HIGHER EDUCATION

Higher Education Education Matters: After High School
UC regents are frustrated that campuses haven't made bigger strides on diversity

University of California regents Wednesday bemoaned what they called disappointing progress on efforts to increase diversity among students and faculty at the system’s 10 campuses.

Last month, UC officials announced a 36.7% increase in admissions offers to Latinos and a 31.9% jump in offers to African Americans. Those improvements were part of a significant boost in admissions of California students.

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Two women named to lead Cal State campuses Chico and Channel Islands

California State University trustees named two women to lead the Chico and Channel Islands campuses, paving the way for the nation’s largest university system to have more women serving as presidents than at any time in its history.

Erika D. Beck, provost and executive vice president at Nevada State College in Henderson, will preside at CSU Channel Islands. She succeeds Richard R.

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Thanks to Nike's Phil Knight, Stanford is planning an ambitious graduate scholars program

One of the country's most prestigious universities is aiming to bring even more cachet to its California campus.

Stanford University unveiled plans Wednesday for a program similar in style to Oxford University's Rhodes Scholarships but more than three times as large in scope.

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Why only 19% of Cal State freshmen graduate on time -- and what lawmakers aim to do about it

Cal State University campuses are under pressure to boost their four-year graduation rates, which in most cases are far below the national average. A new state Legislature bill set to be introduced Monday could make their task easier.

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UC Davis protest spurs concerns about free speech — and more political clashes ahead

It was the biggest political showdown at UC Davis in years: Hundreds of students and activists turned out last week with protest signs and noisy chants, ultimately shutting down a planned talk by provocative conservative Milo Yiannopoulos.

Get ready for more like it.

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Los Angeles Valley College pays $28,000 in bitcoin ransom to hackers

The Los Angeles Community College District paid a $28,000 ransom in bitcoin last week to hackers who took control of a campus email and computer network until a payment was made.

The malicious cyberattack was detected at Los Angeles Valley College on Dec. 30 after a virus locked the campus’ computer network as well as its email and voicemail systems, Chancellor Francisco C. Rodriguez said in a statement.

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