Monday, May 13, 2013
The school admitted only women until 2009. On Saturday, the first Rosemont men received their diplomas.
In 1833, Oberlin College became the first university in the country to accept women. Last weekend, Rosemont College, for the first time in its history, graduated a few men. On Saturday, the Bryn Mawr college handed out diplomas to its inaugural co-ed class. The newly-minted male graduates, admitted in 2009, are the first to have spent four years at the former women's college. According to Rosemont President Dr. Sharon Hirsh, herself a graduate of the class of 1970, the men of Rosemont—who comprise about 33 percent of the school's total enrollment—were admitted after an 18 month review that resulted in a new strategic plan for the college. Hirsh says the school decided becoming coeducational would make it more competitive and strengthen it …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
A recent study looks at the number of colleges that require gym classes and the affect of physical activity on education.
According to a recent study by Oregon State University, the number of colleges and universities that require physical education classes is at 39 percent, a historic low. The study looked at data from 354 randomly selected four-year universities and colleges, beginning in the 1920s when 97 percent of institutions required physical education classes. "Brain scans have shown that physical activity improves the area of the brain involved with high-level decision making,” said Brad Cardinal, lead author of the study. “In addition, we know employers often are concerned about employee health, in part because physically active employees attend work more and tend to perform better." Do Philadelphia Colleges Require PE? Chestnut Hill College …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
There are no suspects.
A 1998 Chevrolet Malibu was damaged in a Rosemont College parking lot sometime Sunday, Lower Merion police said. The car was parked at the Kaul Hall lot off Wendover Road between 2:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, when the driver, a Rosemont student, returned to it. The rear passenger side window had been broken, the antenna was missing and the roof was dented, police said. Rosemont security staff told police there have been no other such incidents recently.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Get ready for an influx of students.
Colleges and universities in Villanova, Bryn Mawr and Rosemont are welcoming their students for the 2012-13 school year. Villanova University’s freshmen will move in on Wednesday, Aug. 22. The upper classmen will arrive on the campus Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 25 and 26. Customs Week begins at Bryn Mawr College Wednesday, Aug. 29, and dorms open for returning students on Friday, Aug. 31. New student orientation at Rosemont College will take place Friday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 26; the Convocation Ceremony will also be held Sunday, Aug. 26. At Harcum College, new students will move in Saturday, Aug. 25. Returning students will move in Sunday, Aug. 26.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Find out what tuition, fees and room and board will cost you for 2012-2013 at a number of suburban Philadelphia school.
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education this week approved a 3 percent tuition increase for the 14 state schools, including West Chester University for the 2012-13 academic year. The total tuition cost for a full time, resident undergraduate student will be $6,428. Taking into account additional fees, room and board, the average total cost for a state university is about $16,000, said PASSHE spokesperson Kenn Marshall. So, what do other local colleges cost? Information pulled from school websites for the 2012-2013 school year.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne residents graduated from Rosemont College.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Several local residents graduated from Rosemont College in May 2012: Maramei Beatty of Bryn Mawr, earned a master of arts degree in counseling psychology Candace Brown of Bryn Mawr, earned a master of arts degree in counseling psychology Justin Colbert of Gladwyne, earned a master's degree in business administration Mariana David of Gladwyne, earned a master's degree in business administration Waynetta Faust of Rosemont, earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and political science Christine Kuritzkes of Bryn Mawr, earned a master of arts degree in education Linda Lattif of Bryn Mawr, earned a master of arts degree in counseling psychology Margaret Odeh of Bryn Mawr, earned a bachelor of science degree in accounting cum laude Judith…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The race is at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 1.
The Rosemont College cross country team, in its second year, is holding a race fundraiser this weekend for much-needed gear and travel expenses. The race will be at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 1 at Valley Forge Memorial Gardens, which is located at 352 S. Gulph Road in King of Prussia. Runners are asked to arrive at 8:30 a.m. Head Coach Patrick Hager said this is the first time they've done a a race event to raise money for the team. In the past, they did a buffet dinner fundraiser, he said. Proceeds will go to buy the team uniforms, shoes and watches, as well as travel expenses. Entry is $20, though Hager said they would accept lesser entry donations. "We're really, really excited about it," Hager said. "Hopefully it's something we can keep …
Monday, March 12, 2012
The following information has been supplied by the Lower Merion Police Department. If arrests or charges are mentioned, they do not indicate guilt or a conviction.
On Monday afternoon, Lower Merion police reported to news media the following incidents from the past week in Bryn Mawr and Gladwyne: Attempted burglary: Damage to the front door of St. Luke's United Methodist Church was discovered about 11:45 a.m. March 5, indicating a burglary attempt, but no entry was gained, police said. Theft: An Apple laptop computer was stolen from a desktop at Bryn Mawr Hospital between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. March 7. Burglary: A $180 pair of sneakers was stolen from a Kaul Hall dorm room at Rosemont College between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 10. Public intoxication: Srinvas Manchem, 39, of the 600 block of Sanmarino Avenue in Bryn Mawr was cited after police found him sleeping in a vehicle on his block about 5 p.m. March …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The non-credit courses are offered to adult learners as one-time coffee lectures, three-week classes, six-week classes or daylong excursions.
Rosemont College Forum, which offers non-credit courses for adult learners, begins its spring semester Thursday. The series is in the spirit of American financier Henry Doherty's advice: "Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life,” according to a Rosemont College news release. Several formats will be offered: coffee lectures, three-week courses and six-week courses. All classes will be held in Kaul Hall, and course instructors include current and retired Rosemont faculty and scholars from the greater Philadelphia area. The Forum semester will also include two daylong excursions: the first on Feb. 22 to New York City to see the Lion King on Broadway ($195) and the second on March 21 to the …
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The donation is the second-largest in the college's history.
Rosemont College received a welcome surprise last week: an anonymous $5 million donation. The gift—the second-largest in Rosemont College’s history—will be used to fund a new turf athletic field for soccer and lacrosse ($2 million) and a new campus community center ($3 million). “It’s huge, not just in size but in intent,” Athletic Director Lynn Rothenhoefer said of the donation. “It’s going to significantly help us be able to sustain all the programs we’ve recently added in becoming co-ed.” Rosemont College, which used to accept only female students, began admitting male applicants in 2009. The turf field project is slated for the summer of 2013, which hopefully would allow fall 2013 sports teams to play there, Rothenhoefer said. The …