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November 20, 2007 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
After only 17 months in the post, Susan Westerberg Prager announced her resignation Monday as president of Occidental College amid reports at the Eagle Rock campus that she had clashed with the school's board of trustees over not being an aggressive-enough leader. Prager, 64, a former dean of UCLA's law school and the first female president at Occidental, said that she had not been fired from heading the 1,877-student liberal arts college.
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November 20, 2007 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
After only 17 months in the post, Susan Westerberg Prager announced her resignation Monday as president of Occidental College amid reports at the Eagle Rock campus that she had clashed with the school's board of trustees over not being an aggressive-enough leader. Prager, 64, a former dean of UCLA's law school and the first female president at Occidental, said that she had not been fired from heading the 1,877-student liberal arts college.
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January 27, 1985
Dean Susan Westerberg Prager of the UCLA School of Law has been elected president of the Assn. of American Law Schools. Her term starts in January, 1986.
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December 20, 2007 | Larry Gordon
Occidental College has announced that its interim president for the next 18 months will be historian Robert Skotheim, the former president of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Skotheim will serve from Jan. 1, 2008, through June 2009, when a permanent president is expected to take over the Eagle Rock liberal arts college, which has 1,877 students.
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November 17, 1998
Susan Westerberg Prager, the longtime dean of UCLA law school and a finalist last year to become UCLA's chancellor, has accepted a position of provost at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. Prager, 55, will begin Feb. 1 as provost, which is a college's chief academic officer and often a springboard to become a college president. Dartmouth, a member of the Ivy League, has 4,300 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate students. Prager, who grew up in Elk Grove, Calif.
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May 26, 1986
The 34th graduating class of the the UCLA School of Law celebrated its graduation ceremonies Sunday at in the Los Angeles Tennis Center at UCLA. Degrees: 281 diplomas awarded, including 271 juris doctorate and 10 master of laws degrees. Speakers: California Chief Justice Rose Elizabeth Bird warned the law school graduates against working purely for the sake of winning legal battles or making a lot of money.
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December 29, 1985 | KATHLEEN DAY
A 37-year-old law professor at UCLA has won a $50,000 grant to study East Asian attitudes on patents, trademarks and copyrights--an area of law known collectively as intellectual property--and how such attitudes affect U.S. businesses competing in world markets. The scholarly work is intended to provide down-to-earth guidance on transacting day-to-day business, but it isn't being paid for by a university or a nonprofit organization. Instead, the means for Professor William P.
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March 8, 2006 | Stuart Silverstein, Times Staff Writer
Susan Westerberg Prager, a professor and former dean at the UCLA law school and once the No. 2 administrator at Dartmouth College, was chosen Tuesday to be the president of Occidental College. Prager, 63, will be the first woman to lead the 119-year-old Los Angeles liberal arts school and its 13th president. She was named the permanent replacement for Theodore R. Mitchell, who stepped down as Occidental's president in September after six years and was credited with reinvigorating the college.
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September 30, 1992 | WILLIAM TROMBLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Leaders of national higher education organizations warned Tuesday that the new admissions policy agreement between a federal civil rights agency and the UC Berkeley law school might weaken affirmative action efforts in colleges and universities across the country. "I'm very worried about the message that is being sent. . . ," said Robert Atwell, president of the American Council on Education, which includes most of the nation's four-year institutions.
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October 27, 1991 | JOSH MEYER and BERKLEY HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A raucous and angry crowd of more than 1,000 gay rights protesters, after rallying for hours in a driving rain, shouted down Gov. Pete Wilson as he spoke Saturday at a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the UCLA Law School. "Racist, sexist, anti-gay--Gov. Wilson go away," yelled the demonstrators in their latest protest against the governor's Sept. 29 veto of a bill that would have banned job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
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April 14, 1989 | KATHLEEN HENDRIX, Times Staff Writer
The party at the UCLA Faculty Center last Tuesday night had the look and feel of a family gathering. It was--a female family gathering. The Friends of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women had come out to honor about 40 UCLA women who were first--the first woman to hold a particular faculty, staff, administrative or volunteer position at UCLA. Friends founder Bea Mandel said she thought sufficient hurdles had been cleared already to identify the women and celebrate. Mandel herself is the first woman to serve as president of the Alumni Assn.
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