Larry Gordon was a higher education writer at the Los Angeles Times, where he covered colleges and universities in California and nationwide. He won the first place award for education reporting in 2014 from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. Larry previously was a reporter and editor at the Bergen Record in his home state New Jersey. He was a mid-career Fulbright Fellow, teaching journalism at the American University in Bulgaria. He earned a master’s degree at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s at Georgetown University. He is co-author of the hiking guide “Stairway Walks in Los Angeles.” He is based in Los Angeles.
All articles by Larry Gordon
Eloy Ortiz Oakley is about to take over a system of 113 colleges and more than 2.1 million students.
December 7, 2016
Girls and young women often comprise at least 60 percent of students in programs. Attracting more boys is now a priority, but it won't be easy.
December 6, 2016
The unified front from UC, CSU and community colleges reflects the fear among their 74,000 undocumented students that they could face loss of work permits and deportation.
November 29, 2016
Students worry that Trump will revoke protections many have against deportation, but also say they appreciate the financial aid California provides to Dreamers.
November 28, 2016
With 80 percent of community college students placed in at least one remedial class, failure and attrition rates are high.
November 9, 2016
Some students take too many classes or the wrong classes as they prepare to transfer.
November 3, 2016
Under new federal rules, the date has moved from January to October.
October 20, 2016
The study cites the relatively low cost of the state's public universities.
October 17, 2016
Select campuses will partner with local clubs.
September 28, 2016
The centers provide academic, financial and legal help, among other services.
September 15, 2016
The student presidents represent all campuses in their respective public university systems.
September 12, 2016
Researchers believe leadership is crucial to improving student retention rates.
August 30, 2016
The CSU system is in line for a $35 million grant if it adopts plans to boost four-year graduation rates.
August 25, 2016
The universities are opening satellite campuses in urban centers.