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  • Bill aims to prevent college sexual violence

    The state Senate on Thursday approved legislation requiring California colleges and universities to adopt anti-sexual assault policies that include a written standard for personal consent, a move that came as schools across the country are being urged to take tougher actions to curb the growing problem.


  • Two students comfort each other during a candlelight vigil held to honor the victims of Friday night's mass shooting on Saturday, May 24, 2014, in Isla Vista, Calif. Sheriff's officials say Elliot Rodger, 22, went on a rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, stabbing three people to death at his apartment before shooting and killing three more in a crime spree through a nearby neighborhood. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    5 key facts about shootings near campus

    A shooter went on a rampage Friday night near the University of California, Santa Barbara that left seven people dead, including the attacker, and seven others wounded, authorities said Saturday. Here are five things to know about the attack:


  • Napolitano: Rampage very tough to predict, prevent

    University of California President Janet Napolitano says a mass shooting in the community around UC Santa Barbara is "almost the kind of event that's impossible to prevent and impossible to predict."


  • University of California President Janet Napolitano speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Mexico City, Wednesday May 21, 2014. The former U.S. secretary of homeland security says political calls for more walls and policing at the U.S.-Mexico border is a "straw man" designed to defeat immigration reform. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    Mexico, US seek to boost student exchanges

    Young Americans wanting to study in Latin America have stopped looking so intently at Mexico, which has dropped from first to fourth for U.S. students going to university in the region over the last 10 years.


  • California drought costs Central Valley $2 billion

    California's drought will cost the state's agricultural economy an estimated $1.7 billion this year and leave some 14,500 farmworkers without jobs, says a preliminary study released Monday by the University of California, Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences.


  • UCLA officials propose diversity class requirement

    University of California, Los Angeles officials are proposing that most undergraduate students be required to take a class in racial cultural, gender or religious diversity in order to graduate.


  • ** FILE ** Albert Einstein is shown a few days before his 70th birthday in his home in Princeton, N.J., in this March 1949 file photo. The famed thinker, winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics, was born in Ulm, Germany, on March 14, 1879. (AP Photo)

    University offers post-doc in ‘feminist biology’ to counter 'male, white, straight' research

    The University of Wisconsin-Madison sought to "uncover and reverse gender bias in biology," which has led to the creation of a post-doctorate in "feminist biology."


  • UC settles with former surgical director for $10M

    The University of California will pay $10 million to a former surgical chairman who said he was the victim of retaliation after pointing out conflicts of interest at the medical school on the Los Angeles campus.


  • File - In this Dec. 14, 2011 file photo, University of California Berkeley students walk through Sather Gate on the campus in Berkeley, Calif. More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

    More Latino than white students admitted to UC

    More Latino than white students in California have been offered admission to the state's premier public universities for the first time, officials said Friday, a milestone that reflects the diverse racial makeup of a state where Latino children represent a majority of students in public schools.


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