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UHEF & Uni News

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Jan, 2019

Don’t You Forget About Us…or The Value of Public Education: Class of ‘86

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A couple of things happened over the Winter break.  One, it was announced that the teachers in LAUSD would probably be going on strike, and, two, my friend Kimberly Steinman, Class of ’86, posted some pictures of our days at Uni on Facebook.  My eye was drawn to the pictures where I saw myself or my friends, people I had known since Emerson –and some I even remember from Westwood Elementary. I imagined Uni as a giant aquarium, with all of us fish swimming around it.  If the aquarist were […]

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Nov, 2018

Erin Garcia, Class of ’88 and Student of Arnie Rubinoff, is a Curator for the California Historical Society

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Erin Garcia, Class of ’88, is the managing curator of exhibitions for the California Historical Society, located in San Francisco. During the time that Erin was a student at Uni, she took photography with Arnie Rubinoff all three years. This passion for photography sparked here at Uni continued as she majored in Art History at Berkeley and earned a Master’s degree in Art History from The University in New Mexico with an emphasis on photography. She has recently an amazing exhibit called Boomtowns: How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San […]

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Jul, 2018

Thanks to our April, May and June contributors!

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[Posted July 2, 2018] The mission of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds for the continued support of Uni’s academic, athletic and performing arts programs. Created in 1985 to counter the effects on Uni of budget cuts across the L.A. Unified School District, more than $1 million has been raised to assist faculty and students. Anyone can contribute: 103-year-old Hal Cunningham, who attended the school when it was known as Warren G. Harding High, joined the ranks of donors in 2014 and helped out again in 2015! […]

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Jun, 2018

Major gift from Lance & Stephen robbins to create new Warriors & Wildcats Strength & Conditioning Center

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[Posted June 30, 2018] The purpose of the Uni Hi Education Foundation is to raise funds to support University High School beyond what is provided by the Los Angeles Unified School District. The newest example is the creation of the Warriors and Wildcats Strength and Conditioning Center, made possible by The Lance Robbins Family, including Uni alumni Lance Robbins ‘65 and brother Stephen Robbins ‘62. The new facility will replace and expand the current weight-training room in the South Gym with world-class equipment from top-flight manufacturers including Life Fitness, Hammer, […]

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Jun, 2018

Summer vacation: We have 566 books donated to the Uni library!

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[Posted June 27, 2018] School is out and Uni’s book donation program is taking a short break for the summer! Easily one of the best success stories for the Uni Hi Education Foundation over the past couple of years has been the library donation program which began in December of 2016. No one expected that a stunning 566 new books have been sent in by generous alumni and friends. And a new list of books will be posted once school comes back into session in August. Uni librarian Tascha Folsoi […]

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Jun, 2018

How Uni has changed – or not: A look back at Uni in 1968

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[Posted June 15, 2018] The year of 1968 was one of massive changes and turbulence in America, with the Cold War and the Vietnam War both going strong, wild swings in politics, devastating violence in our cities and against civic and political figures like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. What was the environment at Uni 50 years ago this spring? From the 1968 Chieftain, this from Fall (1967) Student Body President Dave Simmonds: “Uni is a fine school, but it is still far from perfect. […]

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Apr, 2018

Say hello to Art Kvaas, Class of 1936!

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[Posted April 28, 2018] Uni will graduate its 93rd class in June, but the UHEF was honored with a recent note from a graduate of Uni’s 11th graduating class from the spring of 1936! Art Kvaas wrote in to ask if we had any other ‘36 grads in the UHEF contact database and sadly, he’s the only one. He wrote back: “My own personal list of ’36 friends confirms your data, but thanks. Since I will be ‘100′ next Jan. 8 (born 1919), I should not be surprised at my […]

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Apr, 2018

New reunions announced for Classes of 1954 and Winter 1956!

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[Posted April 25, 2018] The Uni Class of 1954, nicknamed the Capries, might be the most cohesive class in Uni history. Starting with their 60th reunion in 2014, they’ve been holding a reunion every year! And 2018 is no exception. The 2018 edition – 64-year reunion – will be held at The Culver Hotel in Culver City on Saturday, September 29, 2018. For more information on the timing, cost and program, please contact Erin Boomer via e-mail at boomererin@gmail.com. ¶ Also in the works, but coming much more quickly, is […]

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Apr, 2018

Legendary appeals judge Stephen Reinhardt ‘48 passes at 87

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[Posted April 5, 2018] One of the nation’s most noteworthy judges, Stephen Reinhardt, Class of 1948, died on March 29 of a heart attack. He was 87. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas said, “We have lost a wonderful colleague and friend. As a judge, he was deeply principled, fiercely passionate about the law and fearless in his decisions.” A member of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1980, when he was nominated by U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Reinhardt was known as the “liberal lion” of the Court; […]

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Mar, 2018

More on that famous ‘58 Grad Night Party!

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[Posted March 10, 2018] Someone has got to do a book or documentary on the Class of ‘58 graduation and grad night party … you know, that one with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr.? Ted Tanaka wrote in with more on the amazing celebration of a class which included Frank’s daughter, Nancy Sinatra: “I was there, invited by S’58 Elsie Tominaga. I was a Uni Imperials of W’57, only about 165 in the class. Pali Hi site grounds were just starting to be leveled before opening in ’61. “I clearly remember […]

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