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March 29, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For the first five years on the job, Ruth J. Simmons buried herself in the business of running Smith College. The new president limited her off-campus visits to meeting with Smith alumnae and touring Eastern prep schools filled with brainy girls that feed into the elite women's college in Massachusetts. Now she has set off on a "personal quest" across America to increase racial diversity at leading colleges and universities.
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March 29, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
For the first five years on the job, Ruth J. Simmons buried herself in the business of running Smith College. The new president limited her off-campus visits to meeting with Smith alumnae and touring Eastern prep schools filled with brainy girls that feed into the elite women's college in Massachusetts. Now she has set off on a "personal quest" across America to increase racial diversity at leading colleges and universities.
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October 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Brown University's new president has risen to the pinnacle of academia from humble beginnings, inspired along the way by her teachers. It was no surprise then that Ruth J. Simmons encouraged those at her inauguration to value the excellence of teaching and learning, even encouraging students to pursue a teaching career. "Teaching, wherever it occurs, is the lifeline of the university, the nation and the world," said Simmons, the Providence, R.I.
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January 20, 2002 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As community groups, religious leaders and municipalities pause Monday to commemorate the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a Sylmar man will he honored for embracing the late civil rights leader's commitment to serve others. Baltazar Martinez, 22, will receive the Mayor Tom Bradley Award on Monday night at the 14th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Service, hosted by the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Council.
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October 4, 2005 | Scott Gold and Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writers
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