Adolfo Guzman-Lopez

Education Correspondent

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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

How Colleges In California And Across The Country Are Approaching COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements This Fall

Leaders of California’s massive public university systems announced on Thursday that students and employees will need a COVID-19 vaccine to return to campus in the fall.

Community College Leaders Worry COVID-19 Crisis Will Push Students To Drop Out

No matter how engaging the professors make the classes, some of their efforts will meet with the reality that online learning is not what some students signed up for.

This Is What A $4 Billion Maintenance Backlog Feels Like To A Cal State Worker

Money to upgrade and maintain old academic buildings has been slow to come but relief may be in sight.

SAT And ACT Tests Discriminate Against Low-Income Applicants To UC System, Lawsuit Says

Civil rights groups say the University of California is violating the equal protection clause of the state constitution by using SAT and ACT scores for admissions.

More SoCal Students Are Coming Forward To Report Crimes

Campus violence reports show rising incidents of rape, dating violence, and stalking at some colleges in Southern California.

Cal State Continues Search For New Chancellor

The board of trustees wants to pick a new chancellor to replace Tim White, who is retiring as leader of the 23-campus system, by June.

College Doubles Enrollment With Focus On Native Americans

California Indian Nations College hires Native faculty, enrolls mostly Native students, and infuses curriculum with Native topics.

CSU Chancellor Announces He'll Retire Next Year

Timothy P. White instituted ambitious reforms as leader of the 23-campus system, but faculty say he often failed to include them in decision-making.

Colleges Emphasize Practical Approach To Statistics Classes

Introductory statistics classes are increasingly shifting towards real-world applications before teaching the vexing formulas that trip up many students.

Ex-Prisoners Find Support In Unique CS Fullerton Program

Officials say a low-cost, off-campus house for enrolled students at Cal State Fullerton who’ve served time in prison is the only one of its kind in the nation.

Large Settlement With MGM In 2017 Las Vegas Shooting

About 2,500 Californians are potentially eligible for claims in the settlement. A third party will decide how to distribute up to $800 million.

Judge Hears Request To Block Public Charge Rule

The Trump administration says the public charge rule is part of an effort to enforce immigration laws. Opponents say the rule threatens immigrants' access to vital services.

How Cal State Reformed Its 'Remedial' Programs

The system eliminated the "remedial" label and adopted the view that students can do college-level work if they’re taught by engaging professors.

Carol Folt Officially Takes The Helm At USC

The new USC President was inaugurated at a lavish ceremony attended by distinguished alumni, trustees, city officials, and the entire campus community.

UC President Janet Napolitano To Step Down Next Year

Napolitano told the UC regents that it's time to hand over the reins after six years leading the prestigious, 10-campus public university system.