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  • Boko Haram chose its victims for a reason -- to stop progress

     Boko Haram chose its victims for a reason -- to stop progress
    Millions of people around the world have tweeted in recent weeks using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. That's an important sentiment, and not just as it relates to the kidnapping of 276 female students by Boko Haram in northern Nigeria. The region in...
  • 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,...
  • Clyde Snow dies at 86; forensic anthropologist read old bones' secrets

    When Clyde Snow testified at the 2006 genocide trial of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, the defendant confronted him with a question Snow futilely yearned to answer. As one of the world's foremost forensic anthropologists, the wisecracking, chain-smoking...
  • 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...
  • The commencement speaker boondoggle

    With commencement season heading into full swing, the scandal du jour is the rising number of speakers hounded off their graduation podiums (podia?) by student protests or threats thereof. Rutgers graduates and their parents will be deprived of the...
  • Campus throwdown: Students are forcing out graduation speakers

    Campus throwdown: Students are forcing out graduation speakers
    With a few exceptions, most graduation speeches are forgettable: Work hard. Chase your dreams. Don’t give up. But the most forgettable graduation speech of all is the one that never happens, which seems to be happening more and more these days....
  • UC seeks to increase transfer students from community colleges

    UC seeks to increase transfer students from community colleges
    Santa Monica College and Los Angeles Southwest College are only 13 miles apart but have an immense gap when it comes to transferring students to a University of California campus, a new report says. Santa Monica sent 783 students last year, by far the...
  • Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility

    Gov. Brown says UC divestment from coal is a possibility
    Gov. Jerry Brown suggested Thursday that UC should study the possibility of divesting its endowment of any connection to the coal industry, a move that could echo a recent decision by Stanford University. Concerned that fossil fuel burning is...
  • UCLA plans $4.2-billion fundraising drive to mark 2019 centennial

    UCLA plans $4.2-billion fundraising drive to mark 2019 centennial
    UCLA has announced the public start of a $4.2-billion fundraising campaign — the largest such effort of any state university in the country — to increase student financial aid, bolster faculty hiring and research, and construct new campus...
  • Don't silence commencement speakers

     Don't silence commencement speakers
    "Oh, that my enemy would write a book," goes the old wish, coined by someone who knew there is no better way to expose fools than through their own words. It's an idea that deserves consideration from the college students and faculty unhappy with their...
  • Controversy spices up this year's college graduation speeches

    Graduation speeches can be pretty boring. But recent controversies are making this year an exception, with some graduates getting speeches perhaps more topical than they were expecting. So far this commencement season, the big story had been the rash of...
  • What college kids don't want to hear

    Last week, former UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau joined a growing group of prominent public figures who have declined invitations to speak at college commencement ceremonies because of protests. Birgeneau — and the students who might...