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March 21, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
They were children, barely 11 years old, when a man in suit and tie came to their schools looking for 50 students willing to accept his challenge: Meet a few conditions and someday win an $80,000 prize, a four-year scholarship to the University of Southern California. Never mind that college seems unimaginably distant for any sixth-grader.
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March 21, 1997 | AMY PYLE, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
They were children, barely 11 years old, when a man in suit and tie came to their schools looking for 50 students willing to accept his challenge: Meet a few conditions and someday win an $80,000 prize, a four-year scholarship to the University of Southern California. Never mind that college seems unimaginably distant for any sixth-grader.
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April 11, 1993
Your cover story ("Mending Fences," March 21), touched on USC's improvements in its community outreach. Yet, it spent a great deal of time examining trivial concerns and rehashing battles of days gone by. Many of the children and parents enrolled in the Neighborhood Academic Initiative's support programs wanted to respond to the article's implication that the university has failed to satisfy the larger needs of the community. I think you will find that the children and their families do not feel shut out of the gates that surround USC. In fact, they feel very much a part of the Trojan Family.
NEWS
October 3, 1993
The Education Consortium of Central Los Angeles will select two eighth-grade students to receive scholarships of $500 in 1998 for use at an accredited college, university or trade school. The purpose of the awards is to encourage students to think ahead, strive for academic excellence and enroll in an institution of higher education after they graduate from high school. The scholarships will be provided by the USC Office of Civic and Community Relations.
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May 23, 1994 | Times researcher CATHERINE GOTTLIEB
Efforts to support families with children who are troubled or gifted sometimes overlook families with children who are good learners with average school performances and no behavioral problems. USC launched a program for these families in 1991 as part of its Neighborhood Academic Initiative designed to offer services to the mostly working-class people who live close to the campus.
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May 22, 2011 | Jervey Tervalon, Jervey Tervalon is the director and founder of the Literature for Life project. His new novel is "Serving Monster."
It's not pleasant to return to a place where, as a child, you were almost always afraid. So, a few years ago, when I stepped onto the campus of the James A. Foshay Learning Center, its familiar grim, Depression-era facade made my heart pound. I spent some of the unhappiest days of my life at Foshay, back when it was Foshay Junior High. And when I graduated 38 years ago, I hoped I would never return. In the 1970s, the school was at the bottom of the education barrel. At 13, I felt I must have committed crimes I didn't understand to have ended up there, because I was certainly being punished.
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September 1, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
I can't begin to imagine how UCLA's alumni feel about this, but USC has just been named "college of the year"--the year being 2000--by Time magazine, in conjunction with the Princeton Review. Congratulations are definitely in order at USC, where students and professors have already begun celebrating a noteworthy achievement. This wouldn't be the best week for a keg of beer and a food fight, I might add. What a wonderful honor, to be called the best college or university in the entire country.
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