October 6, 1988 |
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.
January 24, 2013
Former Brown University president Donald Hornig, 92, who worked on the atomic bomb and was a scientific adviser to three U.S. presidents, died Monday, Jan. 21, said a university spokesman. Mr. Hornig, a Harvard-trained chemist, worked on the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, N.M., before becoming a professor at Brown in 1946, the university said. He also taught at Princeton. The school said he advised Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Mr. Hornig, Brown president from 1970 to 1976, inherited a university with an annual deficit of more than $4 million, leading him to institute an austerity plan that deeply cut the deficit.
October 25, 2011
WPCS International Inc., of Exton, today said it has about $9.9 million in new contracts. The telecommunications engineering company said the new contracts include project for the University of California Davis, Foxwoods Resort Casino, Toms River Police Department, University of Connecticut and customers in China and Australia. Shares were up 2 cents, to $2.20 in midday trading. - Reid Kanaley
April 24, 2013
Those Who Made the Cut The number of students local universities have admitted off their wait lists over the last five years. Not all the admitted students chose to enroll. University of Pennsylvania 2012 . . . 87 2011 . . . 56 2010 . . . 55 2009 . . . 98 2008 . . . 174 Princeton 2012 . . . zero 2011 . . . 19 2010 . . . 164 2009 . . . 60 2008 . . . 148 Swarthmore 2012 . . . 8 2011 . . . 10 2010 . . . 7 2009 . . . 12 2008 . . . 34 Haverford 2012 . . . 3 2011 . . . 0 2010 . . . 1 2009 . . . 13 2008 . . . 3 University of Delaware 2012 . . . 640 2011 . . . 285 2010 . . . 591 2009 . . . 196 2008 . . . 288 Bucknell University 2012 . . . 3 2011 . . . 19 2010 . . . 79 2009 . . . 23 2008 . . . 9 Villanova 2012 . . . 598 2011 . . . 206 2010 . . . 675 2009 . . . 71 2008 . . . 202
December 2, 2004
TO RICH Hofmann: It makes me wonder when you call the University of Notre Dame hypocritical because they fired their football coach. There is nothing hypocritical about Notre Dame. Kevin White said it as honestly as possible when he said that it's all about winning on Saturday. GO IRISH!! "ND Harvey" Sumner Turnersville, N.J.
October 4, 2012 |
The University of Pennsylvania was among dozens of universities worldwide that were hacked and had student and employee records posted online this week. Penn officials issued an email Wednesday confirming the breach, which they said was limited in scope. "Fortunately, no sensitive information that could result in identify theft, such as Social Security numbers, PennKey passwords, bank account numbers or credit card numbers are contained in the database that was compromised," the email said.
April 20, 2012 |
Bishop Eustace second baseman T.J. Maiorino has committed to attend the University of the Sciences on a partial baseball scholarship. Maiorino, who has a .450 on-base percentage for the Crusaders, said he's projected as a shortstop at the University of the Sciences, a Division II program in Philadelphia. "I'll have a chance to play right away," Maiorino said. "It's a great school and they play good baseball, and I really wanted to be in the city. " Maiorino, who lives in Mt. Laurel, said he plans to major in health-care marketing.
May 27, 2012 |
Caspar Wistar was once one of the premier physicians in Philadelphia. Born in the city in 1761, Wistar was the son of Richard and Sarah Wyatt Wistar, a Quaker family. As a teenager, Wistar assisted the wounded from the Battle of Germantown in 1777, and this experience reportedly inspired him to go into medicine. He studied at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, and received his doctorate in 1786.
June 26, 2012 |
THE JURY was entirely nameless and mostly faceless. There was the young kid who put on a dress shirt and a necktie every day, and the disheveled dude and his T-shirts, and the woman who got sick and had to be replaced, and the high-school teacher whose identity was eventually divined by reporters based upon his jury questionnaire — but they were largely just anonymous people, mostly middle-aged, some avid note-takers and some not, some outwardly engaged...