May 18, 2014 |
Nearly 13,000 viewers have tuned in since St. Joseph's University trained a webcam in April on a pair of hawks nesting on campus. This week, they got a bonus: chicks. At least two fuzzy little heads have been spotted in the nest atop a towering pine, next to the pedestrian bridge that arches over City Avenue into Philadelphia. "The first chick hatched earlier this week (probably Monday) and we think the second hatched yesterday," biology Professor Michael McCann said in an e-mail Thursday.
April 30, 2014 |
* THE GOLDBERGS. 9 tonight, 6ABC. SOME people share their old family photos and memories on Facebook. Others sort through their childhoods with a therapist. Adam F. Goldberg has a TV show for both of those things. For Goldberg, who's spent the past TV season painstakingly reconstructing his Jenkintown boyhood on a studio lot in Culver City, Calif., ABC's "The Goldbergs" has turned out to be more specific than what he envisioned when he first pitched a sitcom about growing up in the '80s and used his home movies to sell it. Plenty of shows have been set in and around Philadelphia.
April 30, 2014 |
When Paul E. Sigmund and his brother Peter returned to the United States from Germany in 1933, the then-preschoolers could not speak English. "He and I both spent our first years in Germany," where their father worked as a civil engineer, Peter Sigmund said. Their American parents "considered it better to stick with one language. " So they were the only German-speaking children on their block of Hewitt Road in Wyncote, making them "an object of wonder," he said. On Monday, April 28, Paul Sigmund, 85, who retired in 2005 as a politics professor at Princeton University, died of complications from pneumonia at University Medical Center of Princeton.
April 28, 2014 |
St. Joseph's University truly is the home of the Hawks. They've got the birds to prove it. Two red-tailed hawks have nested in a towering pine on the lawn of McShain Hall, a freshman residence next to the pedestrian bridge that arches over City Avenue into Philadelphia. The university community is enthralled with the birds, monitoring them via a "Hawkcam" set up April 2 on the fifth floor of McShain. There are signs that chicks are on the way. "Everybody's got their fingers crossed," Michael McCann, biology professor and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said Thursday.
April 27, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER West Chester University campus police are investigating what they are calling the third sexual assault in a week, university officials said Friday. A female student walking between Goshen and Tyson Halls about 12:30 a.m. Friday was approached by a man who appeared to be intoxicated and grabbed her buttocks, the police said. The woman pulled out pepper spray, and the man fled. University police said it was the fifth such incident in the last month, all of which they have referred to as sexual assaults.
April 11, 2014 |
The chancellor of Pennsylvania's higher education system on Wednesday promised more autonomy for its 14 universities, giving two state senators hope that their proposed legislation to break up the system won't be necessary. "I'm very optimistic that we can accomplish the bill's aim without having to do it," said Sen. Andrew Dinniman (D., Chester), who, along with Sen. Robert "Tommy" Tomlinson (R., Bucks), proposed a bill that would allow some state universities to exit the system. Frank T. Brogan, who six months ago became chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, used his formal installation speech in Harrisburg to tout a range of plans, including a "fast-track approval process" for new programs and more say at the local levels on selecting presidents.
April 10, 2014 |
'Dear Sophie . . . " The man who is arguably the nation's best-known climate-change scientist was writing to his granddaughter. The letter was about monarch butterflies and a bullfrog, to be followed by others sounding environmental themes. James E. Hansen - "Bopa" to Sophie - wanted to teach her "how science works, how we investigate cause and effect," he said recently. Explaining it to her - in letters he plans to turn into a book called Sophie's Planet - "will help me put the climate story in a language that a broader audience can understand.
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)