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January 22, 1987
Hart High fullback Andy Iacenda made an oral commitment Wednesday to accept a full athletic scholarship from Vanderbilt University, according to Hart Coach Rick Scott. Iacenda (6-0, 225), who attended Burroughs High until his senior year, rushed for 583 yards and 15 touchdowns this season for Hart's Northwestern Conference championship team.
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September 14, 2013 | Times wire services
Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79. Hackney died Thursday at his home on Martha's Vineyard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, officials from Penn and Tulane confirmed. He was president of Tulane from 1975 to 1980 and president of Penn from 1981 to 1993, when he was nominated by President Clinton to serve as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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NEWS
March 30, 1986
About 25 Vanderbilt University students protesting the school's $50-million investment in companies that do business in South Africa cheered as the first nail was driven in a shanty built on university property. University officials approved the 12-by-10-foot shanty but said they were concerned that other students might try to pull down the structure of rusty corrugated metal, cardboard and 2-by-4s. A similar shantytown at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.
SPORTS
March 18, 2007 | Chris Dufresne, Times Staff Writer
Washington State and Vanderbilt had never met on the basketball court until Saturday's East Regional second-round game at Arco Arena. The schools need to schedule a rematch. In a game that took two overtimes and well more than two hours to play, No. 6-seeded Vanderbilt upset No. 3-seeded Washington State, 78-74. "Neither team deserved to lose," Vanderbilt Coach Kevin Stallings said. "We didn't fight any harder than they did. We just made a couple of more plays."
BUSINESS
December 1, 1998
Martha R. Ingram, whose family owns a controlling stake in Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc., made one of the largest higher-education gifts ever, putting 20 million company shares into a trust for Vanderbilt University and other beneficiaries. The trust earmarked at least 40% of its holdings for the benefit of Vanderbilt. At today's market price, the stock placed in the trust would be worth $850 million. Stock of Ingram Micro fell 50 cents to close at $42.50 on the NYSE.
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February 2, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Three women who say they were fed a solution containing radioactive iron as part of a nutrition study filed a lawsuit in Nashville on behalf of more than 800 women. The suit seeks damages from Vanderbilt University, its medical center and others for deaths, illnesses and emotional suffering by women involved in the study from 1945 to 1949. Emma Craft, Helen Hutchison and her daughter, Barbara Hutchison, are also seeking medical care and access to records of the experiments.
SPORTS
March 29, 1989 | From Times wire services
Wichita State basketball Coach Eddie Fogler announced this afternoon that he is resigning to accept the head coaching position at Vanderbilt University. Vanderbilt had been looking for a coach since C. M. Newton announced his resignation to become athletic director at the University of Kentucky. Fogler, a former assistant to University of North Carolina Coach Dean Smith, moved to Wichita State in March, 1986.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 2013 | Times wire services
Sheldon Hackney, an educator and historian who served as president of Tulane University and the University of Pennsylvania before becoming chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has died. He was 79. Hackney died Thursday at his home on Martha's Vineyard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, officials from Penn and Tulane confirmed. He was president of Tulane from 1975 to 1980 and president of Penn from 1981 to 1993, when he was nominated by President Clinton to serve as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
BOOKS
August 13, 1989
by Donald Davie I have been young, and now am old: but I never saw Mr Worth denied all reputation, nor Mrs Worth and the children go begging in the long run. Reputations have what seems when you get to my age a shortish innings at best. Remember the champion jockeys? How many? From how far back? "He shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, thy judgement as the noonday." Banking on posterity is an unwise investment. Cold comfort, the little Worths! Perpetual false dawn!
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April 13, 2003 | Mark Swed, Mark Swed is a music critic for The Times.
