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February 15, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
February 12, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
CASEY ICHNIOWSKI was an esteemed economist with numerous research papers behind him and a teacher highly regarded by his students, but when it came to fantasy football, he could trash talk with the best of them. "His fantasy-football opponents were awed by his moves and his good-natured trash talk," his family said. A graceful shortstop in high school, Casey never lost his love of sports, even when he became a distinguished professor and researcher at Columbia University. " 'Casey at the Bat' may have failed, but the brothers and teammates of our Casey know that he was the one player you wanted in the clutch," his family said.
BUSINESS
February 11, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ironworkers are getting ready to hang more steel high above University City - and not just on the several large hospital and undergraduate housing jobs now in progress. At 3601 Market St., the University City Science Center broke ground on a 28-story, $110 million, 364-apartment tower it hopes will attract engineers and founders of companies to live near the science center's offices and laboratory blocks. Brandywine Property Trust plans 260 high-end apartments for its $341 million, 47-story FMC Tower at 30th and Walnut Streets.
SPORTS
February 10, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Monica Schacker (Germantown Academy) scored a game-high 19 points and Bria Young (Prep Charter) posted 18 points and 10 rebounds as Philadelphia University (15-5, 13-0) picked up its seventh straight win, besting host Post (8-12, 8-6) in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference game. Gwynedd Mercy 109, Cairn 29 - The host Griffins (11-10, 8-4 CSAC) won their third in a row as Chandler DiFebbo (Phoenixville) scored a game-high 18 points. Amie Eppolito (Pennsbury) had 16 for the Highlanders (1-18, 1-12)
NEWS
January 24, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
REGINA LEWIS' idea of a good time was to catch a play at the Walnut Street Theater, a concert or dance at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts or Robin Hood Dell, any venue that featured R&B and soul music - or reading her Bible at Bright Hope Baptist Church. Regina had eclectic taste in the performing arts, from the down-home rhythms of the Philadelphia Sound to ballet. And she was a student of the Bible at the famous North Philadelphia church. Regina Lewis, who worked 35 years at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in various supervisory and management positions, died Jan. 14 of complications of breast cancer at the age of 56. "She was a warm, loving person," said her daughter, Kimberley Lewis.
NEWS
January 15, 2014 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
HOLY FAMILY University announced yesterday that president Sister Francesca Onley will retire in June after 32 years leading the Northeast Philadelphia school. Onley, who was the longest-tenured university president in the city, was inaugurated as the school's fourth president and chief administrative officer in 1981, the university said. "I feel so privileged to have been able to play a role in Holy Family's tremendous transformation from a college to a university, from a small, local private school to one with students from other states and other countries," said Onley, a 1959 graduate of the school.
NEWS
January 11, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
The governing body of Pennsylvania's 14 state universities has delayed consideration of a policy that would allow guns on open areas of campus, such as sidewalks and parking lots, the system's chancellor said Thursday. Frank T. Brogan, chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, said more study was needed before adopting a policy and no vote would be taken at the board's next meeting on Jan. 23. "We still have far too much work to do," Brogan said at a special meeting of system officials in Harrisburg where the proposal was discussed.
NEWS
January 8, 2014 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
At West Chester University, guns are banned on campus except for "appropriate circumstances" approved by the director of public safety. But that may change this month when the system governing West Chester and 13 other Pennsylvania state universities votes on a policy that would allow firearms in open areas of campus, such as sidewalks and parking lots. Weapons would continue to be banned in areas deemed "sensitive," defined as inside campus buildings, including residence halls, student centers, and cafeterias.
NEWS
December 8, 2013 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
UNIVERSITY CITY has seen a lot of changes by way of more fine restaurants and trendy shops in the last decade. Now, the area is about to get its first new residential tower in more than a decade. The $110 million project also includes a significant increase in community space for service programs such as child care and nutrition programs, as well as a new office building. The project, which broke ground Thursday, is an interesting partnership between the Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral and the Radnor Property Group of Wayne, Delaware County.
NEWS
December 5, 2013 | By Jonathan Lai, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. Rutgers University continues to lag its peer institutions in areas such as selectivity of admissions, financial stability, and perceived prestige of academic programs, president Robert L. Barchi said Tuesday. Speaking at a meeting of the board of governors, the more powerful of the school's two governing boards, Barchi painted a complicated picture of the university's health in his "final update" on a strategic planning initiative launched a year ago. "This was a tough thing to do. It's always easier to talk about your strengths," Barchi said.
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