November 22, 2007 |
Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities' endowments are being accused of backing a loan with 42% interest, twice the legal limit, according to a lawsuit filed by a developer who borrowed the money. The three Ivy League schools, along with three other universities and two foundations, are named in a civil complaint in state court in Boston alleging they violated a law aimed in part at loan sharks, who make loans with excessive interest rates backed by threats of violence.
February 16, 1996
Quarterback Ryan Bowne of Notre Dame High said he will walk on at UCLA next season, declining offers to attend Ivy League schools Pennsylvania and Yale. Bowne (6-feet, 185 pounds), who passed for 3,673 yards and 39 touchdowns in two seasons as a starter at Notre Dame, last month visited both Ivy League schools, which do not offer scholarships but provide athletes with financial aid. "It just came down to I wanted to stay around here and play at a big-time school," Bowne said.
September 3, 2002
Imagine my surprise to learn that my research specialty has died. In reflecting on the passing of geologist J. David Love (obituary, Aug. 28), it was announced that he "was one of the last great field researchers in a profession that has been largely given over to laboratory geoscientists." According to former Wyoming legislator Tom Stroock: "We are never going to see a field geologist like Dave again. They just don't train them like that. Dave's specialty was out in the field, walking the fault lines, walking the escarpments and touching the rocks."
February 15, 1998 |
Traditionally, Ivy League schools have shied away from the "let's make a deal" approach in arranging financial aid. But Princeton is offering some new terms that may up the ante as the nation's elite private colleges compete for low- and middle-income students. When awarding financial aid packages for next fall, Princeton officials will eliminate loans for students from families earning less than $40,000 a year, replacing them with outright grants.
December 7, 1999 |
If there was a question how 6-foot-6 Adam Drell of Chatsworth High would respond after undergoing back surgery, he provided the answer last week during a basketball tournament in Fresno. This was Drell's four-game performance: 16 points, 16 rebounds; 26 points, 13 rebounds; 20 points, 10 rebounds; 20 points, eight rebounds. Chatsworth went 2-2. "He had a huge tournament," first-year Coach Emad Whitney said. "He's developed a 15-foot shot and is shooting it well."
November 10, 2000 |
Ruth Simmons, a sharecropper's daughter who went on to earn a doctorate in romance languages, was named president of Brown University on Thursday, becoming the first black to lead an Ivy League school. Simmons, the 55-year-old president of Smith College, succeeds Gordon Gee, who resigned from Brown in February to become chancellor of Vanderbilt University. Simmons grew up poor in Texas, the youngest of 12 children.