University of California, Los Angeles

University uniformity

Education | Signing—or writing—diversity statements is becoming a common part of the higher ed hiring process
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/31/18, 04:57 pm

Students are usually at the center of free speech fights on university campuses—think Christian groups sanctioned for faith-based leadership requirements and both socialists and libertarians ordered not to pass out pamphlets without prior approval.

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Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund

Tax cap tourniquet

Education | Fight over state and local tax deductions squeezes student scholarship programs
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/03/18, 01:04 pm

Alleane West knew her four sons had potential. But growing up in Mobile, Ala., they had few educational options and plenty of opportunity to get off track. When she and her oldest son, Nick, discovered the state’s tax credit scholarship program, it felt like a lifeline.

“It was a relief that nobody would understand unless you know you’re a single mom with boys, trying to not make them a statistic,” West said in a video produced by the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund.

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New York Times dissects Trump’s fortune

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 10/03/18, 12:03 pm

In a lengthy investigative report published Tuesday, The New York Times said President Donald Trump came by his fortune through illicit gifts from his father, a claim the president called “old, boring, and often told” in a tweet.

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