November 24, 2015 |
Robert A.G. Montgomery Jr., 78, a pioneering Philadelphia educator, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, of complications of Alzheimer's disease at Brookdale Northampton, an assisted-living facility in Richboro. Mr. Montgomery was a chemistry and physics teacher for two decades at Northeast High School, where he began Project SPARC, an after-school program that educated students in aeronautics and related fields. It inspired scores of young Philadelphians to follow careers in science, math, and engineering.
April 25, 2015 |
Lieselotte Ursula Amalie Shuster, 95, of Hatboro, a mother and traveler who never forgot her homeland in Germany, died Sunday, April 19, of cardiovascular disease at home. Mrs. Shuster was born in Erpfingen, Germany, the daughter of Georg and Berta Hoch Lenz. She grew up in Goenningen, where her father was a teacher and her mother was active in church. In 1939, she arrived in the United States for a visit with an aunt who lived near New York City. After World War II began, it was too dangerous for her to return home.
February 2, 2015 |
Hello there Alphabetical order landed Rowland Bennett in the seat in front of Linda Brady in Mrs. Murphy's eighth-grade social studies class in Rochester, N.Y., in 1953. "I remember turning around to talk to her a lot," he said. "She was a girl. She was pretty. She was a good conversationalist. " "We became friends," Linda said. "I invited him to join a citywide Christian youth group I belonged to. " They spent that summer riding their bikes from store to store, trying to sell ads in that youth group's camp songbook.
July 18, 2014
SUPREME Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's polemic against the court's conservative majority decision in the Wheaton College case is as much a cry of frustration as it is a dissent. She criticizes the justices in a way the public seldom sees, saying in a blistering dissent, joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan: "Those who are bound by our decisions usually believe they can take us at our word. Not so today. " The Wheaton ruling, issued July 3, said the Christian liberal-arts college in Illinois doesn't have to use federal Form 700 to meet the requirements for a religious exemption from providing contraceptive coverage.
June 14, 2013
Delaware County Christian School has named Andrew Pearson as its football coach. Pearson previously was defensive coordinator at Valley Vista High in Surprise, Ariz., where he coached from 2009-12. He was a three-sport athlete at Wheaton North High (Ill.) and played football, as a defensive end, at Wheaton College. Pearson, who will move with his family from Arizona this summer, will be a Bible teacher at Delco Christian. He replaces Jim Favino, who stepped down after three seasons.
March 26, 2012 |
Virginia Price Childs, 89, a whiz with needle and thread, playful musician, and tireless volunteer for her Quaker community, died Thursday, March 22, of heart failure at Stapeley in Germantown, a retirement community. Known as "Dinnie" (from a childhood mispronunciation of Ginnie), Mrs. Childs was born in Mount Airy and lived most of her life there before moving to Stapeley with her husband, Jack, in 2005. A 1940 graduate of Germantown Friends School and 1944 graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., she was a lifelong supporter of both institutions, and of the Germantown Monthly Meeting.
March 9, 2012 |
CHARLES Thomas Bowman was a shy, retiring sort of guy - that is, until he climbed into the pulpit of his church. "He was different when he preached," said his sister, Jeanette Ward. "The spirit was in him. " The Rev. Charles Bowman, onetime Philadelphia public-school teacher, a supervisor in the state Department of Public Assistance for more than 30 years and a leader in the Fire Baptized Holiness Church, died Sunday of complications from kidney disease. He was 80 and lived in Germantown.
December 6, 2011 |
Margaret P. Werber, 94, who enriched the lives of Moorestown schoolchildren by bringing them dance, plays, and concerts, died Nov. 29 of natural causes at Pennswood Village Newtown, a retirement facility in Bucks County where she had lived for 24 years. Mrs. Werber was born in New Rochelle, N.Y., and graduated from Winchester High School, in Winchester, Mass., in 1935. She was a 1939 cum laude graduate of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. Mrs. Werber taught at the college and high school levels in New England before spending six years as a lecturer at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass.
August 2, 2011 |
The Princeton Review is out with its annual college and university rankings, and the region is once again well represented. Unlike other surveys, the results found in a new book, The Best 376 Colleges , were based on voting by students, 122,000 of them. Swarthmore College was rated the top private school for "value" for the third year in a row, as well as the No. 1 college or university for "Great Financial Aid. " Penn State is No. 1 for "Everyone Plays Intramural Sports" (and "Financial Aid Not So Great")
February 24, 2010 |
The Rev. Philip G. Ryken, senior pastor at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Center City, has been named president of Wheaton College in Illinois, his alma mater and that of evangelist Billy Graham. Ryken, 42, will leave his congregation in June and is to be installed July 1 as Wheaton's eighth president. A nondenominational evangelical Christian college in suburban Chicago, Wheaton - like Tenth Presbyterian - has a reputation for scholarship and theological conservatism. U.S. News & World Report, which ranks American colleges and universities, has dubbed Wheaton "the Harvard of evangelical colleges.