors will see their tuition bills for the 1989-90 academic year rise by 15.6 percent, from $7,700 to $8,900. Tuition for social science and humanities students will jump by 16 percent, from $7,400 to $8,600. The higher rate for business and science majors covers laboratory fees and computer costs. The tuition increases, the largest at St. Joseph's since 1981, represent the steepest percentage jump among the handful of area colleges and universities that have announced their rates for the 1989-90 school year.