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February 5, 2015 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
HISTORY WILL have to wait. At least until Saturday afternoon. Everything was in place last night at Philadelphia University's Gallagher Center. The Rams were trying to get coach Herb Magee his 1,000th win, 9 days after Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, another Naismith Hall of Famer, became the first man in NCAA history to reach that number. Too bad somebody forgot to tell Wilmington it wasn't supposed to get in the way of the celebration. Ironically, it came down to a three-pointer from straightaway by Philly U's top scorer, senior guard Nick Schlitzer.
SPORTS
February 2, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
Garret Kerr had stolen the ball and taken it downcourt, away from the traffic he is most accustomed to on a basketball court. A dunk was on Kerr's mind, until he was in the air and a knee kind of buckled on him. "I jumped, and I got nothing out of it," Kerr said later outside his locker room. "I don't know what happened. I was going to two-hand it. " Kerr adjusted and turned it into a layup. No surprise to anybody. Turning what he has into something tangible on a scoreboard has been the story of Kerr's astounding career at the University of the Sciences.
SPORTS
January 27, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
BIZARRO VALLEY, Ariz. - Well, here we are (how's that weather back home?), but even now it's still a little hard to believe that Chip Kelly, in just his second season as head coach of an Eagles team that finished 4-12 two years ago, was able to lead the team all the way to Super Bowl XLIX and a matchup next Sunday against those cheating New England Patriots. Strange but true and it's worth reflecting on the fact that none of this had to happen and, to be honest, the magical ride was almost derailed in the final weeks of the regular season.
NEWS
January 24, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
City Council President Darrell L. Clarke said Thursday that he wants to see Philadelphia's universities give more to its struggling school system - and not just to schools in their shadows. Clarke, speaking on the first day of a new Council session, did not offer specifics, but said conversations were taking place to "formalize" how universities support local schools. "My preference is actually having them commit the resources, be it in personnel support, be it real hard dollars, or be it in other initiatives," he said.
BUSINESS
January 15, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Radnor Property Group is scheduled to top off Wednesday a 25-story apartment tower, 3737 Chestnut, one of several high rises going up in University City to cater to graduate students and young professionals who want to rent near the Penn and Drexel campuses. Wayne-based Radnor Property developed the $95 million project in an unusual partnership with the nonprofit Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral. As part of the complex deal, the Episcopal Cathedral will reap income and new space, company founder David Yeager said.
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
George D. Murphy, 85, a retired English professor at Villanova University, died Monday, Dec. 22, of pulmonary complications at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Known for his wit and stylish dress, Mr. Murphy began teaching at the Catholic university on the Main Line in 1954 and retired 46 years later, in 2000. But he kept his hand in teaching, offering literature classes to fellow retirees at Cathedral Village in Philadelphia, the retirement community where he lived. "He was very engaging," said daughter Karen Murphy Cain.
NEWS
December 25, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helen F. Giles-Gee, the first African American and first female president of the University of the Sciences, has resigned after 21/2 years, the university announced Tuesday. Her resignation, which came as the 2,800-student campus was preparing to close for winter break, is effective next Wednesday, the university said. Giles-Gee was not available for comment, said university spokesman Brian Kirschner, who described the president's departure as a "personal decision. " "At this time, and after serious reflection, I have decided to leave University of the Sciences.
NEWS
December 24, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
WHEN UNIVERSITY of the Sciences students return from winter break, they will have a new president. The university yesterday announced the resignation of Helen Giles-Gee after 2 1/2 years. Giles-Gee, who became the school's first female president and 22nd president overall when she assumed the post in July 2012, will step down Dec. 31. Board of Trustees chairman Marvin Samson will serve as interim president. "At this time and after serious reflection, I have decided to leave University of the Sciences," Giles-Gee wrote in a statement.
REAL_ESTATE
December 22, 2014 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Doylestown homeowners Stacey Starcher and her husband, Bob Carlson, updated their master bath with elements of universal design - and liked the result so much they redid the rest of the bathrooms in the house. Their master bathroom had sported a whirlpool tub that had come with the 22-year-old house. Contractors and homeowners are ripping out these monsters, since they present a fall risk to baby boomers and the elderly. "Universal design" promotes and adopts ideas that work safely for an older customer but aren't obvious.
NEWS
December 19, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE FISCAL health of Cheyney University, the nation's first historically black university, has deteriorated for five years and could worsen without immediate state intervention, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said yesterday. An audit released by DePasquale shows that the university has a $12.3 million deficit as a result of bad debt, declining enrollment and decreasing revenue from state aid, tuition and fees. The school projects an additional $5.5 million deficit this fiscal year.
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