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April 18, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
BOSTON -- Boston University set up a scholarship fund Thursday in honor of student Lu Lingzi, one of three people killed in Monday's bombing at the city's marathon. Donors have already committed $560,000 toward the fund, the university said. On a day when President Obama delivered a rousing speech at a religious service in Boston honoring the victims, the university said Lu's family would travel to Boston from their home in Shenyang, China, as soon as this weekend. The university may hold a memorial service next week, depending on the family's wishes, a university spokesman said.
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April 18, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
BOSTON -- Boston University set up a scholarship fund Thursday in honor of student Lu Lingzi, one of three people killed in Monday's bombing at the city's marathon. Donors have already committed $560,000 toward the fund, the university said. On a day when President Obama delivered a rousing speech at a religious service in Boston honoring the victims, the university said Lu's family would travel to Boston from their home in Shenyang, China, as soon as this weekend. The university may hold a memorial service next week, depending on the family's wishes, a university spokesman said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996
Orange Coast College has established a scholarship fund in memory of longtime business professor William R. Parks, who died April 29. Parks, a member of OCC's faculty for 29 years, apparently died of a heart attack. He was 54. In addition to teaching business courses, Parks served as an advisor to several campus clubs, including the sailing and karate clubs. He was also a member of the school's Academic Senate.
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December 12, 2012 | Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times
More than 30 incoming medical school students will get a full ride to UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine thanks to a $100-million gift from the school's benefactor. The donation by Geffen, a philanthropist and entertainment executive, will create a scholarship fund to cover the recipients' entire cost of medical school, including tuition, room and board, books and other expenses. "It is a fantastic vote of confidence for higher education," said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 1994
Orange Coast College officials have started a scholarship fund in memory of Michael Copp, the psychology professor, counselor and sports adviser who died of a heart attack last Thursday at the age of 56. Funeral services for Copp will be Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at OCC's Robert B. Morris Theater. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael Copp Scholar-Athlete Award fund through OCC's athletic department. For more information, call (714) 432-5645.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 15, 1996 | ED BOND
The San Fernando Valley Opportunity Through Education Scholarship Fund will hold a carwash Saturday to raise money for scholarships. The scholarship fund was started last year by Patricia Franco, a parole agent with the California Youth Authority. Franco received a $500 award from the American Justice Institute in recognition of her community work. She decided to use the prize as seed money for a scholarship to encourage average kids to strive for a better education.
NEWS
June 30, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Even as he bade farewell to the Los Angeles City Council after 32 years Tuesday, Councilman Ernani Bernardi set up a $1-million scholarship fund--which bears his name--at Mission College, tapping money set aside to compensate Lake View Terrace residents for the presence of a city-owned dump. Leaders of homeowner groups, who have clashed before with Bernardi over the proper use of the dump fund, criticized him again, adding a touch of controversy to the finale of his often contentious career.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2002
KCBS-TV and its corporate parent, Viacom, have established a scholarship fund for the two children of Larry Greene, the cameraman killed Sept. 6 while on assignment in the Persian Gulf. Greene, who worked for KCBS for 24 years, was killed when the U.S. Navy helicopter in which he was riding crashed into a Syrian freighter, the Pentagon said. He had been covering U.S. servicemen serving in the Middle East, KCBS officials said. Contributions can be sent to: The Sons of Lawrence H.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2007
Singer Barbara Morrison and the Phil Ranelin Ensemble will perform Aug. 5 at a fundraising concert for the Thurman Green Scholarship Fund, established in memory of the jazz trombonist who died in 1997. The event, which begins at noon and includes brunch, will be held at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood. Information: (310) 636-7571 or (323) 466-2210.
