CollectionsWater Buffalo
IN THE NEWS

Water Buffalo

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
December 17, 1995 | By Susan Dundon
My Christmas shopping is off to a great start. I have just ordered a water buffalo. And no, it will not come from F.A.O. Schwartz, nor from the Pottery Barn nor, certainly, from The Sharper Image. Nor, despite its skill at tilling the soil, from Smith and Hawken. In a world already replete with too many choices, this was not an easy decision. I came awfully close to getting the llama. And there were days in the throes of indecision during which I vacillated between the sheep and the pig. Well, you might think, some people go a little too far in trying to do something different.
NEWS
May 24, 1993 | by Leigh Jackson, Daily News Staff Writer
It looked easy. Too easy, as the last two months have proven. All Sheldon Hackney really had to do was present his scholarly, measured self to a congressional subcommittee and the chairmanship of the National Endowment for the Humanities would be his. Nominated last month for the position, Hackney seemed to face an easy route to Washington. He's charming. A gentleman. A Southern scholar with strong civil rights credentials. An Ivy Leaguer who worked hard to build relationships with West Philadelphia.
NEWS
April 27, 1993 | by Leigh Jackson, Daily News Staff Writer
It's all in the name. A University of Pennsylvania student admits he called a group of female African-American students "water buffalo. " The question is whether that epithet is racial and thus breaks Penn's racial harassment code. Inquiring minds won't know for some time, since the university has indefinitely postponed the hearing of freshman Eden Jacobowitz. The hearing to determine whether Jacobowitz had used racial slurs - and determine whether he could stay at Penn - was originally scheduled for yesterday.
NEWS
November 18, 1993
Well, two cheers for the University of Pennsylvania's decision to dump the hate-speech code that last spring managed to turn the sophomoric hollering of the words "water buffalo" into a national seminar on the First Amendment. We say two cheers because Penn's acting president, Claire Fagin, has got the university policy apparatus working up a new guide on racial and ethnic harassment. And whether it will say in plain English that censorship in the pursuit of civility is no virtue remains to be seen.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Michelle Faul, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Worried about horse meat in your beef? Try water buffalo, donkey, and goat. South African food scientists said they have found all three in mislabeled foods including beef burgers, ground beef and sausages. A study published by three professors at Stellenbosch University found that 68 percent of 139 samples contained species not declared in the product label, with the highest incidence in sausages, burger patties and deli meats. The study found soy and gluten were not labeled in 28 percent of products tested.
NEWS
April 5, 1995 | By Lily Eng, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The University of Pennsylvania student who sent the campus into an agonizing debate over freedom of speech when he yelled "Water buffalo" at a group of black sorority members two years ago is now running for senior class president. Eden Jacobowitz, who won a seat on the University Council last year by running as the "water buffalo" guy, says he decided to run for president of next year's senior class at the last minute. He is running against three candidates. Election results will be posted later this week.
NEWS
April 29, 1993 | By Howard Goodman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A University of Pennsylvania judicial officer said yesterday that he has postponed until fall a hearing for Eden Jacobowitz, the freshman charged with racial harassment for shouting "water buffalo" at a group of black sorority women. John R. Brobeck, the university's judicial administrator, said he ordered the postponement because publicity about the case stood in the way of a fair proceeding. "It's just not possible to arrange for an impartial hearing in the face of all this publicity," Brobeck said.
NEWS
May 15, 1994 | By Howard Goodman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was one year ago this weekend that alumni returned to the University of Pennsylvania, so steamed over Penn's drift into political correctness that big-shot donors threatened to tear up the usual checks. This time they come back to a far more composed and confident campus. Admissions and fund-raising are at record levels. Newly adopted codes of student conduct will give satirists little to lampoon. The media are no longer feeding on water buffalo meat. The 238th graduation is Thursday, summer is in sight and last year's unpleasantness over race relations and free speech seems safely tucked away.
NEWS
April 2, 1994
Sheldon Hackney, of course, has gone on to new - if not entirely greener - pastures as head of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He seems to have carried with him a hankering to clear the record, to help America itself have the sort of dialogue about race and culture and free expression that he could never quite pull off in his old job as president of the University of Pennsylvania. His tenure spanned a mostly quiet decade, years that might have lulled him into overlooking just how divided white and black students were becoming on campus, how civil rights were being pitted sadly against civil liberties.
