La Salle University is a private, Roman Catholic university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Named for St. Jean-Baptiste de La Salle, the university was founded in 1863 by the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools; the university offers traditional and hybrid courses and programs. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. La Salle College was founded in March 1863 as an all-male college by Brother Teliow and Archbishop James Wood of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, it was first located at St. Michael's Parish on N. 2nd Street in the Olde Kensington section of Philadelphia. La Salle soon moved to the building vacated by St. Joseph's College at 1234 Filbert Street in Center City, Philadelphia. In 1886, due to the development of the Center City district, La Salle moved to a third location, the former mansion of Michael Bouvier, the great-great-grandfather of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, at 1240 North Broad Street. Due to space constraints, in 1930 La Salle moved to its current campus at the intersection of 20th Street and Olney Avenue in the Logan neighborhood of the city.
The new location had a suburban feel with ample land, but was linked to the city by trolleys and the newly constructed Broad Street Subway. The 1930s proved to be a tumultuous decade for La Salle, nearly bankrupt after being unable to sell the 1240 North Broad Street property; the main academic building on campus, College Hall was unable to be finished due to a lack of funds, the college nearly closed in the late 1930s. The college's closing was prevented by a 75th Anniversary Fund Drive in 1938, spearheaded by Philadelphia businessman John McCarthy. Funds raised from this drive enabled La Salle to purchase a tract of land to the east of 19th Street, where Philadelphia had intended to build a city college. La Salle nearly closed again due to a lack of students during World War II, the football team was disbanded due to a lack of players, but the college experienced a period of growth in the late 1940s. Several new buildings were constructed in the 1940s and 1950s, including a new library, student union, a science building.
It was during this time that the first student residence halls were constructed at La Salle on land purchased from the former Belfield Country Club. Additional student housing was provided by purchasing or renting local homes, such as the house known as "The Mansion", on David and Logan Blain's Belfield Estate. During the 1960s, the high school section moved out due to the lack of space after many years of sharing the same campus with the College. La Salle admitted women to its regular classes in 1970, becoming a co-educational institution. A year La Salle opened Olney Hall, its main academic building, it continued to expand its property throughout the 1970s and 1980s, buying land along Chew Avenue in the Germantown section of the city, along with the Belfield Estate in 1984, to the south of main-campus, the orphanage run by the Sisters of St. Basil the Great, it was during this era, in 1984, that La Salle was granted University status. In 2007, La Salle acquired the former Germantown Hospital, now West Campus, constructed The Shoppes at La Salle shopping center across the street in 2008.
The construction of the Shoppes at La Salle and addition of The Fresh Grocer ended a decades-long food desert in Germantown. In October 2015, La Salle inaugurated its first lay person and first woman president, Dr. Colleen Hanycz, former president of Brescia University College. In 2015, Hanycz led consolidation and prioritization efforts firing a couple dozen prominent staff members and administrators; the university cut six undergraduate majors, which were in the foreign language department. However, just a year after her arrival, the school stated that it would decrease tuition by 29 percent; the fall of 2016, according to Hanycz, is the beginning of a "renaissance" at the university, citing major advancements in college rankings and improvements on and off campus. The reasoning for the significant tuition cut was to make La Salle more attractive and accessible for students from more diverse socioeconomic backgrounds; the University is led by a Board of Trustees headed by a Chairman. The President serves one or more 5–year terms.
As of 2015, there have been 29 Presidents. The current President is Colleen M. Hanycz; as of 2015, the Chairman is Stephen T. Zarrilli. Students are represented through a democratically elected student government; the La Salle Students' Government Association sits on numerous committees led by staff and administrators, including some Board of Trustees meetings. La Salle's student government is a founding member of the American Student Government Association; the President's Office located in the historic Peale House, is now in College Hall, the former business school building. Within La Salle is the College of Professional and Continuing Studies and its three Schools: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Nursing & Health Sciences. Communication and Education are the largest majors at La Salle. Courses in the programs may be offered in traditional, online, or hybrid formats. Starting in the Fall 2017 semester, La Salle University will decrease its tuition by 29 percent, citing affordability for all students and a "renaissance" at the school.
The new annual tuition price tag is about $28,800 per year. Prior to the tuition reduction, La Salle was renowned for its generous financial aid packages, recognized by Time Magazine and The Economist for its value. Although the university's annual tuition price tag was $39,800 per year, the average student received about $24,205 in financial aid
The Enemy Within is a 1994 HBO TV-movie remake of the 1964 film Seven Days in May, starring Forest Whitaker, Jason Robards, Jr. Dana Delaney and Sam Waterston, directed by Jonathan Darby; the film involves a planned military coup to overthrow the President of the United States. Marine Colonel MacKenzie "Mac" Casey discovers an apparent plan by General R. Pendleton Lloyd and Secretary of Defense Charles Potter to remove President William Foster from office and replace him with Vice President Walter Kelly, who they feel would be more willing to do their bidding. Casey and Foster seek evidence before the coup occurs, they encounter a setback. The coup attempt is foiled with the aid of President Foster's Chief of Staff Betsy Corcoran and some well-placed Russian friends. Forest Whitaker as Col. MacKenzie'Mac' Casey Sam Waterston as President William Foster Dana Delany as Betsy Corcoran Jason Robards as General R. Pendleton Lloyd Josef Sommer as Defense Secretary Charles Potter George Dzundza as Jake Isabel Glasser as Sarah McCann Dakin Matthews as Vice President Walter Kelly William O'Leary as Lt. William Dorsett Lisa Summerour as Jean Casey Rory J. Aylward as Honor Guard Sergeant Greg Brickman as Tracker David Q.
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Mary Farkas was the director of the First Zen Institute of America, running the center's administrative functions for many years following the death of her teacher in 1945. Though she was not a teacher of Zen Buddhism in any traditional sense of the word, she did help to carry on the lineage of Sokei-an and was editor of the FZIA's journal, Zen Notes, starting with Volume 1 in 1954. Additionally, she edited books about Sokei-an, i.e. "The Zen Eye" and "Zen Pivots." Through her transcriptions of his talks, the institute was able to continue on the lineage without having a formal teacher. Sasaki, Shigetsu. Zen Pivots: Lectures on Buddhism and Zen. Weatherhill. ISBN 0-8348-0416-6. Sasaki, Shigetsu; the Zen Eye: A Collection of Zen Talks by Sokei-an. Weatherhill. ISBN 0-8348-0272-4. Buddhism in the United States List of Rinzai Buddhists Timeline of Zen Buddhism in the United States "IN TRANSITION: MARY FARKAS". Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Fall 1992. Retrieved 22 September 2019. Skinner Keller, Rosemary.
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