Albright College is a private, co-educational, liberal arts college. It was founded in 1856 and is located in Reading, Albright College has been named one of the Best Northeastern schools for 13 consecutive years by The Princeton Review. Albright College has named one of the most ethnically and economically diverse schools in the country by U. S News. In the “Campus Ethnic Diversity” category, as part of its 2017 Best Colleges rankings, in the “Economic Diversity” category, Albright ranked 21st out of 214 national liberal arts schools named. The Economist magazine listed Albright among the top 50 American colleges and universities for economic value in 2015, Albright College offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees, as well as a Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in education. The college offers accelerated degree programs with 10 locations throughout Pennsylvania, Albright does not require applicants to take the SAT or submit SAT scores, submission of these scores is optional.
Albright offers liberal arts and pre-professional programs and it created one of the first undergraduate psychobiology programs in the nation in the 1960s. The Colleges liberal arts curriculum has a focus that allows students to create an individualized education. Fully half of Albright students have concentrations that combine two or three fields of learning, berks Countys oldest institute of higher learning, Albright College traces its founding to 1856 when Union Seminary opened. Present-day Albright was actually formed by the mergers of several institutions, Albright Collegiate Institute opened in 1895 and was renamed Albright College three years later. Union Seminary became Central Pennsylvania College and, in 1902, merged with Albright College, Schuylkill College, previously called Schuylkill Seminary, merged with Albright College in 1928. Albrights campus relocated from Myerstown, to Schuylkill College’s campus, which is the present location of Albright, the College is named for Pennsylvania-German evangelical preacher Jacob Albright, who founded the Evangelical Association.
Born in 1759 in Douglass Township, with the name of Johannes Jacob Albrecht. Albright College athletic teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III as a member of the Middle Atlantic Conferences, charles Pop Kelchner founded the Mens Basketball team in 1900 and was athletic director at Albright College for 21 years. He was involved in aspects of Major League Baseball for over 50 years, Albright College dedicated the baseball field as Kelchner Field in 1952. Branch Rickey gave the speech, with Connie Mack in attendance. Kelchner was a graduate of Lafayette College with two degrees and was proficient in German, Italian, Classical Latin and he served as Professor of Languages and athletic director. Clarence Lester Biggie Munn was an American football player, coach and he was the head football coach at Albright College, Syracuse University, and most notably Michigan State College, where his 1952 squad won a national championship
Drexel University is a private research university with three campuses in Philadelphia. It was founded in 1891 by Anthony J. Drexel, a noted financier, founded as Drexel Institute of Art and Industry, it was renamed Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, before assuming the name Drexel University in 1970. As of 2015, more than 26,000 students are enrolled in over 70 undergraduate programs and more than 100 masters, Drexel University was founded in 1891 as the Drexel Institute of Art and Industry, by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel. The original mission of the institution was to provide opportunities in the practical arts. The institution became known as the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1936, the central aspect of Drexel Universitys focus on career preparation, in the form of its cooperative education program, was introduced in 1919. The program became integral to the unique educational experience. Participating students alternate periods of classroom-based study with periods of full-time, practical work experience related to their academic major, Papadakis oversaw Drexels largest expansion in its history, with a 471 percent increase in its endowment and a 102 percent increase in student enrollment.
His leadership guided the university toward improved performance in collegiate rankings, a selective approach to admissions. It was during this period of expansion that Drexel acquired and assumed management of the former MCP Hahnemann University, in 2006, the university established the Thomas R. Kline School of Law, and in 2011 the School of Law achieved full accreditation by the American Bar Association. Dr. Constantine Papadakis died of pneumonia in April 2009 while still employed as the universitys president and his successor, John Anderson Fry, was formerly the president of Franklin & Marshall College and served as the Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania. Under Frys leadership, Drexel has continued its expansion, including the July 2011 acquisition of The Academy of Natural Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences was formed in 1990 when Drexel merged the two existing College of Sciences and College of Humanities together. The College of Media Arts and design fosters the study and management of the arts, design, the performing and visual.
