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.
April 29, 2014 |
V ILLANOVA'S WOMEN'S track team did it again. The Wildcats won the 4 x 800 Championship of America on Saturday to sweep the three distance races at the Penn Relays at Franklin Field for the second straight year. The Wildcats won in 8:21.49, marking the first time ever that a Villanova women's team had won consectuive titles using the same runners. Kelsey Margey opened with a 2:06.33, followed by Angel Piccirillo (2:06.00), Nicky Akande (2:05.67), and Emily Lipari (2:03.50)
April 26, 2014 |
Villanova's Emily Lipari and Stanford's Aisling Cuffe are familiar rivals going back to their high school days in New York state, and there they were again on Thursday, dueling down the stretch of the Penn Relays women's distance medley relay. With 200 meters left, it appeared as if Cuffe had opened up enough ground on Lipari to hold on, but the Wildcats senior had a different plan. Summoning strength and speed from somewhere deep inside, Lipari passed Cuffe with less than 50 meters to go and pulled out the victory for Villanova on a sunny and windy day at Franklin Field.
April 23, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER After three women reported being sexually assaulted at West Chester University in three weeks, students Monday said they were taking precautions but not panicking. "I make sure I'm not walking alone," sophomore Amirah Gee, 19, said. "If my friends are out, I say, 'Text me when you get to your room,' so I know they're OK. " Officials said the rash of reported attacks - on a campus where, according to a university safety report, seven sexual offenses were reported in all of 2012 - is unusual but not alarming.
April 18, 2014 |
OK, WHO WAS Ebenezer Maxwell? Turns out he was a wealthy Philadelphia cloth merchant in the mid-19th century, but his main claim to local fame is the house he built in West Germantown for $10,000. The Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion is a remarkable masonry structure, 2 1/2 stories high with a three-story tower. It's on the National Register of Historic Places. Trouble is, hardly anybody visits it, although it's open to the public as a museum. And over the years, its very existence had been threatened by the nonprofit that manages it. A director once described Ebenezer Maxwell as a "nobody" and the museum as something nobody wanted.