September 8, 1997 |
The images are familiar from the glossy pages of countless college brochures: bright-eyed students curled up on couches, deep in intellectual discourse. Friendly faculty bathed in autumn sunlight. Athletic trainers at the Nautilus, ready for aching shins. Until now, such bonding might have required heavy logistics at Widener University's 100-acre campus, with communing couches in short supply and students so spread out. Now, with an architectural leap of arcing sunroofs, granite staircases and soaring statuary, the college has catapulted itself into a contender for the brochures.
September 24, 2007 |
On the day they moved into their three-bedroom Merion Gardens apartment last month, recalled six young women at St. Joseph's University, their next-door neighbor stopped by to introduce himself. He turned out to be a nice guy, so nice that he has even surprised them a few times with dessert. To show their appreciation, the women have offered to make him dinner. But that's as far as it will go. That fellow down the hall happens to be the president of St. Joe's, the Rev. Timothy Lannon, a 56-year-old Jesuit who lives surrounded by 214 students in the university-owned apartment building at Wynnewood Road and City Avenue in Merion.
March 8, 2013 |
Karen Tidmarsh, 63, of Haverford, a Bryn Mawr College graduate and professor of English who later served as dean of the women's college for 20 years, died Saturday, March 2, of end-stage carcinoid syndrome at home. Dr. Tidmarsh devoted more than half of her life to Bryn Mawr, where she arrived in the 1960s to study English. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English there in 1971. As dean, Dr. Tidmarsh was responsible for overseeing undergraduate academic programs and student life.
March 15, 1994 |
Louise Breier Kean, 71, longtime educator who assisted thousands of Rutgers University students through her dual positions as administrative assistant dean of students and international student adviser at the Camden campus, died Saturday at her home in Cherry Hill. Mrs. Kean was born in South Acworth, N.H., where she attended a one-room schoolhouse. She moved to Woodbury in the early 1930s and graduated from Woodbury High School in 1941 as a member of the National Honor Society.
August 11, 1991 |
Haverford College president Tom G. Kessinger has been appointed by President Bush to serve as a member of the Peace Corps National Advisory Council. The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed his appointment this summer. He will begin serving on the 15-member council next month. In 1961, Kessinger joined the first group of Peace Corps volunteers in India while he was an undergraduate at Haverford College. He said he was looking forward to playing a role in the Peace Corps' expansion into Eastern Europe beginning with programs in Romania and Bulgaria.
December 10, 1992 |
A handful of Rutgers University students, rallying around a woman who said her roommate hit her last month, staged a lunchtime protest over dormitory conditions yesterday. "We're sick and we're tired of what goes on in the dorms being swept under the carpet," said Domenech Plaza, 19, a junior from Camden. Bystanders said they agreed with the 12 protesters that the administration could be more responsive to complaints about the dormitories. But they added that they had reservations about the incident that spurred the protest.
September 4, 1988 |
Tomorrow's move-in day at West Chester University means that, along with lugging suitcases, linens, popcorn poppers and stereos up crowded elevators or endless flights of stairs, freshmen may once again find that a double room has become a triple. West Chester is not alone among universities that overbook dormitories to account for first-semester attrition. And this year, despite an effort to limit admissions, there are still 3,320 students - including 1,530 freshmen - who must be squeezed into 3,100 dorm spaces.
September 21, 1995 |
The Coatesville Parents' Music Club is again sponsoring the annual Cavalcade of Bands Show. This year's will be held Saturday at the Coatesville Area High School Multi-Purpose Stadium, off Business Route 30 in Caln Township. The gates open at 5:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7. In the event of rain, the show will be moved to the gym at Coatesville Intermediate High School. Besides Coatesville, the bands scheduled to perform are from Downingtown, Owen J. Roberts, Garnet Valley, Ridley, Spring-Ford, Upper Merion, North Penn, Daniel Boone and Central Dauphin High Schools.
January 29, 2012 |
It was that time of year. Not the mad rush for the holidays, but time for parents to begin the campaign to find the perfect school for their child. My son and I set out for our journey to Blacksburg, Va., to the one and only Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Virginia Tech. Here I was taking my son on the same trek to my alma mater that I had made 29 years earlier. For my son, this would be his initiation into adulthood. Just as my life had begun an exciting transformation on that campus, now my son will have his opportunity in June 2012 when he enters Virginia Tech as a transfer student from Gloucester County College.
March 15, 1987 |
Last semester, a group of Rutgers University soccer players living together in a Camden rowhouse received a surprise visit from the sorority sisters living in the house next door. It was an old-fashioned panty raid. Not to be outdone, the soccer players sought revenge. Hours after the raid, the athletes commandeered a sorority sister outside her door, fastened a pair of men's underwear on her head, tied her up in a chair, then carried her off to the perimeter of the nearby Ben Franklin Bridge toll plaza.