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December 13, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, in a key ruling supporting the enforcement powers of the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., ruled Monday that the organization may force Nevada Las Vegas to suspend its highly successful basketball coach, Jerry Tarkanian, for recruiting violations and other irregularities. On a 5-4 vote, the high court said that the NCAA does not have to follow the same constitutional guidelines that cover government agencies in investigating violations of regulations.
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November 15, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Dominique Hatfield won't forget the moment last month that his football coach at Crenshaw High, Robert Garrett, told him a letter had just come in via school fax machine. It was a scholarship offer from the University of Utah. "It almost brought me to tears," Hatfield said. "I started jumping and hugged Coach Garrett. " He sent a text to his mother, Meka. She called 15 minutes later. "She was screaming," Hatfield said. The same joy was felt by Hatfield's teammate, Mossi Johnson, when UCLA offered him a scholarship last month.
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SPORTS
September 28, 1991 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The UC Irvine men's basketball team has lost a potential starter with the departure of Cornelius Banks, a junior forward who failed to successfully complete academic work required for him to remain in school. "Mr. Banks is no longer a student at the University of California Irvine," Coach Rod Baker said Friday. "I'm disappointed he's not with us. We'll miss his playing ability, his basketball skills. But we still have student-athletes. You have to do both parts." Banks, who averaged 7.
HEALTH
April 18, 2011
A hard field to break into Genetic counselors say they love their work, and the field appears to be on the rise. But breaking in isn't easy. Would-be genetic counselors need to earn a master's degree from an accredited genetic counseling program — if they can get into one. There are only 30 such programs in the United States and three in Canada, and most accept just a handful of candidates per class. Most years, only about 225 people graduate from genetic counseling programs nationwide, says Karin Dent, president of the National Society of Genetic Counselors.
SPORTS
August 8, 1990 | JIM LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Freshmen John McCartney, a Times' All-County defensive back from Lincoln High, and Michael Landry, a cornerback from Marrero, La., have been declared ineligible to play football at San Diego State this fall, Coach Al Luginbill said Tuesday. McCartney failed to score 700 points on the Scholastic Aptitude Test and Landry a 15 on the American College Test, the minimums required by the NCAA for freshman eligibility.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 21, 1989 | MIKE REILLEY, Times Staff Writer
Derek Brown, who set Orange County's single-season rushing record while at Servite High School, said Thursday he will attend the University of Nebraska this fall but will sit out his freshman year because he failed to meet academic standards under Proposition 48. Brown, 5-feet-11 and 180 pounds, said he didn't score the required 700 points on his Scholastic Aptitude Test. He said he didn't remember what his score was. Under National Collegiate Athletic Assn.
SPORTS
August 31, 1989 | SAM MARCHIANO, Times Staff Writer
Last football season, their names dominated the high school headlines: Curtis Conway, Russell White and Derek Brown. Each was a brilliant athlete and could stake a legitimate claim to being the best player in Southern California. Naturally, all three were offered scholarships to major colleges. Yet, none of them will be playing football this season.
SPORTS
November 15, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
Dominique Hatfield won't forget the moment last month that his football coach at Crenshaw High, Robert Garrett, told him a letter had just come in via school fax machine. It was a scholarship offer from the University of Utah. "It almost brought me to tears," Hatfield said. "I started jumping and hugged Coach Garrett. " He sent a text to his mother, Meka. She called 15 minutes later. "She was screaming," Hatfield said. The same joy was felt by Hatfield's teammate, Mossi Johnson, when UCLA offered him a scholarship last month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 23, 1996 | JOHN CHANDLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Kensington University has no classrooms, laboratories or dorms. Its students don't play football, join fraternities or linger dreamily on a quadrangle. In fact, the entire campus is housed in a small Glendale office building. Recruiting from across the nation, the school runs a program in which students studying entirely at home can earn anything from a bachelor's degree to a doctorate--all without ever attending a single class or even meeting their instructors face to face.
SPORTS
April 29, 1990 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Deborah Lopez, mother of one of Southern California's best grade-school basketball players, was more than a little occupied with her 23-month-old twin sons. They squirmed and tugged as she walked into the gym at Campbell Hall School in North Hollywood two months ago. But the twins were not the only ones competing for her attention. Lopez was being followed by a man she had just met. He wore a blue jacket embossed with the logo of a high school all-star game. He was carrying a notebook and pen.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 8, 2009 | Tony Barboza
While high schools across the state are toughening their graduation requirements to prepare students for college, one of the state's largest school districts is planning to make it easier for students to graduate. In a proposal that would cut out health, college and career planning, world geography and earth science as required courses, the Santa Ana Unified School District is seeking to reduce the number of credits necessary to graduate.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 2009 | Larry Gordon
University of California regents Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a controversial change in freshman admission standards that would drop the requirement for two SAT subject exams and make more students eligible for a review of their applications while guaranteeing entry to fewer. The change is considered among the most sweeping admissions policy shifts by the university in years.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 2008 | Larry Gordon, Gordon is a Times staff writer.
Despite recent improvements, Latino and black students continue to lag behind whites and Asians in becoming academically eligible to enter California's two public university systems, according to a state report released Tuesday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 5, 2008 | Larry Gordon, Gordon is a Times staff writer.
Partly in response to budget problems, UCLA has retreated from a graduation requirement that most students must take at least one seminar-style class with a small enrollment and significant interaction with the professor. Some seniors have complained that not enough such seminars were offered and that they had been unable to find spots in these lower-division classes, which are typically designed for about 20 students and have a discussion format very different from large lecture hall courses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2008 | Howard Blume, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vowed to double the rate of academic improvement at schools under his stewardship in benchmarks announced Tuesday. The marching orders apply to the 10 schools that make up the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools, Villaraigosa's high-stakes effort to improve some of the city's lowest-achieving campuses. The partnership assumed leadership of the schools July 1. Villaraigosa unveiled his goals before 300 teachers, administrators, parents and students gathered in the auditorium of Markham Middle School in Watts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2008 | Larry Gordon, Times Staff Writer
The University of California may offer some relief to test-weary applicants by shedding part of a 40-year-old requirement for freshman admission. And many high school students are saying amen to that. An influential faculty panel wants to drop two of the standardized exams that all applicants now must take for acceptance at UC's nine undergraduate campuses.
SPORTS
August 22, 1987
Michael Harden, who signed with Temple out of Baton Rouge, La., failed to meet the National Collegiate Athletic Assn.'s academic requirements and will not be eligible to play this season.
SPORTS
December 24, 1990
Six-foot-7 forward Troy McKoy will not be eligible to play for No. 16 South Carolina this season because he did not meet academic requirements, school officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2008 | Jason Song
The state Board of Education unanimously approved a plan Thursday to help 97 school districts meet federal academic standards. The action, submitted by California Supt. of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell and endorsed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, mandates different levels of assistance to the districts, ranging from analysis by state intervention teams to districts revising their education plans. All of the districts have failed to meet No Child Left Behind Act guidelines. About a dozen local districts, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, are part of the group targeted by the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2007 | Adrian G. Uribarri, Times Staff Writer
On Saturdays, Chris Lopez makes about $100 selling tickets at a Glendale nightclub. It's good money for a 17-year-old, but after he graduates from Lincoln High School, Lopez wants to go to college and study law or criminal justice. There's one problem, though: He won't have time to finish the classes he needs to apply. Months before graduation, Lopez learned that he hasn't taken enough of the academic classes necessary to be admitted to a four-year state university.
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