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A 'Fair' Budget for Colleges in California

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California's Legislature overwhelmingly approved budget legislation Thursday that would lift spending on education programs to their highest level ever and generally satisfy officials of the state's three college and university systems in 2005-6. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who reached an agreement with legislative leaders on a budget deal on Tuesday, is expected to sign the measure early next week.

Calif. Reins In a For-Profit College

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Agency finds Career Education campus violated law and restricts its ability to operate in the state.

A Drive Against Drinking

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California State campuses attack alcohol abuse with a mix of peer education and stricter enforcement.

California Considers a Cap on Spending

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College officials, especially at 2-year institutions, fear the effects -- and see Colorado as a cautionary tale.

Central Valley Goes to College

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University of California opens a new campus, with ambitions for its students, its interdisciplinary approach and a region.

New Politics of Race at Berkeley

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As Asian enrollment nears 50 percent of freshman class, ethnic groups on campus face new demographics and new issues.

ITT, Calif. Settle False Claims Lawsuit

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Higher education company to pay state $725,000 for errors that led to financial aid overpayments.

Ouster at U. of California

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University system's No. 2 official resigns amid investigation of hiring practices and possible conflicts of interest.

Big Wins for Community Colleges

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Voters approve over $1 billion in bonds for facilities and improvements; California rejects new spending limits.

Disappearing Students

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California community colleges estimate that tuition increases translated into an enrollment loss of 300,000.

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