The college offers sixteen undergraduate programs, and 6 graduate programs, in art and design fields that range from graphic design and dance to fashion design. The Bennett S. LeBow College of Business history dates to the founding in 1891 of the Drexel Institute, that became Drexel University, the LeBow College of Business has been ranked as the 38th best private business school in the nation. Its online MBA program is ranked 14th in the world by the Financial Times, the part-time MBA program ranks 1st in academic quality in the 2015 edition of Business Insiders rankings. Undergraduate and graduate programs are ranked 19th in the country by the Princeton Review. Economics programs at the LeBow College of Business are housed within the School of Economics, in addition to the undergraduate program in economics, the school is home to a recently launched M. S. in Economics program as well as a PhD program in economics. Faculty members in the School of Economics have been published in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, the school has been ranked among the best in the world for its extensive research into matters of international trade
32nd St. and Lancaster Ave. Philadelphia Armory
Main entrances to the Armory are located at both 33rd and Cuthbert Street, and along Lancaster Walk. It was built in 1916, and is a trapezoidal shaped building in the Classical Revival style and it is a three-story,21,346 square foot, brick building with stone entabulature and parapet. It houses administrative offices, a gymnasium, and drill hall and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. In 2008, Drexel University acquired the armory with plans to renovate it into a convocation, the university abandoned the plans to convert the armory into its primary arena, and instead focused on renovating the current arena, the Daskalakis Athletic Center. However, smaller scale renovations were completed at the armory and it is used for many events such as concerts, food events, art gatherings. The annual homecoming dance concert was held at the armory during the last week of January each year from 2009 to 2014, following the 2014 concert, the event was replaced by the Drexel Fall Fest.
2009, G-Eazy, Chiddy Bang, Mike Jones, DJ Jazzy Jeff The annual Spring Jam concert, which is organized by the Drexel CAB, is generally held during the Spring semester. The Spring Jam was performed at the Drexel Armory until it was relocated to Lot F, the headlining acts of the Spring Jam concerts performed at the armory included,2010, N. E. R. D. Kevin Rudolf 2009, Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco 2008, Ben Folds January 27,2017, Lil Uzi Vert, Valentino Khan February 18,2012, Alesso, LA Riots May 5,2010, Dave Hause June 5,2008, M. I. A. Holy Fuck September 29,1996, Goldfinger December 10,1994, Run–DMC, Method Man, Wu-Tang Clan, Warren G, Naughty by Nature, Dogg Pound, Craig Mack, Public Service, Tribes The Buckley Courts are three plexicushion multipurpose courts within the armory. They are named after Robert Buckley, an alumnus of the Drexel College of Engineering, the courts serve as a practice site for club and varsity sports teams during the winter. They are available to students for sports including tennis, volleyball, indoor soccer, street hockey.
The armory was the arena for the Drexel Dragons basketball teams from 1969 to 1975
The five basketball positions normally employed by organized basketball teams are the point guard, the shooting guard, the small forward, the power forward, and the center. While these position names are used, most modern teams use a point guard. The rules of basketball do not mandate them, and they are not used. Typically, the point guard is the leader of the team when on the court and this position requires substantial ball handling skills and the ability to facilitate the team during a play. The shooting guard, as the name implies, is often the best shooter and they are probably capable of shooting accurately from longer distances. Generally, they have good ball-handling skills, the small forward often has an aggressive approach to the basket when handling the ball. The center is typically the larger of the two, during the 1980s, as team strategy evolved, more specialized roles developed, resulting in the five position designations utilized today. Team strategy and available personnel, still dictates the positions used by a particular team, for example, the Dribble drive motion offense and the Princeton offense utilize four interchangeable guards and one center.
