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April 14, 2010 | By Dawn Fallik FOR THE INQUIRER
Most student internships tend to involve filing, fetching coffee, and getting glimpses of a desired career. Laurel Salvo spent her fall semester hanging out with Joan Jett. OK, sometimes that meant going to Starbucks or organizing files for the icon, but hanging out backstage in Atlantic City and watching a photo shoot at a New York recording studio aren't bad perks. "It was just a chance I took," said Salvo, who saw, and loved, the new Joan Jett flick The Runaways last weekend.
NEWS
February 12, 2010 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ursinus College president John Strassburger will resign June 30 for personal and health reasons after 16 years at the helm of the Collegeville school, which enjoyed dramatic growth and improved prestige as a model liberal arts institution under his leadership. Strassburger, 67, announced his plans to a gathering of more than 350 students, faculty, and staff yesterday in Bomberger Auditorium. His departure had been discussed Wednesday during a meeting of the college trustees' executive board.
SPORTS
February 10, 2010 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
For the second time in five days, many local collegiate athletic events were canceled or postponed because of what was expected to be a massive snowstorm. Five of tonight's women's basketball games were postponed until tomorrow night at 6. They are Stockton at Kean, Shippensburg vs. Millersville, Ursinus College vs. Haverford, Rutgers-Camden vs. the College of New Jersey and Widener's game at Alvernia. Rowan's game with Neumann University was canceled. On the men's side, five games were postponed until tomorrow night at 8. They are Stockton at Kean, Shippensburg vs. Millersville, Ursinus College vs. Haverford, Rutgers-Camden vs. the College of New Jersey and Widener at Alvernia.
NEWS
May 9, 2009 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Private colleges got closer to their fall enrollment targets this week, thanks to a finish-line spurt in student sign-ups, but in this tough economic climate, the schools had to put out more in financial aid to bring freshmen in. Many colleges spent the admissions season worrying whether they could fill their ranks with the same number and quality of students as last year, given the financial problems families are facing. Some schools are heavily dependent on tuition to pay their bills.
NEWS
April 3, 2009 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Maria Eugenia Gama Olivan immigrated to the United States 10 years ago, language separated her from her profession. She was a nurse in Mexico. Now she cleans dorm rooms at Ursinus College. Gama Olivan was just the kind of person a group of students on the Collegeville campus had in mind when deciding to help others chip away at a wall. "English is power," Ursinus senior Carolina Contreras said. "Being able to share it means a lot. " So the students, mostly Latino and human-rights activists, started a class that puts a twist on the classic student-teacher paradigm.
NEWS
January 2, 2009
Adults can do more I worked in the School District of Philadelphia for 11 years, the last five as the director of behavioral health. Reading about the district's renewed commitment to zero tolerance and the practice of expulsion prompted me to write. In managing the district's behavioral-health emergencies, my staff and I found that behind virtually every student in distress was a story that left our hair standing on end, incredulous that the student was making it to school at all and had held things together for so long.
NEWS
April 28, 2008 | By Sandy Bauers INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Inside her Ursinus College lab, biology professor Rebecca Roberts dons rubber gloves and watches as her students inject spleen samples from mice with a reactive substance. It's part of Roberts' eight years of work on bisphenol A, an ingredient in plastics ranging from reusable food containers to eyeglass lenses to CDs. It's also part of her life as a mom: Many baby bottles contain BPA. "I wholeheartedly believe there are serious concerns with this compound," she says, thoughtfully fingering a test tube partly filled with the white, powdery substance.
NEWS
April 28, 2008 | By Sandy Bauers, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside her Ursinus College lab, biology professor Rebecca Roberts dons rubber gloves and watches as her students inject spleen samples from mice with a reactive substance. It's part of Roberts' eight years of work on bisphenol A, an ingredient in plastics ranging from reusable food containers to eyeglass lenses to CDs. It's also part of her life as a mom: Many baby bottles contain BPA. "I wholeheartedly believe there are serious concerns with this compound," she says, thoughtfully fingering a test tube partly filled with the white, powdery substance.
SPORTS
April 15, 2008 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
The top players from the region's small colleges will be honored by the Herb Good Basketball Club on Monday. Nick Shattuck of Ursinus College yesterday was named the Philadelphia-area player of the year. He and seven others will be honored as the all-Philadelphia-area team. They are: Ed Braswell of Cheyney; Matt Byrnes of Rowan; Keith Dundas of the University of the Sciences; Dante Blanton-Holcombe of Lincoln; Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia University; Ian McCormick of Swarthmore; and Michael Sturns of Holy Family.
NEWS
July 11, 2007 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Gladys C. Pearlstine, 88, a civic-minded dynamo who infused energy and perspective into social and educational issues in Montgomery County, died Monday of cardiac arrest at Bryn Mawr Hospital. A longtime resident of Collegeville, she moved to the Quadrangle in Haverford in 1992. She was the widow of Raymond Pearlstine, a prominent Norristown lawyer, who died in 2000. After graduating from Ambler High School, she earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1940 from the University of Pennsylvania.
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