January 1, 1987
D. Kenneth Baker, president of Harvey Mudd College since 1976, has announced that he will retire at the end of the academic year in 1988, when he reaches age 65. A spokesman for the college said Baker announced his retirement more than a year in advance to give the board of trustees adequate time to find a replacement. He is the second president of the college, which was founded in 1955 and emphasizes engineering and science.
October 11, 1989 |
The Conservative Party of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, whose ratings have plummeted in opinion polls, opened its annual conference in the northern English resort of Blackpool. With Britain's grim economic situation dominating the meeting, party officials defended their beleaguered finance minister, Nigel Lawson. Party Chairman Kenneth Baker opened the session by supporting Lawson and sought to boost morale with a fierce attack on the opposition Labor Party.
February 15, 1990 |
CBS executive Laurence A. Tisch and publishing mogul Malcolm Forbes are part of a corporate bridge team taking on British parliamentarians as the lords of American finance meet real British nobility. Sir Peter Emery of London and the selector Duke of Atholl will co-captain the British Parliament team in the Feb. 23 match in London, said Kathy Wei of the American Contract Bridge League. Wei, one of the top world bridge players, said Wednesday she will be master of ceremonies for the event. The U.
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February 24, 1988
Henry E. Riggs has been named president of Harvey Mudd College and will start his new job in July, officials announced Tuesday. Riggs, 52, vice president for development at Stanford University, will replace D. Kenneth Baker, who has been president of the Claremont school since 1976 and is retiring.
December 7, 1987 |
British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will hold a short dress rehearsal today for the Washington summit. Gorbachev will fly into the Royal Air Force base at Brize Norton, about 70 miles west of London, in the morning, for what Soviet Foreign Ministry spokesman Gennady I. Gerasimov described as both a refueling stop and an opportunity for a fueling of ideas.
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January 3, 2012
John Buchanan, 58, who brought popular shows to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco that raised membership and attendance but also drew criticism for pandering to low-brow tastes, died Friday of cancer, the museums announced. Buchanan ran the Portland Art Museum for 11 years before leaving in 2006 to became director of the Fine Arts Museums, made up of the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor. During his six-year tenure in San Francisco, he procured such crowd-pleasing exhibits as "Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs" and "Yves St. Laurent" to the city.