Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Darryl Reynolds was a key player on Lower Merion High School's 2011-2012 state runner-up squad.
"Darryl Reynolds '12 will head down Lancaster Ave. to continue his athletic and academic career at Villanova University!!! ... Congratulations and best of luck to Darryl as he takes this exciting next step!!!" The news came Tuesday afternoon from Aces Basketball on Facebook and Twitter: Reynolds, a key member of Lower Merion High School's 2011-2012 state runner-up team, would be playing his college ball on the Main Line for the Villanova Wildcats. Before Reynolds made his announcement Tuesday at LMHS, the team site posted the following recap of his career: Reynolds, a 6'8 forward, helped lead the Aces to the 2012 state finals and an undefeated Central League campaign. A dominant presence in the paint, he averaged 11 points, 8.2 rebounds …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Hazmat crews were called out to the university Tuesday afternoon.
A freshman chemistry class experiment at Villanova University sent several students to a hospital, according to reports. Several students and a faculty member were taken to a hospital. Police told NBC10 that symptoms ranged from difficulty breathing to nose bleeds and some more severe symptoms. Mendall Hall, a university academic building, was evacuated at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the university. A student told Action News that they left their classrooms thinking it was a fire drill when the alarm was pulled. Police said that the situation was contained.
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 …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Find out what your chances are of getting accepted at your favorite college or university in the Delaware Valley.
With more than 50 colleges and universities in and around the city, Philadelphia is one of the largest college towns in the nation. Each year, these colleges and universities receive more applications for admission than they have places available. Below are the acceptance rates for many of the institutions of higher education in the Delaware Valley. Ardmore/ Bryn Mawr/ Haverford St. Joseph's University Bryn Mawr College Rosemont College Harcum College Haverford College Radnor Villanova University Cabrini College Eastern University Delaware County Delaware County Community College Neumann University Penn State Brandywine Campus Pennsylvania College of Technology Swarthmore College Widener University Chester County Immaculata …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The 18-year-old from Massachusetts was hospitalized Dec. 2.
A Villanova University student was hospitalized and cited for public intoxication early Sunday morning after his blood alcohol content tested at life-threatening levels, Lower Merion police said Monday. Bryn Mawr Hospital staff called police about 2:15 a.m. to report a very drunk man had just left the emergency room. Whether the man—an 18-year-old Villanova freshman from Newton, MA—had been receiving medical treatment, and how he had arrived at the hospital, was not immediately known. Officers encountered the student on a sidewalk a block away from the hospital, staggering and speaking incomprehensibly, police said. His only statement police understood was that he had been drinking beer and vodka. The student's blood alcohol content …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Township and university officials have convened to discuss nightlife behavior.
Villanova University students committed the majority of Lower Merion Township's 'nuisance offenses' in the past three months, and the school must do a better job with discipline, one township Board of Commissioners member said at Monday's meeting. Of 186 arrests for disorderly conduct, public urination, public intoxication and underage drinking in August through October, 110 involved Villanova students, Commissioner Scott Zelov said, citing data researched by Capt. Bill Boegly of the Lower Merion Police Department. "That is just about 60 percent, which can not continue," said Zelov, who represents the area of Bryn Mawr—a pub-packed stretch of Lancaster Avenue—where most of those arrests typically happen. In a Patch email interview after …
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, August 14, 2012
Doug Martin stepped after an investigation by the Villanova University’s human relations department revealed inaccuracies on his resume.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
See where other area schools rank on Forbes list of Top Colleges.
Philadelphia-area colleges fare well on Forbes' America's Top Colleges list. Among them are Bryn Mawr College (52) and Villanova University (83). Bryn Mawr, which is ranked 44 among private colleges, has an undergraduate student population of 1,313 and costs $55,714 total per year. Forbes says Villanova, which is ranked 73 among private colleges, has 10,661 students and costs $54,520 to attend annually. Swarthmore did the best among local schools with the University of Pennsylvania not too far behind. Haverford College's rank would have been higher, according to Forbes, but there was a data error. (Click here for more on that story.) Local colleges overall ranking: Forbes ranking were based on the following criteria: Quality of teaching, …
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Read the email alert that went out warning students, staff, and faculty.
Local and federal law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Villanova University students Radnor Township Police Department "received vague telephone threats concerning the University and that similar calls appear to have been placed by the same individual to other organizations throughout the country," reads an email from Ann E. Diebold, Vice President of University Communication. Watch a segment on NBC10 by clicking here. Diebold's email follows in full: Dear Faculty, Students and Staff: I wanted you to know about a report that may appear in the local media regarding Villanova. The University was informed by the Radnor Township Police Department that it received vague telephone threats concerning the University and…