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April 4, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Father Tom Batsis, the new president of Encino Crespi, loves opera, plays and movies. If he didn't have to attend a single football or basketball game, he jokes, "I'd die a happy priest. " "I'm about as non-jock a jock as you're going to find," he said with a chuckle. And yet, as most principals and those in charge of high schools soon learn, it's athletics that quickly become their center of attention, whether they like it or not. Batsis made a quick, decisive judgment call last month in his fourth month on the job. Crespi's football coach of three years, Jon Mack, had decided to resign.
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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
July 31, 1998 | EDWARD M. YOON
Having reached the target for transfer students' applications for the fall semester, Cal State Northridge officials said they would not accept any applications after today. Completed applications must be hand-delivered to the CSUN administrative offices, at the University Student Union on the east side of campus, by 4 p.m. today, said Lorraine Newlon, director of admissions and records. Mail-in applications must be postmarked no later than July 31, she added.
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
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1995
To suggest as Robert Oliphant does (Valley Commentary, March 19) that the elimination of lower divisions at all UC and CSU campuses is even possible, much less desirable, is absurd. A significant reason transfer students have higher grade point averages is the fact that a transferring student brings units and grade points to the university. Therefore, a transfer student with a community college GPA of 4.0 may maintain a GPA of only 2.1 at the university to "outperform" a four-year student maintaining a 3.0. In fact, transfer students have the highest rate of failure of all upper division categories.
OPINION
November 1, 2009
Re "Deserted campus its own lesson," Oct. 22, and "College costs up in hard times," Oct. 21 The recent three-day class furlough at Cal State Fullerton provides only a small view of the impact of state budget cuts on higher education. Employee furloughs at Cal State Fullerton produced millions in savings this year, which saved hundreds of class sections for students. Additionally, student fees were sharply increased on short notice to help reduce the impact of cuts in state funding.
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