June 7, 1992 |
To increase endowments and operating income, Ursinus College is embarking on the biggest fund-raising campaign in its 123-year history. The Collegeville school's board of directors Friday night launched a campaign to raise $39 million in capital, endowment and annual income for building projects, academic programs, faculty development, student programs and operations. The $39 million is more than has been raised for Ursinus in all previous campaigns combined. A celebration on the campus Friday was the start of the campaign, called "The Next Step: A Campaign for Ursinus College.
March 26, 1995 |
The founder of an organization dedicated to gaining parity for women in elected office told Ursinus College students not to take for granted that women will soon gain equal representation in politics. George Dean, founder of the group 50/50 by 2000, addressed a class of political science students Thursday and said 1994 was a "hold-your-own year" for women candidates. "The playing field still isn't level yet," said Dean, a retired advertising executive who has lectured worldwide on women's issues since founding the organization in 1988.
April 11, 1993 |
The compulsion to measure, weigh and analyze every nuance of modern life - as if a precise label might somehow enhance understanding - is perhaps what has led critics to categorize poet W. D. Snodgrass' work as "confessional. " But Snodgrass, who will appear at Ursinus College on Wednesday, is far from comfortable with the term commonly used to characterize his work. "I don't like the label at all," Snodgress said during an interview. "It's a kind of journalists' tag. I don't like it especially because it sounds like you're writing about somebody's bedroom memoirs, or about some religious confession.
February 16, 1995 |
Free-associating about how the Mall of America is a self-contained universe, Andrei Codrescu is talking about how the top tourist draw in the United States has everything needed for an end-of-the-century existence. "If Howard Hughes, you know, was living now, he would love the Mall of America," Codrescu says in his Transylvanian staccato. "There's a hotel there. . . . In the Mall of America, you can actually jog. " Actually, the mall in Bloomington, Minn., boasts neither an inn nor a track.
December 7, 2000 |
Ursinus College has landed two gifts totaling $15 million that will help the school build a new theater-arts center. The $40 million complex will enable Ursinus to hold the kinds of touring theater companies that other college campuses enjoy, and in the process provide a performing-arts venue for the Collegeville community. The gifts include $10 million from the Sylvan Foundation in Wayne, and $5 million from retired Suburban Cable founder H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest and his wife, Marguerite.
June 11, 1996 |
Memorabilia of the railroad that once went through Collegeville draw Evelyn and Richard Landes. A display at Ursinus College was part of the borough's 100th anniversary celebration this weekend.
September 10, 2014 |
Bobby Fong, the president of Ursinus College, died suddenly Monday morning at his home of natural causes, the college announced. His wife of 40 years, Suzanne Dunham Fong, was by his side, according to a statement from the college. Fong, who was 64, one of a few Asian college presidents in the nation and had been at helm of the small liberal arts college in Collegeville since 2011. His death stunned the college community, which learned of his passing by an e-mail. "President Fong was a teacher and scholar before he became an academic administrator and he continued to be so even as a college president," said Lucien "Terry" Winegar, executive vice president for academic affairs and dean.
February 16, 2016 |
Ten more Ursinus College students reported symptoms of a stomach virus this weekend, bringing the total number of reports since Tuesday night to around 200, or 12 percent of the student population, a college official said Sunday. The small liberal arts college is still working with health officials to determine if the cause of the outbreak is food-borne or person-to-person contact. Tests of affected students could take up to a week. In a new program called called JeffConnect On-Demand Virtual Care, Jefferson University Hospital is now offering Ursinus students free video consultations with emergency care doctors through Feb. 29. University officials are encouraging students to use the Virtual Care program if they have similar symptoms to those reported in the outbreak - including diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain - which can help them know if they should seek immediate care or wait out the symptoms.
July 7, 2015
C. DALLETT HEMPHILL, a professor of American history at Ursinus College for the last 28 years and a leading scholar on Philadelphia, died Friday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital-Center City after a prolonged battle with cancer. She was 56 and lived in Erdenheim, Montgomery County. Hemphill's academic specialty was the social history of the United States, from the Colonial era into the 19th century. She wrote two books, both published by Oxford University Press: Bowing to Necessities: A History of Manners in America, 1620-1860 , and Siblings: Brothers and Sisters in American History . Hemphill shared the preoccupations of her generation of historians with social history and women's history.