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March 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The family of a prominent San Francisco insurance executive has donated a rugged wilderness tract in southern Mendocino County to Sonoma State University, the school announced. The 3,500-acre wildlife preserve, valued at more than $8 million, was donated by the family of Fred B. Galbreath, a marine insurance executive who once served as lead underwriter for construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. He died in 2000.
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OPINION
August 18, 2009
As they stretch every dollar, California's public universities have understandably turned to novel ways of raising and spending money. Many have established private foundations, known as "auxiliaries," that solicit contributions from private donors and then hand that money out in the form of grants, scholarships and the like. Auxiliaries today supply the Cal State system with roughly 20% of its $6.7-billion annual operating budget. The trouble arises when those foundations use their vague legal status -- they are private entities affiliated with public universities -- to shield themselves from scrutiny.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The names and Social Security numbers of more than 61,000 people who applied to or attended Sonoma State University between 1995 and 2002 were accessed by a hacker last month, the university said Monday. Katharyn Crabbe, the school's vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the hacker got into the files through seven campus computer workstations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The names and Social Security numbers of more than 61,000 people who applied to or attended Sonoma State University between 1995 and 2002 were accessed by a hacker last month, the university said Monday. Katharyn Crabbe, the school's vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the hacker got into the files through seven campus computer workstations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Sonoma State University on Thursday introduced its new mascot--the sea wolf. The mythical creature, with a connection to novelist Jack London, replaces the Cossack, which school officials deemed inappropriate. Cossacks have been viewed in history as either anti-Semitic barbarians or courageous Russian cavalrymen who defended the border against such invaders as Napoleon. The debate over whether to change the mascot has been going on since the 1970s.
NEWS
May 16, 1990
A mathematician and high-ranking California State University administrator was named president of Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday. Milton A. Gordon, 54, who currently is vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University, was selected over two other educators in the CSU system for the Fullerton post. "This is a very happy occasion for me," said Gordon, who will become the fourth black president in the CSU system when he assumes the post Aug. 1. "Fullerton is a very proud institution .
OPINION
August 18, 2009
As they stretch every dollar, California's public universities have understandably turned to novel ways of raising and spending money. Many have established private foundations, known as "auxiliaries," that solicit contributions from private donors and then hand that money out in the form of grants, scholarships and the like. Auxiliaries today supply the Cal State system with roughly 20% of its $6.7-billion annual operating budget. The trouble arises when those foundations use their vague legal status -- they are private entities affiliated with public universities -- to shield themselves from scrutiny.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Milton A. Gordon was formally invested Friday as the fourth president of Cal State Fullerton while more than three dozen university employees held banners in silent protest over the worst layoffs in campus history. The solemn ritual, which has its roots in centuries-old academic tradition, was the most austere in the history of the 33-year-old university.
NEWS
May 16, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Milton A. Gordon, a mathematician and high-ranking California university administrator, Tuesday was named president of Cal State Fullerton. Gordon, 54, who now is vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University, beat out two other top educators in the California State University system for the Fullerton post. "This is a very happy occasion for me," said Gordon, a finalist for the Cal State Hayward presidency earlier this year and now the fourth black president in the CSU system.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she took over as president of Cal State Fullerton in October, 1981, Jewel Plummer Cobb found herself one of the few women and the only member of a minority in the top ranks of the university's administrators. She also discovered crowded buildings, no campus housing for students, no women's studies program, few women and minority faculty members, and little minority or community outreach and fund-raising efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The family of a prominent San Francisco insurance executive has donated a rugged wilderness tract in southern Mendocino County to Sonoma State University, the school announced. The 3,500-acre wildlife preserve, valued at more than $8 million, was donated by the family of Fred B. Galbreath, a marine insurance executive who once served as lead underwriter for construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. He died in 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
Sonoma State University on Thursday introduced its new mascot--the sea wolf. The mythical creature, with a connection to novelist Jack London, replaces the Cossack, which school officials deemed inappropriate. Cossacks have been viewed in history as either anti-Semitic barbarians or courageous Russian cavalrymen who defended the border against such invaders as Napoleon. The debate over whether to change the mascot has been going on since the 1970s.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1992 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Milton A. Gordon was formally invested Friday as the fourth president of Cal State Fullerton while more than three dozen university employees held banners in silent protest over the worst layoffs in campus history. The solemn ritual, which has its roots in centuries-old academic tradition, was the most austere in the history of the 33-year-old university.
NEWS
July 28, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When she took over as president of Cal State Fullerton in October, 1981, Jewel Plummer Cobb found herself one of the few women and the only member of a minority in the top ranks of the university's administrators. She also discovered crowded buildings, no campus housing for students, no women's studies program, few women and minority faculty members, and little minority or community outreach and fund-raising efforts.
NEWS
May 16, 1990
A mathematician and high-ranking California State University administrator was named president of Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday. Milton A. Gordon, 54, who currently is vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University, was selected over two other educators in the CSU system for the Fullerton post. "This is a very happy occasion for me," said Gordon, who will become the fourth black president in the CSU system when he assumes the post Aug. 1. "Fullerton is a very proud institution .
NEWS
May 16, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Milton A. Gordon, a mathematician and high-ranking California university administrator, Tuesday was named president of Cal State Fullerton. Gordon, 54, who now is vice president for academic affairs at Sonoma State University, beat out two other top educators in the California State University system for the Fullerton post. "This is a very happy occasion for me," said Gordon, a finalist for the Cal State Hayward presidency earlier this year and now the fourth black president in the CSU system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An Indian tribe has donated $1.5 million to Sonoma State University. The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, which plans to build a casino on the outskirts of Rohnert Park, gave the money to fund a faculty position in Native American studies. The money was advanced by the tribe's partner, Station Casinos Inc. of Las Vegas, which plans to finance and oversee operation of the casino.
SPORTS
May 28, 1987
Dennis Hochman, who was a kicker for Valley College in 1983-84, has signed an $80,000 contract with the New York Jets. Hochman, 22, was signed as a free agent out of Sonoma State University, where he played in 1985-86. He is a 1982 graduate of North Hollywood High. Hochman will attend the Jets' training camp beginning July 24.
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