UC Davis campus police say they were worried about safety.
The pepper-spraying of student protesters at the University of California-Davis was an "objectively unreasonable" use of force by campus police, a state review of the incident concluded Wednesday.
Pay-as-you-go products may be synonymous with mobile phones but a solar energy service in Africa is harnessing the popular business model to bring affordable electricity to the continent's remotest communities.
There's good news and bad news on the honeybee beat.
University of California officials said Tuesday they will pay the medical expenses of students who were pepper sprayed during an Occupy Davis protest last week.
UC-Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi speaks to Don Lemon about the pepper spray incident involving police and students.
U.C. Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi apologizes to students over Friday's pepper spray incident - but doesn't resign.
U.C. Berkeley's College Republicans' president explains why they are hosting a bake sale with prices based on race.
A provocative bake sale designed to satirize affirmative action resulted in no fisticuffs Tuesday, but it did prompt a sellout of 300 cupcakes and some heated debate at the University of California at Berkeley, the bake sale organizer said.
It's meant to be racist, and it's meant to be discriminatory.
Faced with a state budget crisis, the University of California system on Thursday began examining a possible tuition increase up to 16% in fall 2012 and continuing that increase over the following three years, nearly doubling tuition, if state funding is flat.
With the planned settlement between Google and book publishers still on indefinite hold, a legal battle by proxy has started. Google partnered with many libraries at US universities in order to gain access to the works it wants to digitize. Now, several groups that represent book authors have filed suit against those universities, attempting to block both digital lending and an orphaned works project.
A raging wildfire near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico has prompted the evacuation of more than 10,000 residents in the town as firefighters battle hot temperatures and high winds, authorities said Monday.
Teenager Patrick Cantlay has brushed aside talk about turning professional after becoming the first amateur golfer to card 60 on the PGA Tour.
The Supreme Court has upheld a California law giving illegal immigrants living there reduced in-state tuition rates at public universities, the same rates legal state residents enjoy.
If you're among the two-thirds of Americans who are overweight or obese, shedding pounds is a nobrainer way to save. For example, "even losing 7% of your weight may lower blood pressure enough to erase the need for medication," says Cheryl Rock, a professor at the medical school at the University of California� San Diego.
For much of the world, Osama bin Laden was the face of al Qaeda. He was, after all, the man who oversaw the September 11, 2001, attacks.
Fewer U.S. adults are smoking, and those who do smoke are on average smoking less, according to a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"Killer apps," so the technological jargon goes, can transform the fortunes of businesses while improving the lives of the people that use them. But very few can claim to improve the worldwide provision of healthcare.
For a premiere institution of higher learning -- one that should excel in the art of communication, information and problem solving -- the University of California has made a mess of things recently.
States and localities are about to kiss a vital source of funds goodbye.
A couple of years ago Oliver Kreylos was looking for a cheap 3-D camera when he heard about a company developing a device that would retail at around $200 -- perfect for his project looking at ways of enhancing video communications.
Jeff Kent is the most famous product in the 108-year history of Cal baseball. So you might expect him to be the most outraged over last week's news that the University of California is eliminating its baseball program.
Sexually active teens may face less academic risk if the sex is taking place within a romantic and committed relationship, according to a new study.
A new study suggests monogomous teens perform as well as teens that abstain, but casual sex leads to worse grades.
Christina Romer, head of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, will step down and return to her teaching post at the University of California, White House officials said on Thursday.
White House economic adviser Christina Romer talks about new unemployment numbers and the future of the economy.
The Supreme Court has ruled against a Christian campus group that sued after a California law school denied it official recognition because the student organization limits its core membership to those who share its beliefs on faith and marriage.
On a Tuesday afternoon, 17-year-old Byron Page drove the family Volvo around Los Angeles, California, with his mother. Byron, who was preparing for his driver's test, was excited about this rite of passage and his other pursuits -- writing, sports, his first real jobs and college.
"I was caught because I was an illegal," explained a bicycle taxi driver as he gripped the rusted blue handle-bars of his vehicle in Havana's Central Park. "And because I'd been here several times before, I was deported back."
Although best known for his acting, Ted Danson has been campaigning for cleaner oceans since the 1980s.
Today, in California and other states across the nation, students, teachers, faculty and workers have been protesting, striking, walking out of classes and staging sit-ins and teach-ins. They are protesting budget cuts, tuition hikes, compensation reductions, layoffs and privatizations affecting public K-12 schools and universities.
Students throughout the United States protest the proposed budget cuts in education.
Students and college professors in California and around the country protested Thursday over the drastic cuts imposed on cash-strapped state colleges and universities.
Tuition at many public colleges and universities is skyrocketing, thanks to state budget deficits that have choked off funding for higher education.
Police early Thursday cleared protesters occupying a business administration building at San Francisco State University, and school authorities were getting the facility ready for classes, a school spokeswoman told CNN.
Angry students at San Francisco State University protest fee hikes and budget cuts.
This week in iReport we're looking at some big news in California, as well as a momentous announcement in entertainment and your fantastic travel images.
Team iReport talks about riots on a California campus, Oprah Winfrey's announcement and cnn.com's travel photo gallery.
IReporter Nicki Sun shows students at UC Davis blockading an academic building in protest of higher tuition.
About 70 students at UC Santa Cruz in California avoided arrest early Sunday morning when they surrendered the administration building they had occupied for three days, according to a school spokesman.
