California

In Admissions, a (Military) Chain of Command

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California State U. reserves spots at each campus for veterans or service members selected by their commanders.

Competing With Publics on Price

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Two private colleges create or expand programs that lower tuition for students who are admitted to local state universities.

Porn as Campus Attraction

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Producers of new feature offer free screenings to colleges, some of which accept. At U. of Maryland, legislators get movie blocked.

California Votes No

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Voter rejection of budget measures makes enormous budget cuts likely for public higher education.

California Calamity

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After state voters nix a budget bailout, one community college district prepares to do what two-year institutions always try to avoid -- turn away students.

A No-Risk Tuition Increase?

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With a projected $700 million cut on the horizon, California's community colleges could increase tuition with no impact on most students, new report says.

IOU Student Aid

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California's unusual approach to its budget crisis includes giving temporary pledges, not grants, to those who would normally be eligible for assistance.

Defining Moment

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California State is in for dramatic budget cuts no matter what. The extent of layoffs, however, will be determined by a union vote that could pit full professors against part-timers.

The View From the States

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Leaders of public higher ed systems cheer federal backing of college completion agenda, but acknowledge potential chasm between rhetoric and getting the job done.

No Vacancy

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California's community colleges are being told to enroll more and more students -- even as they cannot find ways to educate and graduate those already there.

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