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September 16, 1988
A former chancellor of the University of Massachusetts has been named as the 12th president of San Francisco State University. Cal State trustees, meeting in Long Beach, chose Robert A. Corrigan, 53, an authority on poet Ezra Pound, from among four finalists. Corrigan succeeds Chia-Wei Woo, who resigned to head a new technical university in Hong Kong. "It's a first-rate opportunity," Corrigan said of his appointment to head the system's fifth-largest campus.
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February 12, 1989
The new president of overcrowded San Francisco State University, Robert A. Corrigan, proposed using the spacious grounds of the Army's Presidio as a university-run "educational park" if the military proceeds with plans to close the historic base. Federal law requires most of the Presidio to become part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area if the Army shuts it down.
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September 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A San Francisco State University student who fell from a coastal bluff during a recent team-building hike along the Marin Headlands died Tuesday. Kevin Costello, 17, of Watsonville, Calif., slipped and fell about 50 feet when he and another student set out on a steep slope during the university's Presidential Scholars Program retreat Friday. He was taken to Stanford University Medical Center. San Francisco State President Robert A.
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February 24, 1987 | Associated Press
The University of Massachusetts at Boston is investigating a rash of anti-Semitic incidents on campus, including the appearance of swastikas on doors and bulletin boards, and letters sent to two faculty members, officials said Monday. "We consider them to be a series of isolated incidents and not reflective at all of the general tone on the campus," said Robert A. Corrigan, the university's chancellor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998
The University of California handed out salary raises averaging 18% for its chancellors last week and the California State University system handed out raises averaging 10% to its campus presidents. The pay hikes, university officials said, were needed because the salaries of UC and Cal State leaders lag behind those offered by comparable institutions elsewhere in the nation. *--* University of California Chancellors Campus Old Salary New Salary J.
BUSINESS
September 4, 1992 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a long-anticipated effort to give its troubled personal computer operation greater autonomy, International Business Machines Corp. said Thursday that it had established the IBM Personal Computer Co. as a separate business unit. Robert A. Corrigan, an IBM vice president who will head the new company, said the restructuring will enable the computer giant to respond more quickly to fast-changing conditions in the PC business. "This takes out a lot of the bureaucracy," Corrigan said.
SPORTS
March 2, 1999 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Irvine High wrestler Alvaro Andres "Andrew" Pena, a San Francisco State sophomore, died Saturday after collapsing following a Friday evening workout. He was 20. Coach Lars Jensen said Pena, a member of the school's wrestling team, might have suffered a brain aneurysm, but Herb Hawley, administrator for the San Francisco Medical Examiner's office, said Monday the cause of death has not been determined.
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August 15, 2010 | By Valerie J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times
Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building downtown. By taking a match to "The Invention of George Washington" in 1988, the scholar brought national attention to a campaign to reform Social Security policies that discourage disabled professionals from working. Some of the most restrictive penalties were soon lifted — including one preventing him from earning royalties on books — in a policy change that became known as the Longmore Amendment.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1996 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
More blacks, Latinos and Native Americans are entering and completing college than ever before, but not in numbers that match their percentage of the general population, according to a new study by the American Council on Education. The study, the 14th Annual Status Report on Minorities in Higher Education, found that minority students have made significant gains in college enrollment and the number of degrees they earned in recent years.
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June 22, 2002 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
San Francisco State announced Friday that it placed a Palestinian student organization on probation and cut off its funding for one year because of a campus confrontation last month. The university also issued a letter of warning to a Jewish student group whose pro-Israel peace rally ended in the clash with pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Along with those disciplinary steps, the university announced initiatives to promote civil discourse on campus.
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