Karin Klein

Writer

Karin Klein is a former editorial writer who covered education, environment, food and science. She was the 2006-07 winner of the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writers and a 2012 Logan Environmental Journalism fellow. She leads interpretive hikes as a volunteer naturalist and is the author of the 2010 book "50 Hikes in Orange County." Klein has worked at The Times since 1989. She attended Wellesley College and UC Berkeley and is an adjunct professor of journalism at Chapman University. She left The Times in 2015. 

Recent Articles

  • Why don't college rankings measure student satisfaction?

    Why don't college rankings measure student satisfaction?

    When it comes to picking colleges, Americans are terrible consumers. Students hear rumors from friends about which of the nation’s 4,000-plus colleges and universities are the “best.” Worse, they depend on U.S. News and World Report-type rankings that universities can manipulate without improving...

  • When California and the UC system fight, the state's kids and its economy lose

    When California and the UC system fight, the state's kids and its economy lose

    Sacramento and the University of California should learn to get along. Gov. Jerry Brown is withholding $50 million from UC in his budget proposal. State Sen. Ed Hernandez (D-Azusa) wants to amend the California Constitution so the Legislature controls funding for the UC Office of the President...

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