The point guard, known as the one, is typically the teams best ball handler and passer, they often lead their team in assists and steals. They are often quick and are able to hit shots either outside the three-point line or in the paint, point guards are looked upon as the floor general or the coach on the floor. They should study the game and game film to be able to recognize the weaknesses of the defense, good point guards increase team efficiency and generally have a high number of assists. They are often referred to as dribblers or play-makers, in the NBA, point guards are usually the shortest players on the team and are mostly 6 feet 5 inches or shorter. The shooting guard is known as the two or the off guard. Along with the forward, a shooting guard is often referred to as a wing because of its use in common positioning tactics. As the name suggests, most shooting guards are good shooters from three-point range, besides being able to shoot the ball, shooting guards tend to have good ball handling skills and the ability to drive the ball to the basket, often creating their own shots off the dribble. A versatile shooting guard will have good passing skills, allowing them to point guard responsibilities known as combo guards.
In the NBA, shooting guards usually range from 6 feet 4 inches to 6 feet 7 inches, the small forward is considered to be perhaps the most versatile of the main five basketball positions. Versatility is key for small forwards because of the nature of their role and this is why the small forward and shooting guard positions are often interchangeable and referred to as wings
The Drexel Dragons are the athletic teams of Drexel University. The schools athletic program includes eighteen NCAA Division I sports including nine mens and nine womens teams, Drexels athletic department was ranked first in gender equity by U. S. News. The university has demonstrated a level of student-athlete academic performance. In addition to the DAC which is located inside the Main Campus, Drexel utilizes fields located at 43rd and Powelton Avenues, Drexels first intercollegiate event was a basketball game played against Temple University in January 1895, a game that Drexel won by a score of 26 to 1. The Dragons joined Division I in 1973, Drexel has received bids to four Division I NCAA Basketball Tournaments in 1986,1994,1995 and 1996. During the 1996 tournament, Malik Rose led the team to their second round NCAA appearance after an upset of fifth-seeded Memphis. Prior to this, Drexel had appeared in four Division II NCAA tournaments in 1957,1960,1966 and 1967, behind Colonial player of the year Gabriela Marginean, Drexel captured its first-ever CAA Basketball championship with a 64-58 victory against James Madison University.
The win marked the teams 16th straight since starting off the season with an 8 and 8 record, the Dragons received a number twelve seeding in the 2009 NCAA Womens Division I Basketball Tournament where they lost to Kansas State 68-44. The 2012-2013 Drexel Dragons finished third in the CAA with a 13-5 conference record and were invited to the Womens National Invitation Tournament. Drexels field hockey won the 2012 CAA Title for the first time in program history with a 2-1 overtime victory against Northeastern. In 2009, womens field hockey reached a number of program milestones, the team won the CAA regular season title, earned its first NCAA Tournament berth and picked up its first NCAA Tournament victory. The teams 19 victories broke their 2008 record of 16 wins, the Dragons defeated No.5 University of Connecticut, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Womens Field Hockey Championship. They reached the round of eight losing to No.1 ranked and undefeated University of Maryland. In 2008, Drexel was ranked at 14th in the nation, Drexel trailed by three with five minutes to play in the fourth quarter, but rallied to force the overtime, earn the automatic NCAA bid and win their eighth straight game.
In 2010, mens reached their highest ever ranking at number 7 in the nation, in 2008 the Dragons were ranked 15th and reached the Colonial Tournament finals before losing 10-9 in overtime to Hofstra. Drexels 1998 lacrosse squad finished the year with a school record of twelve wins against two defeats. The season included a 14 to 10 defeat of a top 20 team, Towson University, eleven straight wins to start the season and this win total has since been eclipsed by the 2008 lacrosse team which had 13 victories. In 72 seasons, Drexel has had 44 lacrosse All-Americans since beginning the sport in 1941, prior to 2014, Drexel had not appeared in the NCAA Division I Mens Lacrosse Championship, but the team did get an invitation to the 1972 and 1973 USILA small college tournament
Princeton, New Jersey
As of the 2010 United States Census, the municipalitys population was 28,572, reflecting the former townships population of 16,265, along with the 12,307 in the former borough. Princeton was founded before the American Revolution and is best known as the location of Princeton University, Princeton is roughly equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia. It is close to major highways that serve both cities, and receives major television and radio broadcasts from each. It is close to Trenton, New Jerseys capital city, the governor of New Jerseys official residence has been in Princeton since 1945, when Morven in the borough became the first Governors mansion. It was replaced by the larger Drumthwacket, a mansion located in the former Township. Morven became a property of the New Jersey Historical Society. Princeton was ranked 15th of the top 100 towns in the United States to Live, although residents of Princeton traditionally have a strong community-wide identity, the community had been composed of two separate municipalities, a township and a borough.
