November 18, 2007 |
Like many USC graduates, Walt Ransom framed his college diploma to preserve the document that celebrates his academic achievement. But Ransom, a backup quarterback on the Trojans' 1978 national championship team, laments that he never was able to profit from his academic labor because it took USC a quarter century to recognize that he earned his degree. "I love the school and people around there," Ransom said, "but I do feel that I was deprived of what I want to do."
July 26, 2007 |
Brian May is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he abandoned his studies to form the rock group Queen. The 60-year-old guitarist and songwriter said he plans to submit his thesis, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," to supervisors at Imperial College London within the next two weeks. May was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when Queen, which included Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, was formed in 1970.
June 8, 2007 |
Bill Gates attended to a bit of unfinished business Thursday. Gates, who dropped out of Harvard in his junior year before co-founding Microsoft Corp. and going on to become the world's richest person, stopped off at his former stamping grounds to collect an honorary law degree. "We recognize the most illustrious member of the Harvard College class of 1977 never to have graduated from Harvard," Provost Steven Hyman said.
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February 2, 2007 |
Only one-fourth of California's community college students seeking a degree transferred to a university or earned an associate's degree or certificate within six years, a report released Thursday found. Researchers at Cal State Sacramento said the figure was an unintended consequence of state policies created over the last few decades to remove barriers to community college access.
July 24, 2006 |
The economy has been steadily growing, with unemployment low and corporate profits at historic highs. So why can't David Lewis get a decent raise? Lewis worked his way up through a string of technology companies around San Jose, finally landing a $77,000-a-year Web design position. But in five years in that job, he received only a single 5% pay increase. That was troubling for someone facing the rising costs of rent, food and raising a newborn daughter.
July 7, 2006 |
J.K. Rowling received an honorary doctorate Thursday from Aberdeen University for her support of research into multiple sclerosis. Rowling, whose mother, Anne, died of multiple sclerosis in 1990 at age 45, was awarded a doctorate of laws in a ceremony at Aberdeen's Marischal College. Dressed in a dark suit, the creator of the bestselling Harry Potter books smiled to acknowledge the audience's applause as she received the honor. "I am thrilled....
March 21, 2006 |
U.S. college graduates are facing the best job market since 2001, with business, computer, engineering, education and healthcare grads in highest demand, a report by an employment consulting firm said Monday. In its annual outlook of entry-level jobs, Challenger, Gray & Christmas said strong job growth and falling unemployment made this spring the hottest job market for America's 1.4 million college graduates since the dot-com collapse in 2001. The firm pointed to a survey by the National Assn.
February 21, 2006 |
Business schools are getting a lesson in supply and demand when it comes to teachers. The schools have been competing for students for years as the number of master in business administration programs at universities has soared. Now, the schools also are competing for a dwindling supply of doctoral business faculty to teach those students.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 2005 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed legislation Thursday authorizing California State University campuses to offer doctor of education, or Ed.D., degrees. The law, which gives Cal State campuses their first opportunity to grant doctorates since the university system was formed nearly 50 years ago, is intended to provide training for administrators of the state's public elementary and secondary schools and community colleges.
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July 17, 2005 |
One "e" and 2,500 miles from UC Berkeley, Dennis J. Globosky churned out bogus university degrees from the phony University of Berkley at an office park in Erie, Pa., selling them on the Internet for as much as $5,000, according to Pennsylvania authorities. Now the former New Mexico state trooper, who often referred to himself as "Dr. Dennis Globosky" despite having only a high school education, could face stiff civil penalties from a lawsuit filed recently by Pennsylvania Atty. Gen.