2018年6月16日 星期六

John Gokongwei 吳奕輝;Douglas Bennet (1938 – 2018)

John Robinson Lim Gokongwei, Jr. (traditional Chinese吳奕輝simplified Chinese吴奕辉pinyinWú YìhuīPe̍h-ōe-jīGô͘ E̍k-hui; born Go Ek-hui on August 11, 1926) is a Filipino business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He has holdings in telecommunications, financial services, petrochemicals, power generation, aviation and livestock farming. As of 2015, Gokongwei is the second richest entrepreneur in the Philippines, with a net worth of over $5 billion, ranking behind Henry Sy.[3]

Early life

Billionaire John Gokongwei is the owner of the Philippines’ largest snack maker and budget airline.


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Douglas J. Bennet Jr., Who Pulled NPR Out Of Financial Trouble, Dies At 79


June 11, 20188:55 PM ET



Former NPR President Douglas J. Bennet Jr., who took over a troubled organization in 1983 and led it to stability during his decade at the helm, has died, his family announced. He was 79.

His death Sunday was announced on Twitter by his sons, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado and James Bennet, the editorial editor of The New York Times, and by his daughter, Holly. No cause of death was reported.
"Our father was fortunate to live a life of service. He led public, non-profit, and academic institutions that sought to improve our world through the work of thousands of committed people. Holly, James, and I always knew where we stood with Dad. We knew that he loved us. And we are grateful for the example he set."
Bennet had early jobs in Congress and was an an assistant secretary of state under President Carter before becoming head of the U.S. Agency for International Development in 1979. He was named president of National Public Radio in 1983, when the still-young organization was in the midst of "a budget debacle, and we'd laid off a tremendous number of people," said Robert Siegel, former host of All Things Considered.
"His mission was to sort it out, to manage it well and make it healthy, which is what he did," Siegel said.

Bennet, said Siegel, brought balanced budgets to NPR and, with board Chairman Jack Mitchell, he changed the financial structure of NPR and its member stations.
"Doug was very sharp, very bright ... and was very wise about Capitol Hill," said Siegel, who directly reported to Bennet for four years as NPR's news director. During that time, he said, NPR also debuted several now-popular national programs.
"We launched Weekend Edition Saturday. The next year we launched Weekend Edition Sunday. We took Fresh Air from WHYY Philadelphia and made it a nationally distributed NPR program," he said. Talk Of The Nation, launched in 1991 to provide coverage of the Gulf War, also became a long-running show.
Siegel also said Bennet was strongly behind NPR Supreme Court reporter Nina Totenberg when she faced legal threats after breaking the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas story.
Bennet left NPR when he was appointed by President Clinton to a State Department leadership position in 1993. In 1995, he became president at his alma mater, Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., a position he held for 12 years. In a statement, current Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth described his predecessor's tenure as "years of remarkable progress."
"He set an ambitious strategic direction for Wesleyan with two planning initiatives, the first of which became the basis for the $281 million Wesleyan Campaign — at that time the most successful campaign by far in the university's history. Under his leadership, Wesleyan saw a 25 percent growth in applications for admission, a doubling of the endowment, and an invigorated relationship with Middletown."
In a statement, Bennet's children said their father loved NPR well before he became its president: "He listened to its programs long before he had the job and long after he left. He believed deeply in its people and its mission. He was very proud of the work he and his colleagues did to increase NPR's investment in journalism, increase its audience, and ensure its independence and integrity over the long haul."
Not long after being selected as president, Bennet was asked by the Christian Science Monitor what he felt a successful tenure might look like.
"I hope to be able to show the public that NPR is sound and immaculate financially and can make a substantial contribution to public information about the political process," Bennet said. "Our society shouldn't shortchange itself. With adequate funding, National Public Radio can be an information, education, and entertainment system that all the public can profit from ... and enjoy."
In addition to his children, Bennet is survived by his wife, Midge, according to Roth. The Bennet children said information about memorial services for their father would be released later.


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Douglas J. Bennet
15th President of Wesleyan University
In office
Preceded byWilliam M. Chace
Succeeded byMichael S. Roth
Personal details
BornDouglas Joseph Bennet Jr.
June 23, 1938
Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
DiedJune 10, 2018 (aged 79)
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Susanne Klejman (m. 1959; div. 1995)
Midge Bowen Ramsey (m. 1996)
ChildrenMichael BennetJames Bennet
EducationWesleyan University (BA)
University of California, Berkeley (MA)
Harvard University (PhD)
Douglas Joseph Bennet Jr. (June 23, 1938 – June 10, 2018) was an American political official and college president. He was the fifteenth president of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut, from 1995 to 2007. Before that, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs in the Clinton Administration (1993–95) and Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs in the Carter administration (1977–79), was the President and CEO of National Public Radio (1983–93), and ran the U.S. Agency for International Development under President Carter (1979–81).[1]

In April 1995, Bennet succeeded William Chace, becoming the fifteenth president of Wesleyan University.[10]Bennet developed Wesleyan's first comprehensive strategic plan, "Strategy for Wesleyan," adopted in 1998. He renewed the institution's strategic vision, in 2005, with a new plan, "Engaged with the World." The "Strategy for Wesleyan" defined key institutional priorities: an expansion of the faculty in order to extend scholarship and teaching in new and interdisciplinary areas; a reaffirmation of the University's commitment to need-blind admission; and a program of campus renewal. "Engaged with the World" included further and continuing curricular innovations and renewed commitments to science and international studies.
A history-making $281 million fundraising campaign supported these priorities and enabled Wesleyan to create 140 new scholarships, add 20 new faculty positions and six endowed professorships, and embark on more than $200 million in renovation and construction projects on campus. Bennet also sought better and increased collaboration with the city of Middletown. Under his guidance, Wesleyan participated actively in the city's development efforts, which resulted in, among other things, a new hotel downtown and the Green Street Arts Center, "a community arts center meant to help revitalize the city's North End."[11]
On May 4, 2006, Bennet announced that he would step down as president following the 2006-2007 academic year. The last several years of his twelve-year presidency were contentious in some respects, with opposition by a minority in the student body on certain matters. Some students believed Bennet's fundraising priorities conflicted with the interests and needs of the student body, and the university's mission of education. A student movement came to a head in December 2004, when approximately 250 students (of more than 2,700 undergraduates) protested in front of the administrative building South College, where Bennet's office was located, demanding that he address student concerns.[12] On March 26, 2007, Wesleyan's Board of Trustees announced that Michael S. Roth would succeed Bennet as president for the 2007-2008 academic year.[13]