Daily Archive: March 9, 2012


Former Schenley star Kane making strides despite hurdles

by Malik Vincent The stage is grand when you hoist a PIAA State basketball championship. DeAndre Kane, who is now a redshirt sophomore guard at Marshall, did just that with what people argue was the best Schenley team ever. But everything didn’t come particularly smoothly before or after that. DEANDRE KANE(Marshall University Photo/File) “I remember a time when DeAndre, as a ninth-grader, refused to carry things for the upperclassmen during our road trips,” Kane’s former Schenley coach Fred Skrocki said. “I told him if he didn’t do it, he’d have to leave the team and come back as a sophomore.” And that’s exactly what he did.


‘Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History’

Historians and co-authors Professor Joe W. Trotter and Professor Laurence Glasco said they were pleased to see such a large crowd Feb. 28. More than 300 attended the Black History Month Celebration at the Twentieth Century Club, that launched the new University of Pittsburgh Press title, “Teenie Harris, Photographer: Image, Memory, History.” THE AUTHORS—Laurence Glasco and Joe Trotter The special Black History Month celebration kicked off with remarks by Pitt Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Robert Hill, followed by remarks by University of Pittsburgh Press Director Cynthia Miller.


YMCA celebrates Jones’ retirement

Last Christmas, a different kind of tree was decorated with handwritten notes of thanks and praise at the Homewood-Brushton YMCA: it was the “Olivia Jones Tree.” The tree was part of a month-long tribute to YMCA executive and Pittsburgh African-American community activist Olivia Jones, who retired after 24 years as the executive director of the Homewood-Brushton YMCA and nearly 40 years of service to the Y. OLIVIA JONES TREE—Wish it…Dream it…Do it…Olivia’s Tree. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)


Williams ‘Woman of Integrity’

Erroline Williams, Ed.D., director of professional development and corporate outreach in Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, was named one of Pittsburgh Professional Women’s 2012 Women of Integrity award winners. ERROLINE WILLIAMS