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Is 'Holistic' Admissions a Cover for Helping Black Applicants?

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In 2006, the University of California at Los Angeles faced intense criticism when only 2 percent of the students admitted for the freshman class were black. For a decade at that point, UCLA had been operating under a ban on considering race and ethnicity in admissions decisions, but the numbers for black students had not previously been so low.

In California, Uncertainty on Immigrant Student Tuition

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Appeals court finds that in extending lower resident tuition rates to undocumented students, state "thwarts" Congress's intent.

U. of California Catches Up on Accountability

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Prodded by new president, university system -- which has shunned national assessment effort -- prepares to adopt broad public data reporting.

A Strike Against Labor

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With veto of $5.4 million in funds for U. of California labor studies programs, Schwarzenegger issues latest salvo in long-running fight over research arm's perceived partisanship.

Thinning Requirements for Thinning Budgets

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To alleviate an enrollment crunch, UCLA students will no longer have to take a small seminar to complete their general education requirement.

Paving Paradise?

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Endangered habitat used for biological research at risk of potentially being developed by California college to make way for "green" parking lot.

The Teaching Science Professor

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New research suggests that faculty members focused on pedagogy as well as their disciplines may improve student learning.

A Bad Budget That Could Have Been Worse

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As California leaders end impasse, plan to close huge gap cuts hundreds of millions in college operating support, but spares student aid and funds community college enrollment growth.

Unintentional Whitening of U. of California?

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Plan before Board of Regents today is projected to significantly cut Asian admissions. Who would gain the most? Not black and Latino applicants.

The Information Super-Library

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California community college plans certificate curriculum combining traditional Great Books approach with electronic delivery.

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