June 2, 2014 |
ONE MAN, who is "getting more and more violent," may be responsible for three recent sexual assaults of women in the Mayfair and Castor sections of Northeast Philadelphia, police said yesterday. In the three cases, from April 25 to Wednesday, each victim described the attacker as a man in his mid-20s, about 6 feet tall, thin to medium build and wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt, Capt. John Darby said at a news conference at the Special Victims Unit. The first two women reported that a sharp object was held to their necks, Darby said.
May 15, 2014 |
After C. Neill Epperson, a psychiatrist who directs the Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, listened to many patients complain about their brains as they approached and entered menopause, she had an idea. Women would tell her that they couldn't juggle as much as they used to. They had to write something down instantly or the thought would disappear. They felt foggy and disorganized. Some worried that they had dementia. The symptoms didn't sound like dementia to Epperson, but they did sound like something else: attention deficit disorder.
May 13, 2014 |
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The season came to an end for Penn on Sunday in a 13-5 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the second round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament at Maryland's field hockey and lacrosse complex. Penn struck first on a goal by senior midfielder Lindsey Smith, a former Unionville High star, less than five minutes into the game, but Maryland's relentless attack proved to be too much. Taylor Cummings, Beth Glaros, and Kelly McPartland scored hat tricks for the Terrapins (20-1)
May 11, 2014 |
THE PENN women's lacrosse team opened its eighth consecutive NCAA Tournament with a 9-4 victory over Canisius in a first-round game yesterday in College Park, Md. Senior midfielder Tory Benson led the Quakers with four goals and an assist. Sophomore attacker Nina Corcoran added a goal and two assists. Penn (13-4) now plays the host Terrapins (19-1), the overall No. 1 seed, tomorrow at noon. Maryland has won a record 10 national championships and has made a record 30 appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
May 10, 2014 |
Shortly after the members of the Penn women's lacrosse team walked off the field following a sound beating (12-6) by Virginia in the first round of last year's NCAA tournament, coach Karin Corbett delivered the same message to her despondent players that she had given them all season. "We were sloppy all season long, and it finally caught up to us against a very good ACC team," Corbett said. "We were young last season, and every time we talked about cleaning up our game, the girls were kind of like, 'Yeah, whatever.' "Looking back," the Quakers coach continued, "that might have been the best thing that could have happened to us. All season long I didn't have to spend too much time on that.
May 10, 2014 |
John Pieper could have taken the safe choice out of high school and attended Air Force, but there was something intriguing about Drexel and its fledgling rowing program. "They'd only had their varsity program for a couple of years," Pieper, now a senior with the Dragons, said Thursday. "They had no big titles, no big names in rowing. In one sense, it definitely was a gamble choosing Drexel. But what I saw was a young team that had a lot of passion behind it. The athletic department was putting a lot of time, energy, money, and resources into the program.
May 9, 2014 |
WINNING HAS become the tradition for Penn's women's lacrosse team. This year is no different. The Quakers compiled a 12-4 record, going 6-1 to win the Ivy League and secure their eighth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. They play Canisius in the first round today at 4 p.m. in College Park, Md. This season's berth was not without trials and tribulations. The No. 7 Quakers had their share of distractions, which led to losses in games that could have propelled them into the national spotlight.
May 8, 2014 |
They are a rarity, indeed: Grandmother, mother, daughter - all doctors. Even rarer: Because of the profession's relatively brief history of equal access, each woman's life experience illustrates the very different eras in which they received their training - and, in some cases, reared children. Geraldine Prose Young, who applied to medical school in the 1940s - against the odds - was scorned as an irresponsible mother. Nancy Young Melin, a generation later, was surrounded by many working mothers struggling to balance life and work.
May 4, 2014 |
WHEN AMBER LONG was shot and killed during a purse-snatching in Northern Liberties earlier this year, her mother, Stephanie, committed herself to raising awareness about street safety among women. Today, she will take part in a free women's self-defense class, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Cobbs Creek Recreation Center, on 63rd Street near Walnut. "This class is the first step on a productive road to protect ourselves," said Long, 52, of Harrisburg. "I want people to know that they shouldn't give predators, the nonfunctioning part of society, what they don't deserve.
May 1, 2014
KATLYN GRASSO, 20, a Wharton School junior, is CEO and founder of GenHERation, an online leadership portal for high school girls. GenHERation provides girls with an opportunity to work with national corporations and nonprofits to become catalysts for social change. Grasso has raised about $25,000 from various Wharton grants and venture funds to start up GenHERation. Q: How'd you come up with the idea for GenHERation? A: I've always been passionate about helping girls achieve personally and professionally.