Holy Family Development Benefits the Community

Local lawmakers applauded today’s Philadelphia Housing Authority’s approval of Holy Family University’s plan for the former Liddonfield Homes site as an important and beneficial development for the Upper Holmesburg community of Northeast Philadelphia. State Sen. Mike Stack,
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Mayor Nutter Gives High Marks To ‘Class of 2012’ ‘

Top of the Class: Mayor’s High School Graduation Celebration’ salutes students for their accomplishments and academic leaders announce scholarship recipient. Mayor Michael A. Nutter unofficially closed the books on the school year by celebrating the achievements of  nearly 1,000 high school graduates from more than 80 local schools today in (more...)

“Les Miserables – School Edition”

This epic story recounts the struggle against adversity in 19th century France. Imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread, petty thief Jean Valjean is released from his 19-year term and not only becomes and honest man, but the mayor of a prosperous town and (more...)

Promoting Mutual Understanding, One Person at a Time

Novosibirsk student Nikita Korolko is heading from one world-class scientific community to another; leaving the research university at Akademgorodok to pursue a PhD at Harvard University in Boston. “From my perspective studying abroad is a great experience for young people. You can improve your intellectual abilities (more...)

Student, Arrested In Cairo, Is Back To Philly

When the Drexel University  student  Greg Porter arrived at Philadelphia International Airport's international terminal was greeted by family members and media guyes. He was arrested by police in Cairo during a pro-democracy riot. He returned to the United States and was "so thankful his (more...)

Teenager Faces Cocaine Haul Charge

CBS News reported, that "a teenager from London was charged with drug trafficking in the US after 13kg of cocaine was found in her luggage." She was arrested at Miami International Airport, where she landed from Jamaica. A student from Upper Norwood is 17 years old. She has since turned 18 and (more...)

Penn State One of Most LGBT-Friendly Universities

Penn State is now acknowledged with a 5-star rating as one of the most LGBT-friendly universities in the country. Only 33 universities out of 300 participating received the top honors. The index of LGBT-friendliness was based on a 50-point self-assessment questionnaire covering 8 primary factors: policy inclusion, support and institutional commitment, (more...)

One Student Dead, 11 Wounded in Shooting

Jamail E. Johnson, 25, a student of Ohio's Youngstown State University, was killed. 11 other people were wounded in a shooting at an off-campus fraternity house, said officials. A 17-year-old girl was in critical condition. The private residence housed some members of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, a YSU sanctioned African-American (more...)

$30 million For George School

When Anderson's mother became ill, her father decided to send her to board at George School. He did not want her to be a latch-key child. That is how Barbara Dodd Anderson, a native New Yorker, became the George School student. That was a difficult time , she (more...)

Teacher’s Romance With Student?

The Lower Merion High School (Pennsylvania) teacher was fired for having a romantic relationship with one of his students. When administrators learned of the affair,  science teacher Robert S. had been suspended with pay since December. The teacher, 43, has refused to discuss the case and sent everybody to his attorney, (more...)

Russian Ministry Hosts “U.S. Student Body Presidents”

Student body presidents representing U.S. colleges and universities across the United States went to Russia in November to meet their counterparts in what many officials and academics hope will be the first of many such exchanges in coming years. It was the first fully funded program sponsored by a (more...)


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