NEWS
May 14, 1993 | By Howard Goodman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Five months after he called a group of black women students "water buffalo," University of Pennsylvania freshman Eden Jacobowitz will get his hearing at 8 this morning on charges of racial harassment. The closed-door hearing at Penn's Law School was originally scheduled for April 26, then postponed until next fall, then rescheduled for today. But for a while yesterday, it looked as if the hearing might be cancelled again. The American Civil Liberties Union, contending that the hearing's format would be unfair to Jacobowitz, threatened to seek an injunction in federal court to stop the proceeding.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
TRAVEL
December 14, 2015 | By Tom Koppel, For The Inquirer
ASSAM, India - The huge, one-horned beast looks up and gazes at us in the early-morning mist. Its thick, gray, leathery hide drapes down its flanks, like sections of armor plating. Two small birds perch on its rump, pecking away at insects. The rhinoceros is unperturbed by the birds or our close approach, allowing us to observe it at leisure from high above. My wife, Annie, and I are riding atop an elephant through the grasslands of remote Kaziranga National Park in the northeastern state of Assam, India.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Michelle Faul, Associated Press
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Worried about horse meat in your beef? Try water buffalo, donkey, and goat. South African food scientists said they have found all three in mislabeled foods including beef burgers, ground beef and sausages. A study published by three professors at Stellenbosch University found that 68 percent of 139 samples contained species not declared in the product label, with the highest incidence in sausages, burger patties and deli meats. The study found soy and gluten were not labeled in 28 percent of products tested.
TRAVEL
October 16, 2011 | By Gerald Eskenazi, For The Inquirer
I opened my eyes to the sunrise as a one-man fishing boat glided by. It was my first morning on the Vrinda, a vessel that plies the backwaters of southern India in a world that contrasts dramatically with the nation's sense-overloading, overpopulated cities. If you think of India as one endless stream of people, motorcycles, cars honking their way around cows, pedestrians, and dogs, well, you're right. But you also are in for a surprise - and, believe it, a luxurious rest - on the Vrinda.
FOOD
August 26, 2010
Cows have long ruled the mozzarella consciousness of most Americans who've embraced a good Caprese salad. But Italian water buffalo are the beasts we should really celebrate in that ode to fresh cheese and ripe tomatoes. Water buffalo ( not the same as American bison) were the original source of Campania's famed mozzarella, dating from the second century A.D., and I still find their cheese superior to even good renditions of cow's-milk mozzarella. The catch is the higher cost and lack of consistency in this delicate imported cheese, which has a tangy savor and a softer center that demands careful handling.
NEWS
March 11, 2009 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John R. Brobeck, 94, former chairman of the physiology department at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, died of pneumonia Friday at Granite Farms Estates, a retirement community in Media. He had been a longtime resident of Swarthmore until moving to Media in 1997. Dr. Brobeck headed the physiology department from 1952 to 1973 and was a professor at Penn's medical school until 1982. Then, for 10 years, he was assistant to the vice president for health affairs. He was also Penn's judicial administrator and served on several committees until well into his 80s, said his daughter, Elisabeth Thompson.
NEWS
June 12, 2008 | By Susan Snyder INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
University of Pennsylvania history professor and free-speech advocate Alan Charles Kors defended the student who uttered the "water buffalo" comment at black female students in 1993 that pushed the university into a controversial national spotlight. He backed another Penn student in 2005 who faced sexual-harassment charges after snapping pictures of two students having sex in front of a dorm-room window. And remember the uproar in October 2006 when Penn President Amy Gutmann let her photo be taken with a student dressed like a suicide bomber?
NEWS
January 2, 2003 | By James M. O'Neill INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Many University of Pennsylvania students were outraged in the spring when a graduate student posted a message on an Internet newsgroup calling for the death of Palestinians. Some were so upset by what they called the blatant "hate speech" that they pressured Penn president Judith Rodin to punish the teaching assistant. Rodin demurred. "The way to respond is not by furthur intimidation but by exposing the haters to the light of day," she said. She used the dispute as a "teaching moment," with Penn holding debates and lectures on the Middle East.
NEWS
November 12, 2000 | By Susan Weidener, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Members of the Thorndale Rotary Club may spend their time as volunteers in Coatesville area schools reading to students, or take part in a larger framework of raising money to purchase water buffalo for needy families in the Philippines. The first is indicative of local Rotary efforts, the second, the club's efforts to contribute to Rotary International, which focuses on projects such as buying water buffalo for farm families and getting children in Third World countries inoculated against polio.
NEWS
September 9, 1997 | ASSOCIATED PRESS Inquirer staff writer Rusty Pray contributed to this article
More than four years after a University of Pennsylvania student touched off a national brouhaha by calling a group of black women "water buffalo," the saga has ended. The student, Eden Jacobowitz, has settled his lawsuit against the university. Jacobowitz leaned out his sixth-floor dormitory window late one night in January 1993 and yelled down to five black sorority members who he thought were talking too loudly and disrupting his studying: "Shut up, you water buffalo. If you're looking for a party, there's a zoo a mile from here.
LIVING
August 20, 1997 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Sheldon Hackney looks back on his four years as chief of the National Endowment for the Humanities, he takes satisfaction in one thing above most everything else: He kept everyone talking. Literally. Hackney's pet initiative, the so-called National Conversation on American Pluralism and Identity, set people a-jabbering in forums from coast to coast for over three years. About 80,000 sat down and talked face to face about race and ethnicity and the meaning of America. An additional million or so plugged in via radio or video or the Internet.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|