California

Who Watches California For-Profits?

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Bill to provide state oversight of proprietary sector -- unregulated now for two years -- has chance of passage, but consumer advocates wonder if students would be better served by no bill at all.

Back in the Oversight Business

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After years of fighting, California creates new state bureau to monitor for-profit institutions; consumer advocates say agency has little authority and gives students false sense of security.

Demystifying Aid for Community College Students

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Study finds California community college students lack basic information about grant requirements and loan options, leaving many working long hours to pay for courses.

Teaching for Free

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U. of California at Davis asks faculty to forfeit stipends they get for leading freshman seminars, generating some givebacks and some resentment.

Funding Publics

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U. of California's Yudof, other public presidents turn to the federal government for financial support.

Religious Meets Litigious

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California community college sued by students and faculty for opening official events with Christian prayer.

Unnatural Enemies

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Leaders of U. of California and its Berkeley campus say they share concerns of students who protest against them. Efforts to form alliances, however, are stymied by recent missteps.

The Big Admissions Shift

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While everyone obsesses over the Ivies and Berkeley, Cal State -- the largest university system in the United States -- moves from being non-competitive to competitive on who gets in.

New Wave of Student Activism

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Are the protests in California the start of a new national movement for access and affordability?

A Violent Shift

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Protesters attack home of Berkeley chancellor, escalating tensions and setting off debate on tactics.

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