Jim Doti

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Chapman University School and Institute are Nos. 1-2 in Experimental Economics Rankings

    If you'd asked me which is the best school of economics in the country, I would have guessed the University of Chicago only because I'm a big fan of the Freakonomics podcast and professor Steven Levitt. Turns out the University of Chicago is also huge when it comes to experimental economics, althou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    [UPDATED: Sports Info Director's Comments] Chapman No Longer on the Outside Looking In: Joins the SCIAC for Athletic Competition

    The Chapman Panthers logo was redesigned a few years ago.UPDATE, JUNE 8, 1:49 P.M.: "This is the biggest news out of our athletic department in 20 years," said Doug Aiken, Chapman's Sports Information Director. "This was a longtime goal, ever since we moved to Div. III in '94."Though the application ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    A Tale of Two Daily Columnists on Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al

    ​It's always great to see daily newspapers cover historical events, especially Orange County ones, especially those long-neglected like the Mendez, et al v. Westminster, et al. case. But there's a right way to do such coverage, and a lazy way, as we have long posited. And such nuances were on full ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Jerry Lewis, Disorderly Orderly Now a Doctor

    ​Comedian Jerry Lewis, who once played an absent-minded professor and disorderly orderly, is now a doctor.During Lewis' just concluded 45th Labor Day weekend Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon, Chapman University president Jim Doti presented the host an honorary doctorate in humane letters fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Rocco Sentenced in College Ketchup Heist

    Rocco reads.The Partnership scored yet another victory today when Judge Jacki Brown of the Quentin Tarantino Justice Center sentenced former Orange school trustee Steve Rocco to two years of probation for his September 2008 theft of a non-refrigerated, half-empty bottle of ketchup at a Chapman Unive ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 15, 2009

    Fullerton College Loves Gustavo for Some Bizarre Reason

    I have a tortured relationship with most of my alma maters. I speak at high schools across Southern California before assemblies and classes, yet have spoken at Anaheim High but once since I graduated in 1997--and when I did, my former biology teacher ridiculed my decision to work for the Weekly. Ea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Torture Memo Author Finds Friends and Foes at Chapman U

    Perhaps some of you have a conservative uncle who says stupid things. You know, like the U.S. is not in debt to China, or that Barack Obama is a socialist or that George W. Bush won his presidential elections. Mine recently repeated the Bill O'Reilly/Rush Limbaugh/Attila the Hun yarn about all the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Even Chapman U Feeling the Publishing Blues?

    I have no love lost for Chapman University, the private school from which I graduated in 2001 but for which I have no respect since President Jim Doti doesn't give a shit about letting a free press do its job. But their head PR person, Mary Platt, is a nice woman (unlike their previous PR lady, Ruth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2008

    Underwear-Wearin' Chapman U Students Don't Know Their Traditions

    The Orange County Register has a cute story today about Chapman University's Undie Run (along with THIRTY-THREE pictures of hot co-eds--isn't the Weekly supposed to be OC's version of LA XPress?), and forgive this old Panther (Chapman '01) if he alternately laughs and ogles. "This has been a traditi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Why Selling the Orange County Register to George Argyros is Censorious

    The Orange County Business Journal is reporting that local mega-slumlord George Argyros is interested in buying the Orange County Register (we'd link to the OCBJ, but you have to pay to read the article--get with the 21st century, Rick Reiff!). This is a horrible idea, and not just because Argyros k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2006

    Film Flam

    Your favorite Co-ed Dorm Wall Clock was shocked--SHOCKED!!!--to read our fresh-pressed copy of the Monday edition of the Chapman University Panther student newspaper (where, little known factoid, we twice toiled as a fill-in faculty advisor, until a certain former LA "By God" Times slacker slid in a ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 30, 2000


    Smelly drunks, bad manners. Its all good

  • Columns

    September 21, 2000
  • News

    April 27, 2000

    With Friends Like Mittermeier

    When it comes to El Toro, the CEO is lord of nothing

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    In-Fight Testing

    El Toro Airport Watch No. 119

  • Food

    September 2, 1999

    Chapman Bites!

    Panther power fueled by great eats