Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Carol Folt Officially Takes The Helm At USC

The new USC President was inaugurated at a lavish ceremony attended by distinguished alumni, trustees, city officials, and the entire campus community.

UC President Janet Napolitano To Step Down Next Year

Napolitano told the UC regents that it's time to hand over the reins after six years leading the prestigious, 10-campus public university system.

California College Athletes Could Sign Endorsements

A showdown between NCAA and California looks more likely as the state is one step away from allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals.

Safe Parking Lots For Homeless Community College Students

The author of a state bill that would have opened California community college parking lots next summer to homeless students says he’s shelving the proposal.

Cal State Holds Public Forum On Proposed Admissions Changes

A plan to add a year of high school math or math skills to the admissions requirement would disproportionately impact students of color, opponents argued.

Five Student Complaints About USC Doctor Dennis Kelly

Fifty men are now suing USC and former student health doctor Dennis Kelly. Five of them say they complained about improper behavior to university administrators.

Revised Math Program Reduces Failure Rate At Cal State

First-year students used to be dropped from the rolls for failing remedial math, but a new program allows students who don't pass math to try again.

For-Profit Colleges Close All The Time In California, But You Usually Only Hear About The Scandals

Here's the story of a small, independent, immigrant-owned business with deep roots in Los Angeles that was praised by students but couldn't keep up with changing market forces.

Shutdown Of For-Profit College Limits Options For Students

People enrolled at A-Technical College, a for-profit school in Huntington Park, say the school been essential to their education.

Native American Enrollment In Community College Has Dropped 60% In 20 Years. Here's Why

Native American higher education advocates say that regardless of the reasons, the data highlight a big problem: California's Native American population is large and growing and the state's largest college system is not doing enough to support and recruit Native students.

Native American Enrollment In Community Colleges Drops 60%

The chancellor's office pins the drop on a decade-old statistical change that shifted many multi-ethnic Native Americans to other racial and ethnic categories.

CSU Plans Forum On Math Admissions Requirement

Trustees want to hold a three-and-a-half hour public discussion on Aug. 29 on a proposal to add a fourth year of math to admission requirements.

Huntington Park For-Profit College Will Shut Next Month

Enrollment at A-Technical College in Huntington Park has dropped by 50 percent, to about 80 students. The school will shut down on Aug. 15.

City of Fullerton Wants To Tap Into Cal State Surplus

The mayor is seeking accelerated repayment of a $7 million bond issued 30 years ago to build athletic fields at Cal State Fullerton.

USC Has A New President. Here's What She Has To Deal With

Carol Folt's decades of experience as a researcher and the challenges she faced as a college administrator could shed light on what she plans to do during her first weeks on the job.