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Zovio Acquires TutorMe to Expand Educational Technology Offerings

Hancock Park-based online tutoring startup Inc. was acquired by San Diego-based educational services firm Zovio Inc. April 4.

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UCLA Receives $5M Gift for Women in Engineering Program

UCLA’s Samueli School of Engineering has received a $5 million gift from an alumna to fund a program providing support for women engineering students, the school announced April 2.

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Unemployment Down in L.A. County as Jobs Grow, Workforce Shrinks

Unemployment in L.A. County ticked down slightly in February to 4.6 percent, the combined effect of a modest gain in jobs and a few thousand workers leaving the labor force.

Thousands of UCLA Workers Join Statewide Strike Over Wages, Benefits and Income Gap

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was expected to appear at UCLA on Thursday in sympathy for a statewide strike by thousands of research, technical and health care workers.

USC Names Carol Folt First Woman President

USC’s board of trustees on March 20 unanimously named Carol Folt, former chancellor of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, as its first woman president.

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Obituary: Roy Doumani, 1935-2019

Roy Doumani, a keen Los Angeles businessman, philanthropist and driving force behind bioscience innovation whose education nurtured a generation of entrepreneurs at UCLA, has died. He was 83.

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UCLA, USC Remove Three Following Nationwide University Admissions Fraud Scheme

UCLA and USC on March 12 removed three high-ranking athletics officials who were charged by federal authorities in a nationwide university admissions fraud scheme.

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USC Edges Up in Biz School Ranking Closer to UCLA

USC’s business school moved up a notch in the latest rankings issued by U.S. News & World Report on March 12, closing in on UCLA’s position.

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Alison Ressler’s penchant for complex M&A work propelled her to top of legal profession

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Former Math Professor Donates $1M to UCLA for Visiting Faculty

A former math professor has donated $1 million to UCLA to bring visiting mathematics professors to the campus.

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Pomona Alumna Gives $15M Gift for Museum, Naming Rights

Pomona College has received a $15 million gift from an alumna and New York philanthropist for naming rights and continued construction of an art museum, the college announced Feb. 27.

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Pepperdine Taps Global Justice Reform Advocate James Gash as New President

Pepperdine University’s Board of Regents late on Feb. 13 named James Gash, an associate dean at the university’s law school, as its eighth president and chief executive, the university announced Feb. 15.

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UCLA Sells Epigenetics Tech to Boost Crops for Farmers

UCLA has licensed epigenetics technology to a Massachusetts-based plant breeding firm to improve the performance of commercial crops.

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PAGE 3: Snap’s Back; Fox RSNs in Limbo; Bezos Bombshell


We’re more than a month into 2019, and the business community in Los Angeles seems to be hitting its stride after the traditional year-end slowdown. Let’s start with the good news, shall we?

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