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 >>
University officials gave Berkeley's latest crop of protesters until Saturday to vacate the vacant tract of land the group had occupied last month, which they've used as an urban farm.On Friday, Berkeley officials issued a stern warning to the Occupy the Farm, demanding the group leave the 10-acre A ... 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 >>
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 >>
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