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March 19, 1985 | Associated Press
Francis C. Oakley, 53, history professor at Williams College, was named president of the independent liberal arts college, officials announced Monday. Oakley, who will assume his post on July 1, succeeds John W. Chandler, who resigned to become president of the Assn. of American Colleges.
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SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Arizona State and Columbia could meet up this weekend in the NCAA baseball regional at Cal State Fullerton. The two schools are far apart academically (Columbia is fourth and Arizona State 139thin the U.S. News & World Report rankings), but both have produced top baseball players: Lou Gehrig (Columbia, 1922-23) and Barry Bonds (1982-86). Gehrig had 493 home runs. Bonds had 762 home runs. Gehrig won two MVP awards. Bonds won seven MVP awards. Gehrig won six World Series championships.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
USC Vice President Morton Owen Schapiro, one of the nation's leading experts on college admissions and financial aid, Tuesday was named president of Williams College in Massachusetts. His new perch, as leader of one of America's best liberal arts colleges, gives Schapiro a high-profile platform from which to issue his sometimes brutally honest commentary on where American colleges succeed and where they fail.
OPINION
September 18, 2010
The cost of college Re "Feeding the college beast," Opinion, Sept. 12 Thank you, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus, for the eye-opening article on the wasteful spending that occurs at college campuses. Very interesting. Ah, the life of a college student: feast on "sun-dried tomato pizzas, African couscous, tandoori chicken and orange-ginger tofu steak. " But is such a grand diet essential for one to obtain a college education? Of course not, unless you happen to be someone with the entitlement mentality.
SPORTS
November 22, 1986
Williams College football Coach Bob Odell, 64, said he will retire at the end of the academic year, ending a 40-year college coaching career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996
Countries that feel it's in their best interests to censor the Internet may find that in the process they are crippling their national growth in many ways, especially in the highly competitive area of international trade ("Cyber-Censorship Grows in East Asia" by Joshua Gordon, Commentary, Sept. 27). Today, there is no worldwide source of information except the Internet that can keep pace with the geometric progression of change. Yes, there is much "chaff" on the Internet. But, at the same time, it's the source of, among other things, hundreds of thousands of pages of scientific research and data.
TRAVEL
August 18, 1985 | HORACE SUTTON, Sutton is editor of Signature magazine.
Many people like to call this New England settlement "The Village Beautiful," and it is. With its rolling, clipped lawns, its post card-white clapboard churches, its rows of venerable houses set back deeply from the street, it is surely one of the most fetchingly attractive settlements in the nation.
TRAVEL
July 19, 2009
Regarding "Move Over, Autumn," by Susan Spano [July 12]. On Nov. 14, Williams and Amherst will play the 124th football game in the rivalry known as "The Biggest Little Game in America," which is the fourth-oldest football rivalry in the nation. This game will be shown live somewhere in the L.A. area, where alums from both Williams and Amherst will gather to view the contest. Amherst was created by Williams defectors (that's a whole other story), thus creating the purest rivalry in America.
SPORTS
May 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Arizona State and Columbia could meet up this weekend in the NCAA baseball regional at Cal State Fullerton. The two schools are far apart academically (Columbia is fourth and Arizona State 139thin the U.S. News & World Report rankings), but both have produced top baseball players: Lou Gehrig (Columbia, 1922-23) and Barry Bonds (1982-86). Gehrig had 493 home runs. Bonds had 762 home runs. Gehrig won two MVP awards. Bonds won seven MVP awards. Gehrig won six World Series championships.
SPORTS
October 25, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
For Willie Williams, the first step back toward major college football didn't come in a hallowed stadium jammed with tens of thousands of fans but in a junior college facility specked with only a few hundred. Playing in his first game since transferring from the University of Miami, the West Los Angeles College linebacker blocked Moorpark's first punt Oct. 14, a rare highlight for the Oilers during a 28-0 defeat. It was a small step, sure. But at least it was in the right direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2009
Steve Williams Wrestler was known as 'Dr. Death' Steve "Dr. Death" Williams, 49, a former offensive lineman and All-American wrestler at the University of Oklahoma who was best known for his work in professional wrestling, died Tuesday night in Lakewood, Colo., after a long battle with throat cancer, said former Oklahoma wrestling coach Stan Abel. Williams was a big star in Japan in the 1980s and '90s, forming a tag team with the late Terry Gordy and holding numerous pro wrestling titles there.
