April 16, 2013 |
JEFFREY DEITCH majored in psychology, but eventually became more fascinated by what goes on inside the brain than its emotional reactions. He was intrigued by the "miracle of this extraordinarily well-oiled machine - our brains," said his son, Caleb Deitch. This fascination led him to the main thrust of his scientific work, the study of the crippling disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and the search for a cause and cure. "He found his life's professional path and passion," his son said.
April 15, 2013
Police have identified a young man who was struck and killed by a freight train in Newark, Del. Police say Nolan Sandlin, 20, of Dover, apparently stepped into the path of an oncoming CSX train Saturday morning. He was struck about 7:30 a.m. near East Cleveland Avenue and North Chapel Street. Newark police say Sandlin was a University of Delaware student. - AP
April 10, 2013 |
When she arrived at the University of the Sciences, Helen F. Giles-Gee was impressed with the beautiful oil paintings in the president's office, which she was about to occupy. But something struck her: "There was no painting of a woman. So I asked: Is there someone distinctive that I could put on the wall that would be representative of the women at this institution?" Up went a portrait of Susan Hayhurst, the first female graduate of what was then known as the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
April 7, 2013 |
The two West Chester University graduates were in a Warsaw hotel lobby late one afternoon in May 2012 when they were told of an antiques shop in an old neighborhood. "It was a shop that carried a mixture of Judaica and Nazi paraphernalia," Hilary Bentman said last week. An odd mix. But in the early evening, she and Hadassah DeJack went there. The Christian shopkeeper, whose grandparents had hidden Jews during World War II, asked if they would like to see a section of a Torah rescued from the Nazi occupation.
April 6, 2013
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has approved a Lincoln University plan to open a campus in Coatesville. Classes will start in the fall at a new branch of the historically black college, at 351 Kersey St. Courses initially will be offered in the evening and on weekends. Other classes will be added as enrollment increases. For information on undergraduate admissions, contact 484-365-7207; for the graduate school, call 215-590-8233. - Kristin E. Holmes
March 23, 2013 |
Temple University Health System is delaying a major renovation at its financially struggling Jeanes Hospital and will close an inpatient rehabilitation unit there in May. The decisions come as Temple reported a $35 million operating loss in the six months ended Dec. 31, up from $23.5 million the year before, excluding the Fox Chase Cancer Center, which Temple bought over the summer. "The operational headwinds that we encountered in the first two quarters are certainly related in part to a significant amount of change at the health system," said chief executive Larry Kaiser, who was hired two years ago to financially stabilize the system, the biggest provider of care to poor Philadelphians.
March 20, 2013
By Michael J. McGinniss During the Civil War, the Diocese of Philadelphia asked the Christian Brothers to establish a school to provide the sons of immigrant populations with a high-quality education - including a higher education - that would help them assimilate into American society. On March 20, 1863 - 150 years ago today - an act of incorporation by the state legislature was taken out for a "college within the limits of city of Philadelphia. " It was the beginning of La Salle College.
March 19, 2013 |
Seton Hill University held a memorial Mass on Sunday evening to mourn those killed when the women's lacrosse team bus crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Meanwhile, a state police investigation into Saturday's triple fatality continued. "It's probably going to be days, if not weeks" to determine the cause of the crash, state police Cpl. John Rosenberger said. The team was headed from Greensburg to Lancaster on Saturday morning for a match against Millersville University when the bus veered off the road, jumped a guardrail and fence, and hit a tree.
March 14, 2013 |
Arcadia University's board of trustees has abruptly terminated its president of less than two years, sending a wave of concern among faculty and students who are away this week on spring break and heard the stunning news from afar. At a board meeting Friday, the trustees voted to oust Carl "Tobey" Oxholm III without cause and have remained silent on their reasons, according to sources. University spokeswoman Laura Baldwin would not comment on Oxholm's departure, calling it a confidential issue between the board and Oxholm.
March 13, 2013 |
CARL "Tobey" Oxholm III is out as president of Arcadia University less than two years after taking the position, the university announced in an email sent to faculty Monday night. The move took effect Friday, according to a copy of the email obtained by the Daily News . Nicolette DeVille Christensen, the vice president and executive director of the College of Global Studies, will serve as chief operating officer and handle all financial and administrative duties until a new president is selected.