May 26, 1989 |
Ending a 3-year-old cause celebre in the Asian-American community, UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young announced Thursday that he is granting tenure at the Graduate School of Education to Don Nakanishi. Young's decision means that Nakanishi, an expert on Asian-American affairs, could have a lifetime appointment. The move caps an unusual campaign of petitions, letter writing and lobbying on Nakanishi's behalf by supporters who claimed that he had been a victim of racial prejudice and overly conservative scholarly standards when he was denied tenure earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1988 |
To his supporters, Don Nakanishi is a fine teacher and scholar who has produced important research in Asian-American affairs and surely deserves a tenured position at UCLA's Graduate School of Education. To his detractors, Nakanishi is someone who is trying to mask weakness in his scholarship with allegations of racism.
September 20, 1989 |
He heard voices through the walls. The raucous, disembodied sound startled him, then fixed him to his chair. "We are all agreed that he has the potential for greatness, perhaps. All of his outside review letters are good." But "how do we know that if we give him tenure he won't go out and do something crazy?" This was no psychotic episode. Prof. Reginald Clark had a firm grip on reality, he says, and he realized that the voices belonged to people he knew at the Claremont Graduate School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1988
About 400 UCLA students protested Wednesday what organizers called "a well-coordinated plan of attacks by the university" against affirmative action and ethnic studies programs on the Westwood campus. Students representing more than 30 campus organizations gathered at noon on the steps of Campbell Hall, which houses the school's ethnic studies program, holding signs that said "Diversity or Racism" and "Tenure for Minority Faculty Now!"
October 17, 1989
Individuals and organizations will be recognized for their contributions to the Asian Pacific community at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center's fourth annual awards dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Empress Pavilion Restaurant in Chinatown. Judy Chu, mayor pro tem of Monterey Park, will receive the public service award. The corporate award will go to William Clossey, an AT&T vice president, and the legal impact award to Don Nakanishi.
April 10, 2010
University spending: An article in Sunday's Section A about California universities' use of money meant for classrooms and student services said a building purchased by a foundation affiliated with Cal State Sacramento was empty. According to a school spokeswoman, about a dozen events including lectures and a faculty retreat have been held in the 188,000-square-foot building since January. The article also misstated Jesse Bernal's title. He is the University of California student regent, not UCLA student regent.