So much for the valiant efforts of a few community college leaders, who tried -- or at least hoped -- to keep San Francisco's 85,000 student City College afloat. Today the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges revoked the school's accreditation, saying it's failed to address serio ... More >>
A former UC Berkeley student and Zeta Phi Beta pledge quickly discovered that her sorority dues just weren't paying off. Britteny Starling is suing her sorority sisters for allegedly hazing her so badly she was forced to drop out of school and take medical leave. According to a lawsuit filed in O ... More >>
This doesn't look like ratfucking A former UC Davis student is suing the university, claiming school officials didn't put an end to over-the-top hazing in 2008 when he was pledging the all-Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi.According to the claim filed in Yolo County, Ryan Clifford was on a retre ... More >>
Maybe now the third time will be the charm The California Community Colleges Board of Governors has decided to limit the number of times a student can retake a class on the state's dime.Turns out, it is not unusual for students to take one class six or seven times for a variety of reasons. In 200 ... More >>
Wait a minute! This doesn't add up! This year's going-back-to-school story has been that San Francisco public high schools are now requiring all incoming ninth graders to complete the 15 courses required for admission to the University of California or California State University systems. Known i ... More >>
News this week of Adam Wheeler, the 23-year-old who lied his way into Harvard and almost into Yale, brought back fond memories of Azia Kim, the dorm-squatter who was discovered posing as a Stanford student two years ago. We have to ask: Who's the better college hoaxer? TV movie-ready back st ... More >>
City College budget cuts complicate Hollywood ending for student bioengineers.
Rick HallLorelei Lee, left, seen here with fellow porn star Bobbi Starr, has put her San Francisco State undergrad degree to good use already In 1995, San Francisco State professor Geoffrey Marcy, and his student, Paul Butler, created an ingenious optical device allowing them to detect evidence o ... More >>
Despite having been accused of deceptive business practices by the attorney general, former students, and ex-employees, Corinthian Colleges are getting millions in federal stimulus dollars.
Show your support with a shirt -- or, say, $366 millionThe best way to get rich: Be rich. A survey released this week by the Council for Aid to Education ranked the Top-20 fund-raising universities in the realm, and our local schools did us proud. Stanford and U.C. Berkeley bookended the list: The P ... More >>
The stories coming out of the school point to a common S.F. malady leaders expect everyone to drink the Kool-Aid
Former admissions representatives at CCA say they preyed on studentsâ dreams of becoming celebrity chefs and glossed over the painful economic realities of the industry
This musical stage adaptation of the movie, like, totally rocks
When there is a suspected date rape, you don't want the accusation looked into by administrators at New College
The New College founder is promoted as a visionary. The college should openly admit the Jesuit priest was a pedophile.
The University of California system is embroiled in a scandal over perks and compensation for some of its highest-paid employees. Are they worth it? Find out where you stand!
Will we be more secure -- or just less competitive -- if the government forces hundreds of thousands of international science students to get export licenses simply to look through a microscope?
Inside the Patriot Defenders Network, which is busy supporting our veterans, troops, and families, and respecting God, country, flag, and president
Executives involved in outsourcing U.S. jobs should also become involved in sponsoring CA schools
The Chronicle should stop the dubious "news stories" and openly rail against a sales tax hike that hurts its major advertisers -- and slaughters the poor
Under coach George Rush, City College regularly wins national football titles. But is community college really the place for big-time sports?
A woman's unrealized potential has murderous consequences in Philip Kan Gotanda's new play
Salesman's Girl (HighTone)
Amid a drastic budget crisis, why is the California State University system spending $400 million on computers? And where is the money coming from?
Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education
Luke Brugnara's quotable quotes about Willie Brown, his wealth, and the failings of higher education.
Week of April 25, 2001
Tequila Ph.D. From Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
Harvard Students, Citing Record Endowment Revenue, Seek to Abolish Tuition Fees
Stanford activists in fight against laws forcing campuses to accept recruiters
A broad repudiation of Prop. 209 surfaces at Berkeley
UC may drop the flawed SAT as an admission requirement. But are the other options any better?
UCSF-Stanford merger challenged directly in appellate court
University of California regents are set to vote next week on finalizing a merger of the UCSF Medical Center with Stanford University's health service. Supporters claim the merger -- a transfer of $380 million in public assets to the private sector -- is
The Stanford-UCSF merger's tab -- including a "pro bono" review that cost $191,490 -- is running into the millions
The UCSF-Stanford merger goes under a (symbolic) gun
How the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger foreshadows the new -- and sometimes frightening -- world of health care
It's merge or be merged out for teaching hospitals like Stanford's and UCSF's