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February 26, 2001 | DAVID MAIALETTI/ DAILY NEWS
St. Joseph's University at a glance Full-time undergraduate students - 3,483. Graduate students - 1,992. Undergraduate students living on-campus - 1,869. Graduate students living on campus - 0. Undergraduates living in off-campus housing or commuting - 1,614. Graduate students in off-campus housing or commuting - 1,992.
NEWS
October 10, 2012
NEWARK, Del. - Newark police say the University of Delaware is offering a $10,000 reward for locating a retired professor who has been missing for weeks. Officer say John Dohms suffers from dementia and was reported missing Sept. 13. He was last seen walking north into White Clay Creek State Park. Police say Dohms may have a set of binoculars and wears a MedicAlert bracelet. Police say they do not suspect foul play in Dohms' disappearance. Authorities are urging residents to check their sheds, outbuildings, and cars; under decks; and other places of shelter.
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February 17, 2012 | By Susan Snyderand Kristen A. Graham, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
It's official: Temple President Ann Weaver Hart will become the new president of the University of Arizona. She was voted in Friday morning by the university's board of regents. Hart will receive a salary-and-benefits package worth $620,500 annually, plus moving and transition expenses. She starts her new job July 1. But the University of Arizona might not be the only place from which she will be collecting a salary over the next year. When Temple announced in September that Hart would be leaving, a school official said she also would receive a sabbatical for the 2012-13 school year.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2013 | By Harold Brubaker, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Chester County Hospital and Health System said Friday that it will join the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Chester County announced in August that it would search for a partner after management decided that the $150 million to $275 million needed over the next decade to fulfill its vision for the institution was more than it could get on its own. "Throughout this process we spoke with many excellent organizations, but it quickly...
NEWS
April 1, 2012 | By Sally A. Downey, Inquirer Staff Writer
Laurence Elliot Earley, 81, former chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania medical school, died of cancer Tuesday, March 13, at Beaumont, a retirement community in Bryn Mawr. Dr. Earley joined the medical school faculty in 1977. He chaired the department for 13 years and was also interim chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from 1987 to 1990. He was senior associate dean for international medical programs for five years in the 1990s, traveling to strengthen Penn's connections with institutions in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.
NEWS
August 17, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
St. Joseph's University, which has faced financial turmoil and faculty unrest over the last year, is getting new leadership. The Rev C. Kevin Gillespie, who became president two years ago, announced Friday that he will resign effective June 2015, the end of his first three-year term. His decision follows a vote of no confidence by the business faculty last spring. John Smithson, senior vice president, will leave at the same time, university officials said. The faculty senate voted no confidence in Smithson in February.
NEWS
July 4, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
At some area colleges and universities, more students than last year got that dream call: They were admitted off a waiting list. Of eight schools polled, six - Princeton, Swarthmore, Haverford, Lehigh, Bucknell, and Delaware - took more students this year than in 2012. For Princeton and Lehigh, it was a dramatic difference. Neither school used the waiting list last year; this year, Princeton took 33 students and Lehigh 65. "It's always our goal to take some students off the wait list," said Janet Lavin Rapelye, dean of admission at Princeton, who said 25 of the 33 decided to enroll.
NEWS
October 6, 1988 | Special to The Inquirer / JERRY TRITT
DURING HIS INAUGURATION, the Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin listens to a speaker. Father Dobbin, 52, was inducted as Villanova's 31st president yesterday in an academic ceremony at the university. He succeeds the Rev. John M. Driscoll, who led the university for 13 years.
SPORTS
August 15, 2012 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jeff Osberg of Philadelphia shot a 6-under-par 65 Tuesday to qualify among the top seeds after two days of stroke play in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Cherry Hills Golf Club in Colorado. Match play begins Wednesday with the top 64 stroke-play finishers. Osberg was tied for second with Cheng-Tsung Pan of Taiwan. Bobby Wyatt, a junior at the University of Alabama, finished stroke play at 9 under and will be the No. 1 seed in match play. "It went very well out there," said Osberg, the 2010 Patterson Cup champion who plays out of Llanerch Country Club in Havertown.