NEWS
May 30, 2012 | By Jon Healey
Eating its dessert before its vegetables, the Assembly approved a bill Wednesday that would provide generous new scholarships to the public universities and colleges in California for families earning less than $160,000. The measure, AB 1501 , includes no way to pay for the scholarships, however; that heavy lifting is done in the yet-to-be-considered AB 1500 , which would raise corporate tax revenues to fund the new program. Neither bill would go into effect unless the other one passed as well, so the order of the votes doesn't really matter in the long run. (And just for the record, The Times' editorial board has come out in favor of the package.)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2012 | By Jeff Gottlieb, Los Angeles Times
The FBI is investigating the apparent disappearance of an estimated $1 million in donations that about 200 nonprofits reported losing when the organization that handled their finances abruptly shut down this year, forcing some groups to curtail their charity work. The head of one nonprofit said two FBI agents specializing in white collar crime interviewed her in April about the International Humanities Center, and the director of another said she has been asked to meet with agents this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica College's plan to offer some high-demand classes at a premium cost received a boost Thursday with the announcement of a $250,000 donation to support scholarships for students who qualify. The donors are businessman Daniel Greenberg and his wife, attorney and civic activist Susan Steinhauser, two longtime supporters whose previous giving has centered on the Broad Stage of the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center. The two-year college approved a plan last week, believed to be the first of its kind in the nation, that would offer core education classes such as English and math at a cost of about $200 per unit, alongside state-funded courses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2011 | By Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times
A day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law giving thousands of illegal immigrant college students access to private scholarship funds, immigrant advocates said they are aiming for a far bigger prize: California public grants. "It was a good step forward, but the glass is still half-empty," said Ivan Ceja, 19, a Fullerton community college student who was illegally brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a baby. At a Los Angeles town hall gathering Monday, Brown signed into law AB 130, which will allow undocumented students who qualify for reduced in-state tuition to apply for $88 million in private scholarship funds administered by the University of California, Cal State University and the California Community Colleges.
NATIONAL
September 16, 2010 | By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau
President Obama, who has worked to shield his children from the spotlight, has a children's book coming out this fall, framed as a letter to his daughters. Aides to Obama say the president and first lady aren't worried that the book will foist the girls into the public eye because it is not about them, but rather a tribute to 13 Americans and their commitment to the nation. The Obamas intend to continue protecting the privacy of their daughters, Malia and Sasha, according to White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.
SPORTS
January 4, 2010 | Jerry Crowe
Anyone with even a passing interest in college football is probably familiar with the incomparable legacy of Paul "Bear" Bryant, the late, legendary Alabama coach. The stadium in Tuscaloosa where Coach Nick Saban's No. 1-ranked Crimson Tide plays its home games is named in Bryant's honor. As are a conference center, a street, a bridge, an academic center and a high school, among other landmarks. At the Paul W. Bryant Museum, where a reunion is held annually for the more than 500 people named for the former coach, Bryant's achievements can be broken down numerically: six national championships, 14 conference titles, 323 victories, 29 bowl appearances, three unbeaten seasons.
OPINION
August 15, 2009 | Kevin Patra, Kevin Patra is a graduate student in journalism at USC and an intern for the Los Angeles Times Op-Ed pages.
My high school summer job paid for my college education. And no, I didn't manage a hedge fund. I spent my teenage summers caddying at a country club near the west side of Detroit, riding my bike two miles to the golf course each morning at 6 a.m. to lug a 50-pound bag across soaked fairways. It was a good job for a 15-year-old -- despite the mosquitoes and humidity. On a good day, I could have $50 in my pocket by 11:30 a.m. But it wasn't the wages that allowed me to attend the University of Michigan for four years without accruing significant debt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Marilyn Edwards Zumberge, 83, widow of former USC President James H. Zumberge, died of cancer Sunday at her home in Pasadena, the university announced. Born Feb. 24, 1925, in Oak Park, Ill., she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology at what is now Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. After marrying in 1947, she accompanied her husband in his academic career. He was a geologist and Antarctic expert who became president of USC in 1980. He resigned in 1990 and died of brain cancer two years later.
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