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Graduation (INACTIVE)

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  • Push is on to close college gap for California's Latinos

    Push is on to close college gap for California's Latinos
    As a freshman at Cal State San Marcos, Cipriano Vargas' grades were so low, his part-time job waiting tables so consuming and his home life with eight siblings so chaotic that he was on the verge of dropping out. The first-generation college student and...
  • California players may need to bear down on those books

    California players may need to bear down on those books
    California has shared two conference football championships since 1960. Its basketball team has won one title during that time. Now the Bears sit atop the Pac-12 Conference schools in the least desirable standings. Golden Bears athletes have the worst...
  • Lupita Nyong'o, the level-headed breakout star of '12 Years a Slave'

    Lupita Nyong'o, the level-headed breakout star of '12 Years a Slave'
    A thick, unrelenting heat permeated the Louisiana sets of "12 Years a Slave" — 100-degree-plus temperatures so intense they stifled breath. The moment a scene wrapped, cast and crew would take refuge in air-conditioned cars parked nearby. One member...
  • Proposal would let California's 2-year colleges grant 4-year degrees

     Proposal would let California's 2-year colleges grant 4-year degrees
    California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce. The change would require legislation...
  • State oversight agency urges new higher education agenda

    A state oversight agency Monday sent an urgent message to California’s higher education leaders and public officials: out with the old, in with the new. In a report on the future of higher education, the Little Hoover Commission said that it&...
  • Louis C.K., holy man

     Louis C.K., holy man
    Louis C.K., once merely a gifted comedian, is now a holy man. Last week, C.K. told Conan O'Brien that he doesn't let his daughters have smartphones. Children who communicate primarily through social media, he explained, don't learn basic interpersonal...
  • How the recession changed a family's path

    How the recession changed a family's path
    Five years ago, the future looked bright for Janet Barker and her family. The eighth-grade English teacher had a secure job with annual raises. Her younger daughter was excited to be starting at UC Santa Cruz. Her divorce was about to be finalized,...
  • College-educated workers are taking jobs that don't require degrees

    College-educated workers are taking jobs that don't require degrees
    In a packed pub in midtown Manhattan, Ryan Flagherty is surrounded on three sides by people clamoring for his attention. He spins one way and pours a shot of vodka into a glass, then turns around and wedges a lime into a bottle of Corona, pushing it...
  • UC Berkeley repeats as top public university in U.S. News rankings

    UC Berkeley repeats as top public university in U.S. News rankings
    UC Berkeley is again the highest-ranked public university in closely watched university rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Berkeley tied with Georgetown for 20th among national universities overall, despite some scoring changes...
  • UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1

    UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students’ graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best...
  • UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings

    UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national...