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July 28, 2004
Navy Seaman Apprentice Kevin Olson, son of Fletcher and Mark Olson of Newport Beach completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Olson completed training in firefighting, water safety and survival, first aid, classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs and shipboard and aircraft safety ... Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James E. Bettencourt, son...
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By Joseph Serna | September 21, 2007
UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake’s apology Thursday appeared to placate faculty, who backed off a no-confidence vote. But the educators are still demanding to know why Drake, in just two weeks, hired, fired and then rehired Erwin Chemerinsky as the university’s founding dean of law. “In life, lessons learned most painfully are often those we learn best. I learned a painful lesson this week,” Drake said as he faced more than 200 faculty assembled for an academic senate meeting.
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By Joseph Serna | December 5, 2007
UCI’s faculty is satisfied with Chancellor Michael Drake’s explanation for why he fired, hired and rehired the law school’s founding dean, but now they want to turn their focus to making sure they are kept in the loop the next time the chancellor hires a dean. The highly charged hiring of Erwin Chemerinsky in September brought to light inconsistencies in the university’s policy regarding communication between the chancellor and faculty when hiring deans.
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May 12, 2004
Professor Gayle Noble of Coastline Community College recently received the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. She received the award for helping students succeed ... Jana Shuler of Newport Beach recently completed 30 hours of state-mandated training and was sworn in by Judge Donna Crandall to become a mentor and advocate for abused children through the court-appointed Special Advocates of Orange County ... Michael Carter was recently named the new president and general manager of StacoSwitch of Costa Mesa.
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October 6, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by e-mail to luis.pena@latimes.com; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. TODAY The Pacific Community of Secular Humanistic Jews will present a Yom Kippur observance at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Costa Mesa. The event will consist of a Yom Kippur program, discussions on medical ethics, Jewish history through music and the roadmap to peace, and then a full-course dinner.
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By Joseph Serna | September 28, 2007
The recent Erwin Chemerinsky hiring, firing and rehiring as UC Irvine law school dean has not escaped the attention of new and returning students, many said during the first day of classes Thursday. “I’m a little surprised they say [Chancellor Michael Drake] was influenced by outside sources,” said sophomore Catherine Drake, who is not related to the chancellor. “You see that more in high government. I wouldn’t expect it at a university.” Chemerinsky, a prominent attorney and law professor at Duke University, was hired as UCI’s founding dean of the law school, set to open in 2009.
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By Daniel Tedford | March 22, 2008
Some Orange Coast College faculty want to start grading their bosses as tempers have flared over what some teachers view as a lack of effort from administrators to address some issues. Biology professor Ann Harmer, along with a few others, has proposed an evaluation process for administrators she hopes to present to the Coast Community College trustees at the next meeting in April. “This is not a vendetta, not a ‘we’re out to get you,’ ” Harmer said.
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By Jim Carnett | December 14, 2006
Terry L. Timmins, an Orange Coast College professor of sociology and anthropology for the past 35 years, has been named the college's Faculty Member of the Year for 2006-07 by a vote of the faculty and staff. The award is being given for the 16th year. Timmins, 63, is an OCC graduate. He joined the faculty in 1971. Timmins will be recognized on March 21, 2007 during a presentation in OCC's Student Center lounge. He'll deliver a 30-minute lecture that focuses on his philosophy of teaching.
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February 3, 2002
This is regarding the Bell Curve -- "A lost chance to debate academic freedom" (Dec. 27). I've been a professor of speech-communication at Orange Coast College for 25 years and am the immediate past president of the Academic Senate. I also coached our speech and debate team to its first national championships, so I'm not unfamiliar with issues of argument in an educational setting. During the days of the Vietnam War, which Bell mentioned in the context of his teaching at UC Irvine, I was organizing the local activities of Sam Brown's Vietnam Moratorium during my undergraduate days at the University of Redlands.
