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  • 'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges

    'Game changer': 4-year degrees from some California 2-year colleges
    Steve Crawford recently graduated from the mortuary science program at Cypress College in Orange County. If he passes state tests, he could get a job in a coroner's office, which was once his dream job. But Crawford has decided he might want to work...
  • A college athlete beaten back by meningitis reclaims his life

    A college athlete beaten back by meningitis reclaims his life
    Aaron Loy sat on his surfboard, bobbing in the flat Pacific, waiting for a wave. It was an unusually light day seven weeks into his freshman year at UC Santa Barbara — no classes, no lacrosse team practice and only a bit of homework for later....
  • Down on the farm: Pierce College ag program slowly changes direction

    Down on the farm: Pierce College ag program slowly changes direction
    To Leland Shapiro, a tour of the Pierce College campus is heavy on memories. "This is where the 6,000 chickens used to be," he says, pointing at what is now a parking lot. "This is where the flowers were," he says as he passes an abandoned building....
  • December a critical time for university donations

    December a critical time for university donations
    Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education. Even without Santa's help, some...
  • UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on

    UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on
    Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC Merced emailed to see if...
  • Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job

    Ex-L.A. Unified teacher wins $3.35 million after firing from JROTC job
    After Archie Roundtree and Gerardo Loera clashed at John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, their careers quickly diverged. Roundtree lost his job and his teaching certification. Loera rose to become chief academic officer for the Los...
  • U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals

    U. of I. revamping admissions date after record deferrals
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look. In an effort to make students from...
  • Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes

    Brown, Legislature study ways to avoid UC, Cal State tuition hikes
    The fate of the proposed tuition increase at University of California campuses now rests in the hands of the governor and state lawmakers, who are aligned in opposition to it but divided over how to scrap it. The UC regents voted in November to increase...
  • Polytechnic investigation found no evidence of teacher misconduct

    A teacher who got a job at Polytechnic School in Pasadena -- shortly after being accused of inappropriate conduct at another private school -- did not engage in sexual harassment or misconduct during his one-year employment at Polytechnic, according to an...
  • Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules

    Women's colleges lead push to redefine gender rules
    At a women's college, gender should be the easiest qualification for entry. That's no longer the case. Women's colleges across the country are reconsidering their admission policies to adapt to a changing world in which gender norms are being challenged...
  • Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios

    Cal State considers limits on freshmen among other enrollment scenarios
    The University of California's decision to raise tuition generated much controversy. But the California State system could consider what by some measures is an even more radical plan as it struggles with budget constraints and increasing demand from...