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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.
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NEWS
August 13, 2012 | By Noelle Carter
Here at the L.A. Times, we put the "test" in Test Kitchen. And sometimes we feel a little more like mad scientists than trained chefs. Not only do we test (and routinely retest) every recipe that runs in the paper but we also then re-create and style those recipes for food shoots to appear both online and in print, coordinate and shoot step-by-step demonstrations and videos of various cooking techniques, and prepare for recipe demonstrations that air on KTLA-TV 's afternoon news.
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.
NEWS
March 27, 1994 | JOHN L. MITCHELL and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two 19-year-old Marymount College students--one a Japanese national and the other a U.S. citizen who grew up in Japan--were on life support Saturday and not expected to survive after being shot by a gunman during a carjacking outside a San Pedro supermarket. In a crime that sparked immediate outrage in Japan, Takuma Ito and Go Matsuura were each shot in the head with a handgun about 11 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 1997 | DAVID GREENBERG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Cal Lutheran student Kim Wee is keeping very busy in his senior year. An economics major with a 3.5 grade point average, Wee is taking a full load of classes as he studies to be an investment banker. And since last month, the 23-year-old has been student body president of the Thousand Oaks university's 1,370 full-time undergraduate students.
NEWS
May 14, 1993 | ROSE APODACA
Proving that student-run fashion shows don't have to be a walk through gaucheville, exchange students attending Chapman University in Orange presented "An Evening in France" that successfully provided a sampling of culture typically associated with that country: food and fashion. Following a champagne reception Saturday, about 200 students, relatives and friends--including dignitaries from the French Consulate--sat down to dinner.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 13, 1996
A Westwood organization has brought the world to the home of Doris Gellerd Lee. For more than 30 years, Lee has played host to students from at least 10 countries at her Los Angeles home as part of the International Student Center at UCLA's Friendship Family Program. "I've learned about the rich cultures and educations of students from China, Peru, Spain. . . . [The students] come from all over," Lee said.
OPINION
August 24, 2002
As I read Dina Khayat's Aug. 18 Opinion column, "Passport to a Future," my mind was nodding in agreement. The Bush administration and Congress should take her eloquent arguments in support of foreign students studying at U.S. universities to heart. "Education is one of the most effective tools in the fight against terrorism." It would be shortsighted to place restrictions on foreign student visas. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, I have strong positive feelings about exchange programs.
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