November 26, 2003
Hugh Kenner, a former English professor at the Johns Hopkins University who was also a critic and celebrated scholar who wrote on James Joyce and Ezra Pound among other literary figures, died of a heart ailment Monday at his home in Athens, Ga. He was 80. Dr. Kenner taught at Hopkins from 1973 until 1991, when he joined the faculty of the University of Georgia. A specialist in 20th-century literature, Dr. Kenner made his reputation with critical studies of Joyce, Pound, T.S. Eliot and W.B. Yeats.
August 1, 2003
JOHN D HATFIELD, Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of New Haven in West Haven, CT, died at his home in Wallingford on Wednesday, July 30. He was 59. The cause of death was non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Born in Columbus, OH, Mr. Hatfield spent his childhood in Crestline, OH. In 1959 his family moved to Warner Robins, GA. Mr. Hatfield earned his B.A. at Mercer University in Macon, GA, his M.A. at the University of Georgia and his Ph.D. at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN. Prior to joining the University of New Haven in July, 2001, he was Dean of the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, Associate Dean at the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Florida and Director of Graduate Programs in the Management Department at the College of Business Administration at the University of Georgia.
August 14, 2002
Eugene Odum, 88, a former University of Georgia professor who helped advance the science of ecology and the concept of an integrated ecosystem, died Saturday at his Athens, Ga., home.
September 1, 2001
WASHINGTON - For 23 years, universities across the country that rely on affirmative action have been guided by a basic principle: So long as they do not set quotas, racial preferences may be used in admissions to ensure a diverse student body. The origin of that premise is a 1978 opinion by Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, which said that though set-asides are unconstitutional, schools may use race as a "plus factor" to achieve student diversity. What has long been a guiding principle, though, is increasingly under attack.
May 8, 2000
Ismael C. Meer, 82, a veteran anti-apartheid activist and longtime friend of former President Nelson Mandela, died in his sleep in Durban, South Africa. He was a leading figure in the South African Indian Congress and served on the African National Congress and the South African Indian Congress. He began his long struggle against apartheid in 1934. Throughout his life, he was repeatedly detained without trial, banned from speaking publicly, listed as a communist and targeted for terror attacks on his home.
November 18, 1998
Meet Terrell DavisDenver Bronco running back Terrell Davis ran for three touchdowns in the 1998 Super Bowl and was the game's Most Valuable Player."Terrell is a great runner," says New York Jet running back Curtis Martin. "He can run over tacklers."Terrell graduated from the University of Georgia. The Broncos picked him in the sixth round of the 1995 NFL draft. Terrell soon made other teams sorry they skipped him in the draft! We asked Cammi Granato what sport she can't playThere is no way I'd be able to figure skate.