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BUSINESS
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.
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NEWS
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.
NATIONAL
March 4, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
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.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
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."
TRAVEL
April 10, 2011 | By Jane Engle, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Talk about a travel deal. How does $3 a night sound, meals included? Or less than $1 for a train trip between cities? Or a transatlantic cruise for less than 9 British pounds? If that's your idea of a bargain, hop in a time machine to circa 1860, just before the outbreak of the Civil War. And bring along your 2011-vintage paycheck. Yes, prices were low for antebellum tourists, but so were wages; a middle class U.S. family might live on $1,000 to $3,000 a year. Travel in those days also entailed dangers and discomforts.
OPINION
March 28, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
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.
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