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October 10, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Santa Clara University, a Catholic institution in the Silicon Valley area, is dropping coverage for elective abortions under health insurance for its faculty and staff members, officials said. The move is part of what seems to be a trend among Catholic campuses seeking to uphold their religious beliefs against abortion while employing and enrolling many non-Catholics. Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles took a similar step this week but, in a compromise, is allowing employees to buy coverage for elective abortions through an insurance plan not administered or subsidized by the school.
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February 11, 2014 | By Larry Gordon
USC ranked third among universities in the nation behind Stanford and Harvard for collecting the most contributions last year, according to a survey being released Wednesday. UCLA garnered the largest total of gifts of any public institution in the country, although it placed 11th among all universities, state and private, the survey by the Council for Aid to Education found. Stanford received $931.5 million; Harvard, $792.2 million and USC, $674.5 million. The next schools in the report's top 10, ranging from $646 million to $423 million, were all private institutions: Columbia, Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell, New York University, Yale and Duke.
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March 25, 2001 | Associated Press
Sigma Alpha Epsilon and its fellow Greek organizations are no longer welcome at Santa Clara University. The school announced it will phase out fraternities and sororities on campusby June 2003. The decision follows a five-month study of the Greek system by a committee of faculty, staff and students. The committee had recommended continuing the Greek system, with modifications. But the school's president says the university needs to support programs that will benefit the most students.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 30, 2013 | By Hector Tobar
Reza Aslan began 2013 as an academic teaching creative writing at UC Riverside. In the summer, he published the book "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth" and everything changed. Now Aslan is ending his wild year with a movie deal for "Zealot" as well as writing a pilot for cable TV network FX, running the "transmedia" company Boomgen Studios, working on a novel -- and trying to craft the next episode in his unorthodox life as an Internet-era public intellectual. "Zealot," which portrayed Jesus not as a divine being but as an angry rebel, had already hit bestseller lists before an interview Aslan did with Fox News made him a viral video star.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2010
Dave Cox Republican state senator Republican state Sen. Dave Cox, 72, who served as minority leader of the Assembly from 2001 to early 2004, died Tuesday at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks. He had prostate cancer. Cox represented the sprawling 1st Senate District, a heavily Republican area that encompasses parts of 12 Sierra and foothill counties from the northeastern tip of California at the Oregon border to Mammoth Lakes in Mono County. His death leaves two vacancies in the 40-member chamber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
NASA's extraterrestrial smartphone has phoned home. The 4-inch-square satellite, PhoneSat 2.4, which uses an off-the-shelf Samsung Nexus S phone running Google's Android operating system, transmitted data back to its Santa Clara University ground station, the space agency announced last week. As the number implies, this is not the first smartphone NASA has hurled into orbit. The first, in April, proved the concept of using commercially available electronics for satellites in low-Earth orbit.
NEWS
October 7, 1985
The University of Santa Clara has changed its name to Santa Clara University, or SCU, so it cannot be confused with other schools in California when its letters are used. The old initials, USC, could stand for the University of Southern California.
SPORTS
March 24, 1990
David Guillen of Capistrano Valley High School has signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Santa Clara University, Cougar Coach Bob Zamora said. Guillen, an outfielder, batted .308 with six home runs last season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
NASA's extraterrestrial smartphone has phoned home. The 4-inch-square satellite, PhoneSat 2.4, which uses an off-the-shelf Samsung Nexus S phone running Google's Android operating system, transmitted data back to its Santa Clara University ground station, the space agency announced last week. As the number implies, this is not the first smartphone NASA has hurled into orbit. The first, in April, proved the concept of using commercially available electronics for satellites in low-Earth orbit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Santa Clara University, a Catholic institution in the Silicon Valley area, is dropping coverage for elective abortions under health insurance for its faculty and staff members, officials said. The move is part of what seems to be a trend among Catholic campuses seeking to uphold their religious beliefs against abortion while employing and enrolling many non-Catholics. Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles took a similar step this week but, in a compromise, is allowing employees to buy coverage for elective abortions through an insurance plan not administered or subsidized by the school.
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September 7, 2013 | By Emily Alpert
Single mothers are less happy than other American women. But over time, the happiness gap has shrunk, with single mothers saying they are happier than their counterparts from decades ago, a new study shows. The report, published online in the Journal of Happiness Studies, tracks how women answered questions on a nationally representative survey between 1972 and 2008. When the researchers tried to tease out what made single mothers less happy, they found that the biggest factor was being single.
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July 13, 2013
Age: 55 Born: Nov. 29, 1957, in New York City Experience: Arizona governor, 2003-09; Arizona attorney general, 1999-2003; attorney, Lewis and Roca, 1997-98; U.S. attorney for Arizona, 1993-97; partner, Lewis and Roca, 1989-93; associate, Lewis and Roca, 1984-89; clerk to Judge Mary Schroeder, 9th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, 1983-84 Education: Bachelor of science, Santa Clara University, 1979; law degree, University of...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
Janet Napolitano, the U.S. secretary of Homeland Security and former governor of Arizona, is being named as the next president of the University of California system, in an unusual choice that brings a national-level politician to a position usually held by an academic, The Times has learned. Her appointment also means the 10-campus system will be headed by a woman for the first time in its 145-year history. Napolitano's nomination by a committee of UC regents came after a secretive process that insiders said focused on her early as a high-profile, although untraditional, candidate who has led large public agencies and shown a strong interest in improving education.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times
Asking Kevin Starr a question is like turning on a fire hose. First there's a blast of erudition. Then, as his intellect gathers, information rushes out in a deluge. He's talking, but it's as if an invisible scholar inside his head is yanking books off shelves, throwing them open, checking the index, then racing off to find the next volume. On the outside, Starr is an avuncular 72-year-old, but his brain is sprinting like an Olympian. Amazingly, it's possible to keep up. This may be Starr's greatest gift: not just that he has amassed a phenomenal body of knowledge but that he can translate it into dynamic works of history.
SPORTS
November 22, 1985
I just wanted to drop a short line to thank you for the nice article (The Malleys, Santa Clara's First Family, Nov. 9). Obviously, I'm prejudiced on the subject, but I don't know if anyone has treated it better. You painted a marvelous picture of something we're all enamored with here. Thanks again for an excellent piece of work. MIKE MCNULTY Sports Information Director Santa Clara University
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2011 | By Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer
California courts last year found that Los Angeles County prosecutors withheld evidence, intentionally misled jurors or committed other types of misconduct in 31 criminal cases, according to an Innocence Project report released last week. The decisions involved convictions dating back as far as 1984 and were among 102 California cases in which the group found that courts identified prosecutorial misconduct. In 26 of the cases — nine in Los Angeles County — the courts cited the misconduct in decisions to order a new trial, set aside a sentence or bar evidence, according to the Northern California Innocence Project, which is based at the Santa Clara University School of Law. Los Angeles County accounts for about a quarter of the state's felony criminal filings and one-third of felony trials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2010
Dave Cox Republican state senator Republican state Sen. Dave Cox, 72, who served as minority leader of the Assembly from 2001 to early 2004, died Tuesday at his home in the Sacramento suburb of Fair Oaks. He had prostate cancer. Cox represented the sprawling 1st Senate District, a heavily Republican area that encompasses parts of 12 Sierra and foothill counties from the northeastern tip of California at the Oregon border to Mammoth Lakes in Mono County. His death leaves two vacancies in the 40-member chamber.
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