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September 13, 2008
Re "UCLA's process rights a wrong," Opinion, Sept. 7 As a 1971 graduate of the UCLA School of Engineering, I read with disgust the weak-minded and stale arguments of Darnell M. Hunt in support of UCLA's current attempt to circumvent Proposition 209 with a fraud called the "holistic" admissions policy. Minorities deserve an opportunity to compete in an environment in which they can succeed -- not one in which they start out with a built-in academic disadvantage. Trying to redefine and reinvent the admissions rules is seen by all as a transparent effort to bypass current law. Is this what we want to teach minorities: that the way to achieve your goals is to break the law?
February 22, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Murray L. Schwartz, 87, dean of the UCLA School of Law from 1969 to 1975 and a longtime professor there, died of heart failure Feb. 15 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, said UCLA spokeswoman Sara Wolosky. A specialist in criminal law and legal ethics, Schwartz joined the UCLA faculty in 1958 and was the first to hold the David G. Price and Dallas P. Price Chair in Law. He also served as UCLA's vice chancellor from 1988 until 1991, when he was granted emeritus status. Known for his teaching skills, Schwartz won the law school's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching and was named professor of the year by the graduating class of 1986.
February 14, 2008
Re "Smoking, and ire, at UCLA," Feb. 9 As a graduate of the UCLA School of Public Health, I am dismayed to learn of Philip Morris funding being accepted for tobacco research. The professed naivete of the undoubtedly qualified scientist and UCLA officials is more troubling. A modicum of research would show them that the only reason the tobacco industry takes such actions is to increase profits -- which necessitates addicting people. The industry's motive is far from "immaterial," as UCLA's vice chancellor for research must know -- it's called the profit motive.
January 28, 2008 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
Corinne A. Seeds University Elementary School at UCLA has a rich history of providing experimental teaching to students lucky enough to secure a spot at its wooded Westwood campus. Now, the quasi-private, quasi-public-laboratory school is embarking on a mission to make its research-based programs more widely available by opening satellite campuses in low-income communities.
November 15, 2007 | Larry Gordon and Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writers
In the wake of allegations that financial donations influenced admissions decisions to an elite residency program, the UCLA School of Dentistry on Wednesday released details of new rules that are supposed to eliminate even the appearance of impropriety.
August 2, 2007 | Richard C. Paddock, Times Staff Writer
New York Atty. Gen. Andrew M. Cuomo, broadening his investigation of the student loan industry, requested or subpoenaed documents Wednesday from 40 university athletic departments, including UCLA, Georgetown University and Auburn University. Cuomo's office said he was seeking to determine whether athletic departments improperly steered student loan applicants to a private company, University Financial Services, in exchange for kickbacks.
November 19, 2006
Re "UCLA seeks extra funds for hospitals," Nov. 14 As one who retired several years ago from a three-decade career at UCLA's world-renowned medical center (the Ronald Reagan Medical Center), I feel it might be all right to ask some basic questions: How much did the late president's supporters agree to pay UCLA to have it named for him, when its estimated cost was "only" about $800 million? Now that the replacement hospital's cost has skyrocketed to more than $1 billion, how much of the original dollar commitment for applying Reagan's name to it has been fulfilled?
April 20, 2006
Re "Public job, private salary," editorial, April 11 The UCLA School of Public Health has not extended an offer to Antionette Smith Epps, chief executive of the Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, nor is there a "deal" for her to join our faculty. Faculty are hired after a rigorous process, and only if they will enhance the school's research, teaching and service mission. Part-time appointments are not unusual; many of our faculty hold full-time positions elsewhere. Their knowledge and practical experience provide invaluable real-world perspectives and opportunities for our students -- opportunities that we believe will prepare them to become our future public health leaders.
March 31, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
UCLA's Anderson School of Management jumped into the top 10 in U.S. News & World Report's ranking of graduate business programs, moving into the 10th spot from a two-way tie for No. 11 last year. USC's Marshall School of Business placed 29th, down from 26th last year. The school's dean, Yash Gupta, had resigned abruptly in February. Stanford University came in second, unchanged from last year. UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business tied for seventh place with Columbia University.
March 13, 2006 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
Two years ago, in a case that garnered international attention, Ernest V. Nelson was arrested and accused of being a middleman in a scheme to sell body parts from corpses donated to UCLA's medical school. Now, Nelson, who has not been charged with a crime, is seeking to clear his name: writing his memoirs, helping lawyers suing the school and filing his own suit against University of California regents and the police officers who arrested him.
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