CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 2011 |
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known as "Jack," was 92. During his decade-long presidency, Hubbard was credited with helping to boost the University of Southern California's finances and academic reputation. But his term also was marked with controversies over donations from the shah of Iran and from corporations doing business in Saudi Arabia.
May 12, 2006 |
Hurricane Katrina gave Tulane University senior Natalie Cox a new mission in life. Pursuing a double major in English and communication, Cox had planned a career in book publishing. Now she's headed for a job teaching in the Oakland schools with the Teach for America program. "It has changed my entire perspective on where and how I want to fit into the world," said Cox, 22. "Before, I was just a college kid walking around campus.