April 9, 2014
The event boasts a cornucopia (or is that pornucopia?) of sex-related seminars, product vendors and personal appearances by current and veteran adult-entertainment stars. Knox will be have a booth at Exxxotica where she'll sign autographs from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday. She'll also attend the Fanny Awards, where she's up for New Girl on The Block - Best Newcomer. (Cast your vote at thefannys.com.) Other event highlights: "Real Sex vs. Porn Sex": A seminar hosted by adult-film superstar Nina Hartley (6:30 p.m. Friday)
April 1, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA When it's time for class, Gloria Maloney's commute could barely be more convenient. The city behavioral health worker rides the elevator to the basement of the former Strawbridge & Clothier flagship, then walks next door to the old Lit Bros. department store, where she's studying for her master's in social work. On the third floor of that building at 701 Market St., now the Mellon Independence Center, she attends one of Philadelphia's newest higher-ed venues: a state university smorgasbord of sorts.
March 20, 2014 |
GLASSBORO Rowan University announced Tuesday that it had entered an agreement with Lockheed Martin to have the company collaborate with the university's students and faculty on research and development of radar technology. The move builds on a project begun last fall and, Rowan administrators said, is a new model for universities working with industry. The school has made high-profile pledges to expand, especially its research enterprise, with the engineering school seen as a core part of that mission.
March 13, 2014 |
A 22-YEAR-OLD man was shot dead just off La Salle University's campus in Logan yesterday. The victim, the city's 50th homicide of the year, was shot once in the left side in an alley near Olney Avenue and 19th Street, police said. The shooting was sparked by an argument, which later escalated into a fistfight among a group of men, Chief Inspector Scott Small said. One of the men pulled a gun and shot the victim, who then staggered across Olney Avenue and collapsed in front of La Salle University.
March 1, 2014 |
A bill in the works that might allow West Chester University to pull out of the financially struggling State System of Higher Education might come with a steep price of its own, the head of the university's faculty union warned Thursday. If West Chester became state-related, rather than being part of the 14-school system, tuition could go up and less money might be available to retain full-time faculty, said Lisa Millhous, a professor and president of the school's chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.
February 28, 2014 |
Despite President Obama's focus on the soaring costs of a college education, area universities are poised to raise their prices again in excess of the core rate of inflation. Costs at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014-15 will exceed $60,000 for the first time under a fee increase announced at the board of trustees meeting on Thursday. That's a 3.9 percent increase over last year's overall tuition, fees and room and board. Several other private colleges and universities around the region also have set their cost increases for next year, ranging from a low of 3 percent at Swarthmore College to 4.4 percent at Immaculata University.
February 27, 2014 |
Faced with an $8.7 million shortfall in its revenue projections, St. Joseph's University has cut budgets campuswide and is planning to increase enrollment for next year's freshman class, causing consternation on the 8,860-student campus along City Avenue. The situation at St. Joseph's is part of a struggle that private universities are facing as high school enrollment declines and pressure mounts to reel in tuition costs. Students say they plan to protest outside a meeting of the board of trustees at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in McShain Hall.
February 22, 2014 |
The first ticket for illegal parking was slipped onto the black Nissan Altima's windshield on Feb. 10 outside Peco headquarters at 23d and Market Streets. On Valentine's Day, the car was blocking snow removal, so it was towed to 30th Street just south of Market, behind the former post office and near where university students gather along a line of popular food trucks. Snow fell, covering the car's windshield. Through the tinted windows, it was almost impossible to see inside.
February 19, 2014 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A still-fractured Pennsylvania State University came together Monday in perhaps its most unified showing since the child sex-abuse scandal erupted, as its board of trustees unanimously voted to hire a new president. Eric J. Barron, a climatologist with 20 years' experience at Penn State who most recently served as president of Florida State University, will start on or before May 12. "I hope the winds of change are blowing in the form of a renowned climatologist named Eric J. Barron," said university trustee Anthony Lubrano.
February 15, 2014 |
Terry Adkins, 60, a University of Pennsylvania art professor whose works have been exhibited at New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art and elsewhere, died of heart failure Friday, Feb. 7, at his home in Brooklyn, N.Y. Mr. Adkins lived there with his wife and two children, and also kept an apartment in Philadelphia, where he taught at Penn's School of Design. A native of Washington and the oldest of five children, Mr. Adkins was exposed to the arts early. His father, Robert, was a singer and organist, and his mother, Doris, played piano and clarinet.