June 27, 1999 |
In 10 days, Bob and Karen Boller will drive their son, Kyle, to Burbank Airport, give him a hug at the terminal gate, wipe away a few tears, wave goodbye as he flies off to the Bay Area to begin life as a college student. It's never easy letting go of the child you've raised for 18 years, through chicken pox and scraped knees, through his first step and first kiss, through his first tooth and first shave.
June 25, 1999 |
When Alex Garcia talks about his life, he absently repeats the words, "I can't believe it." He says it when he talks about his life before--running with a gang, dropping out of school, getting arrested. He says it again when he reflects on his life now, as a Glendale College student earning straight A's. "Every day," he said, "everything gets better." Garcia is the first in his family to go to college.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 16, 1999 |
A mechanic would never fix a transmission while leaving pistons cracked. A builder would never repair the foundation of a house and leave the roof leaking. A doctor would not treat an infected ear and overlook a sore throat. The mechanic, builder and doctor of California education, Gov. Gray Davis, while attending to the dire needs of our K-12 system should support the state Legislature's conference committee recommendation to add an additional $56 million to California's community colleges.
February 16, 1999 |
Oops! We mentioned several weeks ago that the UCI Graduate School of Business had been ranked 28th among the top 50 business schools by Britain's Financial Times, and we listed the other California business schools in the ranking. Except Stanford University, which ranked third in the U.S. and first in California.
February 13, 1999 |
Saying that California's public colleges and universities will soon "run out of room," the legislative analyst's office recommends that all campuses move to year-round operations to squeeze in more students. The recommendation is remarkable given that the legislative analyst has been the most vocal critic of projections that California's colleges will be swamped by a tidal wave of half a million extra students by 2005.
December 26, 1998 |
As 1998 winds down, the University of California is ramping up a new program to encourage collaboration between academic researchers and the state's burgeoning multimedia industry. The Digital Media Innovation Program, affectionately known as DiMI, will facilitate research on topics ranging from fingerprint identification to agricultural systems that track pesticides, fertilizer and water with satellite images.
November 1, 1998
College-bound Californians are blessed with a bountiful array of choices, from elite private universities like Stanford and Caltech to an array of pragmatic technical schools. And then there are the two powerhouse public universities with locations around the state: the California State University's 22 campuses, which constitute the nation's largest system of four-year campuses, and the nine-campus University of California, widely envied as the nation's best public university system.
October 15, 1998 |
College enrollment in California is rising faster than predicted and the state's next governor will have to help colleges find room for an extra 538,000 students in coming years, according to two reports released Wednesday. The reports came, in part, as a rebuttal to a state legislative analyst's report this year dismissing the notion that a "tidal wave" of students will swamp the state's colleges and universities by 2005.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 |
On many campuses, biology is often the most popular major, drawing brainy teenagers who figure that they're destined to become doctors. But many of those premed majors veer off into other fields, as students are seduced from the hard sciences by, say, the pleasures of reading great books or exploring the arts or social sciences.