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Asian-American students perceive bias in university admissions and counselors want clarification

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Students and counselors perceive a bias against Asian Americans in elite university admissions and say reticent college officials aren’t helping the situation.

Cal State system hires UC Riverside chief as next chancellor

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Cal State taps Tim White, UC Riverside's chief, as its next chancellor. White will take over after California's voters consider a tax proposal with big implications for the cash-strapped system.

Illinois law will restrict universities' use of search firms

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Illinois law makes it more difficult for public universities to use outside firms to identify candidates for non-presidential jobs, but critics say it won't save money in the long run.

San Francisco isn't only Calif. community college in accreditation meltdown

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Two California community colleges are ahead of City College of San Francisco in coping with accreditation threat. Special trustees or a takeover could loom, while accreditor warns CCSF faculty about misleading statements.

For-profits take brunt of new Cal Grant cuts

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California's new financial aid cuts are aimed squarely at career colleges, another sign that the battle over for-profit regulation may be moving to the states.

UCLA faculty approves plan to end state funds for MBA program

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In debate reflecting dilemmas of public higher education with shrinking public investment, UCLA faculty approves controversial plan to shed state support for M.B.A. program.

California community colleges cut back on course repeating

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Amid a financial crisis, California's community college system proposes an end to students repeating courses they've already passed, particularly physical education and arts courses.

One law school reduces admissions, says that's the future of legal education

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By cutting enrollment 20 percent, the University of California Hastings College of the Law believes it's helping itself, applicants and the legal profession. Is this the future of legal education?

Differential tuition grows in popularity, even at community colleges

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Despite the uproar over Santa Monica, differential tuition has become normal at many public universities and is making inroads in community colleges.

Santa Monica College calls off two-tier tuition plan

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Santa Monica, amid growing opposition, agrees to indefinite delay in two-tiered pricing plan that was seen as antithetical to community college ideals.

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