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Students walk through Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

5 Websites That May Help You Choose The University Or College That’s Right For You

Picking a college is nothing like it once was. In 1980, there were 3,150 colleges and universities. Now, there are close to 4,700 and data crunchers hope to help.

10/28/2014

The Hoover Tower is visible through trees on the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

‘Best Global Universities’ Are Right In Bay Area’s Backyard

Do you want your kids to attend one of the world’s most prestigious universities? They won’t have to go far, according to the latest ‘Best Global Universities Ranking’ from U.S. News and World Report.

10/28/2014

Sean Penn as Harvey Milk

Catholic University Halts Screening Of ‘Milk’ About Assassinated San Francisco Gay Rights Leader

A student group at Catholic University postponed a screening of a movie about San Francisco gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk after school officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.

10/03/2014

UC Berkeley campus sather tower

Reports Of Sexual Assaults On UC Campuses Up By 50%

With about 240,000 students, the UC system’s rate of reported sexual assaults last year was about 1 per 1,200 students.

10/02/2014

(CBS SF)

15-Year-Old Skips Past High School, Jumps Into Junior Year At Cal

High school is not for everyone — certainly not for 15-year-old Sage Ryan who managed to skip it all together and is now entering as a junior at UC Berkeley.

09/04/2014

A Look Back At 2011: Bay Area & The World

Cops From Pepper-Spraying Incident Revealed In UC Davis’ Reynoso Report

The California Supreme Court has ruled this week that newspapers have a right to publish the names of all the UC Davis campus police officers involved in pepper-spraying student protesters in 2011.

08/22/2014

(CBS)

UC Davis ‘Whistleblower’ Wins Lawsuit After Reporting Unethical Study On Prisoners

A jury has awarded a $730,000 verdict to a whistleblower who reported on an unethical pain management study on prison inmates by researchers at the University of California, Davis.

08/13/2014

(Yahoo News/Twitter)

Hacked Yahoo News’ Twitter Account Reports Fake Ebola Outbreak In Atlanta

The official Twitter account of Yahoo News was apparently hacked Sunday after it tweeted 145 people in Atlanta were infected with Ebola to its 816,000 followers.

08/11/2014

Hoover Tower near the Main Quad at Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto, California, United States of America, North America

Stanford Ranked As Most LGBT-Friendly University

Students were surveyed on 130,00 students attending the 379 colleges ranked in the publication, which uses the results to rank schools on 62 different characteristics ranging from best college theater to most politically active students (surprise – Cal didn’t crack the top 20).

08/05/2014

Bryman College (CBS)

Bay Area Bryman For-Profit Colleges Close With Little Notice To Students

Bryman College Monday closed BioHealth College in San Jose and its other for-profit colleges in Hayward, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Jose, according to the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education.

07/28/2014

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