| Mar 2, 2014
| 7:20 PM
They are called "student success fees" and they offer the promise of more classes and programs and improved graduation rates for thousands of California State University students. But critics say they are a thinly veiled attempt to shift more education...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 9:15 AM
A sliver of a yard can be a powerful thing. Materials & Applications has proved this time and again by collaborating with architects to put up fantastical creations on a 25-by-40-foot gravel yard fronting Silver Lake Boulevard.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:11 PM
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — In almost every sense, Emilio Vicente is an American success story.
He grew up a shy kid in the North Carolina mill town of Siler City. His parents, who moved there when he was 6, had little formal education and worked long,...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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With investment markets booming, the J. Paul Getty Trust, the world's richest visual art institution, saw its endowment rise to $6.2 billion during 2013, approaching its peak of $6.4 billion in mid-2007...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 5:02 PM
A new era begins Tuesday at USC.
Steve Sarkisian, who was hired in December, will oversee his first spring workout as the Trojans' coach.
The tumult that marked the 2013 season — the Trojans were playing for their third head coach when they...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 8:29 PM
The parents of two slain USC graduate students from China called on the university Thursday to pay restitution and help their families set up a scholarship in the victims' names.
It was their first statement to local media since Bryan Barnes, 21,...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s.
But the most important thing she'd need...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:47 PM
San Diego State University is getting a $20-million donation -- the largest single gift in the school's history -- to create several endowed student scholarships, officials announced Wednesday.
The gift comes from San Diego developer and...
| 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...
| Jan 17, 2014
More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
| 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...