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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
A Long Beach ballot measure would limit the number of rooms cleaned by hotel workers and provide them with "panic buttons" to help prevent assault.
The Long Beach breakwater was completed in 1949 and killed surf and decades of beach culture. A proposal under consideration would remove part of the breakwater.
The L.A. County District Attorney Wednesday charged 47-year-old Ramon Escobar with three counts of murder and five counts of attempted murder. The alleged attacks happened this month in L.
A year of abuse scandals led USC's president to resign. USC's board of trustees wants to hear what students, faculty, and staff want in a new leader.
Researchers say community college students have been placed in remedial classes when they don't need them. Campuses are creating new classes for students.
State officials say 40 percent of college students who need mental health services don't seek them. An increase in counselors would help solve that.
College officials say the return of federal financial aid for summer through the Pell grant will help students graduate faster.
USC faculty and students are hopeful that recommendations in a new report will help the university prevent abuse scandals like the ones recently in the news.
The #MeToo movement is pushing organizations to overhaul harassment and discrimination polices. The LA Community College District is one of those organizations.
Iranian studies scholars say tough policies against Iran are hurting intellectual discourse at a time when understanding between the two countries is needed.
News that USC President C. L. Max Nikias would step down followed months of uncertainty and pressure from faculty. Here's a summary of the lawsuits, the investigations, and who's involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.