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March 14, 2001 | From Times staff and wire reports
An anonymous donor has pledged $360 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, breaking all previous records in donations to private or public universities, the institute announced. Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson described the gift as "all cash," but could not disclose any other details other than that it will be larger than the $350 million pledged last year to MIT or $300 million in stock given to Vanderbilt in 1998.
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July 27, 2008 | Colin Fleming, Colin Fleming, who writes for the Nation, the New Yorker and the Washington Post, is completing a novel.
THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about pretty thoroughly by classical music. New operas, ballets and symphonies would actually alter the cultural climate, chasing away old modes of thought and introducing new realities -- as in 1913, when Igor Stravinsky dropped his "Rite of Spring" on an ill-prepared Parisian public, or in 1952, when David Tudor sat down and closed his keyboard lid for the first live performance of John Cage's "4' 33"."
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July 27, 2008 | Colin Fleming, Colin Fleming, who writes for the Nation, the New Yorker and the Washington Post, is completing a novel.
THERE was a time when the zeitgeist used to get bashed about pretty thoroughly by classical music. New operas, ballets and symphonies would actually alter the cultural climate, chasing away old modes of thought and introducing new realities -- as in 1913, when Igor Stravinsky dropped his "Rite of Spring" on an ill-prepared Parisian public, or in 1952, when David Tudor sat down and closed his keyboard lid for the first live performance of John Cage's "4' 33"."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2001 | From Times staff and wire reports
An anonymous donor has pledged $360 million to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, breaking all previous records in donations to private or public universities, the institute announced. Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson described the gift as "all cash," but could not disclose any other details other than that it will be larger than the $350 million pledged last year to MIT or $300 million in stock given to Vanderbilt in 1998.
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July 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Julio Sanchez, a longtime fishing enthusiast who made his mark on the sport by inventing the swiveling "fighting chair" used on deep-sea fishing boats, has died at age 86. Sanchez made his living as a civil engineer, but his passion was fishing. He went fishing with Ernest Hemingway and Howard Hughes. Sanchez, who died Monday, once said he got the idea for the swiveling fishing chair after he became stuck in a barber's chair and freed himself by bracing his feet against the foot stand.
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May 24, 1991
Richard T. Mitch, who also used the name Dick Michaels, 65, co-founder of the Advocate, a Los Angeles-based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mitch earned chemistry degrees from New York's Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Notre Dame. After serving in a research position with the Army, Mitch began his journalism career on the Journal of the American Chemical Society, first in San Francisco and later in Los Angeles.
SPORTS
May 25, 1996 | TRIS WYKES
Cal Lutheran starter Richard Bell paced the Kingsmen to a 10-5 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in a losers' bracket game Friday at the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships in Salem, Va. The Kingsmen (31-13-1) will play at 9 a.m. Sunday against the loser of a winners' bracket game today between Upper Iowa College and William Paterson College. Bell (10-3), a junior left-hander, allowed 10 hits and two earned runs in seven innings with 10 strikeouts.
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March 31, 1985 | United Press International
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute won the NCAA Division I hockey championship Saturday night with a 2-1 victory over Providence College. It was the first time since 1954 that Rensselaer Poly had won the NCAA title, and the win extended RPI's unbeaten streak to 35 games. The No. 1-ranked Engineers (35-2-1) reached the final by defeating No. 2-ranked Minnesota Duluth in three overtimes. Providence closed its season at 23-17-5.
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September 27, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Paul LoGerfo, 64, who developed new techniques to combat thyroid disease and founded a thyroid disease research and education center, died of cancer Sept. 16 in New York City. LoGerfo, who headed the surgical oncology unit at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in the 1980s, innovated the use of local anesthesia during thyroid operations.
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February 11, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
George A. Dudley, 90, founding dean of the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UCLA and a noted architect who coordinated the designing and construction of several State University of New York campuses, died of pneumonia Sunday at his home in Rensselaerville, N.Y. A Pittsburgh native who graduated from Yale University in 1936, Dudley established the first master of fine arts program in urban planning at Yale in 1941.
SCIENCE
January 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
Like a celestial bully, the Milky Way may have ripped apart a smaller galaxy billions of years ago and scattered its stars into a faint surrounding ring. A survey scanning the outskirts of the Milky Way has found a belt of stars different in chemistry and in motion from stars within the galaxy, suggesting that they are the remnants of a galactic collision that may have occurred 10 billion years ago.
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May 28, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Herman A. Haus, 77, an MIT professor who was a leading authority on optical communications, died May 21 of heart failure at his home in Lexington, Mass. He had just completed his regular, 15-mile bicycle commute from the school's Cambridge campus when he was stricken.
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