Demonstrators entered their third day of a building takeover at UC Santa Cruz on Saturday in protest of a tuition increase, an undertaking that a school spokesman called futile.
Thelma Gutierrez reports that despite student protests the University of California will hike tuition by 32 percent.
Protesters of a tuition hike at University of California campuses stood their ground into Friday night, with 41 demonstrators at UC Berkeley cited for trespassing after their takeover of a campus building.
Angry students at the Davis, California, branch of the University of California refused to vacate the school's administration building Thursday evening in a show of defiance and protest over a 32-percent undergraduate tuition hike instituted by the California Board of Regents earlier in the day.
Students at UCLA protest a plan that would boost student fees by 32 percent over two years. KCAL's Rachel Kim reports.
Amid student protests, the University of California's Board of Regents finance committee approved a 32 percent hike in undergraduate tuition fees Wednesday, to take effect on two steps over the next year.
Many Americans love living in university towns, especially ones with big-time college football teams. One of the surprising attractions of these places is that they can be very affordable.
The next time you see a motorist obliviously straddling two lanes, don't fault bad driving, but genetics.
Michelle Obama gives the commencement address to the first graduating class at University of California,
Miles O'Brien explores the possibility of intelligent life beyond Earth.
The unique qualities of the world's largest particle collider mean that the meltdown of a small electrical connection could delay its groundbreaking research until next year
For the second consecutive year, SAT scores for the most recent high school graduating class remained at the lowest level in nearly a decade
Teachers and textbooks beware -- your future could be under threat from a quickly developing and very smart technology.
Research shows that gay men's brains resemble those of straight women
Jen Wang of Short Hills, New Jersey, took her first SAT when she was in sixth grade, long before she would start filling out college applications.
Here are some facts from the broadcast that you might find interesting: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, on vetoing the California Dream Act, which would have allowed illegal alien college students to receive financial aid. To the Members of the California State Senate: I am returning Senate Bill 1 without my signature. At a time when segments of California public higher education, the University of California and the California State University, are raising fees on all students attending college in order to maintain the quality of education provided, it would not be prudent to place additional strain on the General Fund to accord the new benefit of providing state subsidized financial aid to students without lawful immigration status. Under existing law, undocumented students, who meet the required criteria, already qualify for the lower in-state tuition rate while attending California public colleges and universities. Therefore, I cannot sign this bill. Sincerely,
The term "urban farming" may conjure up a community garden where locals grow a few heads of lettuce. But some academics envision something quite different for the increasingly hungry world of the 21st century: a vertical farm that will do for agriculture what the skyscraper did for office space.
Like most incoming college freshman, 18-year-old Aleksandr Kazachkov cannot wait for the freedom and new friends, as well as the chance to prove that he can responsibly live on his own. But before he can officially call Cornell University in Ithaca, New York his home, he must complete an hour-long online alcohol prevention course.
The mental scars of war are often far more debilitating than the many physical injuries that servicemen and women pick up during combat. But a new virtual war simulation may help veterans recover from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Climbing up walls like Spider-Man might not just be the stuff of comic books if a new material continues its successful development.
LH: Lorraine Hahn PC: Peter Chan
Weather that originates at the sun, not here on Earth, is responsible for radio waves that cause an unusual shape of two belts of radiation that encircle Earth and contain "killer electrons" that can damage satellites and pose a risk to space travelers, scientists report.
The U.S. is currently paying out more to foreign lenders than it is receiving for the first time in at least 90 years, which could weigh on the dollar and force Americans to work even harder, according to a report published Monday.
My wife and I are 32 years old and contribute 15 percent of our combined income to our retirement savings plans at work. We have about $150,000 in those plans. I've also invested about $7,500 in stocks through an online broker and have earned about 35 percent on my picks over the past 14 months. I feel comfortable with what I am doing in the stock market and plan to invest about $5,000 a year this way. Do you think I should continue picking stocks on my own?
Physical exercise could help keep the brain alert and fully functioning as the body ages, new research has suggested, while a newly developed training program has shown regular mental exertion is just as important.
History is littered with examples of innovative technologies and great ideas that failed to make the leap to commercial success. But one new U.S. business school believes it can carve out a niche by addressing just this challenge.
You save by buying prescriptions and contacts via the Internet. You can now trade stocks for just $10. You purchase airline seats, rent cars, and book hotel rooms for free on the Web.
J.P. Morgan's agreement to pay $2.2 billion to settle a lawsuit by Enron investors brings the money coming to the fallen energy company's shareholders and their lawyers to nearly $4.7 billion.
What is billed as the world's largest permanent indoor sculpture has opened to the public at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.
Lost in the fray of the public debate over Terri Schiavo, steroids and Social Security, a political revolution may be quietly taking hold this year, far away from the halls of Capitol Hill.
The dealership was open, but you couldn't tell.
Sandra Alcazar stitches pigs' feet in a small, oblong classroom on Stanford University's campus in Palo Alto, California.
Will one statin a day keep the doctor away? That's the question Americans and their doctors are asking as medical research suggests the drugs do far more than lower cholesterol. The buzz started ...
An investigation of security violations is under way at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, including the latest reports of employees sending classified information over a non-secure e-mail system, a lab spokesman said Monday.
There's full disclosure, partial disclosure, and the disclosure some venture capital firms are seeking: none.
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It's not the type of investing you should try at home, but Yale University has managed what few other schools have.
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New research into the baffling causes of alcoholism is unearthing ever deeper clues that it's largely in the genes. And now researchers are making headway in their search for genetic markers that c...
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