August 4, 2016 |
Can it possibly be true that the Tinder and hookup generation is actually unusually chaste? A new study says it can, and one of the authors, a professor in the Center for Human Sexuality Studies at Widener University, is convinced it is - with some caveats. The study, based on surveys conducted between 1972 and 2014, found that the number of 20- to 24-year-olds who said they had not had any sexual partners since age 18 was more than twice as high for millennials born in the 1990s as for Generation Xers born in the late 1960s: 15 percent vs. 6 percent.
June 11, 2016 |
We all knew Villanova University was feelin' the love during the basketball team's amazing run to the 2015 NCAA championship title, and now there is proof. Collegestats.org collected more than 100,000 tweets between March and April that mentioned universities' Twitter handles to come up with a measure of how often the schools are praised or criticized. The site analyzed positive words such as "happy," "great," "recommend" and negative words such as ... well, we can't repeat those in print.
October 28, 2015 |
St. Joseph's University is accepting applications for its inaugural Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, to begin this spring in partnership with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Up to 25 veteran entrepreneurs will be accepted. The program, founded in 2007 at Syracuse's Whitman School of Management, is a nationally recognized entrepreneurship curriculum offered free to post-9/11 military veterans with disabilities. It consists of three phases - online classes, on-campus instruction and year-long mentorships.
August 8, 2015 |
People here knew Dorothy Storck as an Inquirer reporter whose syndicated columns reached hundreds of thousands of readers across the nation in the 1970s. But she was, and did, much more, both before and after that time - a strong, swashbuckling presence who embraced life and its challenges. Ms. Storck, 88, of Chicago, died at home late Sunday, Aug. 2, after a five-year battle with cancer. In the 1950s, she joined the military and commanded an Air Force squadron, a link in the chain of her military family.
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.