In 1949, a 26-year-old New York conductor boarded a train for Los Angeles to take a job as musical assistant to Igor Stravinsky. Robert Craft soon became part of the household on Wetherly Drive, serving as the famous composer's close collaborator, mouthpiece, alter ego and surrogate son. He remained by Stravinsky's side for the rest of the composer's life and then looked after Stravinsky's widow, Vera, for the rest of hers.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1998
Martha R. Ingram, whose family owns a controlling stake in Santa Ana-based Ingram Micro Inc., made one of the largest higher-education gifts ever, putting 20 million company shares into a trust for Vanderbilt University and other beneficiaries. The trust earmarked at least 40% of its holdings for the benefit of Vanderbilt. At today's market price, the stock placed in the trust would be worth $850 million. Stock of Ingram Micro fell 50 cents to close at $42.50 on the NYSE.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Vanderbilt University was promised at least $340 million worth of Ingram Micro Inc. stock Monday, one of the largest gifts ever given to an American college. Ingram Charitable Fund, based in Nashville, donated 8 million shares--nearly 6% of the Santa Ana computer distributor--to be used for a wide range of university programs. "This gift is of incalculable importance to Vanderbilt," Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt said.
BUSINESS
December 29, 1997 | LEE DYE, Lee Dye can be reached via e-mail at leedye@compuserve.com
It sounds like a scene in a really bad movie: Thousands of tiny mechanical bugs crawling across the landscape, looking for evil. But that's exactly what researchers at Vanderbilt University hope to produce with two grants from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.
BUSINESS
December 10, 1996 | EDITH PAAL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Graduate business students in Fred Talbott's advanced presentations course are expected to go out with a laugh. Their final assignment is to give a stand-up comedy routine in front of their classmates. Sound tough? That's the whole idea, said Talbott, a professor of communications at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. "If you can do that, you can master any form of speaking," he said.
SPORTS
March 13, 1995 | JOHN WEYLER and EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A lot of Colleen Matsuhara's hunches have been right recently, and the NCAA selection committee proved her instincts correct again Sunday when they matched the UC Irvine women's team against Stanford in the first round of the NCAA women's basketball tournament. After the Anteaters beat the University of the Pacific to win the Big West tournament title Saturday, the Irvine coach said she had a feeling their first-ever appearance in the NCAAs would come against the Cardinal.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1998 | From Associated Press
Vanderbilt University was promised at least $340 million worth of Ingram Micro Inc. stock Monday, one of the largest gifts ever given to an American college. Ingram Charitable Fund, based in Nashville, donated 8 million shares--nearly 6% of the Santa Ana computer distributor--to be used for a wide range of university programs. "This gift is of incalculable importance to Vanderbilt," Chancellor Joe B. Wyatt said.
NEWS
September 20, 1993 | THOMAS B. ROSENSTIEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Are TV newscasts a form of history or just momentary sketches in the sand of what was once called the vast wasteland of U.S. television? In the turbulent summer of 1968, when television was being accused of helping undermine the war effort in Vietnam and the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, Nashville insurance executive Paul Simpson, on a tour of CBS News facilities in New York, asked to see a newscast from the week before. It was gone, he was told. CBS did not keep any record of its work.
SPORTS
March 13, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Top-ranked Connecticut, Tennessee and Colorado were seeded No. 1 as expected, but a No. 1 given to Vanderbilt raised some eyebrows Sunday when pairings were announced for the 64-team NCAA's women's basketball tournament. Vanderbilt's No. 1 was of particular surprise to Pacific 10 champion Stanford. The fifth-ranked Cardinal (26-2) had anticipated being No. 1 in the West but wound up No. 2 behind Vanderbilt (26-6), which upset Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
SPORTS
January 2, 1995 | Associated Press
Rod Dowhower, quarterbacks coach for the Cleveland Browns, says he will become Vanderbilt's new football coach when the Browns' season ends, The Tennessean reported Sunday. "I have accepted the Vanderbilt job," Dowhower told the newspaper after the Browns defeated New England, 20-13, in the AFC wild-card game. "But I'm still committed to the Browns." The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported that Dowhower, 51, apparently has a five-year deal with Vanderbilt for $250,000 a year.
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