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June 28, 1986 | From Reuters
Washington University here is to receive $100 million from the Danforth Foundation of St. Louis, the foundation announced Friday. "It is at least twice as big as anything we have received before," Washington University Vice Chancellor James Davis said. "A stipulation of the grant is that the principal be invested," foundation President Gene Schwilck said. According to university officials, the investment could earn up to $5 million a year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Michael D. Sorkin
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached deregulation, and his syndicated newspaper columns caught the eye of Ronald Reagan, who in 1980 was running for president. Reagan took Weidenbaum to the White House as his top economic advisor. At first, the administration used tax cuts to fight high unemployment and inflation.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 2014 | By Michael D. Sorkin
Murray Weidenbaum taught students at Washington University in St. Louis and presidents in the White House that government should get out of the way and let people and businesses work as hard as they can to achieve as much as they can. He preached deregulation, and his syndicated newspaper columns caught the eye of Ronald Reagan, who in 1980 was running for president. Reagan took Weidenbaum to the White House as his top economic advisor. At first, the administration used tax cuts to fight high unemployment and inflation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2014 | By Thomas H. Maugh II
Tidal erosion caused by a February 1970 winter storm ate away a bank of soil on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, revealing parts of five Native American longhouses. The longhouses near Lake Ozette had been buried suddenly by a mudslide sometime around 1560, preserving their contents in such remarkable condition that the site is often referred to as the American Pompeii. Archaeologist Richard Daugherty of Washington State University had previously conducted some minor excavations at the Ozette site, but the revelation of the longhouses provided an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about the culture of the Makah civilization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 16, 1987 | Associated Press
Stanford was named the nation's best university Thursday in a survey in which 764 college presidents took part. It was the third time in the three years of the annual survey of American higher education that Stanford was selected best, narrowly edging out Harvard, Yale and Princeton. A total of 1,329 college presidents were surveyed and nearly 60% responded. The survey is conducted by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
NEWS
December 8, 1990 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Howard Allen Schneiderman, who led Monsanto Co., UC Irvine and St. Louis' Washington University in the development of biotechnology and genetic engineering, has died. He was 63. Schneiderman died Wednesday at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis after suffering from leukemia. He was chief chemist and senior vice president of research and development at Monsanto. He had been dean of the School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine before going on leave to join Monsanto and Washington University of St.
NEWS
May 10, 1991 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fifteen universities besides Stanford have billed the government for a total of $14 million in questionable overhead expenses in connection with scientific research and even more institutions are being reviewed, federal auditors said Thursday. The list of universities cited reads like a Who's Who of elite institutions, including Dartmouth, Yale, Rutgers, Johns Hopkins, the University of Pennsylvania, Duke, the University of Michigan, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Cornell.
NATIONAL
September 29, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes. "We can win this fight, but we must do our part," read the message from the Senate Conservatives Fund with the subject line "Still Standing. " The group specializes in helping conservative Senate candidates - sometimes in campaigns against other Republicans. "If you want to help us continue to put pressure on wavering Republicans, please donate $5 or more," the message said.
SPORTS
November 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Pacific 10 Conference unanimously recommended Sunday to let stand the results of Washington games in which junior quarterback Billy Joe Hobert played. The Pac-10 Council, meeting in San Francisco, determined that $50,000 in loans Hobert received shouldn't alter the Huskies' record. However, it also said in a statement that "substantial questions remain concerning important aspects of this case."
