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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 23, 1998 | LIZ SEYMOUR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Future engineers, anthropologists and other graduate students at UC Irvine are locked in a labor stalemate with the very university where they are receiving their education. Though their studies may be esoteric, the graduate students' dispute centers on the most mundane roots of labor strife: pay, workload and benefits. Perhaps that is why in forming a union, they have aligned themselves with the mighty United Auto Workers. The students held their first organizing meeting a year ago.
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NEWS
April 18, 1998 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Latino leaders Friday brought to the nation's capital their concerns about decreased minority university admissions in California, warning that the poverty and dropout problems among Latino youths will only worsen unless the trend is reversed. Officials of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and other organizations who sponsored a Capitol Hill press briefing said they were determined to overcome anti-affirmative action policies in California.
BUSINESS
April 9, 1998 | KAREN KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A consortium of California universities will unveil details today of a super-high-speed, $15-million computer network that will carry data more than 100 times faster than today's Internet. The California Research and Education Network, or CalREN-2, will primarily serve academic institutions throughout the state that have been squeezed off the Internet as it has gained popularity among commercial users. The Corp.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 30, 1998 | LESLEY WRIGHT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Cal State Fullerton student Thomas Smith joined Phi Kappa Tau four years ago, the fraternity seemed like something out of the movie "Animal House." Pledges underwent humiliating hazing rituals, such as running around in the nude. Alcohol was never in short supply. Some fraternity brothers missed so many classes that their grade point averages were 0.0. But over the last year, Phi Kappa Tau has undergone a transformation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1998
Although much has been made about how colleges and universities in California are unprepared for a "tidal wave" of students moving through the school system, institutions in other states could be even more swamped by the children of baby boomers. Forecasters expect this "baby boom echo" to peak by 2008, with high school graduating classes hitting 3.2 million. That's an even higher than the boomer's peak of 3.1 million in 1977. Graduating classes dropped to 2.5 million in the early 1990s.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1998 | P.J. HUFFSTUTTER
So what could possibly serve as a mascot for a virtual school? That's the quandary for the staff at California Virtual University, a statewide initiative to put courses from California colleges and universities on the Internet.
NEWS
November 24, 1997 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
To UCLA officials in the midst of a $1.2-billion fund-raising campaign, the Turkish government's offer of $1 million--to endow a chair in Turkish and Ottoman history--seemed like a welcome gift. Then Armenian scholars around the nation learned of the offer--and complained that there were strings attached. What did it mean, for instance, that the gift required the new professor to "maintain close and cordial relations with academic circles in Turkey"?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 26, 1997 | ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of thousands of Californians will be denied access to the state's colleges and universities within the next 20 years unless public funding dramatically increases to meet the rising numbers of students and the increasing costs of educating them, Rand Corp. researchers said Thursday. In a report titled "Breaking the Social Contract: The Fiscal Crisis in California Higher Education," Rand Corp. researchers Roger Benjamin and Stephen J.
NEWS
April 15, 1997 | ERIC SLATER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At Cal State Northridge, officials are banking on an upscale, Mediterranean-style shopping center beside the football stadium. Cal State Fresno envisions a truck stop, of all things, on a 69-acre plot where agriculture students once harvested wheat. Cal Poly Pomona hopes to collect greens fees from a nine-hole golf course.
NEWS
April 6, 1997 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Friday night on Fraternity Row, and one house's boisterous beer bash has a line of revelers snaking out onto the front lawn. At the Sigma Nu house next door, the young men prepare for an evening's entertainment of a quieter sort: playing video games, munching on chips and downing all the sodas they can drink. Don't think for a minute that the 31 members of the Sigma Nu chapter are teetotalers. As one boasts with an impish grin: "We get wasted." They just don't do it at home, anymore.
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