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  • Silencing Of Campus Speakers Intolerant

    Silencing Of Campus Speakers Intolerant
    Silly me. I thought American colleges were bastions of free speech, where faculty and students believe in "the marketplace of ideas." Not at Haverford College, Smith College or Rutgers University. Each of these institutions of higher learning...
  • Students hold commencement speakers accountable

    It's easy to criticize the college students who rallied against such commencement speakers as Condoleezza Rice, Robert J. Birgeneau and Christine Lagarde because they condemn their views on the Iraq war, the Occupy movement's conduct at UC Berkeley or the...
  • What do dead fish and college students have in common?

    Dead fish and college students generally don’t have much in common. Except maybe this week. You see, tens of thousands of dead fish floated to the surface of Marina del Rey’s harbor over the weekend. As The Times reported: “Heaps...
  • College grads: With speakers as in life, at times you take what you can get

    On college campuses all over the country, the classes of 2014 have distinguished themselves like none before — mainly by chasing away their commencement speakers. Students at Smith College scared off Christine Lagarde, the first female managing...
  • The Israel issue comes to UCLA

    Who would believe that a student running for UCLA's or any university's government body would have to take a pledge that he hadn't gone on a paid trip with any of three groups? ("Stances on Israel roil UCLA campus," May 19) This is an eye-opening...
  • La Cañada resident hoping for spot on the bench

    La Cañada resident hoping for spot on the bench
    Predicted low voter-turnout in the upcoming June 3 election does not hold Pamala Matsumoto back. The legal veteran and La Cañada mom is a candidate for the Los Angeles Supreme Court bench, seat 22, with more than 25 years of experience working in Los...
  • UCLA student leader active in Jewish groups nominated as regent

    UCLA student leader active in Jewish groups nominated as regent
    A UCLA economics major active in student government and campus Jewish organizations has been nominated to become one of the two student representatives on the UC regents board. If his nomination is approved, he will join a Muslim woman in representing the...
  • Why colleges fail at investigating and punishing sex crimes

    When my mom entered the University of Oregon in the late 1950s, a "housemother" made nightly doorjamb patrols after the 11 p.m. lights-out. Dorms were strictly segregated by gender, and opportunities for drinking alcohol and having sex were minimal...
  • Focus of campaign to boost the minimum wage shifts to the local level

    Congressional action to raise the minimum wage may have stalled, but a grass-roots campaign to lift basic pay is picking up steam at city halls and state legislatures — and probably heading to ballot boxes in the Bay Area. Cities nationwide,...
  • As college presidents earn big bucks, students pay more and get less

    Each spring, as college graduates collect their diplomas and their first student loan payment slips, the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes its list of public university presidents collecting the biggest paychecks. Median salaries were up 5% for...
  • Mentoring group gives L.A. Unified students an extra way to connect

    Mentoring group gives L.A. Unified students an extra way to connect
    Joe Zeccola's classroom at Santee Education Complex is crammed full with 43 desks. When class is in session, students occupy every seat. That's the problem, said Zeccola, who teaches freshman English at the secondary school near downtown Los Angeles....
  • White House will announce measures to combat sexual assault on campus

    White House will announce measures to combat sexual assault on campus
    WASHINGTON – The White House will announce new measures Tuesday to deal with campus sexual assault, an issue that in recent years has inflamed college campuses from Yale to UC Berkeley. The recommendations from a task force of federal officials...