| Mar 28, 2014
University officials and the NCAA have been reluctant to acknowledge that top-tier college football programs are run these days less as athletic programs than as businesses. But a labor administrator's decision Wednesday that Northwestern University's...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Yet another nail went into the coffin of the NCAA on Wednesday. And for those who genuinely care about the well-being of college athletes, that couldn’t be better news.
Peter Sung Ohr, a regional National Labor Relations Board official, ruled that...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 7:45 PM
Northwestern University football players have the right to form a union, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday, setting the stage for potential dramatic change to the college sports landscape.
Peter Sung Ohr, in...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:34 PM
It's hard to imagine how the National Labor Relations Board could become any less popular among Republicans, but it certainly seems to be trying. On Wednesday, Peter Sung Ohr, the board's regional director in Chicago, ruled that football players at...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Northwestern football players qualify under federal law as employees of the university and, therefore, can legally form the nation's first college athletes' union, the National Labor Relations Board announced Wednesday.
“We had both the facts...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Peter Taylor, the UC system’s chief financial officer and executive vice president, said Tuesday that he is leaving the university to run a Los Angeles-based education foundation that will focus on helping low- income students succeed in K-12...
| Feb 10, 2014
Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
WASHINGTON — As President Obama looks to show off all he can do without Congress, he's been pointing to a surprising place for guidance on the savvy use of power: the other side of the White House.
In public and private, the president has been...
| Feb 13, 2014
Re "Deep in student debt," Opinion, Feb. 10
Sarah Amandolare is troubled by "gapping" — colleges' practice of admitting students without awarding enough financial aid to make a school affordable. The vast majority of the nation's colleges have...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:15 AM
With apologies to Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, the title of this theater tale could be "Out of the Woods."
The Colony Theatre in Burbank said a fundraising push that began around Thanksgiving snowballed into about $260,000 -- more than five...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Two Long Beach colleges are among 12 nationally that will offer scholarships to low-income students who are in this country illegally and not eligible for federal financial aid, officials announced Tuesday.
Long Beach City College and Cal State Long...