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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2012 | By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times
The 200 transfer students ate Huli Huli chicken and wore plastic leis at a recent luau held in their honor at USC. But more important than food or party favors, participants said, was the camaraderie and encouragement to join the campus mainstream. Among the organizers was Rebecca Obadia, who transferred from Santa Monica College to USC last year and experienced the stress of starting at a new university midway through a degree program. Obadia, 26, a public relations major, helped revive a transfer student group at USC and is now its president.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2008 | Gale Holland
California State University formally adopted a plan to reduce its 450,000 enrollment by 10,000 students because of state budget cutbacks. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has recommended a $66-million mid-year cut to the 23-campus system, the nation's largest, which recently lost $31 million in state funding. The squeeze comes as applications have jumped to their highest levels, by 20% for first-time freshmen and 36% for transfer students compared with last year. Each college must accept all qualified first-time freshmen and upper-division transfer students from their local areas but may raise the academic bar for potential students from other parts of California.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1995 | MIMI KO CRUZ
Because of an unexpected increase in enrollment, the Fullerton School District is restating its transfer policy to make clear that principals may reject student transfer requests during the first four weeks of school. District officials said they projected that 11,007 students would be enrolled in district schools as of this week. But 11,535 students are now attending the district's 14 elementary and three junior high schools.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
UKIAH, Calif. - On a recent evening at the Mendocino College Center for the Visual & Performing Arts, a cast of 35 belted out boisterous voice exercises before running through a dress rehearsal of "Inherit the Wind. " About half are community members taking the production course for personal enrichment - not pursuing degrees or planning to transfer to four-year theater programs. Some are veteran actors, who elevate the learning environment. Met with a rave review in Ukiah's daily newspaper, the production speaks volumes about how central this school is to the region's cultural life and community spirit.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 1991 | PETER MORRISON, UC Irvine is rejecting thousands of transfer students because of budget constraints. PETER MORRISON, an instructor at Irvine Valley College, a community college that transfers many students to UC Irvine and other UC and Cal State University campuses, told The Times:
The 3,000 or so community college transfer students promised university admission but then left at the closed doors of UCI are victims of more than a short-term budgetary problem. No one in the "post-secondary public education business" expects anything but increasing student demand for college classes and increasingly limited public resources to meet this demand. What is needed is a wholesale reformation in the way our public colleges and universities are defined, governed, and financed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1990
Former Orange Coast College students now attending UC Irvine outperformed the general undergraduate population there this fall, according to OCC officials. The 507 former OCC students enrolled at UC Irvine this fall compiled a grade point average of 2.95, according to the recently released UC Irvine student characteristics summary. That compares with a campus-wide undergraduate average of 2.90. The average for all community college transfers at UC Irvine this fall was 2.89.
OPINION
June 6, 2004
Re "Our Sloppy Local Colleges," editorial, June 1: You are correct when you say that the governor is not funding the community colleges nearly enough to help transfer students. But you are under-researched on several points: Not all of California's community colleges require physical education to graduate. You didn't make it clear that a two-year associate's degree is not a transfer requirement. And transfer-ready students who take full transfer-class loads can easily transfer within two years if they choose to do so (and if the four-year university accepts them)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 2008 | Seema Mehta, Times Staff Writer
Arguing that UCLA admissions policies are being manipulated to circumvent the state's ban on consideration of applicants' race, a professor there has resigned from a faculty committee that he says refused to allow him to study the matter. Political science professor Tim Groseclose resigned Thursday from the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools, saying high-ranking university administrators and fellow committee members are engaged in a "coverup" to block illegal activity from being discovered.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
California's state universities are on the prowl for more out-of-state students for the extra tuition they pay.  Now Arizona State University is turning the tables on the Golden State. ASU this week opened a new recruiting, alumni and research center in Santa Monica. The location, in a mid-rise office building, has a fortuitous address: 725 N. Arizona Ave. The eight-person staff will be looking for new freshmen and transfer students, organizing alumni gatherings here, arranging internships and helping with technology transfer and venture financing for bringing Arizona State inventions to market, officials said.
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