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.
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UC's one-year pause in testing does not mean a permanent end to SAT/ACT for admissions. CSU may follow. Neither university will require letter grades for high school courses this spring.
April 1, 2020
Accepted applicants are given an extra month, until June 1, to make deposits. Other CSU campuses may follow. UC is sticking with a May 1 deadline.
April 1, 2020
The health crisis has high school seniors worried about college enrollment deadlines. Other concerns rise about grades and financial aid. Colleges promise some flexibility.
March 27, 2020
UC leaders said it would have been unseemly to approve a tuition hike during the coronavirus emergency. The proposal would have hiked tuition by $606, or 4.8 percent, for next fall's freshmen.
March 18, 2020
Most colleges and universities will refund housing and dining plans but not tuition; they say online classes worth the costs.
March 17, 2020
Plan calls for $606, or 4.8 percent, tuition increase to $13,176 for next fall's freshmen. Aid will shield many students.
March 10, 2020
As all 23 California State University campuses are under pressure to improve their graduation rates, Cal State Long Beach has shown the biggest gains in getting students who entered as freshmen to finish within four years.
February 24, 2020
Critics will fight on despite faculty report urging University of California to keep SAT and ACT in admissions
A faculty task force says the University of California should continue to require SAT or ACT for freshmen admissions. Opponents will continue their fight.
February 4, 2020
Tuition hike proposals met opposition from Gov. Newsom and students. No clear majority on UC board of regents.
January 23, 2020
Gov. Newsom and students opposed proposals to hike tuition at the University of California. Board of regents delayed vote.
January 21, 2020
The UC board of regents will vote next week on two plans to increase tuition. Hikes tied to inflation could continue for five years.
January 17, 2020
The efforts to replace UC’s president Janet Napolitano and CSU chancellor Timothy P. White by summer have raised worries about competition between the two systems for academic talent.
January 17, 2020
Higher education leaders say they will make their appeals to the State Legislature.
January 10, 2020
Transportation challenges keep many community college students from going to college. Barstow commuter students face long, mountain drives to university.