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HEALTH
By Jean Marbella, Scott Calvert and Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
Fanya O'Donoghue had just learned she was pregnant when she happened to meet a group of nurses at a social gathering. She was looking for an obstetrician, and asked them whom they would recommend. "All six of them said, 'Dr. [Nikita] Levy,'" she recalled. Even now, after allegations that Levy photographed patients during exams, followed by the doctor's apparent suicide last Monday, O'Donoghue can't bring herself to believe those nurses steered her wrong. For her, Levy is still the kind, dryly funny doctor who drove through the "snowmageddon" of February 2010 when she went into labor with her firstborn - who shepherded her through her next pregnancy with twins and celebrated their happy deliveries.
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NEWS
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
Dozens of students from mostly all-girls schools throughout the area poured onto War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall on Friday afternoon, pumping signs in the air and chanting "bring back our girls. " They were there to add their voices to the many around the world calling for the release of more than 200 Nigerian girls abducted three weeks ago by extremist group Boko Haram when they showed up for school, defying the group's opposition to the education of women. The students from schools such as the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Maryvale Preparatory School and Friends School of Baltimore said they felt a camaraderie for the girls thousands of miles away.
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NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 18, 2013
Two seniors met for the first time at the Broadmead retirement community cafeteria Oct. 7. One was Libby Murphy, 83, a longtime Roland Park area resident, who has lived at Broadmead in Cockeysville for almost two years. The other was Mackenzie Gerrity, 17, of Stoneleigh, a senior at Friends School. Gerrity, wearing her Friends lacrosse jacket, was there as a biographer, to tell Murphy's life story in two or three pages for a nonfiction creative writing class project, or as Murphy explained, "to put it in black and white.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 8, 2014
Katrina Marinelli swung for the fences and got all ball. "Nice hit," said a teammate. It wasn't really a hit. The 12-year-old Roland Park girl was hitting a softball off a tee into a net during practice, as the Rams, a newly formed girls softball team at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, prepared for an April 8 away game against Dumbarton Middle School in Rodgers Forge. Coaches and parents who organized the team say it's the first girls softball team at the school in many years, if not ever, and a rarity in the budget-conscious Baltimore Public School System, where middle school softball is considered a luxury.
NEWS
By Roger Twigg and Michael James and Roger Twigg and Michael James,Staff Writers | October 14, 1992
A teacher at Friends School of Baltimore -- the city's oldest school and one rarely exposed to crime -- was robbed at gunpoint early yesterday as she arrived for work, city police reported.The teacher, Virginia Spry Kerley, 49, was robbed of $100 after a "clean . . . well-spoken" man approached her in the building, pulled a handgun from his coat and said, "It's been a long night, I've got to get out of here," a police report said.Police said Ms. Kerley had arrived at the Quaker school at about 7:15 a.m. and was met in a hallway by the man, who was wearing what appeared to be an expensive gold watch.
NEWS
June 13, 2004
Jonathan Huxtable, the new head of Harford Friends School, will hold a series of informational sessions at Harford County branch libraries and one in Cecil County. All of the sessions will be held at 7 p.m. The schedule includes: Aberdeen, June 23. Edgewood, June 30. Fallston-Jarrettsville, July 1. Whiteford, July 13. Bel Air, July 14. Joppa, July 21. Norrisville, July 22. Abingdon, July 27. Rising Sun, July 28. Darlington, Aug. 4. Havre de Grace, Aug. 18. Harford Friends School will open in Harford County in September 2005.
NEWS
March 13, 1992
Friends School of Baltimore, 5114 N. Charles St., has launched a $1.5 million fund-raising campaign, its most ambitious ever, to help pay for four areas of school development.The areas are increased endowment; paying for recent expansion of the school's pre-primary and lower school divisions; construction of a music education wing; and development of an additional athletic field.Founded in 1784, Friends is an independent Quaker school for students from age 4 to grade 12. James L. Zamoiski is chairman of the campaign, and Timothy R. Hearn is vice chairman.
NEWS
March 6, 1991
A memorial service for Eleanor Dilworth Mace, retired principal of the upper grades at Friends School, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles St.Mrs. Mace, who was 88, died Monday at her home in Phoenix after a short illness.She retired from Friends in 1963, where she had been principal of the upper school and assistant to the headmaster since 1954. She had joined the faculty in 1926, when Friends was at Park Avenue and Laurens Street. She was dean of girls from 1935 until 1954.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | January 31, 2009
Graham Bernard Harrison, a Friends School freshman who acted, danced and sang, died of acute lymphocytic leukemia Sunday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The North Baltimore resident was 15. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Patricia Ragusa Harrison, an actress, and Michael Harrison, artistic director of the Baltimore Opera Company. He was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia at the age of 18 months. Family members said he was treated at Hopkins for three years and remained in remission for another decade.
