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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999
The Rev. Robert B. Lawton on Tuesday became the 14th president of Loyola Marymount University, the largest Roman Catholic university in Southern California. Lawton, a Jesuit priest as were all his predecessors, took the reins of the 5,000-student university during an inauguration ceremony that included videotaped greetings from Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and several celebrities, among them "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1999
The Rev. Robert B. Lawton on Tuesday became the 14th president of Loyola Marymount University, the largest Roman Catholic university in Southern California. Lawton, a Jesuit priest as were all his predecessors, took the reins of the 5,000-student university during an inauguration ceremony that included videotaped greetings from Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and several celebrities, among them "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2000
A $20-million gift from the University Hill Foundation will be used to house Loyola Marymount University's liberal arts program at the former headquarters of Raytheon Corp., school officials announced Monday. The gift from the Los Angeles-based foundation, comprised of wealthy business leaders who wish to remain anonymous, is one of the largest ever received by the Jesuit-run institution.
OPINION
October 1, 2004
Re "Morality Goes Mum in Stem-Cell Fight," Commentary, Sept. 29: There are several valid issues one should address before deciding whether to support or oppose Proposition 71. The ethical issues that go to the heart of this proposition are numerous. They include the ongoing debate in this country about the moral status of the early embryo and fetus and the question of who will get access to the medical discoveries if this research succeeds. The issue of the moral status of the early embryo is certainly not settled; yet embryos must be destroyed to retrieve the cells needed for this research.
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March 18, 2000 | SCOTT MOE, From Staff and Wire Reports
For the second time in three years, Loyola Marymount is looking to Division II Metro State in Denver for its next men's coach. Nearly a month after the university announced the resignation of Charles Bradley, former Loyola Marymount player and current Metro State Coach Mike Dunlap has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Bradley, according to sources close to the situation. Dunlap replaced Bradley at Metro State after Bradley took over the Lions before the 1997 season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Thomas P. O'Malley, an engaging and scholarly priest who headed Loyola Marymount University during a period of significant expansion in the 1990s, died in Boston on Wednesday, apparently of a heart attack. He was 79. His death was announced by Boston College, where he was a professor and former dean. O'Malley was president of Loyola Marymount, the Jesuit campus in Westchester, from 1991 to 1999. A skillful fundraiser, he oversaw a capital improvement drive that raised $144 million, $16 million more than its goal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2010 | By Keith Thursby
Father Donald P. Merrifield, president of Loyola Marymount University during an era of rapid growth for the Catholic school based in Westchester, has died. He was 81. Merrifield died Thursday at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose from a heart attack, a university spokesman said. Merrifield became the 11th president of Loyola University in 1969. As the first president of Loyola Marymount after Loyola merged with Marymount College in 1973, the Jesuit priest oversaw a transformation of the campus with construction of 13 buildings and a greater emphasis on enrolling minority students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER
The evolving relationship between Catholics and Jews will be the subject of a panel discussion Wednesday to be convened by Rabbi Harold Schulweis and Cardinal Roger M. Mahony. Six panelists will discuss Jewish and Catholic attitudes, the Holocaust, and the interpretation of Christian Scripture free of anti-Semitism. An interfaith ceremony to express optimism and hope will be held after the discussion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 1998 | LARRY STAMMER
The congregation of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, whose venerable domed synagogue in the Mid-Wilshire district has long been part of the city's religious landscape, will celebrates the opening of its $26-million Westside campus Sunday. Located at Olympic Boulevard and Barrington Avenue, the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Campus represents what Rabbi Harvey J. Fields calls a new vision for Jewish congregational life.
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March 25, 2000 | TERESA WATANABE
As Women's History Month draws to a close, three events this week will explore the role of women in religion. Women of diverse denominations will meet to discuss unity and women's place in the church at the 12th annual Women Connecting Women conference today in the Donohue Center at Mount St. Mary's College, 10 Chester Place, Los Angeles. Speakers will include Martha Ellen Stortz of the Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Roman Catholic theologian Jane Via and the Rev.
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July 15, 2001 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES RELIGION WRITER
Glen Coughlin will sign. Gladly. Oh yes, says the dean of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, he fully backs the Vatican requirement for Roman Catholic theologians to pledge, in writing, that they will teach "authentic Catholic doctrine." Call this truth in advertising, Coughlin says: Those billed as Catholic theologians should accurately present Catholic teachings. John Connolly will not sign. Absolutely not.
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