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January 14, 1999
William G. Durden, a top executive at Sylvan Learning Systems, has been named president of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa."It's an honor to have your alma mater ask you to take it into the 21st century," said Durden, 49, a 1971 graduate of Dickinson. "It was too good to turn down."Durden is vice president for academic affairs of Caliber Learning Network, a joint venture of Baltimore-based Sylvan Learning Systems Inc. and MCI that provides education training through satellite communications.
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November 4, 2013
McDaniel College in Westminster will host Muhlenberg College (Pa.) in the first-round game of the 2013 Centennial Conference women's soccer championship on Tuesday. Game time is 2 p.m. The fourth-seeded Green Terror team (13-5 overall, 6-4 in the conference) will face the fifth-seeded Mules (7-10-1, 5-5 in conference), with the winner advancing to Friday's semifinals at Johns Hopkins. The Green Terror is seeking its first conference title. McDaniel earned a berth in the playoffs based on Saturday's 2-1 win over Dickinson College.
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By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2003
After a two-year legal battle over the estate of a wealthy Baltimore County alumnus, Dickinson College - a small, private liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania - will receive the largest charitable gift in its 220-year history, college President William G. Durden announced this week. Durden said the college will receive a multimillion-dollar gift as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit it filed in 2001 in Florida. The suit accused two Baltimore lawyers of persuading alumnus Robert A. Waidner to alter his will to benefit them and nonprofit institutions with which they were associated, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
FEATURES
August 14, 2013
The University of Maryland College Park , which likes to tout itself as a leading public research institution, has added a little more green to its laurels. Sierra Magazine ranks the state's flagship campus as the 13th greenest university in its latest national rating of " Cool Schools . " UM trailed the University of Connecticut, Dickinson College, Stanford and American universities, among others, while besting the likes of Harvard, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and Timothy B. Wheeler,SUN STAFF | March 8, 2001
When wealthy people change their wills, feathers get ruffled and writs can fly. Witness the case of Robert A. Waidner. The former chief executive officer of Standard Fusee Corp. gave millions while he was alive to Dickinson College, his alma mater. The small liberal arts school in Carlisle, Pa., gratefully named a library and its admissions building for him. Seven years ago, the Riderwood resident designated the college as the recipient of the bulk of his fortune -- estimated at $20 million to $25 million -- once he and his wife, Elizabeth, had died.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2003
W. Gibbs McKenney, a Baltimore attorney who specialized in taxes and trusts, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center from complications of diabetes. He was 90 and lived in Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. Born in Jacobsville in Anne Arundel County, Mr. McKenney was the son of a Methodist minister who was often on the move. After living for a time in Parkton, Mr. McKenney moved to Solomons Island, where he attended high school. His graduating class had seven students.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1999
Robert A. Waidner, former chief executive officer and president of Standard Fusee Corp. and a philanthropist, died Sept. 5 of respiratory failure at Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Medical Center. The Riderwood resident was 89. From 1948 until the early 1990s, when he sold the business, Mr. Waidner headed Standard Fusee, the nation's largest manufacturer of colored flares that are used for signaling purposes by railroaders, mariners and highway authorities. He also was briefly the owner of the famed McShane Bell Foundry Co. in Baltimore, which he bought in 1947 but sold a year later.
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May 12, 1991
Name: Steve ComesHonored by The Carroll County Sun for: Winning the individual title to lead the Western Maryland College golf team to its first Middle Atlantic Conference title in 13 years April 27 and28 at Shawnee Golf Course in Shawnee-On-Delaware, Pa.Age: 20Residence; hometown: Doylestown, Pa.Education: Sophomore at Western Maryland College in Westminster; graduate of Central Bucks West High School in DoylestownFamily: Mother: Judy, elementary teacher...
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
The following students, both of Columbia, earned a degree in May from Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y.: Adam Yozwiak earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering; and Olumayowa Dayo earned a Bachelor of Science in human ecology. Marian Creasy, of Columbia, earned a Bachelor of Science in public health education in May from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va. She is a graduate of Atholton High School, and the daughter of Mary Ellen and Steve Creasy.
