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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
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.
People enrolled at A-Technical College, a for-profit school in Huntington Park, say the school been essential to their education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The mayor is seeking accelerated repayment of a $7 million bond issued 30 years ago to build athletic fields at Cal State Fullerton.
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.