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    December 9, 1991 — Five college presidents received unexpected and unsolicited gifts in the mail this morning — no-strings-attached checks for $100,000. The institutions were notified today that they are the recipients of Knight Foundation’s 1991 Presidential Leadership Grants, $100,000 cash awards recognizing quality presidential leadership at small private liberal arts colleges and universities serving special populations. The checks were sent […]

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C., — R. Gerald Turner, Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, today was named a member of the independent, blue-ribbon Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics as the replacement for Lamar Alexander, former president of the University of Tennessee who resigned earlier this year upon his confirmation as U.S. Secretary of Education. Turner; Knight Commission co-chairman William C. Friday, […]

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    The independent, blue-ribbon Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics reported Tuesday on “abuses…threatening the very integrity of higher education” and proposed a sweeping reform agenda based on university presidents’ asserting control of all aspects of college sports. “Keeping Faith with the Student-Athlete: a New Model for Intercollegiate Athletics” is the title of the 47-page report issued by the 22-member Commission after […]

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    Photo caption: Wiliiam C. Friday and Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh. WASHINGTON, D.C., — The Knight Foundation is establishing a national blue-ribbon commission to develop and build support for a reform agenda for intercollegiate athletics. Creed C. Black, president of the foundation, announced the decision at a press conference here today. Appearing with him were the […]

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    MIAMI, March 27 — At its annual meeting, the Knight Foundation today announced the election of four new trustees to its board. They are Dr. W. Gerald Austen, chief of surgical services at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; James K. Batten, president of Knight-Ridder Inc., Miami; Rolfe Neill, chairman and publisher of the Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, […]