July 15, 2012 |
A U.S. district judge handed prison terms Friday to the founder of a Northwest Philadelphia charter school and its former chief executive for stealing $522,000 in taxpayer money to prop up a restaurant, a health-food store, and a private school they controlled, and for defrauding a bank. Hugh C. Clark, a lawyer who helped found New Media Technology Charter School and served for many years as its board president, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Ina Walker, a career educator and the charter school's former chief executive officer, was sentenced to six months in prison.
August 3, 2011
Sharif Omar, 32, has been appointed chief executive officer of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, effective immediately, the hospital announced today. He has been chief operating officer since 2009 and interim CEO since March. A new COO is to be announced shortly. Omar replaces John Kirby, who left to take another job. Omar had previously worked in administrative positions at Tulane University Hospital & Clinic and Southwest Medical Center and at Medical Partners International.
July 11, 2016 |
Some 500 alumni and students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have signed a letter rebuking Donald Trump for "xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign. " Trump, a Wharton graduate and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has spoken glowingly of his experience at the renowned business school. Two of his children also studied there. It was not clear to what extent Wharton graduates and students writ large are dismayed by Trump's candidacy and his affiliation with the school.
April 26, 2016 |
Funds from the sales of a party game are paying one area student's way through college. Sona Dadhania, 19, of Voorhees, Camden County, is the first recipient of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, which is funded by Cards Against Humanity. This scholarship will cover the rest of Dadhania's education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a freshman in the materials science and engineering program. Dadhania applied for the award at the end of November 2015 and found out she was the winner in early April.
February 15, 1999 |
Mercy Community Hospital in Havertown has opened a 16-bed behavioral unit for people 55 or older who need inpatient psychiatric care. Patients typically are 65 or older and have such problems as depression, disorientation, anxiety or substance abuse, according to program director Andrea Jones. She said the unit began drawing patients as soon as it opened in late December. Behavioral-unit services include medical and psychiatric evaluation, individual and group therapy, and substance-abuse consultation.
May 24, 2013 |
LAST JUNE 1, there was a most unusual ceremony in an apartment in Gladwyne's Waverly Heights. There sat a distinguished looking 88-year-old gentleman dressed incongruously in cap and gown, and there stood Teresa Soufas, dean of Temple University's College of Liberal Arts, and vice dean Jayne Drake, both in full academic regalia. They were there to give Alfred Mayer Sellers a long-delayed bachelor's degree. What made the occasion even more incongruous was the fact that Alfred M. Sellers was Dr. Alfred Sellers, a prominent cardiologist, researcher and professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
July 7, 2002 |
Mary Horrocks Donohue of East Bradford Township was recently named director of development, membership and communication at the Brandywine and Red Clay Valley Associations. The nonprofit Brandywine Association, founded in 1945, calls itself the oldest small watershed association in the country. Its sister organization, the Red Clay Valley Association, was founded in 1952 to preserve natural resources of the Red Clay region, a 55-square-mile area of southern Chester County and northern New Castle County, Del. Robert G. Struble Jr. is executive director of both.
January 20, 2012
Michael L. Mussa, 67, a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund who was known for his blunt and often witty economic assessments, died Sunday in Washington. The cause was heart failure, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where Mr. Mussa had been a senior fellow since 2001. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan from 1986 to 1988. He was chief economist at the IMF from 1991 to 2001. Widely published in the field, he was well-known among economists for demonstrating that exchange rates fluctuate differently depending on whether a currency is free-floating or tied to the dollar, gold, or some other stored value.
April 17, 2012 |
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone has signed a grant-in-aid form to complete his transfer to Kansas, where he will be reunited with former coach Charlie Weis. Ragone, who was a star at Camden Catholic and a top recruit, has completed his undergraduate degree and will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks immediately. He joins quarterback Dayne Crist and linebacker Anthony McDonald as former Irish players who will finish their college careers in Lawrence. Weis recruited all three players to Notre Dame while he was the head coach in South Bend.
February 28, 2014 |
Nicholas Sellers, 81, a lawyer, district justice, educator, and Army veteran who saw action during the Vietnam War, died of heart failure Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Hill in Whitemarsh, a continuing-care retirement community. Mr. Sellers worked as a lawyer and manager for several charitable and historical organizations, including the Society of Cincinnati of Maryland, a group devoted to preserving the legacy of those who fought for American independence. He also was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, which dates to 1774.