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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
California Indian Nations College hires Native faculty, enrolls mostly Native students, and infuses curriculum with Native topics.
Timothy P. White instituted ambitious reforms as leader of the 23-campus system, but faculty say he often failed to include them in decision-making.
Introductory statistics classes are increasingly shifting towards real-world applications before teaching the vexing formulas that trip up many students.
Officials say a low-cost, off-campus house for enrolled students at Cal State Fullerton who’ve served time in prison is the only one of its kind in the nation.
About 2,500 Californians are potentially eligible for claims in the settlement. A third party will decide how to distribute up to $800 million.
The Trump administration says the public charge rule is part of an effort to enforce immigration laws. Opponents say the rule threatens immigrants' access to vital services.
The system eliminated the "remedial" label and adopted the view that students can do college-level work if they’re taught by engaging professors.
The new USC President was inaugurated at a lavish ceremony attended by distinguished alumni, trustees, city officials, and the entire campus community.
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.
A showdown between NCAA and California looks more likely as the state is one step away from allowing college athletes to sign endorsement deals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.