May 18, 2015 |
The competition was for an invaluable entrepreneurial opportunity. But which of the 18 contestants would win? The double-amputee with a fledgling landscaping business? The artist with post-traumatic stress disorder launching a fine-arts clothing line? The hearing-impaired retiree with a solution for tinnitus? One by one, they stepped before the panel of 10 judges , Shark Tank -style, with five minutes to pitch their business ideas. Not that any of these men and women could be considered losers.
May 2, 2015 |
Theresa Howard Carter, 85, of West Chester, a distinguished archaeologist and scholar of the ancient Near East, died Sunday, April 19, at home of causes related to aging. Dr. Carter was one of a dwindling generation of pioneering women archaeologists who excavated their way across the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. She worked during a time of discovery at some of the great dig sites of the 20th century. Her flash camera produced the first images from amid the gloom at the Midas Tomb at Gordion in Turkey during the summer of 1957.
April 25, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University has been selected to offer the acclaimed Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) with Disabilities, a small-business education program founded in 2007 at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, the schools announced Thursday. At St. Joseph's, the program will be offered through the Erivan K. Haub School of Business. To date, nearly 1,000 veterans have graduated from EBV programs throughout the U.S., resulting in the creation of more than 200 veteran-owned businesses.
April 22, 2015 |
A 32-day student sit-in at Swarthmore College ended Monday after faculty voted to support the protesters' demands to divest endowment money out of fossil fuels. "We are ending after a commitment by the Board of Managers to engage us in the weeks leading up to their decision on divestment on May 1 and 2," said sophomore Stephen O'Hanlon, an organizer with Swarthmore Mountain Justice, the student group that has pushed for divestment for the last five years. An alumni petition with 1,100 signatures bolstered their demands.
December 19, 2014 |
Sanford "Sandy" Golden, 89, who co-owned the China Outlet & Gourmet Garage in Somers Point, N.J., died Friday, Dec. 12, in Clearwater, Fla. For many years, he and his wife, Gloria, ran the "popular stop for shoregoers seeking bridal and shower gifts, as well as kitchen equipment for their summer homes," according to a 1994 Philadelphia Daily News article. Mr. Golden was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1925 to Rachel and Joseph Golden. He attended Syracuse University until he was drafted during World War II. He served in the Army as a medic and earned a Bronze Star.
October 23, 2014 |
As Ebola concerns mount, many campuses across the region are suspending university-sponsored travel to affected countries, training health center employees to deal with an outbreak, and monitoring the health of students arriving from regions hit by the illness. "Even if the probability of an Ebola outbreak in this country remains remote, it is critically important that we take proactive measures to be fully prepared," Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, wrote in an e-mail to the Penn community last week, outlining steps the Philadelphia university is taking.
July 22, 2014 |
Harriet Jane Green, 73, of Philadelphia, who worked behind the scenes to bring about social change by connecting her vast array of friends and acquaintances, died Friday, July 18, of multiple myeloma at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. Ms. Green stopped all medical treatment July 10, telling family members and her doctor that she wanted to "sail the ocean blue. " While Ms. Green's occupation was selling alternate energy sources to area homes, schools, and businesses, her passion was fighting for social and political change at the local level.
July 18, 2014 |
Barbara Lane Crowell, 52, a former Upper Dublin resident, died Thursday, July 3, in a bicycle accident near her home in Auburn, Calif. Police said Mrs. Crowell was struck from behind by a pickup truck at 6:40 a.m. as she rode her bike along Foresthill Road in Placer County. She was pronounced dead by paramedics at the accident scene. California Highway Patrol officers identified the pickup's driver as David Correa, 37, of Foresthill. Correa, who stopped and called 911, was arrested by police.
April 25, 2014 |
THE FINANCIALLY strapped Philadelphia School District has hired a director of recruitment. Kendra-Lee Rosati began her position Tuesday and will earn a $90,000 annual salary, district sources told the Daily News . District spokesman Fernando Gallard did not respond to a Daily News query about whether the position was newly created. Rosati earlier this month left a job in Oklahoma with Teach for America, where her title was managing director of talent strategy and people experience, according to her Facebook page.
February 2, 2014 |
Joseph Vito Mastronardo Jr., the high-end bookmaker and son-in-law of the late Philadelphia Mayor Frank L. Rizzo who once hid more than $1 million in PVC pipes buried in his backyard, pleaded guilty Friday to illegal-gambling and money-laundering charges. His plea in federal court came as part of a deal with 15 codefendants, who also agreed to admit their roles in his multimillion-dollar sports-betting operation, with tendrils stretching from his Huntingdon Valley mansion to Florida and Costa Rica.