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.
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July 24, 2005 |
Myron Floren, the accordion virtuoso who came to fame in the mid-1950s as a regular on "The Lawrence Welk Show," the long-running weekly musical program that brought "champagne music" into millions of American homes, has died. He was 85. Floren, who continued performing until the last few months, died of cancer Saturday at his home in Rolling Hills Estates, according to Margaret Heron, syndication manager for the Welk show.
August 20, 2013 |
For many college students, the semester abroad has become a rite of passage. But while many Americans study abroad for a semester or two, it is a rarity for high schoolers to apply outside the United States for their bachelor's degree. As many California universities hope to attract foreign students, who pay higher tuition, it's worth asking whether the state's students might find some advantages in looking abroad for a university. With rising tuition and dropping acceptance rates at many colleges and universities in the state, it's high time to think outside the quad.
June 11, 2011 |
California's 529 college-savings plan is about to get a major overhaul. Fidelity Investments, the mutual fund giant that has administered the plan since 2006, has dropped out of the running to keep managing it, and a state board will meet Monday to pick a new firm. The changeover will lead to a complete revamping of the plan, including a new slate of investment options. A number of states have changed 529 providers in recent years in response to criticism that their plans were weighed down by excessive costs and weak investments.
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.
March 4, 2003 |
Picket lines were set up across the Yale University campus as unions representing about 5,000 service workers kicked off a five-day strike to protest deadlocked contract talks. The Rev. Jesse Jackson and New Haven clergy marched with a few thousand workers, community leaders and students through New Haven's streets to a rally just outside the Yale campus. All but one campus dining hall was closed because of the walkout.
May 19, 1994
Vista del Mar Child & Family Services of West Los Angeles is looking for foster homes for children 5 and younger. The agency pays for foster children's room and board, clothing and health care. If interested, call Joan Apt at (310) 836-1223, Ext. 280. "Foster parents can be single or married, with or without children of their own," said Elias Lefferman of Vista del Mar. "Love for kids and room in the home for a child is what we look for."
March 31, 1985
The Atlantic Richfield Foundation has given a $25,000 grant to the Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital Companion Program, which pairs senior citizens who need care with developmentally disabled people needing work experience to become more independent. The senior citizen usually provides room and board or meals for the companion in exchange for up to 20 hours of service per week.