May 28, 1996 |
Lincoln University track coach Cyrus Jones figured his men's team had no chance at a second straight Division III national championship. The Lions trailed Williams College, 59-51, entering the last event of the day, the 1,600-meter relay. The Massachusetts school had to finish only sixth to pick up three points and clinch the title Saturday at North Central College in Naperville, Ill. "All they had to do was walk around the track," Jones said. Instead, Williams false-started and was disqualified.
April 17, 2016 |
Dickinson College is preparing to launch a major fund-raising campaign, but its current president, Nancy A. Roseman, won't be raising the funds. Roseman, who arrived at Dickinson in 2013 as the first female leader in the college's long history, said she would resign, effective June 30. "It's an eight-year marathon," Roseman, 57, said of the upcoming campaign. "You have to have a consuming appetite to take that on. I just recognize in myself that I didn't have the appetite for that eight-year marathon.
March 28, 2015 |
William Gray Warden III, 82, of Newtown Square, a business executive and sailor, died Wednesday, March 18, of causes related to aging at his second home in the Bahamas. A native of Haverford, Delaware County, Mr. Warden graduated from the Haverford School in 1950. While there, he played soccer and ran track. Four years later, Mr. Warden graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force. He became a pilot and flew early-generation single-engine jets.
May 21, 2013 |
William Williams Keen Butcher, 97, of Chestnut Hill, CEO of the former Philadelphia brokerage firm Butcher & Singer and former chair of the Committee of Seventy public watchdog group, died at home Wednesday, May 15. A U.S. Army major who served in World War II, Mr. Butcher - who went by W.W. Keen - was a philanthropist and active member of the Republican Party at the national level who had U.S. presidents to his home for dinner. "I can think of several instances when we'd come home for dinner and the president would be there," said Noel Butcher Hanley, a daughter who lives in Bryn Mawr.
May 2, 1996 |
Haddonfield senior Rhett Van Syoc is putting his mind to work on the tennis court this season. The result has been 16 wins in 17 matches before yesterday's Colonial Conference match against Haddon Township. "Rhett is one of the brightest kids I have ever coached," said Haddonfield coach Jeff Holman, whose teams have won 17 conference titles in his 18 years at Haddonfield. "Rhett scored a perfect 800 on the verbal portion of his college board test and he has already been accepted to Williams College in Massachusetts.
January 8, 1997 |
Edward L. Stanley, 80, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., died of cancer Monday at Cathedral Village, a retirement community in Upper Roxborough. He formerly lived in Chestnut Hill and Flourtown. Mr. Stanley was born in Lansdowne. He attended Episcopal Academy, in Merion, and Williams College, in Williamstown, Mass., where he was named to the Little All-American Football Team. In 1935, he was the top scorer in the East, scoring 16 touchdowns in eight games for a team that lost only once, to Princeton.
April 23, 2014 |
William B. Wilson, 92, formerly of Bryn Mawr, developer of the Brandywine Airport, died Friday, April 11, of respiratory failure at an assisted-living facility near his home in Menlo Park, Calif. Mr. Wilson saw action during World War II. He was enrolled at Williams College when he enlisted as a lieutenant in the Navy on Dec. 8, 1941. He became a pilot, teaching aerial photography. Toward the end of the war, he was based on the aircraft carrier Intrepid. After his military service, Mr. Wilson returned to Williams to graduate.
March 9, 1992 |
Penn sophomore Drew McGowan won the first annual U.S. Court Tennis Junior Championship for players over 15 years of age with a 6-4, 6-2 triumph over Williams College senior Steve Simpson Jr. in a well-played final yesterday at the Racquet Club. McGowan scored a service ace to win the first set. Gabe Kinzler of Friends Select School, son of Andy Kinzler, the founder of the tournament, won the under-15 championship by 6-0, 6-1 over James Price of Norwood Academy. Ed Hughes, president of the U.S. Court Tennis Association, presented each contestant with a $90 racquet.
February 6, 2016 |
Thomas D. Kent, 86, an environmental lawyer, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, of complications from congestive heart failure at the Hill at Whitemarsh. He had lived at the senior community in Lafayette Hill since 2007. Before that, he resided at Seabrook Island, S.C., and Summit, N.J. Mr. Kent came from a family with historic roots in the Pennsylvania suburbs. His grandfather George Morley Marshall, a physician and faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, bought Phillips Mill along the Delaware Canal in New Hope and invited William Lathrop to live on the property.
October 30, 2012 |
Dickinson College has selected its first female president in its 229-year history. Nancy A. Roseman, former dean at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., will take over at the 2,400-student liberal arts college on July 1, replacing William G. Durden, who will retire after 14 years at the helm, the college announced on Sunday evening. Roseman was selected by the school's board of trustees on Saturday afternoon to be the college's 28th president and will be on campus Thursday to meet with students and staff, said Dickinson spokeswoman Christine Dugan.