NEWS
April 2, 1999
Friends School has named new heads of its lower and upper schools, to replace one retiring administrator and another who left the Charles Street school last summer.Janice S. Morrison, chairwoman of the science department at Park School in Brooklandville, will become the new lower school head, replacing Diana R. McGraw, who is retiring after 31 years at Friends.Peter Vermilye, lower school head at Westtown School in West Chester, Pa., has been named upper school head. He is replacing Clint Wilkins, who resigned from Friends in June to become head of a new school in California.
SPORTS
By Rich Scherr and For The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2014
Looking to create more interaction between baseball players from Baltimore City public and private schools, organizers of the President's Cup have changed the event's format, eschewing a 16-team public vs. private tournament in favor of a single East vs. West all-star game. Now in its fourth year, the event -- to take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Camden Yards -- will feature two 25-man teams comprised of players from a mixture of 18 public and private schools. Lester Davis, the director of communications and media relations for City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young, said the new format better lends itself to building relationships between players from diverse social and economic backgrounds.
NEWS
By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
In the early 1800s, a successful businessman watched as young homeless girls roamed the docks of Baltimore, selling items to survive. He thought that if they just had an education, that could make all of the difference. So he began planning for a school. When the Samuel Ready School for Female Orphans closed its doors in 1977, a scholarship foundation took its place, and in the past 20 years, it has given $10 million in financial assistance to about 250 young girls in the Baltimore area so that they can complete middle and high school at one of six prestigious independent schools.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Adelle Waldman | November 22, 2013
I didn't intend to throw a "Risky Business"-style New Year's blowout at my parents' house to ring in the year 1996. It just happened. A lot of things just happen when you are 19 and a sophomore in college; at least that's how it felt to me. I was home in Baltimore from school in Rhode Island, and my parents, who liked to travel, were away. When you are not yet 21, the question of what to do on New Year's tends to loom large. All I did was mention casually to the right (wrong?
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
Rachel A. Pines, a classically trained pianist who later changed careers and became chief learning officer for a business consulting company, died Nov. 7 of breast cancer at the Cancer Treatment Center in Philadelphia. The former Mount Washington resident was 63. Born in Chicago, the former Rachel Arlene Bolotin was raised in Northbrook, Ill., and graduated in 1968 from North Shore Country Day School. After earning a bachelor's degree in 1972 from Pomona College, she moved to Baltimore, where she enrolled at the Peabody Institute and studied under noted pianist Leon Fleisher.
NEWS
By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | October 18, 2013
Two seniors met for the first time at the Broadmead retirement community cafeteria Oct. 7. One was Libby Murphy, 83, a longtime Roland Park area resident, who has lived at Broadmead in Cockeysville for almost two years. The other was Mackenzie Gerrity, 17, of Stoneleigh, a senior at Friends School. Gerrity, wearing her Friends lacrosse jacket, was there as a biographer, to tell Murphy's life story in two or three pages for a nonfiction creative writing class project, or as Murphy explained, "to put it in black and white.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
Baltimore County police said Tuesday they don't know whether the person who sent sexually explicit material through social media to two students at St. Paul's School for Girls is male or female. Meanwhile, another area school said students there were contacted by the person. The John Carroll School in Bel Air told parents in an email that two girls there believe they were contacted by the person. The girls came forward after the Harford County Catholic school's dean of students talked about the St. Paul's incident at an assembly Tuesday morning.
NEWS
By Mary Maushard and Mary Maushard,SUN STAFF | December 19, 1997
Friends School of Baltimore has named Jon Harris, an administrator, teacher and coach at a suburban Philadelphia Quaker school, as headmaster, replacing W. Byron Forbush III, who is retiring after 38 years in charge of Baltimore's oldest school.Harris' appointment as the 213-year-old school's eighth headmaster -- and the first who is not a Quaker -- ends a yearlong nationwide search, the first conducted by Friends. His selection was approved by the Board of Trustees and announced to students, teachers and administrators this week.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2000
Charlotte Feast Hoffman, a conservationist and former Friends School music teacher whose method of teaching required students to construct the instruments they subsequently learned to play, died Monday of kidney failure at Northwest Hospital Center. She was 98. Mrs. Hoffman, who joined the Friends School faculty in 1938, established the music shop course in which students made flutes, recorders, marimbas, cymbals, drums, banjos and ukuleles, then learned how to make music with them. She retired in 1950.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
Michael Laban Malin, a manager for a Kennedy Krieger Institute program for autistic children who was recalled for his outgoing personality, died of brain cancer Tuesday at his mother's North Baltimore home. He was 34 and lived with his family in Canton. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of David Hirsh Malin, a co-founder of the Jemicy School, and Judith Ann Malin, an administrator at St. Elizabeth's School in Northeast Baltimore. He attended the Baltimore Montessori School and was a 1998 graduate of Friends School, where he played soccer and lacrosse and sang in the school chorus.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | August 20, 2013
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday. The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was initially published by Huffington Post's Gay Voices section. Campus Pride's list looks specifically at colleges' policies toward and institutional support of LGBT students in areas like housing, campus safety, counseling and student life.
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