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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
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.
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.
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.
Two internal USC investigations – and now a federal probe – are looking into administrators' role in alleged wrongdoing by two USC doctors.
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.
Community college administrators say various types of counseling are helping L.A. College Promise students as much as the waiving of tuition.
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 has a telephone hotline for those alleging abuse by former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. Professors say the university didn't properly discipline Tyndall.
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.
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 Nikias to resign after revelations of a third campus abuse scandal. Nikias laid out plans for a commission to restore accountability.
Fire agencies are counting this year on technology like camera-outfitted drones and Supercomputer-run simulators to fight more aggressive fires.
Strikers gathered at sunrise Monday on the 10 campuses throughout the state, wearing green t-shirts and carrying signs that call for "equality, fairness, respect."
College mental health counselors say low staffing is allowing them to only see students near crisis. Today's students have more mental health issues, they say.
“Those offenders who then get transformed into college students and college graduates become role models for their children.”