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June 7, 1992 | By Wendy Greenberg, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
March 26, 1995 | By Louis S. Hansen, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
April 11, 1993 | By Pheralyn Dove, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
February 16, 1995 | By Michelle Conlin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
NEWS
December 7, 2000 | By James M. O'Neill, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
June 30, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
S&P Global Ratings downgraded Ursinus College's credit rating by one notch, to 'BBB+' from 'A-', citing the Collegeville institution's plans to take on $23 million in additional debt this fall to build a facility for interdisciplinary academic programs. Ursinus had $42.5 million in debt at the end of fiscal 2015. The additional debt means that the college will no longer meet S&P's criteria for the higher rating, S&P said. The New York ratings agency also mentioned "weakened demand" and "continual enrollment uncertainty" in its downgrade, though it said the outlook was stable.
NEWS
June 11, 1996 | For The Inquirer / JONATHAN WILSON
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 23, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ursinus College has appointed Montgomery County restaurateur and caterer Maureen Cumpstone as entrepreneur-in-residence, a new position that will involve teaching the school's first entrepreneurship course and supporting the U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies. The U-Imagine Center was established in December 2013 to establish and sustain an entrepreneurial spirit on the Collegeville campus, a growing emphasis at many schools. Cumpstone, a 1979 graduate of Ursinus, launched Sorella Rose Bar & Grille, a Flourtown restaurant and catering business, in 1995, eventually expanding to include event planning and a second location, in Avalon, N.J. dmastrull@phillynews.com 215-854-2466 @dmastrull  
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