California

Where Have Mission's Students Gone?

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Heading into the summer term at Los Angeles Mission College, officials prepared for a potential influx of students by adding 13 for-credit sections to the schedule.

About a week into classes, the college is instead in subtraction mode, having already cancelled many of the sections with the realization that students are staying away from campus in droves.

To Report or Not to Report

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In California, for-profit colleges and state officials fight over appropriate requirements for data on graduation and job placement.

Suicide of a Chancellor

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Denice Denton -- a leader among women in science, under fire as head of Santa Cruz -- killed after jump from high-rise building.

Sue Before You Graduate

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California appeals court finds that law designed to protect students' free speech loses force on commencement day.

Saving a Community College

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Compton lost its accreditation, but neighboring El Camino will keep the campus alive.

Does Tobacco Money Taint Research?

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U. of California urged to bar grants from cigarette companies. Both sides say academic values are at stake.

Shock and Anger at UCLA

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When a student in library didn't have ID, police used Taser on him -- and when video of incident turns up online and on TV, campus debate heats up.

Taser Case Continues to Reverberate

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Amid revelations about officer's past incidents, UCLA plans independent review of incident of alleged abuse of student in library.

Testing for Technology Literacy

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The California State University system is considering an aggressive tack in assessing students' competence.

California Regulatin'

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California has had anything but a proud history when it comes to monitoring its for-profit institutions. After all, this is a state that in the 1980s gained a suspect reputation as the “diploma mill capital of the world,” as a 2005 independent monitoring report points out.

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