June 8, 2011
Dear Harry: With the costs of a college education going up beyond every measure of inflation, we have been seeking ways to save money on the education of our son who will graduate from high school in 2012. There was an article my husband read recently by a high-school guidance counselor that advocated a unique approach. We were hoping you could give us your take on it. She urged people to consider very carefully having their children spend a year or two at a community college, then transferring to a university with a well-known name.
April 19, 2007 |
If Cho Seung-Hui had been a warning light, he would have been blinking bright red. Two female students complained to campus police that he was stalking them. His poetry was so twisted that his writing professor said she would quit if he weren't removed from her room. Some students found him so menacing that they refused to attend class with him. Yet Virginia Tech, like other colleges trying to help emotionally troubled students, had little power to force Cho off campus and into treatment.
January 4, 1987 |
Temple University President Peter J. Liacouras announced yesterday that Carl E. Singley's duties as dean of the Temple Law School had been "terminated" as of Friday. Liacouras named law professor James A. Strazzella, a scholar in criminal law, as acting dean, and said a national search would begin for a dean who would take command next fall. Singley, who had refused to cut short his embattled deanship when asked to do so by Liacouras in September, did not answer a message seeking comment yesterday.
June 9, 2011
For more than 50 years, I taught economics at two universities in Philadelphia. For some of those years, that was my only occupation. Usually, it was part-time. Teaching was one of the great loves of my life. About five years ago, I stopped teaching in disgust. I could no longer delude myself that today's students were as good as those when I started. Many do not have the intellectual equipment to be in college. Most of the others are lazy and indifferent to knowledge. Yet they expect good grades and a degree, despite severe inadequacies.
May 17, 2000 |
Two more Bishop Eustace outfielders have made commitments to Division I baseball programs, coach Sam Tropiano said yesterday. Brett Stambolian, a leftfielder/centerfielder who missed most of last season after undergoing surgery on his left shoulder, signed with the University of Tennessee on Monday night. Mike Mooney, a Eustace rightfielder who is batting .430, recently made an oral commitment to Lehigh. That means Eustace has an all-Division I outfield. Centerfielder Tom Cuneo, who has slugged six homers this spring, committed to Penn earlier this year.
February 27, 2000 |
Remember the old saw about high school seniors' worrying through the spring about getting thick or thin envelopes from their colleges of choice? A growing number of students now avoid the waiting game entirely. Believing that they can gain an edge in admission offices at selective colleges, more students than ever applied for early decision this school year. The process helps some snag their top choices and lets them indulge in a relatively stress-free senior year. But counselors worry that the rush to apply early may harm those who need their senior years to develop academically and find the right college fit. And some educators say early decision has become another advantage that widens the educational gap between wealthy students and their lower-income peers at public, urban schools.
May 14, 1999 |
Michel Morandais came to America from France in October with a load of basketball skills and three goals: Play a year of high school ball; Spark the interest of some college coaches; And earn a scholarship to a Division I school. Check. Check. Check. Morandais, who averaged 25 points a game for coach Darryl Gladden at Life Center Academy in Florence, signed with the University of Colorado this week. He'll join another South Jersey product, Burlington City graduate Kyle Williams, on the Buffaloes' roster.
November 20, 2002 |
Two of South Jersey's top senior high school baseball prospects will continue their college careers in the Garden State. Cherry Hill West third baseman Tim Querns has signed with Rutgers, while Bishop Eustace righthander Nick Iannucci will be attending Monmouth. Querns has hit .448, .435 and .409, respectively, in his first three varsity seasons. He has also played the last three years for the Haddon Heights American Legion team, which last season was one of eight to qualify for the state championships.
January 28, 1989 |
"The first thing we're offering these kids is hope - that you can be more than a stoop laborer or seamstress in a factory. " The words are those of Frederick Stahl, dean of this city's South Mountain Community College. But the sentiment isn't his alone: It's the growing thrust of the 1,200 stepchildren of American academia, the community colleges. For the coming American work force, increasingly black and Hispanic and Asian, community colleges are positioning themselves to be the critical "bridge" institutions, helping young people out of marooned underclass neighborhoods, into the economic mainstream.
March 1, 1987 |
You are running scared. You have aimed high for colleges, which was no problem, as long as you looked like a rising star. But your midterm grades were bad news; now you're worried that your "safety school" may not be so safe, and deadlines at some promising fallbacks have passed. Rather than apply to four-year schools that you feel aren't right, you add a two-year college to the mix, one from which some graduates' next step has been, say, Brown, the University of Pennsylvania, Northwestern or the University of Virginia.