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July 21, 2013 | By Carla Rivera
A warning to Los Angeles Mission College to correct a number of academic and administrative deficiencies didn't come as a great surprise to Daniel Campos. The former student body president had long been frustrated with campus infighting, perceptions of cultural insensitivity and inadequate counseling and other student services. All of these issues and others were cited recently by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges when it put the Sylmar campus on notice that it must make improvements.
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OPINION
March 12, 2014 | By The Times editorial board
Let's start by calling "student success fees" what they really are - thinly disguised tuition increases charged to students for basic educational services. These fees, which are being levied at many California State University campuses, can cost up to $1,000 a year, on top of the official tuition, which has nearly doubled since 2007 to about $5,500. Not counting room or board. Because Gov. Jerry Brown's 2014-15 budget would increase state funding by more than $140 million, Cal State has agreed to freeze tuition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
Johnnica Hababag planned to take two classes this summer so she could transfer from Los Angeles Valley College to a four-year school. But those plans were upended when she learned that the community college had all but canceled its summer session because of budget cuts. Hababag, an anthropology major, now will have to return to the two-year school in the fall. "This is definitely going to delay my goals," said Hababag, 21. "For me, living in the Valley, it's hard to get to other campuses, and even if I could, they're not offering the classes I need either.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2011 | Jason Song
The long lines in front of Garfield High School started Tuesday. But it wasn't students eager to get into classes at the East Los Angeles school, which began on Wednesday along with most L.A. Unified campuses. Instead it was parents either handing in proof that their children had been vaccinated against whooping cough or trying to find out where to get the mandatory shot. "They just want to comply with the rules; they want to make sure that their kids will get a good education," Principal Jose Huerta said.
NEWS
September 22, 1997 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Enrollments are up at California's public colleges for the third straight year, the result of a rebounding economy and the demographic phenomenon dubbed "Tidal Wave II," in which the children of baby boomers are entering the ranks of higher education. Although the increases appear modest on paper--4.
OPINION
August 18, 2011 | By James E. Sefton
The California State University system is reportedly considering a salary cap for campus presidents, perhaps with incentives tied to campus graduation rates. Whatever its merits, any such cap should not be linked to graduation rates, a subject over which presidents have no direct control and one that can be misleading. Presidents are the public faces of their campuses. They do not run the academic programs. Admission requirements are established by law, which obliges campuses to admit increasing numbers of students who, on paper, are "qualified" but who, on arrival, soon prove to be poorly prepared for university-level work.
NEWS
August 17, 2012 | Nika Soon-Shiong, Los Angeles Times
The American Sociological Assn.'s annual meeting got underway Friday in Denver, and among the weighty topics to be discussed is the practice of “hooking up.” For any readers who are not familiar, hooking up refers to “casual sexual activity,” according to one of the more tame definitions offered by Urban Dictionary . A study to be presented on Monday focuses on the social consequences for those who engage in frequent hookups. Two researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago examined responses from more than 19,000 students who completed the Online College Social Life Survey last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 20, 2011 | By Carla Rivera
It is a summer of discontent on many California college campuses. Some, including West Los Angeles College and the three campuses in the San Diego Community College District, have canceled the regular summer session because of budget cutbacks, only offering some non-credit classes and a few specialized courses. Others have severely curtailed course offerings, frustrating students like William Diaz, who found that the few chemistry classes being offered in the nine-campus Los Angeles Community College District were all full by the time he was scheduled to register.
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