November 10, 2014 |
With an auditorium full of female students, Lincoln University president Robert R. Jennings offered the sort of fatherly advice he believes many of them need when it comes to sex and men. "We have, we had, on this campus last semester three cases of young women who after having done whatever they did with young men and then it didn't turn out the way they wanted it to turn out, guess what they did," he began. "They went to Public Safety and said, 'He raped me.' " His comments came back in September, at Lincoln's annual All Women's Convocation.
November 6, 2014 |
REPUBLICAN candidate Megan Rath knows she never stood a chance to win Democrat Bob Brady's seat in the 1st U.S. Congressional District. But, lordy, she had fun making the 16-year incumbent dance for votes he's always taken for granted. "He never had to put up billboards until we put up billboards. He even sent out mailers! When has Bob Brady ever had to send out mailers?" Rath, 34, asked yesterday morning at the 34th polling place she'd visited in less than four hours. She may have lost yesterday's election, but Rath - who sells medical devices when she's not on the stump - generated noticeable buzz in the GOP, says Alan Novak, former chairman of Pennsylvania's Republican State Committee.
November 4, 2014 |
The director of a major Muslim group told Muslim and Jewish women gathered Sunday that God "has put the spark of the divine in all of us. " Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement in New York City, was among the speakers at the Muslim-Jewish Women's Leadership Conference at Temple University. Its organizers called it "the first-ever national gathering of Muslim and Jewish women. " About 100 women participated. Khan urged audience members "to try to see things from God's perspective - that religions are part of the divine plan - and to see ourselves as part of the plan.
October 31, 2014 |
Starting last month, a group of young girls have been embarking each Saturday on the wondrous and sometimes complicated path to womanhood. The Sister Circle Rites of Passage Program for Girls was founded by Karen Warrington. She is director of communication for Rep. Bob Brady and former press secretary to Mayor Wilson Goode. Sister Circle was established to give young women a chance to discuss African American history, culture, career goals, conflict resolution, and community involvement.
October 29, 2014 |
AS IT TURNED out, Jill Ellis didn't need to answer why, in the biggest game of her short tenure as U.S. women's national team coach, she chose to make the greatest goal-scorer in USA history a healthy scratch from the starting lineup last night against Mexico in the semifinals of the CONCACAF Championship. With Abby Wambach and her world-record 173 international goals sitting on the bench for 61 minutes, the United States got two early goals from Delran native Carli Lloyd and a second-half goal from Christen Press on its way to a comfortable 3-0 victory at PPL Park.
October 29, 2014 |
The shark doesn't give the minnow a bite of the chum - especially when it is hunting in its own waters. On one level, there wasn't a lot for the United States to gain from last night's CONCACAF Women's Championship game at PPL Park. Both the USA and Costa Rica had already sewn up bids in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup next summer in Canada by winning semifinal games Friday. So in essence, the big prizes coming out of the CONCACAF Tournament already were awarded. Mexico got the third automatic World Cup bid by defeating Trinidad & Tobago in the third-place game.
October 29, 2014 |
THIS IS THE GAME that really matters. While the United States undoubtedly wants to win the CONCACAF women's championship tournament that concludes this weekend at PPL Park, its primary goal in this competition is to earn a berth into the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup next summer in Canada. To guarantee that, all Team USA must do is beat archrival Mexico in tonight's semifinal and advance to Sunday's championship match. Trinidad & Tobago will attempt to make history as the first Caribbean nation to qualify for a Women's World Cup when it plays Costa Rica today.
October 28, 2014 |
That'll teach U.S. women's national team coach Jill Ellis to start a game with Abby Wambach on the bench. The 34-year-old forward and all-time leading goal scorer in international play was not in the starting lineup for Friday's CONCACAF soccer semifinal. Instead she came on as a substitute, replacing Sydney Leroux in the 62d minute. But Wambach returned to the starting 11 in Sunday's CONCACAF final, and her impact was felt immediately as the veteran netted four goals en route to a 6-0 win over Costa Rica.
October 26, 2014 |
Carli Lloyd was just 40 minutes from Delran High School, where the midfielder first started to make a name for herself by playing soccer. She was 85 miles from Yurcak Field at Rutgers, where Lloyd played in college and was last year inducted into the Hall of Distinguished Alumni. And 38 miles away is the Universal Soccer Academy in Lumberton, where the 32-year old has trained for years with James Galanis. For all intents and purposes, PPL Park in Chester is like a home field for Lloyd.
October 23, 2014 |
To chief executive Sue Schick, it's a continuing mystery. Why are there so few women on corporate boards? Why are there so few top women executives? Why are so few women ranked among the top earners? And if major nonprofit organizations seem comfortable with female leadership, why can't that confidence translate to more business leadership spots for women? "Inertia," said Schick, chief executive of UnitedHealthcare Pennsylvania and Delaware, a publicly traded health insurance company that has more than 5,000 employees and covers more than 900,000 people.