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.
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.
October 23, 2007 |
In-state tuition at four-year public colleges for the 2007-08 school year was up 6.6%, a faster increase than last year, according to the College Board's annual survey of higher-education expenses released Monday. Average total in-state charges -- including tuition, room and board and other costs -- for public colleges rose to $13,589 a year. At private colleges, they rose to $32,307, said the board, a nonprofit research group.
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 28, 2014 |
University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's scholarship football players are, in fact, employees with the right to unionize should get their attention. This issue has been bubbling for decades as major sports programs evolved from important but ancillary parts of a college's mission into powerful businesses enriched by multimillion-dollar TV contracts and merchandising revenue, all built on the labor of student-athletes who received no compensation beyond scholarships.
June 7, 2012 |
ACAILANDIA, Brazil - After months of chopping down trees in the forest without pay and living on rice, beans and dirty water, Gil Dasio Meirelles decided he had to escape from the remote clearing in the middle of the vast Brazilian Amazon. But he would have to make his way alone through dense foliage, a place where a man can lose his bearings and find himself lost amid a constant, menacing buzz of jungle creatures. "Three other workers helped me come up with the plan," he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995 |
A nonprofit educational organization is seeking host families to board foreign students enrolling in U.S. public high schools for the upcoming academic year. The San Diego County-based Pacific Intercultural Exchange, which places hundreds of students each year, is looking for four or five host families in Ventura County. Hosts would be responsible for providing room and board to a 15- to 18-year-old student from one of any number of countries, including Argentina, Croatia, Brazil and others.
May 1, 1994 |
The state attorney general's office is trying to bar a woman and her grandson from operating a room-and-board center, alleging the two are operating an adult day-care center without a license. For nearly five months, State Deputy Atty. Tammy Chung has been seeking a preliminary injunction against Geneva Church and Mark Gory, arguing the clients at Ephesians Haven require supervised care.
October 17, 2011
Thousands of college football fans had their pick of games Saturday — historic rivals Michigan and Michigan State and Oklahoma State and the University of Texas faced off in anticipated games, while top-ranked LSU took on the Tennessee Volunteers. On Sunday, the National Football League drew fans in similar legions, crowding stadiums in Detroit and Chicago, New England and Green Bay; millions more watched from couches across America. Both days are sports extravaganzas, and lucrative ones.