| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:14 PM
In December, Ben Villarreal graduated with a bachelor's degree from Samuel Merritt University's nursing program in Oakland. In short order, he received two job offers at UC hospitals with programs for new graduates.
But with less than a month to go...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Computer science and economics majors outrank all other majors when it comes to getting job offers before graduation, according to a recent report.
More than two-thirds of students who study computing received at least one offer before getting their...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 8:34 PM
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White on Wednesday announced an ambitious agenda to move students more quickly to graduation by hiring more experienced faculty and advisors, increasing online courses and boosting other opportunities to...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:55 PM
California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White announced a $50-million plan Wednesday to hire more experienced faculty and advisors, create more flexible class schedules and provide students more internships and other opportunities to help them...
| Dec 25, 2013
Smack in the middle of the holiday rush, college applications are due — anxious weeks for high school seniors and their families. To heighten the anxiety, no month passes without a critic proclaiming that college is a pedantic waste of money,...
| Dec 26, 2013
Re "Voice of 'silent prison,'" Dec. 22
Thank you for the wonderful article about a wonderful young man. Ido Kedar's life with autism reminds me so much of the struggles we faced when trying to obtain services through our school district for our...
| Jan 3, 2014
Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer.
A graduate of Los...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:41 PM
With degrees from both UCLA and USC, William Covino is well aware of the prestige of those higher education heavy-hitters.
Even before assuming the presidency of Cal State L.A. in September, the longtime educator was strategizing ways to add his new...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:59 PM
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&...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...