June 21, 1990
William Neilsen Brandt and Daniel Flees, sophomore physics majors at Caltech, have been selected as recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Merit Scholarships. Each will receive a scholarship covering the cost of a year's room and board and tuition up to $7,000. The program was established by Congress to foster and encourage excellence in mathematics and the natural sciences by honoring students of outstanding potential.
June 28, 1992
Four Harvey Mudd College students have been named Goldwater Scholars and will each receive up to $7,000 in tuition, fees, and room and board. They are Peter Bogdanoff, Brian Cheney, Jennifer Switkes and Dario Falquier. The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, established by Congress in honor of the former senator and 1964 presidential candidate, encourages science and mathematics education.
March 24, 1994
The Rotary Club of Westwood Village has awarded Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships to five UCLA students. Winners were Sonia Batra, Stephanie Gruszynski, Timothy Medcoff, Devah Pager and Eric Sylvers. They were among more than 1,000 students worldwide to receive such scholarships this year. Scholars receive round-trip transportation and up to $20,000 for tuition, room and board, transportation and academic fees incurred while studying abroad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2011 |
From the outside, they looked like other recently built San Gabriel townhouses ? two stories, Spanish style, with roofs of red tile. Inside they were maternity centers for Chinese women willing to pay handsomely to travel here to give birth to American citizens. Southern California has become a hub of so-called birthing tourism. Operators of such centers tend to try to blend in, attracting as little attention as possible. But on quiet, residential Palm Avenue, neighbors had noticed an unusual number of pregnant women going in and out, and some complained about noise.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2012 |
The number of eligible California high school graduates entering the state's public four-year universities has plunged in the last five years, as budget-strapped institutions increasingly adopt practices to reduce enrollment, a new study has found. At University of California and California State University campuses, enrollment rates dropped by one-fifth, to fewer than 18% of all state high school graduates in 2010, from about 22% in 2007. The report, released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California, found that these declines have occurred even as demand has risen: The number of high school graduates in California reached an all-time high of 405,000 in 2010; the number of seniors who completed college admission requirements increased dramatically, as did the number of students taking and passing Advanced Placement exams.
October 24, 2010 |
Dear Liz: My wife and I sold our house and have to be out by the end of the month, but we can't find a place to live because of our bad credit. If we don't move out, we will lose the sale and still have to pay the real estate agent his commission. We've applied with about 65 landlords and each one checked our credit, which has caused our scores to fall further. We live on Social Security checks of $1,367 a month. We're in our 70s and not in good health and we don't need this stress.
May 4, 2003 |
At age 12, Raquel Guadarrama left the home of her poor, widowed mother to clean the houses of middle- and upper-class Mexican families. For 34 years, she scrubbed floors, washed dishes, hung laundry and baby-sat toddlers -- all the while cowering as employers called her stupid and sexually harassed her.
September 29, 1996
A College Board study released last week found that four-year colleges and universities boosted undergraduate tuition this year an average 6%--much less than the double-digit increases between 1991 and 1993. Room and board also went up 6% to $4,152 at four-year public colleges and 4% to $5,361 at private schools. In-state tuition and fees now average $2,811 at public colleges and $12,823 at private ones.
December 5, 1991
Vista Del Mar Child & Family Service is seeking foster homes for teen-agers. The agency will pay for the youngsters' room and board and take care of clothing, medical and dental needs. "These teen-agers need a caring home to provide structure in their lives," said Joan Apt, foster home recruiter for the agency. "They feel very alone, isolated and abandoned." Homes are needed for both boys and girls, and single people will be considered as foster parents, Apt said.
July 31, 1986 |
The price of a bachelor's degree has hit a record high of nearly $70,000 at the nation's most expensive college and the average annual bill for any college this fall will rise 6%, a College Board report said today. Bennington College in Bennington, Vt., the most expensive, is issuing $16,950 "fixed costs" bills--$13,970 for tuition and $2,980 for room and board--for the 1986-87 academic year.