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.
August 31, 2013 |
Authorities are investigating the "sudden death" of an 18-year-old Villanova University student who was found in a dormitory room Thursday morning. No cause of death has yet been determined for Kinara Patel, a sophomore at the Villanova School of Business, but police said there were no obvious signs of foul play or suicide. An autopsy is to be conducted Friday morning by the Delaware County medical examiner. Patel, who police said was from Northern New Jersey, spent Wednesday night out with friends in Bryn Mawr, Radnor Township Police Lt. Andy Block said.
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.
December 2, 2014 |
The complaint came in to the University of Pennsylvania police headquarters about 12:40 a.m. on a Saturday: Loud music at an off-campus house. Seconds later, Maureen S. Rush, Penn vice president for public safety, pulled up in front of the building on Pine Street in her unmarked hybrid Ford Explorer. A couple sat on the front porch, making out. The music didn't seem that loud to Rush. But someone was bothered, and Penn wishes to keep peace with its West Philadelphia neighbors.
February 3, 2015 |
Last summer, Posh was just another stray cat, living out his days at Quakertown's "Last Chance Ranch. " Now, the chunky feline with deep green eyes has a home in a Delaware Valley College dorm. Posh playfully crawled last week across an organic chemistry notebook left open on the dorm-room desk. "No one's real favorite, except for, I guess, his," observed Russell Desmond, a West Chester sophomore and aspiring veterinarian who with his roommate, Nate Borger, shares custody of the cat. A couple of doors down, Sarah Boughton clutched Isla, a white rabbit that loves to hop around the room but that never scales the baby gate barring the doorway.
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.
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.
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.
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.