| May 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The former top watchdog for the Homeland Security Department rewrote reports and slowed investigations at the request of senior staff for then-Secretary Janet Napolitano, a review conducted by Senate staff found.
Charles K. Edwards,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:17 AM
This Congress is replete with oversight investigations — the murder of U.S. officials in Libya, the misdeeds of the Internal Revenue Service — that have produced lots of headlines and little substantive change.
When it comes to the most...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Sam Hawgood, the dean of UC San Francisco’s medical school and interim chancellor of that campus since April, was nominated Wednesday to become the permanent leader of the research-powerhouse university.
UC system President Janet Napolitano...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The University of California system reached a tentative agreement on a new contract covering 13,000 teaching assistants, readers and tutors, lifting the threat of a 10-day strike during the coming final exam period at most UC campuses.
Leaders of the UC...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Howard Gillman, a political scientist who has been interim chancellor of UC Irvine since July, is being nominated to become the permanent head of the massive Orange County campus.
Gillman became temporary chancellor of the 29,000-student school after...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:40 PM
Howard Gillman, a political scientist who has been interim chancellor of UC Irvine since July, is being nominated to become the permanent head of the Orange County campus as it starts its second half-century.
Gillman became temporary chancellor of the...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 2:47 PM
This is a dangerous time for Common Core.
The new educational standards are in the midst of a roll-out that began in earnest in California last year, and advocates of the reforms continue to express their excitement about the potential to improve...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Aiming to create a national model to combat sexual misconduct, the University of California unveiled recommendations Wednesday aimed at a more uniform, systemwide approach to preventing and responding to violence on campus.
In the first of two reports, a...
| Aug 1, 2013
President Obama is tantalizingly close to passing comprehensive immigration reform, a legacy achievement. The Senate has provided a bipartisan bill, and the House is working on reform. The key issues are border security and a legal pathway to...