Quick Takes: Stanford Seeks $4.3 Billion, William and Mary Will Remove Feathers From Logo, California Law on Undocumented Students Upheld, A President Apologizes After DUI Arrest, Fighting the Boycott

  • Stanford University announced Tuesday that it is seeking to raise $4.3 billion in a new fund-raising campaign.
  • October 11, 2006
  • Stanford University announced Tuesday that it is seeking to raise $4.3 billion in a new fund-raising campaign. The campaign is the largest ever in higher education, topping a $4 billion effort started just weeks ago by Columbia University.
  • The College of William and Mary on Tuesday announced that it would remove two feathers from its athletic logo (see upper left corner of this page ) to comply with National Collegiate Athletic Association rules about the use of Native American images. College officials said that they were very unhappy about being pressured to make the change, and said that they were doing so only because suing the NCAA would take too much time and money. "It is galling that a university with such a consistent and compelling record of doing intercollegiate athletics the right way is threatened with punishmente by an organization whose house, simply put, is not in order," said Gene R. Nichol, the president of William and Mary, in a statement.
  • A state judge has upheld a California law that extends in-state tuition rates to some undocumented students who are not viewed as legal residents of the United States, The San Jose Mercury News reported. The judge ruled that there was nothing illegal or unconstitutional about the measure,  but lawyers who challenged the law vowed to appeal.
  • Evelyn Lynch, president of Saint Joseph College, in Connecticut, sent a letter to students and faculty members Tuesday apologizing for her arrest Monday night on charges of driving while under the influence, The Hartford Courant reported. "I recognize that I am responsible for my serious lapse in judgment, and I have taken immediate steps to address this situation," she wrote. "I hold Saint Joseph College in very high regard and apologize for the difficulty this news presents to you as members of our outstanding community."
  • Yuli Tamir, Israel's minister of education, is in Britain this week to meet her counterpart and to try to enlist his help in opposing the continued efforts of some British academics to boycott scholars at Israel universities, The Guardian reported. "In a way what a boycott does is it weakens the possibility that there will be a real debate in Israel and ther will be ways to change or support the way the government behaves," she said.
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