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April 20, 1995 | MARY GUTHRIE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Frank Levi's dream is to improve his understanding of American football by playing on the University of Arizona's team, but first the burly Australian has to adjust to living away from home--and get better grades. So he applied to El Camino College's International Students Program and has spent the last year and a half polishing his study skills at the two-year college. When he finishes his associate of arts degree this spring, he hopes to go on to Arizona, or another big football school.
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NEWS
February 12, 1995 | DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an effort to raise additional money for their cash-strapped campuses, many California community colleges are recruiting foreign students, who provide added revenues because they pay higher fees. To compete for these students, some schools are spending thousands of dollars on overseas recruiting trips, advertisements and college brochures. Despite the hefty cost, school officials believe their attempts to lure more foreign students are well worth the investment.
OPINION
May 21, 2013 | By Linda P.B. Katehi
As an immigrant and an engineer, I know the magnetic pull that the United States exerts on anyone who dreams of a career in science. From the time I watched NASA technicians on television during the first lunar landing in 1969, I resolved to get the best scientific education that my talents and circumstances would allow. That quest initially took me to National Technical University in Athens, where I became the first person in my family - and the first woman from Salamis, the Greek island where I grew up - to earn a college degree.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1998
International students composed just 10% of the student population at USC but represented 46.7% of those accused of "academic dishonesty"--cheating--according to a report by the school's Office for Student Conduct. The report details the 152 complaints against students for violations including plagiarism, copying assignments and using surrogates for taking tests--which carried punishments ranging from warnings to expulsion.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2009 | Larry Gordon
For the eighth consecutive year, USC enrolled the highest number of foreign students of any U.S. university last year, a new report shows. USC, which recruits strongly in Asia, had 7,482 international students in the 2008-09 school year, according to the study by the Institute of International Education with support from the State Department. In all, USC enrolls about 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students. New York University, with 6,761, had the second-largest international contingent and Columbia University, with 6,685, ranked third.
OPINION
February 1, 2012
Society trusts teachers and school administrators to deliver a lesson arguably more important than reading and math: Cheating is not only forbidden but dishonorable. How discouraging and frustrating it is, then, to discover yet another instance in which an institution itself has been caught violating the rules. On Monday, Claremont McKenna College announced that an official there inflated the SAT scores of incoming students to make the school look good in national rankings, including the overhyped lists published annually in U.S. News & World Report.
OPINION
August 27, 2003 | Catharine Stimpson, Catharine Stimpson is dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University.
The Sept. 11 attacks rightly marshaled America against terrorism. Unfortunately, however, the government's zeal has created one of the most serious conflicts between security and freedom in our nation's history -- and its effects will be evident on college campuses, among other places, this fall. As a New York University educator, I am unusually anxious about the start of this academic year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 4, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Nearly three years ago, some skeptics doubted Community College Chancellor Philip Westin when he plunked down $300,000 to start an experimental program increasing the number of international students. But the decision to transfer Oxnard College President Elise Schneider to a new job as the program's provost and pay her more than $100,000 annually to travel around the globe has proved a sound investment for the Ventura County Community College District. Last year, the program brought in $1.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2010 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
From Boston to China and across the Internet, University of California campuses this year are taking unprecedented and potentially controversial steps to recruit out-of-state and international students for the extra revenue and geographic diversity they bring to the cash-strapped system. Most of the nine UC campuses that enroll undergraduates report sending admissions staffers more often this year than in previous years to visit high schools, college admissions fairs and other events outside the state.
NEWS
November 29, 1991 | LAUREL SHAPER WALTERS, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
As a young student in Singapore, Sharon Lai decided she'd like to attend college in the United States. Although she didn't have a specific school in mind, she had an idea of where to look. "I had heard that Boston was a university town," Sharon says, explaining that she focused on schools in the area. Today, she's a sophomore at Boston University. Sulochana Vivekananthan, a BU senior from Sri Lanka, attended Wesley College in Dover, Del., for her freshman year.
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