Los Angeles Times

Larry Gordon

Writer

Larry Gordon was a higher education writer for the Los Angeles Times and covered issues affecting colleges and universities in California and around the nation. He has been an assistant city editor and an urban affairs writer at The Times. He previously worked at the Bergen Record and Hudson Dispatch in his native New Jersey. He won a mid-career Fulbright grant to teach journalism in Bulgaria. Gordon has a bachelor’s from Georgetown University and a master’s in journalism from Columbia University. He left The Times in 2015.

Recent Articles

  • Apparently mentally ill man found on road inside LAX security zone

    A 30-year-old man who appeared to be mentally ill was apprehended walking on a restricted service roadway inside Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning, airport police said. The man’s presence in a security zone did not interfere with any operations or cause any delays for Christmas...

  • UC expansion plan is timely as college application deadline nears

    UC expansion plan is timely as college application deadline nears

    Schools are closed during Thanksgiving week in the Pasadena Unified School District but counselor Alejandra Diaz will be on duty from home. Like an on-call emergency physician, she will be busy answering numerous panicky phone calls and emails. She will offer last-minute advice and soothing words...

  • Foodie culture is spurring degree programs at U.S. colleges

    Foodie culture is spurring degree programs at U.S. colleges

    Before he ever knew they might be topics to study in college, food business and farming played an important part in Charlie James' life. At Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, he sold home-made rice balls and sushi to classmates and earned about $40 a day for a college fund. Then he was deeply...

  • UC regents approve plan to add 10,000 in-state undergraduate students by 2018

    UC regents approve plan to add 10,000 in-state undergraduate students by 2018

    UC regents on Thursday unanimously approved a plan to increase enrollment of California undergraduates at UC by 5,000 next fall and an additional 5,000 by 2018, despite concerns over whether the university will be able to hire enough professors and provide enough dorm space. UC officials said they...

  • UC regents approve major expansion at UC Merced

    UC regents approve major expansion at UC Merced

    UC regents on Thursday approved a long-planned expansion to outfit UC Merced with new classrooms, dorms and labs over the next five years and an enrollment boost of nearly 4,000 students. The full board of regents approved the proposal during its meeting in San Francisco. The $1.14-billion proposal...

  • UC regents to discuss how to add 5,000 extra students

    UC regents to discuss how to add 5,000 extra students

    The University of California is facing an unusual math problem: How do you divide up 5,000 by 9? To be more precise, how do you assign each of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses a fair and reasonable number of the extra 5,000 California undergraduates that the university system is expected to enroll...

  • What's different about the latest wave of college activism

    What's different about the latest wave of college activism

    If the University of Missouri was the spark, then the fire didn't take long to spread. Since the resignation of its president and chancellor Nov. 9, protesters have organized at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide. Social media sites have lighted up with voices of dissent, and what...

  • Claremont McKenna College students embrace a lesson in activism

    Claremont McKenna College students embrace a lesson in activism

    Student leaders at Claremont McKenna College on Friday savored their victory at the departure of a high-ranked administrator deemed insensitive to minorities and won promises that the liberal arts school would seek to add more diversity among faculty and staff. Their win, after protest rallies...

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