California

A Violent Shift

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Protesters attack home of Berkeley chancellor, escalating tensions and setting off debate on tactics.

Potential Boon for California Higher Ed

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As colleges' plead for help, governor proposes constitutional amendment to ensure public universities get at least 10 percent of state funds. Plan is a long shot, but a symbolic boost.

Law Partners

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Public colleges talk of merging with private law schools, arguing that state support won't be necessary.

Anything But Studying

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Survey of U. of California students shows emphasis on socializing, leisure that may change with recession.

Rough Start for New Regulator

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Two weeks after its rebirth, California agency to oversee private postsecondary education erroneously tells 50 institutions that they are approved to offer new programs.

Protesters Receive Coy Embrace

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March 4 demonstrations across California and nation will call for greater higher ed support, but college leaders give tepid public endorsement to volatile grass roots movement.

March on Everywhere!

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Protesters from all sectors of education rally across the nation, and the Bay Area increasingly resembles the center of a movement.

Fault Lines

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Budget cuts are taking their toll on City College of San Francisco, where limited course offerings bar student access and unfilled vacancies leave jobs undone.

Capital City Rumble

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Years of political infighting between unions, lawmakers and system leaders come to a head at California State, and Sacramento is a particular hot spot.

Going Above and Beyond

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Nearly all California community colleges enrolled more students than the state paid for this academic year. Relative to their size, however, some two-year institutions are taking on significantly more of the state's nearly 202,000 unfunded students than others, despite the increased risk of doing so.

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