May 15, 2012
Newport-Mesa Unified's four comprehensive high schools ranked in the top 5% of schools in the country, according to a national journal. The U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Best High Schools ranked Corona del Mar the second-best school in Orange County with a gold medal. Costa Mesa, Estancia and Newport Harbor received silver medals, and Early College High School, where students take college courses concurrently, was given a bronze medal. "I think [the rankings] are very representative of the hard work going on at those schools," said Charles Hinman, assistant superintendent of secondary education.
September 1, 2009
It was a fabulous 50th high school reunion this weekend in St. Louis Park, Minn. Ten reunion events over six days included: tennis, golf, hanging out at Beek’s Pizza, happy hour at Bunny’s, where many of our parents use to hang out, a tour of the high school, the traditional banquet with a dozen retired faculty members in attendance, Sunday brunch, a cruise on Lake Minnetonka, a picnic at Lake Harriet, and a day at the Minnesota State Fair!...
August 24, 2009
Vanguard University in Costa Mesa is consistently regarded as one of the United States’ top undergraduate universities, as proven by its rankings in the latest report by the U.S. News & World Report. The college was ranked No. 5 in the Western United States by the magazine last week, school officials announced. Rankings are determined through a university’s student retention, selectivity, financial resources, graduation rate and more. Faculty from the universities also assess other institutions, and the publication takes into account alumni donations, too. Vanguard made the top five in the West for the third year in a row. Universities were divided into four regions — North, South, Midwest and West — and 319 baccalaureate schools were considered.
July 12, 2008
For the eighth consecutive year, UCI Medical Center has made U.S. News & World Report’s list for the top 50 hospitals in the country. In the list, known as “America’s Best Hospital,” the medical center placed 18th for urology, 40th for geriatrics and 30th for the new category of gynecology. The hospital was the first to use robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer. The annual U.S. News & World Report list rates hospitals on their proficiency to treat the toughest and most trying cases.
November 30, 2007
Corona del Mar High School is one of the best high schools in America, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings due out Monday. Of more than 18,500 schools studied nationwide, Corona del Mar High School was one of 405 schools that earned a “silver” ranking, meaning it met all three of the magazine’s criteria for a top school but was not in the top 100. U.S. News & World Report based its rankings on three criteria: if...
November 12, 2007
Vanguard University will welcome prospective students to its campus for a two-day open house, beginning today. The event gives students the ability to acquaint themselves with the university by viewing the residence halls, mingling with faculty, touring the grounds, attending sample classes, and worshiping at the chapel. About 250 students are expected to attend but registration is still available at www.vanguard.edu/admissions . Vanguard is a private, Christian school that was ranked in the top five for baccalaureate colleges in the western United States by the “U.
August 19, 2007
Did you go to school? I did. Through the fourth grade anyway, then I had to leave to work the fields. It was hard. But that's another story. Not only do the students at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa go to school, but now they know they're doing it in the right place. This week, U.S. News & World Report released its annual "America's Best Colleges" — a must-read survey for prospective students and their soon-to-be impoverished parents — and Vanguard University was ranked fourth among all the baccalaureate universities in the West.
August 18, 2007
UC Irvine is among the 50 best universities in the country, and Vanguard University is one of the top five baccalaureate colleges in the West, according to rankings in the U.S. News & World Report hitting newsstands Monday. The annual "America's Best Colleges" issue ranks private and public universities in a number of different categories, taking into account university administration peer reviews, faculty resources, retention rates, graduation rates and student selectivity, among other criteria.
May 20, 2004
S.J. CAHN During the primary elections earlier this year, much was made in this column and elsewhere in the Pilot about the unprecedented glut of political mailers. There were accusations of "secret deals" and the condemnation of one by Rep. Chris Cox. Hundreds of thousands of dollars went into campaign literature and postage for just the 70th District Assembly race, according to candidate financial statements at the Secretary of State's office.
September 16, 2002
State budget hurts two school programs The two Newport-Mesa Unified School District programs that will suffer side effects from the state budget cuts are Home to School Transportation, which involves busing kids to school, and the School Improvement Program, which is money provided to each school that is budgeted by the school site council for things like additional materials and instructional aides. The state is withholding payments to these programs this year because of the multibillion-dollar shortfall it had to compensate for in the budget.