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December 23, 1990 | Gary Lasky and Jennifer Swift, Gary Lasky is a graduate student in social ecology at UC Irvine. Jennifer Swift is a senior majoring in film studies and director of Generic Alternative, a monthly campus newspaper
With a revived anti-war movement picking up support across the national political spectrum, local observers are puzzled at the almost complete state of quiet on campuses in Southern California. Just raising the question, "What's wrong with college students today?" does not address the dynamics that shape the political lives of today's university students and the role of the university in our society.
December 24, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
UC Santa Barbara sociology professor Richard Flacks won't be celebrating the season with a selection of Christmas carols this evening on his weekly program over the university's student radio station, KCSB. Instead, Flacks' one-hour program (6 to 7 p.m. on FM 91.9) will feature a scratchy Depression-era recording of Aunt Molly Jackson singing about the plight of a poor person living on New York's Lower East Side to the music of the "Cherry Tree Carol": It's Christmas Eve.
July 30, 1995
Nina J. Easton does us a disservice by attempting to relate so closely the '60s violence of the Left and the '90s violence of the Right ("America, the Enemy," June 18). In terms of tragedy, the Oklahoma bombing stands alone, its carnage having exceeded by plenty any other terrorist act in U.S. history. It was designed to kill and maim as many people as possible. The Far Left simply hasn't operated in that coldblooded a manner. For example, the explosives planted in 1970 in a Wisconsin ROTC building by the ultra-left Weathermen were timed to go off at 4 a.m., when few would be present.
July 12, 1986 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
Chancellor Robert A. Huttenback of the University of California, Santa Barbara, resigned Friday after months of turmoil concerning his administrative abilities and the expenditure of university funds on his home. UC President David P. Gardner accepted the resignation and nominated former UC Irvine Chancellor Daniel Aldrich to temporarily replace Huttenback. Huttenback said that Gardner asked him on July 2, in a private meeting, to consider resigning.
August 18, 2009 | Marc B. Haefele, Marc B. Haefele is a commentator for KPCC-FM (89.3) and writes for Nomada magazine of Buenos Aires.
For 13 years, University of California officials have wrestled with a seemingly insoluble problem: how to sustain a student body that reflects the state's vast diversity without violating Proposition 209, the 1996 ballot measure banning race-based affirmative action. The latest attempt to formulate a policy that is both legal and capable of increasing diversity is a controversial new admissions mandate that will take effect in fall 2012. A slow-brewed product of the UC Academic Senate's Board of Admissions and Relations with Schools (BOARS)
April 19, 1986 | MILES CORWIN, Times Staff Writer
The University of California is investigating whether UC Santa Barbara Chancellor Robert Huttenback may have misused university funds for household expenses, and for this reason and others a group of faculty leaders and student body officers have suggested that he resign, The Times has learned.
It came to Dan Levy midway through a Grateful Dead concert on a hot afternoon in July, 1988. As a crowd of mesmerized Deadheads listened to the band in Berkeley's Greek Theatre, the 30-year-old publishing whiz kid suddenly had a crystal vision all his own. Here were thousands of loyal fans, he thought, many of them veterans of the 1960s music scene. An even larger number weren't born when the Dead, the legendary San Francisco band, was formed 25 years before.
June 18, 1995 | NINA J. EASTON, Staff writer Nina J. Easton's last article for the magazine examined the Republican revolution on Capitol Hill. Contributing research to this piece were Emily Gest, Maloy Moore and Caleb Gessessee.
There's nothing like a bathtub concoction of fuel oil and fertilizer to dramatize the wild-eyed anger in America that no voting booth can assuage. The ingredients are easy to buy, the bomb easy to plant in an open society and, with some careful planning, an explosion can be targeted at the symbols of political rage without any human blood tainting the message.
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