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June 24, 1993
Occidental College's new vice president for student affairs is Hazel Scott, who holds the same post at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Scott, who has a doctoral degree in educational psychology, served in several similar positions at universities around the country before coming to California. She will report to Occidental in August.
April 21, 2014 | Robin Abcarian
There is something so odd about the way that Pasadena City College handled a commencement speaker invitation to Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black that the controversy seemed at first like a belated April Fool's joke. According to the school's newspaper, the PCC Courier, the college's Board of Trustees had put Black's name on a list of eight possible commencement speakers. As a PCC graduate, Black is one of its most illustrious alumni. But something in his past seems to have knocked him out of consideration.
January 31, 1997 | MIMI KO CRUZ and JOHN CANALIS
Robert A. Emry, chairman of Cal State Fullerton's speech communication department, has been appointed acting vice president for student affairs while the university continues a national search for someone to fill the job. The appointment takes effect today. Emry succeeds Robbie L. Nayman, who retired after six years in the position.
October 16, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar and Jason Song
USC officials placed the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week. On Thursday, a visiting female student from  Loyola Marymount University  fell from a table while dancing at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity about 7:30 p.m. and hurt her head and neck, according to USC officials and safety reports. The student was taken to a hospital; her condition was unknown Tuesday. It was unclear if the Loyola Marymount student had been drinking or if alcohol was present, but campus officials said the fraternity was in violation of school policy.
January 19, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY
A University of Nevada, Las Vegas, administrator has been appointed vice president for student affairs at Cal State Northridge, a position that oversees a range of services, from the football team to dormitory life. Terry Piper, 48, outgoing assistant vice president for student life at UNLV, said Thursday that he brings a record of persuading student leaders to infuse moral, community-based standards into campus democracy.
October 7, 1991
Fred Strache was appointed Friday as acting vice president of student affairs at Cal State Northridge by James W. Cleary, university president. Strache, who also will serve as acting dean of students, currently is associate vice president of student programs and executive director of the University Student Union. He will fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Edmund T. Peckham last month and will serve in his new post through June 30, 1992, Cleary said.
Incoming Cal State Northridge President Blenda J. Wilson has hired an administrator from a Minnesota public university to be vice president of student affairs at CSUN, passing over the acting administrator who had sought the job. In her first official action, Wilson selected Ronald Kopita, 48, the vice president of student affairs at Moorhead State University, over Fred Strache, who has been CSUN's acting vice president of student affairs, and a third finalist.
April 15, 1989
Mulvey White, whose lifelong devotion to USC began when he was a student there in the 1920s and culminated in his being named vice president for student and alumni affairs more than 30 years later, died last Saturday. He was 83 and died at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena. After graduating in 1931, White remained on campus in a variety of jobs: in the admissions office, as assistant to the counselor of men and as director of the employment bureau, which he helped establish.
Cal State Northridge's longtime dean of students had hoped to see a CSUN football stadium, basketball arena, a fraternity-sorority row and other trappings of a "first-class university" before he retired. But these and other projects have been delayed, largely because of neighbors' protests about traffic and noise. Dean Edmund T. Peckham, who will retire Sept. 20, said CSUN has "never gotten the kind of love other communities give their universities."
April 26, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A member of a UC Irvine fraternity seen wearing blackface in a parody music video isn't the first time charges of racism have been lobbed at the campus community, students said. “This blackface video isn't the first, nor is it the last, example of racism that's been shown on this campus,” UCI Black Student Union co-chairwoman Ainaria Johnson told the Daily Pilot . In 2011, the campus cafeteria  served chicken and waffles  on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Officials at UC Irvine have launched an investigation after a public outcry over the recent video, which involved four students doing a parody of a song that included mimicking of performers such as Justin Timberlake  and Jay-Z.
April 26, 2013 | By Jeremiah Dobruck
A UC Irvine fraternity is trying to distance itself from a member-produced video featuring a man in blackface. But UCI's Black Student Union says it's an example of racial insensitivity that is common on campus, according to the Daily Pilot . This month, members of Lambda Theta Delta, a historically Asian American fraternity, filmed four students lip-syncing to the Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z song "Suit and Tie. " The fraternity...
April 25, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Officials at UC Irvine have launched an investigation after a public outcry over a recent video produced by students from a fraternity that showed a person in blackface . Thomas Parham , UC Irvine's vice chancellor for student affairs, said Thursday that he was notified of the video earlier this week and that it involved four students who were doing a parody of a song that included mimicking performers like Justin Timberlake ...
March 27, 2013 | Rebecca Trounson, Los Angeles Times
As one of the first high-ranking Latina administrators at a top American private university, Cecilia Preciado Burciaga inspired and mentored hundreds of Chicano and Latino students and faculty members during 20 years at Stanford University. She taught hesitant young women and men, many the first in their families to attend college, that they belonged and could thrive at the elite private school, and later kept more than a few from dropping out. She soothed nervous parents, persuading them, in Spanish and English, that the university was a safe place for their children and that it would open their eyes to new worlds.
February 6, 2013 | By David Zucchino
DURHAM, N.C. - Growing up as an Asian American in Texas, Ashley Tsai endured slurs from grade school through high school. But she said she did not expect to encounter discrimination from a fraternity at prestigious Duke University, where she's a senior. Over the weekend, a party hosted by Kappa Sigma fraternity mocked Asians and spoofed Asian dress. Tsai and other Asian American students organized a protest that included a "Race Is Not a Party" Facebook page and a campus rally Wednesday where students chanted, "Don't party at our expense!"
September 8, 2011 | By Bridget Carey
When college students begin classes this month, some arrive after getting their acceptance notices on Facebook. Others are using smartphone applications to find out which parking spots are available. And others show up after taking walking tours of their campuses — without ever leaving their homes. Universities are turning to new media, like interactive videos and smartphone apps, to keep competitive and attract students. For example, take Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla., where students use a Facebook app to browse available housing, pay room deposits and register for orientation.
May 6, 1987
Aaron Emanuel, the USC tailback who had earlier lost his starting job in spring football practice, has been suspended indefinitely by Coach Larry Smith in the wake of charges that Emanuel was involved in an off-campus fight with another student over the weekend. A campus spokesman said Tuesday that Emanuel's suspension would last "at least several games," possibly more depending on findings and sanctions of a review board representing the office of Student Affairs.
March 27, 2011 | By Rick Rojas, Los Angeles Times
The Web never stops and it never forgets. On a recent Friday night, a UCLA student posted a video on YouTube. The young woman made the video, in which she complained about and mocked Asian students at UCLA, the day after the Japan earthquake. She took down the clip within hours of posting it. She was too late. By then it was being reposted and remixed, taking on a life of its own. By that Sunday, it had come full circle. UCLA officials watching the situation unfold noticed considerable surges in traffic on the university's Facebook and YouTube profiles, said Phil Hampton, a UCLA spokesman.
March 15, 2009 | Associated Press
A former high school teacher, sentenced a day earlier for having sex with a 16-year-old student, was arrested Saturday on suspicion of violating a restraining order by sending him letters. Heather Kennedy, 27, was released on bail Saturday. Nassau County authorities, explaining the new charges, said they learned late Friday that she wrote the boy three letters from jail last summer. A court had ordered her to avoid contact with the boy.
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