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May 22, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
IT'S EASY TO say that Donovan McNabb is right. That Syracuse, his alma mater, has no business unretiring the No. 44, worn by Jim Brown, Ernie Davis and Floyd Little. But it's a bit more complicated than it seems. The school retired the number in November of 2005. Even hung an banner emblazoned with it hanging in the Carrier Dome. Back then, the athletic director was Dr. Daryl Gross who said, "If there was ever a number that needed to be retired it is 44. " Fast-forward to 2013 when Little - then a special assistant to Gross - brought up the idea of bringing the number back saying, "I don't agree that it belongs in the rafters.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE SCHOOL REFORM Commission voted yesterday to renew the charters of 12 schools and not to renew two others. Delaware Valley Charter High School and Universal Bluford Charter School were not renewed based on recommendations from district staff. Both schools will remain open, pending an appeal process that could take more than a year. Delaware Valley, located on Old York Road near Wagner Avenue in Olney, opened in 2000 and has 696 students. According to the district, the school failed to meet academic standards, with declining reading and math scores over the last three years.
NEWS
May 13, 2015 | By Martha Woodall and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
During a special meeting devoted to charter schools, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Monday to begin the process of closing two for academic and management shortcomings. One of the schools - Universal-Bluford, an elementary with nearly 600 students - is run by Universal Cos., the nonprofit founded by music mogul Kenny Gamble. In a 4-1 vote, the SRC voted not to renew Bluford's charter for five years. It was the first time a school run by Universal has been targeted for closure.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pennsylvania's 14 state universities raised tuition 27 percent over six years, and a state audit report released Monday says that while stagnant state aid is largely to blame, the system should do better. "Despite laudable efforts to hold down costs, the state system must look for additional ways to minimize tuition hikes, cut costs, and increase enrollment," said Auditor General Eugene D. DePasquale. The 59-page report, which was largely positive, noted that while the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education offers one of the most affordable options, "many students and families across the commonwealth are concerned that attaining a PASSHE education is becoming out of reach.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Mark C. Reed graduated from St. Joseph's Prep in 1992, he knew he wanted to attend a Jesuit college - and he was accepted to all four to which he applied, including St. Joseph's University. But in the end, the Philadelphia-area native chose Fairfield, in Connecticut. "I just wanted to go away," he said. Now he's coming home. Reed was named president of St. Joseph's on Wednesday, the first lay leader in the school's 164 years. And at 40, the mathematician is the university's youngest president - at least since 1927, when St. Joseph's moved to City Avenue.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
NOW HERE'S the kind of husband every woman should cherish. Carlis F. Cook Jr. would prepare gourmet meals just for his wife, Aqila - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Imagine breakfast in bed served by a doting husband! Eat your hearts out, ladies! But Carlis loved to cook, and who better to express his talents upon than a receptive family? Carlis Cook, an optician and longtime maintenance supervisor for Rutgers University, Air Force veteran of the Korean War, and loving family man, died last Wednesday.
BUSINESS
April 2, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Individual hospitals in the behavioral health unit of Universal Health Services Inc. have long been dogged by federal investigations into their billing practices, but the King of Prussia company disclosed Tuesday in a regulatory filing that it was under criminal investigation at the corporate level. The Securities and Exchange Commission filing updated legal matters noted in UHS's Feb. 26 annual report. "UHS and its subsidiary facilities have cooperated with the investigating agencies and will continue to do so," the company said in a statement.
NEWS
March 26, 2015 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
Stockton University announced Tuesday that Trump Entertainment was seeking to block the transformation of the shuttered Showboat Casino into an "island campus" for the university - a move touted as a game-changer for the embattled local economy and the school. Trump Entertainment will use a 1988 legal covenant with Caesars Entertainment - Showboat's former corporate parent - to prevent Stockton from reopening the property as a school and hotel, according to the university. The covenant would prevent the property from being used as anything other than a first-class casino-hotel, the school said.
NEWS
March 11, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The ghost hunters and the Ivy League professors were 40 minutes into their investigation at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology when Projit B. Mukharji felt something. The rest of the group had fanned out across the darkened Harrison Auditorium, a spacious art deco room with a coffered dome. The paranormal sleuths were training their temperature guns and "electromagnetic frequency meters" - tools that, in theory, register changes should a spirit be present.
NEWS
March 11, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
THE REV. EDMUND Dobbin always said his first love was teaching. So it had to have been something of a relief when Dobbin left the presidency of Villanova University at the end of the 2005-06 academic year after 18 years. Sure, he said, he loved it, but being an administrator is a far cry from the hands-on experience of the classroom, the shaping of young minds, the interaction with students hanging on your every word - at least in theory. "Teaching was always my first love," he said on leaving the presidency and stepping into a classroom at the Main Line university he served for so long.
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