The central borough was completely surrounded by the township, the Borough contained Nassau Street, the main commercial street, most of the University campus, and incorporated most of the urban area until the postwar suburbanization. The Borough and Township had roughly equal populations, the Lenni Lenape Native Americans were the earliest identifiable inhabitants of the Princeton area. Europeans founded their settlement in the part of the 17th century. The first European to find his home in the boundaries of the town was Henry Greenland. He built his house in 1683 along with a tavern, in this drinking hole representatives of West Jersey and East Jersey met to set boundaries for the location of the township. Originally, Princeton was known only as part of nearby Stony Brook, James Leonard first referred to the town as Princetown, when describing the location of his large estate in his diary. The town bore a variety of names subsequently, Princetown, Princes Town, although there is no official documentary backing, the town is considered to be named after King William III, Prince William of Orange of the House of Nassau.
Another theory suggests that the name came from a large land-owner named Henry Prince, a royal prince seems a more likely eponym for the settlement, as three nearby towns had similar names, Kingston and Princessville. When Richard Stockton, one of the founders of the township, died in 1709 he left his estate to his sons, who helped to expand property, based on the 1880 United States Census, the population of the town comprised 3,209 persons. Local population has expanded from the nineteenth century, according to the 2010 Census, Princeton Borough had 12,307 inhabitants, while Princeton Township had 16,265. Aside from housing the university of the name, the settlement suffered the revolutionary Battle of Princeton on its soil
The City 6 is an informal association of college athletic programs in the Philadelphia area. It is an inter-city intramural competition, but it is used as a colloquial term to describe all the Division-I schools in the Philadelphia area. The City 6 Extramural Classic features the best intramural teams from each school competing against one another, the classic was founded in 1986 by representatives from Saint Josephs and Temple. Games between the programs are held at such locations as SJUs Hagan Arena, Penns Franklin Field. The sports are football, volleyball and softball. Each sport includes competition for men, and co-ed, over 13,000 intramural participants have competed in City 6 events over the last twenty years. Each spring, the coaches of the six schools sit together and are speakers at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tourney Tip-Off Breakfast, to money for the American Cancer Society
Eastern Time Zone
Places that use Eastern Standard Time when observing standard time are 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time. Eastern Daylight Time, when observing daylight saving time DST is 4 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time, in the northern parts of the time zone, on the second Sunday in March, at 2,00 a. m. EST, clocks are advanced to 3,00 a. m. EDT leaving a one-hour gap, on the first Sunday in November, at 2,00 a. m. EDT, clocks are moved back to 1,00 a. m, southern parts of the zone do not observe daylight saving time. The Uniform Time Act of 1966 ruled that daylight saving time would run from the last Sunday of April until the last Sunday in October in the United States, the act was amended to make the first Sunday in April the beginning of daylight saving time as of 1987. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended daylight saving time in the United States beginning in 2007. So local times change at 2,00 a. m. EST to 3,00 a. m. EDT on the second Sunday in March, in Canada, the time changes as it does in the United States.
However, a handful of communities unofficially observe Eastern Time because they are part of the Columbus, Georgia metropolitan area – Phenix City, Smiths Station and Valley. Florida, All of Florida is in the Eastern Time zone except for the portion of the Florida Panhandle west of the Apalachicola River, as the Eastern–Central zone boundary approaches the Gulf of Mexico, it follows the Bay/Gulf county line. Indiana, All of Indiana observes Eastern Time except for six counties in the Chicago metropolitan area. Kentucky, the half of the state, including all of metropolitan Louisville, is in the Eastern Time Zone. Historically the entire state observed Central Time, when daylight saving time was first introduced, the Lower Peninsula remained on DST after it formally ended, effectively re-aligning itself into the Eastern Time Zone. The Upper Peninsula continued to observe Central Time until 1972, when all, Most of the eastern third of Tennessee is legally on Eastern Time. Eastern Time is used somewhat as a de facto official time for all of the United States, since it includes the capital and the largest city.
