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June 28, 1998 | Kenneth R. Weiss, Kenneth R. Weiss covers higher education for The Times
When Charles B. Reed became chancellor of the California State University in March, he figured his top priority would be preparing the 22-campus system for a tidal wave of students expected to enroll in the next decade. That was before he sized up the troubled state of California public schools. Now, his No. 1 objective is to improve the training of public school teachers. It was, perhaps, a natural evolution of thinking for the head of the nation's largest university system.
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NEWS
September 30, 1987 | TED THACKREY Jr., Times Staff Writer
Auto magnate Henry Ford II, who for 35 years ran the automobile company founded by his grandfather, managing it from the brink of disaster to the top rank of industrial power, died Tuesday in a Detroit hospital. Ford, 70, who had a history of heart problems, was admitted to Cottage Hospital in suburban Grosse Pointe Farms on Sept. 9 for treatment of pneumonia he contracted while living at his country estate outside London. He was transferred Sept.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 22, 2011 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
California State University will not seek a second tuition increase this academic year even if it suffers a further $100-million cut in state funding, the system's chief executive said Wednesday. Chancellor Charles B. Reed, addressing trustees who were meeting in Long Beach, also rejected adopting a multi-year budget that would incorporate annual tuition increases. Some higher education leaders argue that such a move, though controversial, would provide stability and help campus leaders, students and parents better manage education costs.
OPINION
August 4, 2010
Republicans are gleeful over the possibility that two prominent Democratic members of Congress, Reps. Charles B. Rangel of New York and Maxine Waters of Los Angeles, could face high-profile ethics "trials" this fall, just in time for the November elections. The party line was summed up on "Fox News Sunday" by House Minority Leader John A. Boehner: "[House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi said four years ago that it was time to drain the swamp…. But the fact is, she has not kept her promise.
NATIONAL
September 14, 2010 | By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
It was 7 a.m. a week before the Democratic primary here, and Joyce Johnson already had spent two hours in her chartreuse Volkswagen bug delivering "Joyce Johnson for Congress" leaflets to campaign workers. A passerby peeked in the window and inquired, "Do you know where I can find Joyce Johnson?" "I am Joyce Johnson," she said. Joyce Johnson is not exactly a household name in the 15th Congressional District in northern Manhattan, yet the 62-year-old community activist, who has never won an election, has the unlikely endorsement of the powerful New York Times — and at least a shot at taking down a hero of Harlem and one of the great lions of Congress, Rep. Charles B. Rangel.
NEWS
October 7, 1997 | KENNETH R. WEISS and MIKE CLARY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Stealing a politically savvy veteran from another large university system, California State University trustees announced Monday that they had picked Charles B. Reed, the head of Florida's public universities, as the new chancellor of the 22-campus Cal State system.
NATIONAL
April 11, 2010 | By Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman
Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Barney Frank traces the hyper-partisan atmosphere of the nation today to -- wait for it -- the rise of Republican Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1994. Gingrich was a driving force behind that year's so-called Republican Revolution that seized control of both houses of Congress with the "Contract With America" after the first two years of President Clinton's first term. Some Republicans hope for a repeat of that experience in this November's first midterm election for the Obama administration.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 5, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
An immigrant and first-generation college student who rose through the ranks of California's public higher education system was named Thursday to lead the sprawling California State University as it wrestles with critical academic and budget issues. The Board of Trustees announced that Timothy P. White, 63, currently chancellor of UC Riverside, will succeed Charles B. Reed, who is retiring after 14 years at the helm. White will become the seventh chancellor of the nation's largest four-year university system with 23 campuses and 427,000 students.
NATIONAL
November 16, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Tribune Washington Bureau
A House panel hearing ethics violation charges against New York Rep. Charles B. Rangel decided Monday to accept the prosecutor's evidence as uncontested after the Harlem Democrat walked out of the proceedings. Rangel's decision not to participate ? after arguing that it was unfair for him to face the charges without legal representation ? short-circuited what was expected to be a weeklong proceeding involving a dozen witnesses. Instead, after briefly considering and then rejecting a motion to delay, the eight-member panel of the House Ethics Committee decided to forgo witnesses and hear only the presentation of Blake Chisam, chief counsel for the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
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