June 14, 2013 |
PASTOR WILLIE Singletary was headed to Grays Ferry yesterday, mulling the eulogy for his aunt who perished in the Market Street building collapse, when he heard on the radio that the veteran city employee who had inspected the property killed himself. "It's another tragedy, another loss," said Singletary, as he stood outside the City of Refuge church at 27th and Wharton streets, shaking his head. But yesterday, Singletary's focus was on his aunt, Juanita Harmon, a grandmother of nine, a woman of grace and grit, who lived every minute of her 75 years.
May 20, 2013 |
The students I have been coaching, 16 of them, range in age from 24 to 29. They are first-year MBA students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. I'm their "executive leadership" coach, which means we meet one on one at least four times during the academic year and figure out what they have and what they lack as future high achievers. We discuss how to increase the achievement-growth hormone and decrease all in their being or behavior that might stunt that growth. No problem.
May 8, 2013 |
Solomon Weinstein, 96, of Ventnor, N.J., president of Charleston Realty in Cherry Hill from 1962 to 1983, died at Shore Memorial Hospital in Somers Point, N.J., on Friday, May 3. Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Weinstein - known as "Babe" - graduated first in his class of 1935 at Olney High School, daughter Linda Butler said Monday. A 1939 graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Weinstein worked during World War II as an Army Air Corps auditor at a plant that made gliders for the Normandy invasion.
May 3, 2013 |
The lunch-hour rush is under way at the convoy of food trucks that line Spruce Street near the University of Pennsylvania campus. From inside the cramped Chez Yasmine, Jihed Chehimi is serving gourmet street fare from around the globe - heaping salmon sandwiches sprinkled with caviar, homemade couscous, and cups of Indian red lentil soup - all with a side of conversation that occasionally turns to the science of AIDS. For more than two decades, the Ph.D. in viral immunology was an HIV/AIDS researcher, first at Penn and then at the labs of the Wistar Institute, where the senior scientist explored innate and adaptive immunity.
May 2, 2013 |
How many conservatives does it take to screw in a new lightbulb? More than if it were liberals. A new study out of the University of Pennsylvania finds that people who are more politically conservative are less in favor of investing in energy-efficiency technology. It turns out that they're likely to be put off by the environmental messaging. Which is ubiquitous. Energy efficiency has long been touted as a way to stall climate change. The federal government's Energy Star website promotes energy-efficient products by saying they will "save energy and fight climate change.
April 26, 2013 |
Brandon Copeland enjoyed a stellar senior season with Ivy League champion Penn and continued the momentum during offseason workouts. Now the Penn defensive end hopes to hear his name called in the NFL draft this weekend or to be signed as a priority free agent. Copeland, a first-team all-Ivy League player this past season, would be keeping up a family tradition if he does indeed enter the NFL. His grandfather Roy Hilton played 11 seasons in the NFL as a defensive lineman, nine with the Baltimore Colts (who have since moved to Indianapolis)
March 29, 2013
In the Region Convention Center issues RFP The Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority on Thursday issued a request for proposals from qualified companies interested in managing and operating certain functions of the center. A mandatory proposers' conference and site tour is scheduled for April 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the center. Deadline for receipt of the proposals is May 3. Access the RFP application at http://www.paconvention.com/vendors . - Suzette Parmley Coatesville plant upgrade finished Pennsylvania American Water on Thursday marked the completion of a $24 million upgrade to the company's Rock Run Water Treatment Plant near Coatesville, intended to improve capacity, reliability, and energy efficiency.
February 22, 2013 |
HENRY PRINCE Murphy was a man of many talents and accomplishments, with a major focus on serving his fellow human being. He was an auditor and accountant by trade, but you wouldn't have wanted to tell him he had condemned himself to a life without adventure, not when he was boarding a plane for Ethiopia to help the Rev. Leon Sullivan set up development projects for Third World countries. And not when he was teaching business courses at local schools, or painting portraits of family members, or working in various civic enterprises to help minority businesses, abused women or any number of other programs of benefit to the underserved.
February 20, 2013 |
Dan M. McGill, 93, a professor emeritus at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania who helped shape the study of pensions, died of heart failure Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. Born in Greenback, Tenn., on Sept. 27, 1919, Dr. McGill moved as a boy to Maryville, Tenn. He received a bachelor's degree from Maryville College in 1940 and a master's degree from Vanderbilt University in 1941, before serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, which was succeeded by the U.S. Army Air Forces, from 1942-46.
December 31, 2012 |
Helen Kardon Moss of Center City, a singer who performed on operatic stages, on Broadway, and in area clubs, died of a Parkinson's related illness at Penn Hospice Rittenhouse on Wednesday, Dec. 26, her 81st birthday. As a young woman, Mrs. Moss performed as a soprano with the New York City Opera Company and the San Francisco Opera Company. Her repertoire for most of her career, though, was the Great American Songbook. "I'm fortunate enough to have a background in many musical forms," she said in a 1994 Inquirer article.