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November 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Peruvian troops raided the San Marcos University medical school, seizing homemade bombs in the second anti-guerrilla sweep in universities before nationwide municipal elections Sunday. Witnesses said that about 200 army troops ringed the campus in central Lima with trucks, sweeping through the groups and seizing Molotov cocktails and red flags of Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path), a Maoist guerrilla group.
May 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Timothy Cordes earned straight A's as a biochemistry major at Notre Dame and is giving the valedictory address at commencement today. Then he embarks on a seven-year course of study at the University of Wisconsin Medical School. That's all in spite of being blind. He's believed to be only the second totally blind person ever accepted by an American school of medicine. Cordes has dreamed of doing research since he was 12 and has no desire to practice medicine.
July 18, 2008 | Larry Gordon
The University of California regents Thursday approved the creation of a medical school at UC Riverside if enough money can be found. Plans call for the school to enroll its first 50 students four years from now and to eventually enroll 400 medical students and 320 residents and graduate students. Before it can open, however, the UC Riverside medical school would need to raise $50 million in private and public money by 2012; it would need $50 million more by 2020, officials said.
May 26, 1991 | Associated Press
William Kennedy Smith received his medical school diploma Saturday at graduation ceremonies in the hall named for his late uncle, President John F. Kennedy. Smith walked across the stage at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall amid sustained applause and cheering from the audience and other graduates of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Smith, 30, has been the focus of nationwide attention since a woman accused him of raping her at the Kennedy family estate in Palm Beach, Fla.
March 3, 1992 | From Reuters
Police said Monday they have found the remains of 30 bodies at a Colombian university and that they are thought to be the victims of a gang that murdered poor people and sold the bodies to a medical school. The macabre discovery was made after a badly wounded garbage scavenger escaped Sunday and told police he and several other such scavengers had been attacked by security guards who lured them to the campus of the Free University in the steamy Caribbean port city of Barranquilla.
March 27, 2008 | Jonathan Bor, The Baltimore Sun
Taking aim at one of the last bastions of live-animal training for medical students, a physicians' group that champions animal rights renewed its call Wednesday for Johns Hopkins University to stop using live pigs to teach operating-room techniques. Calling the practice inhumane and unnecessary, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine noted that Hopkins is one of just two top-tier medical schools still convening live-animal labs.
November 19, 1985 | Associated Press
The man convicted of abducting Barbara Jane Mackle and placing her in a "living grave" for 3 1/2 days in 1968 has been accepted at a medical school in Mexico, parole officials say. Gary Steven Krist, 40, was paroled from a Georgia prison in 1979 after serving 10 years and banished to Alaska. He wrote to the state parole board that he has been accepted at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in Mexico. "He said: 'I did it. I finally did it.
October 2, 1999
UC Irvine officials have announced a series of moves to strengthen oversight and tighten management at the scandal-plagued medical school, including unannounced audits and a review panel with outside members.
August 29, 1988 | From staff and wire reports
Medical school appears to be losing its cachet for U.S. students as applications and enrollments declined in the 1987-88 academic year, the American Medical Assn. said. Applications to medical schools fell about 10%, from 31,323 in 1986-87 to 28,123 in 1987-88, with about 61% of applicants winning acceptance, Anne Crowley, an AMA analyst, reported in the association's journal. First-time enrollment in U.S.
November 15, 1991 | LANIE JONES
Philanthropists Joan Irvine Smith and Athelie R. Clark have donated $2 million to the UC Irvine California College of Medicine toward the purchase of a privately owned research building on the campus. At a university where research space is limited, the 6,000-square-foot building, with its built-in laboratories and space to add several more, will meet a tremendous need, Dean Walter Henry of the medical school said Thursday.
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