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May 28, 1994
Three law professors considered rebellious by Chancellor Pat Robertson were fired May 23 by Regent University. Five new faculty members were hired as the as-yet unaccredited law school of 350 students continues to pursue certification by the American Bar Assn. Regent officials said the dismissals of Paul Morken, Roger Born and Lionel Postic had nothing to do with their protest of the removal last year of Law School Dean Herbert W. Titus, a professor with controversial conservative views.
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November 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Virginia's Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 2, that the state can issue construction bonds for the Christian-based Regent University founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson without violating the separation of church and state. The court said the bond issue is legal because no public money would be spent and the state's credit would not be at stake. The court did rule, however, that Regent's School of Divinity may not use buildings financed by the bonds.
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November 4, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Virginia's Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 2, that the state can issue construction bonds for the Christian-based Regent University founded by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson without violating the separation of church and state. The court said the bond issue is legal because no public money would be spent and the state's credit would not be at stake. The court did rule, however, that Regent's School of Divinity may not use buildings financed by the bonds.
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October 5, 1996 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on Friday defended as "entirely appropriate" his speech to a law school run by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, who has been highly critical of President Clinton on Whitewater and other issues. Starr addressed an audience at Robertson's Regents University at a time when he is under fire from the White House and other critics for participating in what they say are partisan activities that compromise his role as an impartial investigator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1996 | From Religion News Service
After a 10-year wait, Regent University School of Law has received full accreditation from the American Bar Assn. The House of Delegates of the American Bar Assn. voted this month at its annual meeting to give the Virginia Beach, Va., school the new status, which adds considerably to a law school's reputation. "The fact that they acknowledge our overtly evangelical mission statement to me is a major breakthrough," said religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, founder and chancellor of the school.
NEWS
October 5, 1996 | SARA FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr on Friday defended as "entirely appropriate" his speech to a law school run by religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, who has been highly critical of President Clinton on Whitewater and other issues. Starr addressed an audience at Robertson's Regents University at a time when he is under fire from the White House and other critics for participating in what they say are partisan activities that compromise his role as an impartial investigator.
BUSINESS
May 21, 1997 | (Associated Press)
Kay James, a university dean with a background in conservative social issues, was appointed to lead a national panel that will study the effects of legalized gambling in America--a selection that drew immediate criticism from the gaming industry. James, dean of the school of government at Regent University in Norfolk, Va., was selected by House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) to pilot the two-year, $5-million study.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 1994
Students from USC are among the winners of the 15th annual College Television Awards. First-prize winners receive $1,000 from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a product grant of $2,000 from Kodak. They will be honored at a dinner in Beverly Hills on March 13. In the information category, the winners were Sharon Rennert of USC, Lisa L. Bernhard of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va.
BUSINESS
May 14, 1992 | VICTOR F. ZONANA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson sent mixed signals about his intentions for United Press International on Wednesday as questions and criticism of his proposed acquisition of the historic news service mounted. Frankie Abourjilie, a spokeswoman for Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, said "there will be no attempt made to change the character of UPI."
NEWS
October 4, 1996 | From the Washington Post
Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr plans to speak today at an event co-sponsored by Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network and a Virginia law school founded by the conservative religious broadcaster. Mark D. Fabiani, an associate counsel at the White House, said Thursday that Starr's decision to deliver the keynote address at the 10th anniversary of Regent University law school in Virginia Beach shows his ties to President Clinton's political enemies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1996 | From Religion News Service
After a 10-year wait, Regent University School of Law has received full accreditation from the American Bar Assn. The House of Delegates of the American Bar Assn. voted this month at its annual meeting to give the Virginia Beach, Va., school the new status, which adds considerably to a law school's reputation. "The fact that they acknowledge our overtly evangelical mission statement to me is a major breakthrough," said religious broadcaster Pat Robertson, founder and chancellor of the school.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 1994
Three law professors considered rebellious by Chancellor Pat Robertson were fired May 23 by Regent University. Five new faculty members were hired as the as-yet unaccredited law school of 350 students continues to pursue certification by the American Bar Assn. Regent officials said the dismissals of Paul Morken, Roger Born and Lionel Postic had nothing to do with their protest of the removal last year of Law School Dean Herbert W. Titus, a professor with controversial conservative views.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 1999
As members of the Legislature reconvene following the summer recess, I would like to urge careful examination of a bill that has significant negative implications for tens of thousands of public university employees in California, including many in Orange County. SB 645 would impose an "agency shop" at the University of California and California State University. Under this legislation, employees in a bargaining unit represented by a union would be required to either join the union and pay its dues or have a substantial "fair share" fee deducted from their paychecks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1998
I read with great interest your article on UC Irvine's rise in stature as a leading university ("An 'A' for Improvement," Oct. 19). As a longtime Orange County resident, and as a member of the UC Board of Regents, I take great pride in UCI's success, and I'm pleased to see that the university is being recognized for its accomplishments. This recognition has come from many sources, including: U.S. News & World Report, which recently ranked UCI the eighth-best public university in the country: the National Cancer Institute, which has given UCI's Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center its most prestigious honor, designation as a "comprehensive cancer center," and the Assn.
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