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Teresa Watanabe

Teresa Watanabe covers education for the Los Angeles Times. Since joining the Times in 1989, she has covered immigration, ethnic communities, religion, Pacific Rim business and served as Tokyo correspondent and bureau chief. She also covered Asia, national affairs and state government for the San Jose Mercury News and wrote editorials for the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. A Seattle native, she graduated from USC in journalism and in East Asian Languages and Culture.
As UC Santa Barbara enrolls more students from China, professors complain about cheating and English skills

Some faculty members say UC Santa Barbara is enrolling a rapidly rising number of Chinese international students without preparing them on English-language skills, academic integrity policies and American classroom culture and rules.

Pitzer College faculty moves to suspend Israel program in support of Palestinian rights

Pitzer College faculty are moving to suspend a study abroad program in Israel, saying the Jewish state is violating Palestinian rights. A recent vote to suspend the program, which is believed to be the first such action in California, has been both condemned and hailed.

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