July 6, 2016 |
Temple University early Tuesday morning elevated law school dean JoAnne A. Epps to provost, its number-two position, replacing Hai-Lung Dai, who was removed from the post last week. The appointment, subject to approval by the board of trustees, would be permanent - not interim, as universities often do so they can launch a national search. Epps, 65, who has spent 31 years at the law school, the last eight as its dean, was appointed by president Neil D. Theobald. Her title will include senior vice president and chief academic officer also, and she will oversee academics across the university's 17 schools and colleges and 12 administrative offices.
April 26, 2016 |
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has appointed Phoebe A. Haddon, chancellor of Rutgers University-Camden, as a Class C director of its board. for a three-year term. Haddon became chancellor of Rutgers University–Camden in 2014. Previously, she had been dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Before that, she had been a faculty member at Temple University's Beasley School of Law for nearly 30-years. She is a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the CEO Council for Growth, the board of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey, and the board of trustees for the Cooper University Health System.
October 9, 2015 |
David T. Horn Jr., 77, of Laverock, a teacher and debate coach at Bishop McDevitt High School who pointed the way to higher education for many working-class families, died Saturday, Oct. 3, of congestive heart failure at Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. Mr. Horn taught English, history, and the humanities to three generations of pupils at the Wyncote-based school. He retired last year after 53 years in the classroom. For 27 years, beginning in the 1960s, he coached McDevitt's nationally ranked debate team.
May 15, 2015 |
OK, SO THE PRIMARY election is looming and you don't know who is running for City Council. Don't worry. The Daily News has you covered. Here's a handy thumbnail of the army of Democratic and Republican candidates who are vying to fill just seven at-large Council seats. Voters from across the city can vote for at-large candidates. But, since this is a primary election, registered Democrats may only vote for Democrats. Republican voters, likewise. Each may vote for five candidates.
April 2, 2015 |
In just eight months, he's become one of Drexel University's most popular staffers. If he's not meeting with students in his West Philadelphia office, he's making the rounds of university events: Study Palooza in Center City, a meet-and-greet at the law school, boot camp in the Recreation Center, where he also has his office. "He loves his job," said Kathryn Formica, the university's coordinator of student fitness and wellness, of her office mate. "I think he's going for tenure. " This new employee is a dog, a Carolina blend with some shiba inu and corgi mixed in. His name is Jersey, and as his office nameplate attests, he is a certified therapy dog. Jersey is one of the first on-site, year-round canine therapists at a U.S. college or university, Drexel says.
April 25, 2014 |
Rutgers University announced a new chancellor Wednesday for its Camden campus: a former professor at Temple University's law school who is now the law school dean at the University of Maryland. Phoebe A. Haddon, 63, will join Rutgers-Camden on July 1, returning to a region where she worked for decades and the state where she grew up. "It seems like a great place for me to come to after five years of being a dean here. It has a real nice-size campus for the kind of work that I'd like to do," Haddon said Wednesday afternoon.
January 13, 2014 |
Carter R. Buller, 80, of Center City, a lawyer, civic leader, and chair of the Philadelphia law firm Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads L.L.P., died Wednesday, Jan. 8, of kidney failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Starting in 1962, Mr. Buller practiced at Montgomery McCracken for his entire career. "He was going until the end," said his son, Pierce. "His last title was 'of senior counsel.' " As a partner in the firm, Mr. Buller served in many management capacities.
October 24, 2012 |
Michael Lincoln Strong of Bryn Mawr, a commercial real estate lawyer who was active in urban renewal in Philadelphia, died of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital on Sunday, Oct. 14, five days before his 82d birthday. Mr. Strong was born in London to a British father and American mother who divorced when he was very young. In 1941, after their house had been bombed in the Blitzkrieg, he and his mother sailed for America on the last passenger ship to leave Ireland before the United States entered World War II. Mr. Strong became a U.S. citizen in 1946.
October 1, 2012
By Seymour I. "Spence" Toll On Friday at the U.S. Courthouse at Sixth and Market there was a memorial service for U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak, who died in Philadelphia on May 8 at the age of 89. A 1978 judicial appointee of President Jimmy Carter, he became one of the nation's genuinely distinguished jurists. Like his judicial service, Judge Pollak's qualification for the judiciary was exceptional. After graduating at the top of his 1948 Yale Law School class, in 1948-49 he clerked for Supreme Court Justice Wiley B. Rutledge, then joined a major New York law firm.
August 11, 2011
Harry H. Wellington, 84, whose half-century of studying and teaching law included a decade as dean of Yale Law School and eight years as dean of New York Law School, died Monday of a brain tumor at his home in New York. Mr. Wellington made an early mark in labor law, enlivening what could be a drab and technical field with vivid ideas that drew on other disciplines and tested first principles. In his 1972 book, The Unions and the Cities, he argued that it could be dangerous to allow public labor unions to become too powerful.