August 27, 2003 |
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.
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October 4, 1998 |
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.
April 9, 2013 |
In the course of testing and developing recipes for an article, we may make a recipe dozens of times, fine-tuning it to perfection and testing for consistent results. We are a test kitchen, and this is what we do. Of course, when we're done testing, sometimes we also like to play with our food ... At the L.A. Times, we not only test (and routinely retest) every recipe that runs in the paper, 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 online and on television.
March 27, 1994 |
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.
January 3, 2010 |
At most universities, freshman chemistry, a class I've taught for nearly 40 years, is the first course students take on the road to a career in the health professions or the biological or physical sciences. It's a tough course, and for many students it's the obstacle that keeps them from majoring in science. This is particularly true for minority students. In 2005, more than two-thirds of the American scientific workforce was composed of white males. But by 2050, white males will make up less than one-fourth of the population.
November 29, 1991 |
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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October 10, 1997 |
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.
May 14, 1993 |
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.
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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.