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May 19, 1989
The president of the American Council on Education told Congress Thursday that two drastic moves would help to cure the "basically unhealthy" system of college sports: --Abolition of athletic scholarships; --Shortening of the football, basketball and baseball seasons. Robert H. Atwell was among several academic, media and sports federation officials who testified before a House Education and Labor subcommittee on problems afflicting collegiate sports programs. Citing "the insidious connection between money and winning," Atwell also proposed the elimination of freshman eligibility in football and basketball, and an equal sharing of television revenues among all schools.
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May 19, 1989
The president of the American Council on Education told Congress Thursday that two drastic moves would help to cure the "basically unhealthy" system of college sports: --Abolition of athletic scholarships; --Shortening of the football, basketball and baseball seasons. Robert H. Atwell was among several academic, media and sports federation officials who testified before a House Education and Labor subcommittee on problems afflicting collegiate sports programs. Citing "the insidious connection between money and winning," Atwell also proposed the elimination of freshman eligibility in football and basketball, and an equal sharing of television revenues among all schools.
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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.
NEWS
December 13, 1990 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lauro F. Cavazos, the first Latino member of the President's Cabinet, resigned Wednesday as secretary of education one day after a closed-door meeting with White House Chief of Staff John H. Sununu and amid criticism that his department had not measured up. The department's "performance was short of where we wanted it to be," one senior White House official said, adding that it was unclear whether Cavazos "had been pushed" to resign during his Tuesday meeting with Sununu.
SPORTS
January 11, 1988 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
The Presidents Commission, the driving force behind the major moves made by the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. over the last few years, is taking a little breather during the NCAA convention this week in Nashville, Tenn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1985 | BILL BILLITER, Times Staff Writer
In an age-old ceremony of Latin music, medieval academic gowns and flowing banners, the University of California on Friday installed Jack Walter Peltason as the second chancellor of the Irvine campus. An overflow audience of about 2,500 people ringed the outdoor stage in UCI's Aldrich Park as Peltason, in his inaugural address, declared that the 20-year-old Irvine campus is on the threshold of greatness.
NEWS
June 18, 1995 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
A University of California Board of Regents committee has decided to recommend the president of Ohio State University to be the next UC president, reaching outside the nine-campus system for the position for the first time in at least three decades, sources said Saturday. E. Gordon Gee, 51, is the unanimous choice of the eight-member presidential search committee, sources said. Regent Roy T.
NEWS
June 23, 1995 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
One day before the University of California Board of Regents was expected to name him to head the UC system, the president of Ohio State University announced Thursday that he has withdrawn from the running. While calling the UC job a "truly remarkable and unique professional opportunity," E. Gordon Gee said in a statement that he has decided not to leave Ohio because of "extraordinary support" from trustees, students and politicians--including Gov. George Voinovich--who asked him to stay.
NEWS
February 15, 1996 | AMY WALLACE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
Charles E. Young, the outspoken, charismatic chancellor of UCLA who helped transform the Westwood campus into a world-class research university, announced his retirement Wednesday, effective June 30, 1997. Young's announcement comes on the heels of a bitter, public dispute between UC President Richard Atkinson and Gov. Pete Wilson over the implementation of a ban on affirmative action in UC admissions--a ban that Young has loudly opposed.
NEWS
November 15, 1991 | LARRY GORDON and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
David Pierpont Gardner, who has been president of the University of California since 1983 and is widely praised for strengthening the financial base of the nation's most prestigious public higher education system, announced Thursday that he will retire next year on Oct. 1. He attributed his decision to the death nine months ago of his wife, Libby, and said he is unable to continue in the demanding job without her.
MAGAZINE
June 13, 1993 | LARRY GORDON, Times staff writer Larry Gordon began covering higher education five years ago, just before the UC system was hit with its budget woes.
FOUR MILLION FRUIT FLIES, NIBBLING ON CORNMEAL and molasses, are being bred inside bottles at Corey Goodman's laboratory on the UC Berkeley campus. Their tiny central nervous systems, as small as particles of household dust, will be dissected under powerful microscopes, delicately sliced open to reveal cell patterns often headed for developmental catastrophes.
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