Major professional sports leagues post all game times in Eastern time, for example, a game time between two teams from Pacific Time Zone will still be posted in Eastern time. Most cable television and national broadcast networks advertise airing times in Eastern time, national broadcast networks generally have two primary feeds, an eastern feed for Eastern and Central time zones, and a tape-delayed western feed for the Pacific Time Zone. The prime time is set on Eastern and Pacific at 8,00 p. m. with the Central time zone stations receiving the eastern feed at 7,00 p. m. local time. Mountain Time Zone stations receive a separate feed at 7,00 p. m. local time, as Arizona does not observe daylight saving time, during the summer months, it has its own feed at 7,00 p. m. local time
Princeton Tigers men's basketball
The Princeton Tigers mens basketball team is the intercollegiate mens basketball program representing Princeton University. The school competes in the Ivy League in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Tigers play home basketball games at the Jadwin Gymnasium in Princeton, New Jersey on the university campus. Princeton has won six Eastern Intercollegiate Basketball League championships, twenty-seven Ivy League championships, the team is currently coached by Mitch Henderson. The team is known for the Princeton offense perfected under the tenure of head coach Pete Carril who coached the team from 1967 to 1996. The Princeton offense has resulted in Princeton leading the nation in scoring defense 20 times since 1976 including every year from 1989 to 2000, eight different Tigers have earned twelve All-American recognitions. Bill Bradley is the only three-time honoree, numerous Tigers have played professional basketball. The most recent Tiger NBAer was Steve Goodrich, petrie was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 1971, while Taylor earned the same honor in the American Basketball Association in 1973.
Two of the three Ivy Leaguers to have played in the Olympic games were Tigers, four of the eight NBA and ABA championships earned by Ivy League players have been earned by Tigers. Three of the five highest NBA career point totals by Ivy League players were by Tigers, five of the ten Ivy League players selected among the top 25 overall selections in the NBA draft were Tigers. Their main Ivy League rivalry is with Penn, Carril holds the Ivy League record for most career seasons and wins. Bill Carmody holds the winning percentage record. Coaching Records Princeton originally played its games at University Gymnasium until it burned down in 1944. Hobey Baker Memorial Rink served as the home court for the 1945–46. The 6, 800-seat Jadwin Gymnasium hosted the Tigers for the first time on January 25,1969 against the Penn Quakers mens basketball team and it continues to be the teams home court. The Tigers have played against their Ivy League foes for over a century, through 2012–2013 season Bradley has won numerous distinctions as a Princeton Tiger.
He is the teams only Rhodes Scholar, and he is the player to earn NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player. David Blatt, now an Israeli-American, played for Princeton in 1977–81 and became a basketball player. NBA/ABA Champiohips NBA Experience NBA Draft Bradley continues to hold the single-game, single-season, in addition, he holds the Ivy records for single-game, single-season, and career field goals made as well as single-season, and career free throws made
Reading, is the county seat of Berks County and with a population of 98,653 is the fifth-largest city in Pennsylvania. Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, it is the city of the Greater Reading Area. Reading Railroad is one of the four properties in the classic United States version of the Monopoly board game. Reading was one of the first localities where outlet shopping became a tourist industry and it has been known as The Pretzel City, because of numerous local pretzel bakeries. Currently, Dieffenbach, Tom Sturgis, and Unique Pretzel bakeries call the Reading area home, according to the 2010 census, Reading has the highest share of citizens living in poverty in the nation. In recent years, the Reading area has become a destination for cyclists, with more than 125 miles of trails in five major preserves, it is an International Mountain Bicycling Association Ride Center and it annually hosts the Reading 120 international road cycling race. In April 2017, it was announced that an indoor velodrome, or cycling track, will be built in Reading as the first of its kind on the East Coast and it will serve as the Cycling Leagues world headquarters.
