September 9, 2016 |
It would be no stretch to call John R. Coleman a jack of all trades. Mr. Coleman, who was indeed best known as Jack, did time as a trash hauler, sandwich maker, and ditch digger. Most remarkably, he did it all incognito during his term as president of Haverford College. Mr. Coleman, 95, who turned his undercover work into a well-known book, Blue Collar Journal: A College President's Sabbatical, died late Tuesday at a Washington hospital after a long bout with Parkinson's disease, a son said Wednesday.
March 29, 2016 |
No movement disturbed the graying crosses of Villanova University's Augustinian cemetery. Pale pink magnolia petals drifted slowly to the green campus lawn. No students clogged the walkways to the library or the dorms. The pews of St. Thomas of Villanova Church held no prayerful souls in the early afternoon. The school is closed for Easter break and most students were at home Sunday, not to return until classes resume on Tuesday. But across Ithan Avenue and down a drive to the front of the university's Davis Center for Athletics and Fitness, one actually could find . . . People!
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.
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.
October 21, 2013 |
The first sign that this was no ordinary homecoming event was the Egyptian headdress. Rashaad J. Washington walked down the auditorium aisle at Cheyney University wearing a shoulder-length, black-and-gold-striped crown reminiscent of those worn by Pharaohs. Later, the newly crowned "Mr. Cheyney" - the second in the school's history - asked male classmates in the audience to stand. "Repeat after me," said Washington, 21, a junior. "I am a man. I am a confident man. I am a strong man. I am a gentleman.
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.
March 29, 2013 |
HACKENSACK, N.J. - Hundreds of college students have descended upon the Jersey Shore during spring break this year to help with cleanup and rebuilding in the wake of superstorm Sandy. And the state's public architecture school is bringing its expertise to bear in offering to help local officials and groups with research and design as the area rebuilds. The project at the New Jersey Institute of Technology - dubbed Resilient Design - will look at lessons gleaned from other flooded areas, from Venice to New Orleans, and is setting up studios throughout the affected areas of the state, said Thomas Dallessio, the project manager.
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.
November 14, 2012 |
AMARILLO, Texas - A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious attack, possibly targeting a former U.S. president. Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari was sentenced in Amarillo, where jurors convicted him in June of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction. Prosecutors say he had collected bomb-making material in his apartment and researched possible targets, including the Dallas home of former President George W. Bush.
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.