California

For-Profit Colleges and Cal Grants

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Career colleges shoot down plan to cut awards to their students, but new restriction would limit funds going to institutions with high loan default rates.

Siren Song of Sports

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California universities may face devastating budget cuts, but UCSD is moving toward big-time athletics.

Graduates Without Degrees

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California community college district looks to award certificates and degrees retroactively to individuals who qualified for them but didn't claim them.

When More Costs Less

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Community colleges in California and Connecticut are trying to show students that they are better off financially if they enroll full time.

Circular Firing Squad

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Amid tough times for labor, intra-union strife besets graduate students in California.

Community College If You Can Pay

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California considers letting campuses set much higher tuition rate for some programs. Would shift help wealthier students, make the colleges more competitive with for-profits, or both?

Starting Over?

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Unhappy with how their leaders are chosen, adjuncts at California community college lead bid to decertify union and start a new one.

Raising Graduation Rates, and Questions

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San Diego State, celebrated for helping students succeed without changing the makeup of its student body, faces criticism that it is abandoning its mission.

Why They Move

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In tough budget times, departures of top faculty set off debates over how to retain and lure away the best -- especially at flagships that appear targets for raids.

Do We Need More Lawyers?

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Debate over planned law school at U. of California at Irvine raises questions of supply and demand.

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