Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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I focus stories on college students who are at a crossroads, particularly those on the first rung into higher education. Many of those students are trying to overcome academic and other challenges because they believe college will be the path to a better life. How do the people around them -- in their personal lives and at the institutions they attend -- help or hinder their success?

Stories by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Lawyer Gloria Allred announces another lawsuit against USC

There are now more than 200 women who've filed lawsuits related to alleged wrongdoing by former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. Allegations go back to 1989.

USC scandal, on scandal, on scandal: Here's what happened and what you need to know

For the last year and a half USC has been on a roller coaster of scandals — and the ride does not appear to be over.

USC faculty predict protests if university president stays

Major scandals at USC led President Max Nikias to say he'd resign but USC won't say that he has. Professors say new leadership needs to be in place this month.

This new chatbot nags CSUN freshmen to show up for class — and they're listening

The university said it's the first in the 23-campus system to use a chatbot that is programmed to guide, nag and hold (metaphoric) hands with students on their way to that first day of class.

Compton College set to regain independence

Mismanagement led the state to take over Compton College in 2004. After improvements the college is on track to regain independence and its police force.

Colleges expanding veterans services despite enrollment drop

Pasadena City College is seeing a drop in veteran enrollment but is expanding services for veterans. Veteran enrollment is expected to rise when economy sags.

USC now under federal investigation over gynecologist

Two internal USC investigations – and now a federal probe – are looking into administrators' role in alleged wrongdoing by two USC doctors.

Latino police chief would've improved policing, leaders say

Reactions are mixed among L.A. Latinos as to whether L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti should have picked a Latino candidate to be chief of the LAPD.

L.A. College Promise wraps up first year

Community college administrators say various types of counseling are helping L.A. College Promise students as much as the waiving of tuition.

USC to hire a new president, faculty want to be consulted

As USC's board of trustees sets out to pick a new president, faculty say they need to be consulted on interim pick and hiring a search firm.

LAPD says investigation into USC gynecologist may grow

LAPD has a telephone hotline for those alleging abuse by former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. Professors say the university didn't properly discipline Tyndall.

USC president's future depends on board of trustees

Faculty leaders at USC approved a vote of no confidence Wednesday against USC President Max Nikias. He’s been under fire for recent abuse scandals involving faculty. But final say over whether he stays or goes rests with the university’s 83 member board of trustees.

More USC faculty call on campus president to resign

At a meeting called by faculty leaders on Wednesday, USC professors said they've lost confidence in top administrators. Many want USC President Max Nikias to resign.

Faculty call on USC president to resign after third scandal

Faculty call on USC President Nikias to resign after revelations of a third campus abuse scandal. Nikias laid out plans for a commission to restore accountability.

Here's this season's new firefighting technology

Fire agencies are counting this year on technology like camera-outfitted drones and Supercomputer-run simulators to fight more aggressive fires.