February 18, 2013 |
TUSKEGEE, Ala. - There is only one college or university designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress, and it is not Harvard or Yale or Princeton. It is the Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University. History is rich on this campus, and the ghosts of its storied faculty and alumni are ever present. These include founder Booker T. Washington, botanist George Washington Carver, author Ralph Ellison, and Daniel "Chappie" James, the first African American four-star general.
February 12, 2013 |
For years, neurologist William Young of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital's Headache Center has heard his patients say how bad they felt when other people did not take their migraines seriously. "Every day, I hear stories of the ignorant or mean-spirited things people say to them about having their disease," he said. "People make it obvious that they think they're morally weak because they're not functioning well because of a mere headache. " He says the federal government has the same attitude when it comes to researching the condition, which affects 12 percent of the adult population and can leave some people in terrible pain more days than not. So, when an intern asked about a research topic, Young jumped at the chance to study stigma in migraine patients.
February 9, 2013 |
A West Chester University student died Wednesday night after contracting bacterial meningitis, officials announced Thursday. Sean Casey, 20, a third-year music major and a member of the honors program, began experiencing flulike symptoms Monday, and doctors confirmed Tuesday that he had meningitis. He died surrounded by family and friends from Phi Alpha Mu, the music fraternity, of which he was treasurer. Friends described Casey as a larger-than-life personality, unfailingly fun-loving.
February 6, 2013 |
Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state-run universities would receive minimal raises but face higher medical co-pays under a tentative four-year contract agreement unanimously approved Monday by the union's negotiating committee. Faculty and coaches would get no raise the first year, 1 percent the second, 1 percent the third, and 2 percent the fourth - the same as recently given to other statewide unions. "By reaching a fair agreement, faculty can now focus on what they love to do: teach.
February 4, 2013 |
They've come from typical hockey upbringings, growing up in Red Deer, Alberta, and Redfew, Ontario, and Cross Lake, Manitoba. A mix of Americans and Canadians, and one freshman Finnish defenseman, headquartered at a rink just off Route 452 in Aston, home of Neumann University, which has established itself in recent years as a hockey school. "The program, I think, has been going for 12 years," said Neumann coach Dominick Dawes, in his fifth year. "The first few years were pretty bleak.
February 2, 2013 |
Robert Hess leaves two trash bins outside his house: one for his family and another for Rowan University students who live nearby. A few years ago, his son, then 5, was playing barefoot in the front yard when he stepped on a broken bottle, presumably left by an inconsiderate student. "I remember pulling glass out of his feet," Hess, 38, said Tuesday. His situation reflects the relatively new reality Glassboro residents face. While the borough trumpets redevelopment efforts and new attractions downtown, students are increasingly living in the town's residential areas - partly as a result of the construction.
January 28, 2013 |
Police have charged a former Arizona State University assistant professor with making terroristic threats for allegedly claiming to have explosives Saturday morning as he entered the Liberty Bell Center. Carlos J. Balsas, 41, of Tempe, Ariz., entered the center shortly after 10 a.m. and, like all visitors, encountered a security check. Police said a security officer began searching Balsas's backpack when Balsas said, "I have explosives in there. " He then left. When National Park Service rangers stopped Balsas in the 700 block of Market Street, he was uncooperative and struggled briefly before being handcuffed, police said.
January 26, 2013
Officials at Cheyney University urged students Friday to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of their personal data, including Social Security numbers. The historically black college in Chester County apologized to students in a letter sent Friday. Cheyney said it was using a credit-monitoring firm to prevent misuse of the information. An administrative e-mail sent to all students on Thursday accidentally included a file with personal data, the university said.
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.
January 23, 2013 |
The call came in to Gabriel Gates early Thursday from one of Pennsylvania State University's branch campuses: A wallet with $10 was missing from a common area in one of the buildings. Did the school have to issue a "timely warning" to students and staff about the apparent theft, the employee wanted to know. Timely warnings are required by a 1990 federal law known as the Clery Act in cases where there is an ongoing threat to the campus community. Gates, Penn State's official in charge of monitoring compliance with the law, said a warning was not necessary.