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June 18, 1987 | GABE FUENTES, Times Staff Writer
Officials of California State University, Northridge have begun to prepare a long-term expansion plan to head off further crowding at the already packed school, a university spokeswoman said Wednesday. CSU Chancellor W. Ann Reynolds asked the school last month to figure out how to accommodate 4,000 to 5,000 more full-time students by the 1995-96 academic year, spokeswoman Judith Elias said. CSUN President James W.
When Division I athletes were granted the right to work during the school year, local officials and athletes hailed the ruling as revolutionary. As always with revolutions, where you stand affects how you view the new order, and local coaches, administrators and athletes had a variety of opinions on the ruling, which was passed Monday by the NCAA convention in Nashville, Tenn.
September 3, 1987 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
UC Irvine raised more than $21 million in private donations during the past academic year, setting a record for gifts to the relatively young campus. "We think these donations show we're competitive with the older, major universities," said John Miltner, vice chancellor for university advancement at the 21-year-old institution. Miltner's office will release a report this week on the record-breaking $21,555,000 in gifts UCI received in the 1986-87 academic year.
May 22, 1986 | Associated Press
East Tennessee State University has been placed on probation for one year because of violations in the conduct of its men's basketball program, the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. said Wednesday. The violations occurred in 1983 and 1984 and included the provision of cash to several prospective and enrolled student-athletes for various purposes, by or through former members of the basketball coaching staff.
June 27, 1999
That almost 400 Cal State Northridge freshmen failed remedial classes this year can hardly be called good news. But compared to what students feared would happen under a new mandate limiting remedial classes to the first academic year, the figure looks better. Much better. Like all the schools in the Cal State system, CSUN has been struggling with how to teach record enrollments of students unprepared to do college-level work.
February 2, 1995 | L.D. STRAUB
Cal State Northridge is planning a festival to mark the one-year anniversary of its reopening after last year's earthquake. The university, often referred to in the aftermath of the Northridge temblor as Epicenter U., will celebrate with exhibits, film screenings and a block party. CSUN reopened following the devastating quake on Valentine's Day, 1994, four weeks to the day after most of its buildings were closed because of the Jan. 17 jolt.
November 4, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors announced Monday they have extended commissioner Larry Scott's contract through the academic year 2017-18. Scott became the league's sixth commissioner in 2009 and has presided over major growth and restructuring. Scott expanded the conference by adding Utah and Colorado and also negotiated a $3-billion television deal with ESPN and Fox. Scott also added a Pac-12 football championship game and launched the Pac-12 Networks.  "I am honored and gratified by the support from the CEO Group of our great institutions," Scott said in a statement.  "We have reached a number of key milestones in the past four years and none of this would have been possible without the vision and commitment of our board.
September 17, 1998
After nine years as president of Whittier College, Dr. James Ash announced Wednesday that he will step down at the end of the academic year. During Ash's tenure, the school underwent some of the most dramatic growth in its history, including the construction of a new Whittier Law School campus and a 35% increase in undergraduate enrollment. Ash also emphasized fund-raising, and the college has more than tripled its endowment since his arrival.
Personnel changes, remediation and the last renovations to buildings damaged during the 1994 Northridge earthquake will top the list of priorities at Cal State Northridge as the campus opens for classes today. By the end of this academic year, the university will have new leadership, a virtually restored campus and the best opportunity in seven years to focus on issues unrelated to earthquake recovery.
May 29, 1990 | From Associated Press
Harvard University President Derek C. Bok, who during two tumultous decades broadened both the reputation and endowment at the nation's oldest university, today announced his resignation. "I haven't yet had time to think about what to do next," Bok said in a statement. Bok, who became president in 1971, said that "it is time for me to step down and allow a new president to provide fresh energy and continuity of leadership through the next decade."
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