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November 9, 2012 | By Deborah Vankin
In the arts world, they call her “the dancing philanthropist.” And now, with her latest and largest endowment to date, Glorya Kaufman has a new dance partner in the University of Southern California. Her groundbreaking gift for the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance will establish the first new endowment-funded school at the university in 40 years. (The last was the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which opened in 1973 with a gift from Walter H. Annenberg.)
February 21, 2014 | By David Ng
The Colburn School in downtown Los Angeles will be partnering with the L.A. Dance Project to create a new program designed to train young dancers between the ages of 14 and 19. The newly announced Colburn Dance Academy, which is scheduled to launch this fall, will be a program offering dance instruction and education with an emphasis on ballet technique. Jenifer Ringer, a former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet who retired from the company earlier this month, will lead the new academy.
November 25, 2002
Guide to clubs, gyms BALLY TOTAL FITNESS ( The club allows nonmembers to work out for two weeks for free. Apply online for a guest pass. Also, the day after Thanksgiving, Bally opens up all of its clubs for a free workout on Feeling Fat Friday. Hollywood: 1628 N. El Centro Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 461-0227. Pasadena: 45 S. Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena; (626) 577-8588. West Los Angeles: 1914 S. Bundy Drive, Los Angeles; (310) 820-7571. North Hollywood: 13069 Victory Blvd.
October 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Temple University and striking professors agreed Friday night on a new contract, ending a 19-day walkout that had canceled classes for 22,000 students, negotiators said. Classes were scheduled to resume Monday morning.
August 2, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
California State University students this fall will be able to enroll in online classes offered at other Cal State campuses, the latest move by the state's public universities to expand online learning. The program will offer 36 fully online classes in high-demand subjects such as biology, physical geography, statistics, astronomy and business finance. University officials hope that offering the hard-to-get classes as an online option will help students obtain degrees and graduate faster.
March 11, 1989
There are special schools for children whose IQs are 40 points lower than average. We give these children small classes, special buses, special programs galore, and what do we do for the children whose IQs deviate in the other direction? Some kids who are blessed with IQs that much higher than average feel they are punished for it. They are made to "learn" and "relearn" something they knew before they sat down in class. When they get really bored, they start trouble just to see if they can get out of the dull school, and then their motivation for learning is down the tubes completely.
December 1, 2009 | By Cyndia Zwahlen
Just a few months ago, the cooking school business was deflating like a punctured souffle. But at several culinary academies around Los Angeles, enrollment has taken a turn for the better. Spurred by out-of-work cooking enthusiasts seeking training for food industry jobs and by foodies brushing up on their skills so they can eat well without paying restaurant prices, sales are starting to recover -- even bouncing to pre-recession levels. "People are taking advantage of the economic downturn and looking to change careers," said Eric Crowley, who with his wife, Jennie Shields Crowley, owns Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom in Los Angeles.
January 23, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Chris Lewis hunkered down in front of a laptop at Cal State Long Beach, determined to find a few open psychology classes. The pickings were somewhat slim. But for Lewis and nearly 1,000 other spring semester enrollees on campus, filling out a schedule isn't the only challenge: They must navigate an academic and social landscape that, for the vast majority of other students, has been in full swing since fall. More than 60,300 applications were submitted to the California State University system's spring term, which gets underway Monday.
October 29, 1987 | ELLIOTT TEAFORD, Times Staff Writer
Monica Davis never planned on making the Southern Section individual tennis playoffs two straight seasons. Nor did she envision having an undefeated senior tennis season. In fact, she didn't plan to play tennis for Troy High School when she transferred there before her junior year. Davis left Katella, where she played for the Knights, to attend a magnet program of advanced math and science courses called "Troy Tech."
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