SPORTS
December 24, 1998
Most International Team * 1. Roey Eyal from Jerusalem * 2. Seco Camara from Lisbon, Portugal * 3. Yegor Mescheriakov from Minsk, Belarus * 4. Andry Sola from Ontario, Canada * 5. Antxon Iturbe from Vitoria, Spain * 6. Albert Roma from Balenya, Spain * 7. Francisco de Miranda from Breda, The Netherlands * 8. Pat Ngongba from Bangui, Central African Republic School also has two players from Baltimore and one from Boston Source: World Features Syndicate
NATIONAL
September 29, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON - As Americans awoke to find Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) still conducting his all-night talkathon to stop President Obama's healthcare law on Wednesday, some also found a pleading email in their in-boxes. "We can win this fight, but we must do our part," read the message from the Senate Conservatives Fund with the subject line "Still Standing. " The group specializes in helping conservative Senate candidates - sometimes in campaigns against other Republicans. "If you want to help us continue to put pressure on wavering Republicans, please donate $5 or more," the message said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
A former CNN executive, with some help from an ex-president of CBS News and a well-known columnist, is hoping to bring some substance to the political spin that is election season. With the presidential election just 100 days away and political ads flooding television and radio, George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs is rolling out " Face the Facts USA ," a nonpartisan, multi-platform content hub that it says is "dedicated to elevating the tone of national debate with provocative facts.
NATIONAL
October 9, 2010 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Police believe that some unknown drug was slipped into drinks at a house party attended by college-aged students, sending 12 people to a Washington hospital, authorities said Saturday. All but one of those hospitalized were women; they may have been targeted at the party in Roslyn, about 65 miles east of Seattle, said Cle Elum Police Chief Scott Ferguson. Cle Elum is nine miles from Roslyn. Police are investigating whether any sexual assaults occurred. "We fear that whoever was doing this was targeting the females," Ferguson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2003 | Jennifer Mena, Times staff writer
Six men, including three brothers in a well-known Lake Forest basketball family, were being held in Orange County Jail on Friday in connection with the slaying of a suspected Idaho drug dealer in November, authorities said. The men were being held without bail on fugitive warrants accusing them of involvement in the killing of a 20-year-old man whose stabbed body was found near a campsite outside Hayden Lake, Idaho.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1999 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gretchen M. Bataille drew on her knowledge of ethnic relations and her academic experience at two large state universities outside California in explaining Wednesday during a public forum why she wants to be president of Cal State Northridge. Bataille, 55, provost and academic vice president at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., said she was attracted to Cal State Northridge because of its commitment to providing educational access and to diversity.
SPORTS
December 24, 1998
Most International Team * 1. Roey Eyal from Jerusalem * 2. Seco Camara from Lisbon, Portugal * 3. Yegor Mescheriakov from Minsk, Belarus * 4. Andry Sola from Ontario, Canada * 5. Antxon Iturbe from Vitoria, Spain * 6. Albert Roma from Balenya, Spain * 7. Francisco de Miranda from Breda, The Netherlands * 8. Pat Ngongba from Bangui, Central African Republic School also has two players from Baltimore and one from Boston Source: World Features Syndicate
NEWS
October 1, 1999 | ROBERT LEE HOTZ, TIMES SCIENCE WRITER
NASA lost its $125-million Mars Climate Orbiter because spacecraft engineers failed to convert from English to metric measurements when exchanging vital data before the craft was launched, space agency officials said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2012 | By Joe Flint
A former CNN executive, with some help from an ex-president of CBS News and a well-known columnist, is hoping to bring some substance to the political spin that is election season. With the presidential election just 100 days away and political ads flooding television and radio, George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs is rolling out " Face the Facts USA ," a nonpartisan, multi-platform content hub that it says is "dedicated to elevating the tone of national debate with provocative facts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 21, 1997 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Backers of a proposed sports and entertainment complex on an Irvine portion of El Toro Marine Corps Air Station moved ahead with plans Thursday to try to bring the $500-million project to fruition, despite a crescendo of opposition.
SPORTS
November 21, 1992 | GRANT PETERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Some things never change. The University of California at San Diego women's volleyball team, for one. The Tritons always find way to win in postseason play. It's like clockwork. UCSD (13-18) earned another trip to the NCAA Division III volleyball finals Friday night at Washington University by edging the University of Stony Brook (N.Y.) 15-13, 15-3, 6-15, 9-15, 15-12. In the other semifinal, Washington University defeated Calvin College, 15-9, 15-8, 13-15, 15-5.
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