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February 5, 1993
The indictment of political science as a major by a letter writer (Jan. 22) reflects a failure to understand the value of any liberal arts education. I, too, read the column written by Jean Abdel-Gawad (Jan. 10), and I knew her choice of major was not the issue. Here is a listing of some of the jobs recent political science graduates from Cal State Fullerton have obtained, with only their bachelor's degrees: high school teacher; elementary school teacher; data analyst for a police department; research analyst in a city; research analyst for a political consultant; management trainee in any number of private sector corporations and industries; insurance sales; newspaper writer.
March 26, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Think of Wyoming and what comes to mind? Cowboys? Yellowstone Park? Thwarted dynastic ambitions ? The number-crunchers at the University of Minnesota's Smart Politics website analyzed more than 5,000 congressional elections over the last 25 years to determine which states had the best record sending women to the U.S. House of Representatives. It turns out Wyoming, hardly renowned as a bastion of political progressivism, leads the country on a percentage basis--though it may have something to do with the state containing just a single congressional seat.
January 9, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH
The Ventura campus of Cal State Northridge will offer a bachelor's degree in political science beginning this fall, CSU officials said. Upper-level course work for the degree will be at the planned Cal State Channel Islands campus in Camarillo. To introduce the new degree program, CSUN is offering a course in U.S. foreign policy in the spring semester. It will meet at the Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley and will feature guest speakers.
February 21, 2014 | By Patrick McGreevy
SACRAMENTO - The indictments against state Sen. Ronald S. Calderon and former Assemblyman Tom Calderon struck a severe blow to a political family that has held sway from the Capitol to the San Gabriel Valley for three decades - and hoped to extend its influence with this year's elections. The Calderon name has been strong currency in Sacramento since the 1982 election of Charles Calderon, the brother of the indicted siblings, to the state Assembly. He rose to become Senate Majority Leader in the 1990s and has a son in the Legislature now: Assemblyman Ian Calderon (D-Whittier)
October 4, 1996
John Esterline, 80, former Cal Poly Pomona political science professor who advocated reactivation of diplomatic ties with Vietnam. Esterline was head of the school's political science department from 1971 until 1980 and taught there from 1970 until June. He was active in the Assn. for Asian Studies, the American Political Science Assn. and the Inland World Affairs Council in Riverside. He and his wife, Mae, traveled to Hanoi in 1987.
Leslie M. Lipson, scholarly author, commentator and UC Berkeley professor of political science for 34 years who liked to pen nonsense poetry just for fun, has died. He was 87. Lipson, whose half a dozen books examined democracy and the ethical choices of individuals and societies through the ages, died Friday in Berkeley of prostate cancer.
John Brown Mason, the founding chairman of Cal State Fullerton's political science department, died of natural causes Sunday. He was 88. Mason, a former State Department official, joined the faculty of the university as a charter member in 1960 following his career in government service and teaching at Georgetown University, Oberlin College, Stanford University and the University of Wisconsin.
July 19, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Bernard L. Hyink, a prominent educator at USC and other California universities who co-authored the popular textbook "Politics and Government in California," has died. He was 91. Hyink died June 24 in Fullerton of internal bleeding, said his daughter, Shirley Kramer. The political science expert's long academic career was frequently interrupted by assignments for the U.S. and California governments beginning in the 1940s.
March 23, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Horn, 85, a longtime political science professor at Stanford University and a noted expert in constitutional law, died March 5 of natural causes at his home in Palo Alto. Born in Greenville, Ohio, Horn earned a bachelor's degree in history from Ohio Wesleyan University and master's and doctoral degrees in political science from Princeton. During World War II and the Korean War, he worked in the U.S. Army's psychological warfare unit.
August 23, 1988 | Reuters
Republican vice presidential candidate Dan Quayle failed a comprehensive political science exam that he needed to graduate from DePauw University, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The newspaper said Frank Darling, chairman of the political science department at the Greencastle, Ind., university in 1969, confirmed that Quayle, a political science major, flunked the examination. But Darling said Quayle was allowed to take another test and passed.
January 15, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Not even Orange County's top prosecutor himself could say with any certainty Tuesday whether the acquittal of two former police officers in a widely watched case will damage his political career or tarnish his legacy. Tony Rackauckas, who tried former officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli himself, stuck to his position that the Kelly Thomas case deserved to be brought before a jury. Still, the man who has been Orange County's district attorney for more than 15 years allowed that there could be political damage.
November 21, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has taken a position as a scholar in residence at Cal Poly Pomona, officials said Thursday.' Solis began this week and will guest lecture in classes, mentor students in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences and help faculty develop curriculum. A particular area of interest will be political science, Cal Poly spokesman Daniel B. Lee said. Solis received a bachelor's degree in the subject from the Pomona campus in 1979. “I look forward to being a part of this great institution, and engaging with both the faculty and students in meaningful discussions about public policy and many other important issues,” Solis said in a statement.
October 1, 2013 | By Neve Gordon
In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate and 63 House hopefuls win their races. Among the winners are the chairs and ranking members of five committees, including the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Armed Services Committee, as well as chairs and ranking members of more than 30 subcommittees.
August 13, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO -- California Gov. Jerry Brown has been keeping a low public profile this summer, jetting off to Ireland and Germany for a two-week vacation and spending most of his time in his hometown of Oakland, where he's been managing the affairs of state. While staying out of the public eye, the governor did take some time earlier this month to attend a three-day conference on the late author and social critic Ivan Illich, a former friend of the 75-year-old governor, held at one of the Oakland charter schools Brown helped establish while he was mayor of that city.
May 25, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Midway through his election-night victory speech, Eric Garcetti turned toward the cluster of family on the stage behind him and invited his wife to step forward. He thanked her for "making our life work" under the stress of his run for mayor of Los Angeles, saying, "None of this would be possible without Amy Wakeland. " It was a rare moment in the spotlight for Wakeland, a powerful player in Garcetti's political life but one who fiercely guards their family's privacy. With Garcetti's inauguration five weeks away, Wakeland, 43, will soon need to reconcile her fondness for a low profile with the platform that her husband's position will offer to advance causes that she has worked on for years.
March 27, 2013 | By Patrick McGreevy
An online voter registration system launched by California for last November's election appears to be bringing more lower-income people into the political process, according to an academic study. Researchers at UC Berkeley looked at the 839,297 people who registered to vote online before the election, and found that the breakdown was ethnically similar to those who registered in person or through the mail. However, the results showed more online registrants came from low- and middle-income neighborhoods than expected, according to researchers Lisa Garcia Bedolla and Veronica N. Velez.
February 27, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times
Fourth in a series of articles focusing on key periods in the lives of the mayoral hopefuls. Ben Jealous still recalls walking into a Columbia University meeting of a new group called Black Men for Anita Hill and seeing a half-Jewish, half-Mexican kid from Los Angeles leading the discussion. "What's he doing here?" he asked the professor who organized the meeting. "Honestly brother," the teacher replied, "he's the only one here I'm certain will really work hard. " L.A. ELECTIONS 2013: Sign up for our email newsletter It was Jealous' first exposure to Eric Garcetti, a committed young progressive known on campus for gliding between different worlds and liberal causes.
February 25, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
ROME - After more than a year of stable but unelected government, Italy appeared headed for a period of uncertainty Monday as results from a closely watched election showed a major backlash against the political establishment and signs of gridlock in Parliament. An inconclusive outcome threatens to unnerve investors and spark a flare-up of Europe's debt crisis. Investors are worried that prolonged instability in Italy could compromise efforts to improve competitiveness and to turn around a lingering recession in the Eurozone's third-largest economy.
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