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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
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.
Carol Folt navigated controversies at the University of North Carolina. She'll need that experience as she settles in as leader of LA's troubled university.
George Tyndall has been accused of assaulting hundreds of women during medical appointments over decades. He was charged with 29 felony counts.
Chancellor Tim White said the surplus is a rainy day fund thatA had been made public dozens of times before a state audit released this week.
Only 1,100 of the 280,000 students in the University of California system are Native American. With few role models, it's an uphill climb to obtain a degree.
Some students struggling to balance tuition of $21,000 per semester with the high costs of housing in the region have few alternatives.
Three years of high school math are required for entry now. A proposal would require a fourth year of either math or a class like economics or computer science.