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Leading a Global Transformation of the American Research University

Nicholas B. Dirks | Posted 03.23.2015 | Home
Nicholas B. Dirks

The time has come for the private sector to step up and provide support for public higher education in a manner commensurate with the benefits it enjoys through the research we conduct and the future leaders we educate.

Why Colleges Are Planting Recruiters In California

Ventura County Star | Jean Cowden Moore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles

After years of turning away qualified students, universities nationwide now find themselves in a new spot -- competing for a shrinking pool of potenti...

Public Universities Lean On MOOCs To Teach Remedial Classes

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.16.2013 | College

California public universities are beginning to turn towards massive open online courses in an effort to cut costs amid pressure from Gov. Jerry Brown...

Back to $chool: College Is the Past, Prison Is the Future

Andy Kroll | Posted 12.02.2012 | College
Andy Kroll

California's public higher education system is dying a slow death. The promise of a cheap, quality education is slipping away. And don't think the slow rot of public education is unique to California: that state's woes are the nation's.

College Dreams Grow Closer to Reality in California

Paul Murre | Posted 10.16.2012 | College
Paul Murre

Both components of the Middle Class Scholarship Act have passed the California State Assembly. And now it seems there is a real possibility for deep, impactful reform of our higher education system.

Community Colleges Need Alternatives

The Daily Trojan | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Daily Trojan

A reason students attend community college before applying to a more expensive four-year college is to save money. Pricier courses would undermine their purpose: providing affordable options to students from all backgrounds.

The Students Are Right, California

Terry Connelly | Posted 05.27.2012 | San Francisco
Terry Connelly

California once led the world in providing affordable access to college to all classes. Today, our taxpayers have said no to this commitment. But the taxpayer revolt against the rising cost of higher education has an element of logic.

Top 10 Most-Applied-To Colleges

| RYAN LYTLE | Posted 12.23.2011 | Home

As the college-bound population grows and technology affords the convenience of applying to schools online -- such as through the Common Application, ...

Which Local Colleges Yield The Highest-Paying Jobs?

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.29.2011 | San Francisco

We're never one to shy away from our obsession with college rankings, so we were thrilled to see our friends over at the San Francisco Business Times ...

First Things First: TAY Housing Essential For Education

Trustee Chris Jackson | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco
Trustee Chris Jackson

As a City College Board Trustee, I have always advocated for the students that need and rely on City College the most: young men and women who are struggling to make ends meet while working toward their degree.

California Students Look To Colleges In Other States

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

New reports indicate that more and more California students are leaving the state to pursue higher education. The San Jose Mercury News has more: Un...

California Crisis LIVE: Breaking News, Updates From 2010 Student Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Protests, rallies and teach-ins are underway at colleges across California and the nation today, March 4, 2010. Last week, an impromptu University ...