California

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.

Access and Success -- Is it Either/Or?

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Researchers say California policies on community colleges, with focus on access, have inadvertently built barriers to degree completion.

An In-State Tuition Debate

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State by state, leaders consider the thorny question of whether students living there illegally should pay in-state fees.

Big Win for Religious Colleges

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California Supreme Court, in 4-3 split, reverses lower court rulings to allow bond sales on behalf of "pervasively sectarian" institutions.

California's Low Tuition Model Questioned

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As most of American higher education has over time abandoned the idea that the best way to ensure access to college is by keeping tuitions low, California has clung to the principle as it was laid out in the state's 1960 master plan for higher education. To this day, students at its community colleges pay by far the country's lowest "fees" (a phrase the state uses in lieu of tuition).

Inquiry or Indoctrination?

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Debate over first-year curriculum challenging "hegemony" at UC San Diego heats up as 2 graduate students lose their jobs.

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