FEATURES
August 14, 2013
The University of Maryland College Park , which likes to tout itself as a leading public research institution, has added a little more green to its laurels. Sierra Magazine ranks the state's flagship campus as the 13th greenest university in its latest national rating of " Cool Schools . " UM trailed the University of Connecticut, Dickinson College, Stanford and American universities, among others, while besting the likes of Harvard, Yale and the University of California, Berkeley.
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
The following students, both of Columbia, earned a degree in May from Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y.: Adam Yozwiak earned a Bachelor of Science in engineering; and Olumayowa Dayo earned a Bachelor of Science in human ecology. Marian Creasy, of Columbia, earned a Bachelor of Science in public health education in May from James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va. She is a graduate of Atholton High School, and the daughter of Mary Ellen and Steve Creasy.
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,stephen.kiehl@baltsun.com | April 15, 2009
A select group of students at Howard Community College will be guaranteed admission and a scholarship to Dickinson College, a highly regarded liberal arts school in Pennsylvania, to earn their bachelor's degrees under a partnership to be announced by the colleges Wednesday. The deal represents a significant step beyond the standard transfer agreements that community colleges have with state universities. The HCC-Dickinson partnership will provide support and coaching so that students are academically ready, as well as financial aid so they can afford it. With the total annual costs at some private universities now exceeding $50,000, more families are looking to community colleges as affordable alternatives.
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By DOUG DONOVAN and DOUG DONOVAN,SUN REPORTER | January 3, 2006
John Foster Bacon, a longtime Baltimore-area advocate for desegregation whose career overseas influenced his belief in racial equality, died of complications from dementia Wednesday at a Towson retirement home. He was 88. Known as "Ham," Mr. Bacon often joked that he never discovered exactly what he wanted to do with a life whose professional path spanned the globe and whose personal pursuits produced a marriage of 55 years and five children. "I like to tell youngsters in their 40s and 50s not to be afraid if they haven't found their life's work.
NEWS
By Johnathon E. Briggs and Johnathon E. Briggs,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2003
After a two-year legal battle over the estate of a wealthy Baltimore County alumnus, Dickinson College - a small, private liberal arts college in central Pennsylvania - will receive the largest charitable gift in its 220-year history, college President William G. Durden announced this week. Durden said the college will receive a multimillion-dollar gift as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit it filed in 2001 in Florida. The suit accused two Baltimore lawyers of persuading alumnus Robert A. Waidner to alter his will to benefit them and nonprofit institutions with which they were associated, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | August 23, 2003
IT WAS the second time I had packed a kid off to college, and the undertaking still took a toll on my psyche - and on the springs of the car. Every inch of trunk space and most of the back seat was jammed with my kid's belongings, from T-shirts to computer parts to sundry appliances. Forget the Generation Y label. For me, the college freshman and his cohorts will be known as the "three-pronged-plug generation." Wherever they reside, so too do innumerable electrical devices powered by three-pronged plugs.
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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | August 18, 2003
W. Gibbs McKenney, a Baltimore attorney who specialized in taxes and trusts, died Wednesday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center from complications of diabetes. He was 90 and lived in Brightwood Retirement Community in Lutherville. Born in Jacobsville in Anne Arundel County, Mr. McKenney was the son of a Methodist minister who was often on the move. After living for a time in Parkton, Mr. McKenney moved to Solomons Island, where he attended high school. His graduating class had seven students.
NEWS
By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2000
In its first partnership with an out-of-state school, Carroll Community College has signed an agreement to help interested students transfer to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. Carroll students who earn their two-year diploma and meet admission requirements can enter Dickinson's four-year liberal arts program as juniors, said Kristine DeWitt, director of counseling and career development at the community college. "I see Maryland as an area where the students are likely to be predisposed toward the type of education we offer at Dickinson," said Robert J. Massa, Dickinson's vice president for enrollment and college relations.
NEWS
By Marcia Myers and Marcia Myers,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2001
Judson Lord Smith, a retired rear admiral and civic leader who received numerous commendations for his military service in World War II, the Korean War and at other times, died Friday of emphysema at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 83 and lived most of his life in Ruxton. Born in Glyndon, he graduated from McDonogh School in 1935 and from Dickinson College in 1939. He planned to enter law school, but after listening to four German college classmates describe the struggles in Europe, he entered the Naval Reserve instead and graduated in 1941 from an accelerated wartime program at the Naval Academy.
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