July 2012

Alum Karl Benjamin dies at 86
Los Angeles Times
Born Dec. 29, 1925, in Chicago, Benjamin began his college education in 1943 at Northwestern University but dropped out the same year to enlist in the U.S. Navy. At the end of his military service, in 1946, he moved to California and resumed his studies at what is now the University of Redlands.

O.C. has more hiring hot spots, report says
Orange County Register
Orange County's 7.9 percent June unemployment rate was not only the lowest in Southern California, but hiring is accelerating in more parts of the county than in previous months, according to analysis by University of Redlands economists.

Los Angeles sees job growth, but African Americans struggle
KPCC-FM - Online
The University of Redlands Institute of Spatial Economic Analysis (ISEA), part of the business school, has just released a study showing that the unemployment situation is improving in Los Angeles County , as well as in other areas of California. However, ISEA call the improvement "patchy." Obviously, with unemployment in California and the L.A. region running significantly higher than at the national level, any progress is welcome progress.

Surge of new jobseekers fuels sharp rise in Inland Empire unemployment rate
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
The Inland Empire's jobless rate rose nearly one full percentage point in June but economists say it was because more people entering the work force rather than there being more unemployed.

EDUCATION: Blaming teachers is wrong approach
Hours before San Bernardino decided to file for municipal bankruptcy last week, I attended an Educational Justice workshop at the University of Redlands. Bankruptcy got top billing.

Olympic mathlete, AP
James Graham will realize his Olympic dream thanks to his ingenuity. The Pacific water polo coach will conduct statistical analysis for the United States national team at the London Games beginning July 29, utilizing a software program he created and developed in the past eight months. Graham was a mathematics major as well as a standout in the pool at the University of Redlands and had long believed a marriage of his two passions could yield meaningful data for coaches.

BANNING: New high school principal takes the reins
Press Enterprise
Newton, 55, of Redlands, has been in education for 28 years. A University of Redlands graduate, he was an English and choir teacher until he moved into administration in 1997. Most recently, he was principal of a middle school in Victorville.

Inside Higher Ed: New Presidents and Provosts
Ralph Kuncl, provost and executive vice president at the University of Rochester, in New York, has been chosen as president of University of Redlands, in California.

REDLANDS: Leadership for Educational Justice Conference set
EDUCATION: Speaker to discuss poverty, school achievement
The University of Redlands School of Education and its Center for Educational Justice will host the eighth annual Summer Institute on Tuesday, July 10, at the University’s Orton Center.

REDLANDS: Ten appointed to public benefit task force
Charlotte Burgess, vice president and dean of student life and Timothy Krantz, environmental professor, were appointed to a committee this week to guide Redlands officials on spending money that may become available for parks and open spaces. 

Redlands 4th of July celebration includes parade, fireworks
Video of holiday activities, including the University of Redlands!

What started as a freshman prank in 1913?
The giant R

The giant "R" seen on the mountain north of the University that is about one-third the size of the Quad.

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