Lenni Lenape people, known as Delaware Indians, were the inhabitants of the Reading area. The Colony of Pennsylvania was a 1680 land grant from King Charles II of England to William Penn, comprising more than 45,000 square miles, it was named for his father, Sir William Penn. In 1743, Richard and Thomas Penn mapped out the town of Reading with Conrad Weiser, taking its name from Reading, England, the town was established in 1748. Upon the creation of Berks County in 1752, Reading became the county seat, the region was settled by emigrants from southern and western Germany, who bought land from the Penns. The first Amish community in the New World was established in Greater Reading, the Pennsylvanian German dialect was spoken in the area well into the 1950s and later. During the French and Indian War, Reading was a base for a chain of forts along the Blue Mountain. By the time of the American Revolution, the iron industry had a total production which exceeded Englands. That output that would help supply George Washingtons troops with cannons, during the early period of the conflict, Reading was again a depot for military supply.
Hessian prisoners from the Battle of Trenton were detained here, Pennsylvania was the capital of the United States at the time of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1793. President Washington traveled to Reading, and considered making it the national capital. Susanna Cox was tried and convicted for infanticide in Reading in 1809 and her case attracted tremendous sympathy,20,000 viewers came to view her hanging, swamping the 3,000 inhabitants
Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in Allentown, United States. Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is named for Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, Muhlenberg College was initially established in 1848 as the Allentown Seminary by Reverend Samuel K. Brobst, a Reformed Lutheran minister. Reverend Christian Rudolph Kessler was the schools first teacher and administrator, between 1848 and 1867, the entity that is today Muhlenberg College operated as the Allentown Seminary, the Allentown Collegiate and Military Institute and the Allentown Collegiate Institute. In 1867, the moved into Trout Hall, the former mansion of William Allens son, James Allen, and was renamed after Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Muhlenbergs great-grandson, Reverend Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg, served as president of the college from 1867 to 1876, in 1905, the college purchased and relocated to a 51-acre tract located in Allentowns West End, the site of todays campus.
In 1910, seeing a need for evening study in the community, Muhlenberg College opened The Wescoe School, Muhlenbergs current 81-acre campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Allentowns West End. The campus includes buildings with distinctive red doors in traditional European/Protestant style. The Library Building, now the Haas College Center, was built between 1926 and 1929, the Miller Tower, the distinctive dome and tower which sits on top of the Haas College Center, was inspired by Oxford Universitys Christopher Wren-designed Tom Tower. It is named for David A. Miller, founder of Allentowns The Morning Call newspaper, Muhlenbergs Polling Institute teams with the Allentown Morning Call to publish surveys of preferences and trends among Pennsylvanians, especially in the Lehigh Valley. In 1988, the college opened the Harry C, Trexler library, named for local industrialist Harry Clay Trexler. The library houses over 233,000 volumes and 360,000 microforms on-campus and it serves as a Federal Depository Library.
In 2007, a new building and an additional residence hall were completed. In addition to the campus, Muhlenberg maintains the 40-acre Lee and Virginia Graver Arboretum. In 2010, Muhlenberg College expanded their Seegers Student Union, which included expanded dining facilities, Muhlenberg College offers bachelors degrees and associate degrees through the Wescoe School of Continuing Education. Less than half of applicants were offered admission for the 2016–2017 academic year, about four-in-ten of the students accepted for the 2013–2014 freshman class were in the top 10% of their graduating class, 69% in the top 20% of their graduating class and 81% in the top 30%. Three-quarters of the freshman class receive some sort of financial aid, Muhlenberg is primarily a regional college, with 72% of incoming freshmen coming from New Jersey, Pennsylvania or New York. However, the school receive a variety of applicants and admissions from the West Coast including students from California, Oregon. In their 2017 rankings, U. S.
News & World Report ranked the college #65 among liberal arts colleges, forbes Magazine ranked Muhlenberg #63 on their list of the best liberal arts colleges in the United States