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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 2007 |
For the sixth year in a row, USC enrolled more foreign students than any other American university, according to a report being released today. USC had 7,115 international students last year, followed by Columbia University with 5,937, and New York University with 5,827. UCLA was in eighth place with 4,704. The annual Open Door report, published by the Institute of International Education with support from the U.S. State Department, showed that the number of international students enrolled at U.
April 20, 1995 |
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.
February 12, 1995 |
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.
May 21, 2013 |
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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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 3, 2010 |
Its basic outlines are familiar to even the most casual student of American history: the marches, the mass arrests, the church bombings. But seeing the actual footage that makes up "Eyes on the Prize" -- the heralded documentary about the civil rights movement, coming to DVD for the first time -- can still startle for its rawness and drama. Seeing a suspender-clad man describe how his 14-year-old nephew, Emmett Till, was kidnapped and killed by Mississippi racists for allegedly whistling at a white woman, or watching teenage girls in cardigans walk past angry mobs to attend their Alabama school makes not only for powerful history, but gripping television.
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.