March 20, 1993 |
Despite passionate pleas that another sharp fee increase will close the University of California's doors to many students, an unusually divided UC Board of Regents voted Friday to raise fees by $995, or 33%, for next fall and to temporarily cut employees' pay by 5%. As a result, average fees for a UC undergraduate who is a California resident will be $4,039 in the 1993-94 school year.
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August 15, 1989 |
On Aug. 31, one chapter of Stanford University's attack on the academic freedom of its famous Hoover Institution will be completed. On that day W. Glenn Campbell, who built the Hoover Library into a well-endowed major international research organization, will be forced to retire as director. It is testimony to the petty-mindedness of Stanford's president, Donald Kennedy, and the Board of Trustees that Campbell is being required to step down four months short of serving a full 30 years.
April 24, 1987 |
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library will not be built at Stanford University after all. Faced with mounting opposition from Stanford faculty leaders and local property owners, trustees of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced in Washington on Thursday that the library will be located in Southern California instead. Gary L.
October 18, 1992 |
He is a war hero and a philosopher, a career Navy officer turned scholar, a retired vice admiral who won the Medal of Honor for his conduct while a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Now, at the age of 68, James Bond Stockdale is trying a new career: citizen politician. In his first campaign, Stockdale is running for vice president on an independent ticket with his good friend, billionaire Ross Perot. It's a change from his quiet philosophy research at the conservative Hoover Institution.
January 4, 1987 |
Like a labyrinth in a Jorge Luis Borges fable, the scandal enveloping the White House grows more complex the deeper it's explored. At its center lies arrogance of power: The Reagan Administration, on the one hand, pushed to the limit its involvement in covert wars, while on the other hand demonstrated only contempt for the whole principle of oversight.
May 24, 1987 |
Sen. Lawton Chiles (D-Fla.) once called them "monuments to the Pharaohs." Others defend them as valuable and accessible sources of scholarly research. Presidential libraries must await judgment by future historians on their scholarly merits; meanwhile they have become commemorative vehicles for the modern presidency, the farewell equivalents of inaugural balls. Yet presidential libraries are having no easy time these days.
December 10, 1992 |
The late 1960s and early '70s presented the University of California with many difficult political questions and controversial personalities: Vietnam protests. Herbert Marcuse. People's Park. The burning of a bank building in Isla Vista. Angela Davis. Free speech. As a result, the UC Board of Regents, the governing body, was itself badly torn by dissension.
November 14, 1992 |
The new president of the University of California on Friday recommended an overhaul of salary-setting and benefits for UC's top 22 officials, responding to allegations made since last spring that the school's leaders are too lavishly reimbursed. The proposals by UC President Jack W. Peltason would not cut deeply into overall compensations for high administrators of the nine-campus system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1987 |
Discussions have been held about moving the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to USC or to one of several other Southern California educational institutions, according to a trustee of the foundation charged with building the library. "We're evaluating sites in Southern California; we're coming your way," said Martin C.
November 3, 1991 |
As Ronald Reagan and throngs of admirers celebrate the opening of his presidential library this week, some longtime faithful lament that their 80-year-old leader has forsaken old friends who helped wage "the Reagan revolution" in Sacramento and Washington. The discontent among some conservative followers was sparked by the abrupt dismissal of three former members of his inner circle from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, which built the library and will run its public affairs center.