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.
May 25, 1988 |
A Delaware businessman and his wife said yesterday that they would give $200,000 in tutoring and college scholarships to 20 sixth graders at a junior high school where only a fifth of the students usually go on to college. In September, 20 students at Conrad Junior High School will be chosen for a six-year program of college preparation and scholarships, said Paul Fine, who with his wife, Gloria, offered the money. School Principal Louis Ott said the program is "going to give a lot of . . . kids the chance to go on to college who might not otherwise be able to afford it. " Conrad Junior High School educates students from blue-collar families, many of them one-parent families, and sends most of them to Wilmington High School, Ott said.
June 16, 1987 |
Three days after he rejected an offer from the Baltimore Orioles, Shawnee High pitcher Chuck Ricci signed with the American League club last night. Ricci signed for a bonus that he said was close to $50,000 - about $10,000 more than the Orioles had offered on Friday - and included provisions for any future college costs. "All I wanted was something to fall back on, in case things don't work out (with the Orioles)," Ricci said. "I think I have that now. "I've always wanted to sign.
May 13, 1991 |
"Education is your most powerful weapon. With education, you are the white man's equal; without education, you are his victim. " - Crow Chief Plenty Coups Two years ago, Neta Old Elk dropped out of the University of Montana, in part because of the isolation she felt as one of a small number of American Indians at the university's 7,000-student campus in Missoula. Today, Old Elk, 22, is about to graduate from Little Big Horn College, a two-year community college that enrolls 300 students, most of them Crow Indians who live here on this remote, 2.3 million-acre reservation on the high plains of eastern Montana.
April 11, 1993 |
Ronald J. Temple, who became president of Community College of Philadelphia less than three years ago, has accepted a job running a system of eight community colleges in his native Chicago. His appointment as chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago will be announced Wednesday, pending its approval by the system's board of directors, said Jacqueline Woods, vice president for institutional advancement at Community College of Philadelphia. Woods said Temple would begin his new job July 15. Neither Temple nor the president of the board of the Chicago City Colleges could be reached for comment yesterday.
December 16, 1996 |
Kuang Tao Zhou, a 27-year-old grad student living in Center City, decided early this year that he wanted to go to law school. He also decided who he wanted to help him, a man he'd never met before: Mayor Rendell. Zhou, son of a wealthy Taiwanese real estate mogul, also had something that apparently got the attention of Rendell and others at City Hall: A large bank account. Beginning in March, Zhou opened his checkbook and, using money he says he'd saved up to buy a Porsche, started making political donations.
September 26, 2003 |
The trickle started when the University of Iowa offered Millville's Dwayne Hendricks a scholarship on national letter-of-intent day in February. It has since become a gusher. "Being offered the year before my senior year, I was surprised," Hendricks said. "I thought that wouldn't come until my senior year, during the season. " He was only off by about seven months. Since Iowa said hello, offers from major-conference schools have been coming in waves at the Thunderbolts' defensive end. It can be an exhilarating, maddening experience for a 17-year-old, but the soft-spoken Hendricks has kept it in perspective.
December 12, 1994 |
His official title is men's basketball coach, but Jim Casciano wears many hats at Valley Forge Military Junior College - publicity man, placement service whiz, salesman, architect. But the way Casciano figures it, the most important aspect of his job at this time might be his public relations skills, not his ability to change defenses or diagram nifty set plays. "In just our second season, our program here at Valley Forge is still in its infancy," said Casciano, who has coached at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels.
September 24, 2008 |
Bilal Bakr concedes that he often gets into good-natured trash-talking conversations with classmate Charles Watkins. Both attend Camden's Charles E. Brimm Medical Arts School, but these friends are the biggest rivals and two of South Jersey's top performers during the football season. Bakr is a two-way lineman for Woodrow Wilson, while Watkins plays for Camden and is is among the best wide receivers in the area. He has accepted a scholarship to the University of Virginia. Since their school doesn't offer football, they are able to play for Wilson and Camden, respectively.
April 6, 2012 |
There she sat on stage at the Irvine Auditorium, among friends and far from the political maelstrom of Washington. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who only last week sought with colleagues to unpack the legal complexities of President Obama's health-care overhaul during three historic days of oral arguments, arrived on Thursday at the University of Pennsylvania campus to mark the opening of a new building and unspool reflections on...