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By Daniel Tedford | March 22, 2008
Some Orange Coast College faculty want to start grading their bosses as tempers have flared over what some teachers view as a lack of effort from administrators to address some issues. Biology professor Ann Harmer, along with a few others, has proposed an evaluation process for administrators she hopes to present to the Coast Community College trustees at the next meeting in April. “This is not a vendetta, not a ‘we’re out to get you,’ ” Harmer said.
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By Joseph Serna | December 5, 2007
UCI’s faculty is satisfied with Chancellor Michael Drake’s explanation for why he fired, hired and rehired the law school’s founding dean, but now they want to turn their focus to making sure they are kept in the loop the next time the chancellor hires a dean. The highly charged hiring of Erwin Chemerinsky in September brought to light inconsistencies in the university’s policy regarding communication between the chancellor and faculty when hiring deans.
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By Joseph Serna | September 28, 2007
The recent Erwin Chemerinsky hiring, firing and rehiring as UC Irvine law school dean has not escaped the attention of new and returning students, many said during the first day of classes Thursday. “I’m a little surprised they say [Chancellor Michael Drake] was influenced by outside sources,” said sophomore Catherine Drake, who is not related to the chancellor. “You see that more in high government. I wouldn’t expect it at a university.” Chemerinsky, a prominent attorney and law professor at Duke University, was hired as UCI’s founding dean of the law school, set to open in 2009.
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By Joseph Serna | September 22, 2007
UC Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake?s apology Thursday appeared to placate faculty, who backed off a no-confidence vote. But the educators are still demanding to know why Drake, in just two weeks, hired, fired and then rehired Erwin Chemerinsky as the university?s founding dean of law. ?In life, lessons learned most painfully are often those we learn best. I learned a painful lesson this week,? Drake said as he faced more than 200 faculty assembled for an academic senate meeting.
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By Jim Carnett | December 14, 2006
Terry L. Timmins, an Orange Coast College professor of sociology and anthropology for the past 35 years, has been named the college's Faculty Member of the Year for 2006-07 by a vote of the faculty and staff. The award is being given for the 16th year. Timmins, 63, is an OCC graduate. He joined the faculty in 1971. Timmins will be recognized on March 21, 2007 during a presentation in OCC's Student Center lounge. He'll deliver a 30-minute lecture that focuses on his philosophy of teaching.
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July 28, 2004
Navy Seaman Apprentice Kevin Olson, son of Fletcher and Mark Olson of Newport Beach completed basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Olson completed training in firefighting, water safety and survival, first aid, classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs and shipboard and aircraft safety ... Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class James E. Bettencourt, son...
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May 12, 2004
Professor Gayle Noble of Coastline Community College recently received the Stanback-Stroud Diversity Award from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. She received the award for helping students succeed ... Jana Shuler of Newport Beach recently completed 30 hours of state-mandated training and was sworn in by Judge Donna Crandall to become a mentor and advocate for abused children through the court-appointed Special Advocates of Orange County ... Michael Carter was recently named the new president and general manager of StacoSwitch of Costa Mesa.
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October 6, 2003
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627; by e-mail to luis.pena@latimes.com; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by calling (949) 574-4298. Include the time, date and location of the event, as well as a contact phone number. TODAY The Pacific Community of Secular Humanistic Jews will present a Yom Kippur observance at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Church of Costa Mesa. The event will consist of a Yom Kippur program, discussions on medical ethics, Jewish history through music and the roadmap to peace, and then a full-course dinner.
NEWS
February 3, 2002
This is regarding the Bell Curve -- "A lost chance to debate academic freedom" (Dec. 27). I've been a professor of speech-communication at Orange Coast College for 25 years and am the immediate past president of the Academic Senate. I also coached our speech and debate team to its first national championships, so I'm not unfamiliar with issues of argument in an educational setting. During the days of the Vietnam War, which Bell mentioned in the context of his teaching at UC Irvine, I was organizing the local activities of Sam Brown's Vietnam Moratorium during my undergraduate days at the University of Redlands.
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