California

Potential Boon for California Higher Ed

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As colleges' plead for help, governor proposes constitutional amendment to ensure public universities get at least 10 percent of state funds. Plan is a long shot, but a symbolic boost.

Law Partners

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Public colleges talk of merging with private law schools, arguing that state support won't be necessary.

Anything But Studying

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Survey of U. of California students shows emphasis on socializing, leisure that may change with recession.

Rough Start for New Regulator

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Two weeks after its rebirth, California agency to oversee private postsecondary education erroneously tells 50 institutions that they are approved to offer new programs.

Protesters Receive Coy Embrace

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March 4 demonstrations across California and nation will call for greater higher ed support, but college leaders give tepid public endorsement to volatile grass roots movement.

March on Everywhere!

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Protesters from all sectors of education rally across the nation, and the Bay Area increasingly resembles the center of a movement.

Fault Lines

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Budget cuts are taking their toll on City College of San Francisco, where limited course offerings bar student access and unfilled vacancies leave jobs undone.

Capital City Rumble

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Years of political infighting between unions, lawmakers and system leaders come to a head at California State, and Sacramento is a particular hot spot.

Going Above and Beyond

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Nearly all California community colleges enrolled more students than the state paid for this academic year. Relative to their size, however, some two-year institutions are taking on significantly more of the state's nearly 202,000 unfunded students than others, despite the increased risk of doing so.

Shared Sacrifice

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DAVIS, CALIF. -- The receptionist who once sat outside Stan Nosek’s office has been replaced … by a bell.

“Please ring for service,” a small sign reads.

Nosek, special assistant to the chancellor at the University of California’s Davis campus, walks past the bell and points toward several cubicles that once housed employees.

“Empty,” he says.

“Empty,” pointing toward another.

A few strides.

“Empty.”

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