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February 11, 1998
It is unusual for the leader of any institution to unearth skeletons of the past and hold them up for public scrutiny. That's particularly true for college presidents who often strive to be bland to avoid offending alumni, faculty or students. And many of them abhor speaking frankly about the sensitive and complex issues of college admissions: Who gets in and who does not. All this makes it even more remarkable that Dartmouth President James O.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 11, 1998
It is unusual for the leader of any institution to unearth skeletons of the past and hold them up for public scrutiny. That's particularly true for college presidents who often strive to be bland to avoid offending alumni, faculty or students. And many of them abhor speaking frankly about the sensitive and complex issues of college admissions: Who gets in and who does not. All this makes it even more remarkable that Dartmouth President James O.
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February 15, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 1991
In response to "Why Don't the Races Mingle More?" by James O. Freedman, (Commentary, Aug. 28): Cal State Los Angeles' own P.R. information lauds it as the ". . . broadest, most (ethnically) diverse, culturally rich student body in the nation." Yet, as one of the producers of a student video documentary project, I and my colleagues were unable to find a comprehensive program where the university capitalizes on that diversity. We interviewed sources from several areas of administration, faculty and student activities and the consensus was that the university wasn't doing a substantive job to advocate positive ethnic interaction among students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 31, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
James O. Freedman, president emeritus of Dartmouth College who overhauled the school's curriculum during his 11-year tenure, has died. He was 70. Freedman died March 21 of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at his home in Cambridge, Mass. In leading the most comprehensive examination of the school's curriculum in 70 years, Freedman established more rigorous course requirements across several major fields.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 22, 1997
Presidents of private colleges and universities in California were paid handsomely in 1995-96, yet none of them commanded as much as USC football coach John Robinson's compensation package of $505,016. Nor did they earn as much as the leaders of many Eastern schools--or even some professors, particularly in medical schools--according to a nationwide survey of federal tax returns by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Here are the cash compensation and benefits for the top 10 private college presidents in the nation and for some of California's higher education leaders.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1990 | MARGARET LILLARD, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Students, teachers and administrators say it over and over again. They write it, they shout it: Dartmouth College is not the Dartmouth Review. For 10 years, Dartmouth College has been portrayed as a battlefield of racism, sexism and political intrigue, all reflected in the activities of the obstreperous, right-wing Review.
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August 27, 1988 | ART PINE, Times Staff Writer
A Dartmouth College student suspended from school along with other staff members of a conservative student newspaper on charges of harassing a black professor last winter was accepted as an intern on the staff of Sen. Dan Quayle, apparently with Quayle's full knowledge of the case. The student, John W. Quilhot of Ft. Wayne, Ind., said Friday that he told Quayle's staff about the suspension in advance and offered to step aside "if there was any problem," but was taken on anyway.
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October 5, 1990 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The anger and displeasure over the Dartmouth Review had brewed in the Dartmouth College community almost since the privately funded conservative newspaper was launched 10 years ago and began attacking blacks, American Indians, women, Jews, gays, lesbians and anyone it associated with the dreaded "L" word, meaning liberal.
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July 27, 2002 | ELIZABETH MEHREN and JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
From its towering trees to its Gothic arches, the normally tranquil campus of Princeton University was abuzz Friday with one question: Why? Why would an admissions officer at the august institution hack into a Yale University Web site designed to tell high school students whether they had been admitted to the campus in New Haven, Conn? Sophomore Chris Greenman, heading up a leafy pathway on his way to Firestone Library, rolled his eyes when asked about the electronic break-in.
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