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 >>
It took a destructive recession and a budget deficit even MC Hammer finds ridiculous, but California has slowed down the flow of tax-payer money to for-profit colleges. Yesterday, the California Student Aid Commission announced a sharp decrease in the number of schools eligible for Cal Grants: fo ... 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 >>
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 >>
At the center of women's ireLast week, the UC Irvine Office of Student Conduct ruled that Jesse Cheng, the student rep on the UC Board of Regents, had engaged in "unwanted touching" of his ex-girlfriend, an offense that's classified as sexual battery.Cheng, who is set to graduate from UC Irvine 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.
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.
Dr. David KesslerOur paper's regular readers may recall a gem penned in April of last year by Ron Russell, in which he profiled Dr. David Kessler, the former dean of U.C. San Francisco Medical School ousted after years of complaining about "alleged financial malfeasance at the institution he was hir ... More >>
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 >>
By most accounts, David Kessler's four years as UCSF's medical school dean were a rip-roaring success. So why was he fired?
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
If physicians really cared about our health, they'd drop their iron wall against immigrant doctors
This musical stage adaptation of the movie, like, totally rocks
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?
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?
Amid a drastic budget crisis, why is the California State University system spending $400 million on computers? And where is the money coming from?
A transgender Stanford grad and his colleague are set to open the first-ever law center for transgender issues
Deaf students wonder why officials at UC Berkeley and UC Davis won't hear their plea for equal access to education
Forced to choose between native ties and the American Dream, Filipinos like S.F. court clerk Rene Pascual are fighting for dual citizenship
Tequila Ph.D. From Tommy's Mexican Restaurant
Harvard Students, Citing Record Endowment Revenue, Seek to Abolish Tuition Fees
Threatening Mount Zion means curtains for the clowns who have mismanaged the UCSF-Stanford hospital merger
Stanford activists in fight against laws forcing campuses to accept recruiters
While feminists loudly celebrate the 25th anniversary of legalized abortion, quiet changes in the medical landscape make the procedure less and less available
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
UCSF students wish the medical school would tend to their health
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