July 24, 1992 |
The state Supreme Court on Thursday left intact a damage award of more than $1 million to a former Claremont Graduate School assistant professor who said he was denied tenure because he is black. Over one dissent, the justices refused to hear an appeal by school attorneys of a Los Angeles Superior Court jury verdict in favor of Reginald Clark, 42, now an instructor at Cal State Fullerton. Clark had been at Claremont five years when he applied for tenure in 1984.
July 17, 1994
FROM: Reginald Clark, founder of the Montclair-based Reginald Clark and Associates and consultant to school districts nationwide on how to increase the success of low-achieving students. Sociologist Clark, 44, was born in Chicago, the oldest of five children in a family headed by a single mother, and grew up to earn two master's degrees and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin.
May 1, 1991
Law firm Kindel & Anderson, Los Angeles, has tapped Godfrey Isaac, one of the city's better-known trial lawyers, to be the new head of its litigation department. Isaac, who joined the 92-lawyer firm in 1987, will direct a staff of 32 attorneys that has become Kindel & Anderson's most significant department. The 66-year-old attorney is perhaps best known for his involvement in wrongful termination lawsuits.
February 6, 2014
Re "State aid is relief, burden," Feb. 3 Who are the supporters of national healthcare reform who "tout the expansion of Medicaid - called Medi-Cal in California - as one of the great successes of the Affordable Care Act"? Medi-Cal has been failing since its underfunded inception almost 50 years ago. Confirmation of eligibility for the program does not guarantee timely healthcare, as the number of physicians in the program is embarrassingly low. The Affordable Care Act, as with our entire dysfunctional healthcare system, guarantees delays, disappointments and, unfortunately, sometimes death to those without the means to buy better care.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1992
Deciding who gets tenure is among the most important, far-reaching and difficult tasks of a college president. These choices invoke personal, professional and institutional considerations. I am sorry that John Maguire, president of the Claremont University Center and Graduate School, is being personally singled out as the one to blame for Claremont's denial of tenure to Reginald Clark, an African-American faculty member (Commentary, June 12). John was a "freedom rider" in the 1960s, marched to Selma with Martin Luther King Jr., and fought against ignorance and bigotry while serving as president of SUNY College at Old Westbury.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1992 |
The Claremont Colleges are hardly paradise, but neither are they a hotbed of racism. We are a diverse community that has worked hard for more than a decade to be increasingly inclusive at every level, and to be sensitive to the experience and perspectives of those who make the colleges each year a more varied, vibrant place. While far from perfect, we are making progress.