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  • UC chief Janet Napolitano recalls immigrant roots, urges funding increase
    UC chief Janet Napolitano recalls immigrant roots, urges funding increase

    Speaking to a group of fellow Italian American lawyers and judges, University of California President Janet Napolitano this week recounted her own family’s modest immigrant roots and urged Californians to help increase funding higher education so that subsequent and future waves of families can...

  • Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing
    Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing

    Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing additional dollars in public education.

  • Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike
    Doctors at UC student health clinics start strike

    Unionized doctors began a rolling strike Thursday at student health clinics on UC campuses, accusing the university of unfair labor practices during negotiations for the physicians’ first contract.

  • Students put expertise into plain English
    Students put expertise into plain English

    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer cell biologist. And then he stopped.

  • UC San Diego management school receives a $100-million pledge
    UC San Diego management school receives a $100-million pledge

    UC San Diego’s management and business school will receive an additional $100 million in donations over time from financier and insurance industry executive Ernest Rady and his family foundation, the university announced Tuesday.

  • College enrollments in foreign languages

    U.S. college enrollments in some foreign languages in 2013 and change since 2009

  • USC's Black House proposal raises questions about racial tensions
    USC's Black House proposal raises questions about racial tensions

    When some USC student government leaders voiced support for creating a cultural house for black students, Ama Amoafo-Yeboah thought that she and other undergraduates were closer to having a space where they could hang out and hold events.

  • In-house pick for provost aims for expanded research role for USC
    In-house pick for provost aims for expanded research role for USC

    As the newly named provost and No. 2 administrator at USC, neuroscientist Michael Quick said Monday he wants to help the university use its brain power and growing financial resources to keep improving the school's reputation and focus high-powered research on societal problems.

  • For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile
    For historically black colleges, quiz bowl can mean higher profile

    When D'Ondre Swails went to college, he looked for a way to replicate the energy and team spirit he had when he ran varsity track in high school. At the historically black, all-male Morehouse College in Atlanta, he discovered the world of quiz bowl.

  • Efforts to expand California university systems are growing
    Efforts to expand California university systems are growing

    The death last week of former University of California system president and UC Irvine chancellor Jack W. Peltason at 91 elicited warm memories of the modest political scientist who achieved high positions in American academia without losing his sense of humor. He also was known for his role in...

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