Higher Ed.

By Gavin Newsom | The fight to put higher education on a sustainable path.

This New York college has a 100% job placement rate and charges zero tuition — but there's a catch

Webb Institute is one of only a handful of colleges in the US that offers a tuition-free four-year education.<p>Located in Glen Cove, New York, the school boasts a strong academic program, and is ranked in Princeton Review's The Best 381 Colleges: 2017 Edition.<p>The only catch: There is only one …

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California’s force for research innovation

<b>When people think of UC students, they usually think of undergraduates. But University of California campuses also host thousands of Ph.D. students — the best and brightest from around the world — who advance learning, teaching and original research across the system.</b><p>Together, UC’s 26,000 doctoral …

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UC leads nation in producing Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities

Most Ph.D.s in the arts and humanities<b>National rank</b><b>Degrees awarded</b>1. UCLA1203. Berkeley11922. Santa Barbara6024. Riverside5830. Irvine5343. Davis46 Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (data from the 2014-2015 academic year)<p><b>The University of California leads the nation in producing Ph.D.s in the</b> …

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UC Berkeley erupts in protests over Milo Yiannopoulos speech

Protests erupted on the University of California at Berkeley campus Wednesday night over a scheduled appearance by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos.<p>Yiannopoulos, an editor for the far-right website Breitbart News who many identify with the alt-right, a white-nationalist movement, was set …

The 10 US colleges that stand to lose the most from Trump's immigration ban

Last week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the US for 90 days and all refugees for 120 days. Opponents of the ban worry that the temporary travel ban will turn into a permanent one.<p>Around the …

UC regents approve first tuition hike since 2011

The University of California regents voted Thursday to raise tuition and fees next academic year for the first time since 2011 — but state residents from families earning up to $156,000 won’t have to pay the higher price.<p>Beginning this summer, the base price of a year at UC for California students …

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College Will Be Free In New York Under New Plan

If your family earns less than $125,000 a year, tuition at New York colleges will be free under the proposed Excelsior Scholarship system.<p>New York’s governor plans to make college free for low- and middle-income families, under a groundbreaking plan announced Tuesday that could set a precedent for …

The Free-College Dream Didn't End With Trump's Election

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a plan to make the state’s public colleges and universities free for families earning less than $125,000.<p>When Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, hope that the federal government might make the nation’s public colleges and …

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Student Loan Debt: Punitive And Parasitic

<i>Co-authored by Martin I. Hassner, founding member of Reform Student Debt, Inc.</i><p><i>President Johnson signs the Higher Education Act of 1965</i><p>Several years ago I ran for Mayor of New York with Martin Hassner's help. We were committed to making significant changes in public education, already aware that the …

Student loan forgiveness programs

Student loan forgiveness programs seem too good to be true. How do you qualify? Get the details.<p>Student loan forgiveness programs are the Holy Grail …

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University of California digs in to fight Trump on illegal immigrant protections

Former Obama administration official Janet Napolitano, now head of California’s public university system, is digging in for a fight with President-elect Donald Trump over illegal immigration.<p>Napolitano, who served as secretary of Homeland Security during Obama’s first term, announced Wednesday that …

Trump could reverse Obama's actions on college sexual assault

Advocates of college men who claim their lives were destroyed by false rape claims are hoping the incoming Trump administration will change a policy they say tramples on civil rights.<p>Beginning in 2011, the Obama administration's U.S. Education Department began pressing colleges to more aggressively …

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Treat student loan defaulters like tax evaders, says think tank

Foreign students who do not repay loans should be arrested as the public will get back £22 for every £1 spent on prosecution, a leading think tank has suggested.<p>Researchers have suggested millions of pounds that come out taxpayers’ pockets could be clawed back by detaining loan fraudsters at the …

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Comey seals his pariah status

Republicans and Democrats alike are assailing the FBI director after his latest election-season shock.<p>James Comey can’t win in this election.<p>The FBI director on Monday absorbed punches from Democrats and Republicans alike as they try to assess the damage from Comey's announcement 11 days before the …

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California's shifting demographics are reshaping UC student body

Armando Olea represents the future of the University of California.<p>The incoming UCLA freshman is a top-flight student, earning a 4.2 GPA at his San Diego high school. He’s the son of Mexican immigrants and the first in his family to attend college.<p>And he’s one of nearly 8,000 more Californians who …

The Question Some Public Universities Will No Longer Ask

Dozens of higher education institutions in New York state will stop asking applicants whether they have past criminal convictions.<p>The trustees of the State University of New York voted on Wednesday to completely remove long-standing questions about past felony convictions from its general …

The 14 best US colleges in the West are dominated by California — here's who makes the cut

Stanford University once again claimed a top spot on Business Insider's annual ranking of the best colleges in America, coming it at No. 4 for 2016. Referred to as the Ivy of the West, Stanford earned a top spot for a number of reasons: it provides a quality education and graduates students on …

UC Berkeley suspends plans to build Global Campus in Richmond

Just five months after receiving a $1 million donation to back efforts to build a UC Berkeley international research complex in Richmond, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks said the project has been indefinitely suspended.<p>Dirks blamed ongoing budget challenges for the collapse of the UC Berkeley Global …

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