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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1998 | KENNETH R. WEISS
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.
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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.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1997
Rising college costs are placing a greater burden than ever on California students and their families, despite the state's improving economy, the California Higher Education Policy Center reports. Examining trends in student aid over a six-year period, the San Jose-based research group found that the share of family income needed to pay college fees was much higher in 1996 than in 1990.
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