TRAVEL
July 19, 2009
Regarding "Move Over, Autumn," by Susan Spano [July 12]. On Nov. 14, Williams and Amherst will play the 124th football game in the rivalry known as "The Biggest Little Game in America," which is the fourth-oldest football rivalry in the nation. This game will be shown live somewhere in the L.A. area, where alums from both Williams and Amherst will gather to view the contest. Amherst was created by Williams defectors (that's a whole other story), thus creating the purest rivalry in America.
SPORTS
October 25, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
For Willie Williams, the first step back toward major college football didn't come in a hallowed stadium jammed with tens of thousands of fans but in a junior college facility specked with only a few hundred. Playing in his first game since transferring from the University of Miami, the West Los Angeles College linebacker blocked Moorpark's first punt Oct. 14, a rare highlight for the Oilers during a 28-0 defeat. It was a small step, sure. But at least it was in the right direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 19, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
USC Vice President Morton Owen Schapiro, one of the nation's leading experts on college admissions and financial aid, Tuesday was named president of Williams College in Massachusetts. His new perch, as leader of one of America's best liberal arts colleges, gives Schapiro a high-profile platform from which to issue his sometimes brutally honest commentary on where American colleges succeed and where they fail.
SPORTS
December 12, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a season that began with high hopes in Westwood that Cade McNown would become UCLA's second Heisman Trophy winner, Texas running back Ricky Williams is the overwhelming favorite to walk away with the award today. Williams is expected to be called to the podium at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York after rushing for 2,124 yards this season and breaking Tony Dorsett's NCAA Division I rushing record with 6,279 yards during his career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1996
Countries that feel it's in their best interests to censor the Internet may find that in the process they are crippling their national growth in many ways, especially in the highly competitive area of international trade ("Cyber-Censorship Grows in East Asia" by Joshua Gordon, Commentary, Sept. 27). Today, there is no worldwide source of information except the Internet that can keep pace with the geometric progression of change. Yes, there is much "chaff" on the Internet. But, at the same time, it's the source of, among other things, hundreds of thousands of pages of scientific research and data.
OPINION
September 18, 2010
The cost of college Re "Feeding the college beast," Opinion, Sept. 12 Thank you, Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus, for the eye-opening article on the wasteful spending that occurs at college campuses. Very interesting. Ah, the life of a college student: feast on "sun-dried tomato pizzas, African couscous, tandoori chicken and orange-ginger tofu steak. " But is such a grand diet essential for one to obtain a college education? Of course not, unless you happen to be someone with the entitlement mentality.
NEWS
November 3, 1985 | CHRISTOPHER CONNELL, Associated Press
In 1961, a wide-eyed city kid arrived at Williams College, marveled at the sight of his first lacrosse stick and was dumbfounded when he overheard a conversation in the lavatory of the freshman dorm: "Brandon, do you realize that the French spoken in Tunisia is different from the French spoken in Algiers?" William J. Bennett, now the U.S. secretary of Education, recalls that "I had never heard of anyone called 'Brandon.' Everyone I knew was named 'Steve' or 'Chris.'
HOME & GARDEN
January 29, 1994 | KATHY BRYANT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Ashley Williams turned 21, it seemed time her bedroom grew up too. "The room had white wallpaper with flowers, white wicker furniture and white shelves holding my doll and music box collections," she said. "I was tired of it." Williams, a student at Saddleback College, packed the collections away in the garage of the Laguna Niguel home where she lives with her parents and set out on a quest for a new, adult look. For help she turned to artist/designer Mary Divel, who is also a family friend.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1993 | Danica Kirka
I had worked at Pasadena City College for five years, teaching the whole range of classes in the history department, and when a full-time opening came up, I applied. A young man of Japanese descent who had just graduated from college with a degree in Japanese studies, which is not history . . . got the job. I filed a grievance. They let me finish that semester, but they would not rehire me, and will not to this day. Affirmative action has been a critical and rather positive necessity as far as the world in general is concerned.
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