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May 12, 1985
The 73rd annual commencement exercises were held at 11 a.m. Saturday on the campus of Loyola Marymount University, the largest Catholic university in Southern California. Degrees: 1,371 diplomas, including 1,029 undergraduate degrees and 342 graduate degrees. Speakers: Peter V.
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October 15, 2013 | By Jason Song
Fraternities at USC will not be allowed to hold weekday parties and one fraternity was placed on probation after a student from Loyola Marymount University was injured at an event last week, university officials said. The party at Sigma Alpha Epsilon was not registered with USC officials as required, university officials said, and it is unclear how the Loyola student got hurt. Still, the fraternity will not be allowed to hold events until the incident has been investigated by a campus committee.
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November 6, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Thomas P. O'Malley, an engaging and scholarly priest who headed Loyola Marymount University during a period of significant expansion in the 1990s, died in Boston on Wednesday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was announced by Boston College, where he was a professor and former dean. O'Malley was president of Loyola Marymount, the Jesuit campus in Westchester, from 1991 to 1999. A skillful fundraiser, he oversaw a capital improvement drive that raised $144 million, $16 million more than its goal.
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October 8, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Amid a debate about the role of Catholic colleges in a secular society, Loyola Marymount University this week decided to drop staff health insurance coverage for "elective" abortions and instead offer employees a separate, unsubsidized plan to cover those procedures. The move was seen on campus as a compromise between traditionalist alumni and faculty - who think the university should have nothing to do with abortion - and a more liberal group who contend LMU should not impose religious doctrine on the large number of non-Catholics it enrolls and employs.
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January 17, 1992 | JOHN L. MITCHELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They don't make postcards the way they used to. And people don't write as many interesting things on them these days, either. Just ask Justine Clancy, who speaks with authority on the subject. As head of the department of rare books and special collections at Loyola Marymount University, Clancy is in charge of one of the largest postcard collections in existence--more than 1 million of them, dating from the 1860s.
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October 10, 1993 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Great Hunger that devastated Ireland between 1845 and 1851 was, in the words of historian James Donnelly, "the defining event in Irish history." Last weekend, almost 150 years after potatoes began to rot in fields all over Ireland, scholars and other interested people gathered at Loyola Marymount University to consider the ramifications of the event that changed not only Ireland but the United States as well.
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February 22, 1990 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
More than 100 Loyola Marymount University students attended a campus forum Tuesday on homosexuality that took the theological and ethical measure of the school president's decision last week to deny recognition to a club for gay and lesbian students. The forum, sponsored by the Student Housing Office and led by a panel of professors and students, discussed the church's teachings on homosexuality and heard students question the ruling that went against the Alliance of Gays and Lesbians.
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October 13, 1989 | ADRIANNE GOODMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In eloquent, often impassioned testimony, more than a dozen Loyola Marymount University students and faculty members addressed a special committee on minority relations Wednesday, describing frustrations among minorities, feelings of not being welcome and outrage over racial slurs, including a classroom incident involving a visiting professor. The problems, they said, extend from the classroom to extracurricular activities to social life on campus.
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March 2, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Father Donald P. Merrifield, president of Loyola Marymount University during an era of rapid growth for the Catholic school based in Westchester, has died. He was 81. Merrifield died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose from a heart attack, a university spokesman said. Merrifield became the 11th president of Loyola University in 1969. As the first president of Loyola Marymount after Loyola merged with Marymount College in 1973, the Jesuit priest oversaw a transformation of the campus with construction of 13 buildings and a greater emphasis on enrolling minority students.
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September 26, 2013 | By Jason Song
Loyola Marymount University officials and students will hold a celebration Saturday to commemorate the school's new master's of arts program in yoga studies. Nineteen students are enrolled in the two-year program, which includes language, anatomy and yoga instruction classes. The school has been offering yoga-related courses in its extension school for more than a decade, but the master's program is the first graduate-level course in the country, Loyola officials believe. About 40 students applied to the program, which costs about $1,000 a unit.
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June 18, 2013 | By Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times
A new front is opening in the education wars as a report released Tuesday derides California's teacher training schools as among the worst in a nation full of substandard programs. The study by a controversial Washington, D.C.-based policy group singles out UCLA and Loyola Marymount University, among others, as hardly worth attending. Both have strong reputations within the field. The report, issued by the National Council on Teacher Quality, is getting attention as a new annual offering among the education ratings published by U.S. News & World Report.
SPORTS
March 30, 2012 | By Steve Galluzzo
Facing an opponent every bit its equal in talent, the Los Angeles Loyola High boys' volleyball team had to rely on something just as important in the latter stages of Friday night's match: experience. It was that intangible which proved to be the difference as the Cubs won their annual clash of the titans against Southland rival Manhattan Beach Mira Costa, 25-19, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, in front of a boisterous crowd at Loyola Marymount University's Gersten Pavilion. Next season, UCLA-bound Nick Porterfield and USC signee Alex Slaught will be rivals in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation, but right now they are happy to be playing on the same side of the net, and the Cubs' senior outside hitters led the attack with 14 and 13 kills, respectively.
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November 21, 2010
When Zac Propersi was 8 years old, his mom enrolled him in dancing school so when he grew up he would dance beautifully at his wedding. To everyone's astonishment, he loved the classes — and went on to become an amateur jazz, hip-hop and break dancer. Propersi met his future wedding dance partner, Taryn Livingston, in 2002 when they were students at Loyola Marymount University. "I had a huge crush on him," she said, "and one of my girlfriends gave him the word. " Propersi asked Livingston to the West L.A. school's 2003 Charter Ball and invited her to dinner first.
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October 15, 2010 | By Eryn Brown, Los Angeles Times
The image of the Nazi doctor is a vivid one ? and "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" doesn't give it short shrift. At this traveling exhibit, now on view at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, visitors can see photos of creepy gadgets like the calipers used by Nazi physicians to quantify racial characteristics. They can watch video of doctors testing how long it takes mental patients to die after inhaling tailpipe exhaust. They can learn about Dr. Julius Hallervorden, a neuropathologist who dissected hundreds of brains harvested from "euthanized" children.
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March 2, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Father Donald P. Merrifield, president of Loyola Marymount University during an era of rapid growth for the Catholic school based in Westchester, has died. He was 81. Merrifield died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose from a heart attack, a university spokesman said. Merrifield became the 11th president of Loyola University in 1969. As the first president of Loyola Marymount after Loyola merged with Marymount College in 1973, the Jesuit priest oversaw a transformation of the campus with construction of 13 buildings and a greater emphasis on enrolling minority students.
SPORTS
August 11, 1988
Al Kotero has been named men's soccer coach at Loyola Marymount University. Kotero, 29, has been in charge of the women's soccer club. He succeeds Roger Langer, who resigned. Loyola was 4-13 last season.
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November 6, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Thomas P. O'Malley, an engaging and scholarly priest who headed Loyola Marymount University during a period of significant expansion in the 1990s, died in Boston on Wednesday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was announced by Boston College, where he was a professor and former dean. O'Malley was president of Loyola Marymount, the Jesuit campus in Westchester, from 1991 to 1999. A skillful fundraiser, he oversaw a capital improvement drive that raised $144 million, $16 million more than its goal.
SPORTS
November 24, 2008 | Chris Dufresne
Loyola Marymount University announced Sunday morning that first-year basketball coach Bill Bayno is taking a medical leave of absence and that assistant coach Max Good will take over the team on an interim basis. "Recently, I was diagnosed with a serious medical condition, in part, related to the stress and anxiety of head coaching," Bayno said in a statement released by the school. "It will require treatment, which will force me to take a leave of absence.
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