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Firewall update lifts restraint

Firewall update lifts restraint

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Last November, the Contra Costa Community College District upgraded the firewall to protect servers which store the personal information of more than 50,000 students enrolled across all three of the district campuses. The move, which brought much consternation to students, was not announced by the distri...

After 18 years, librarian Judy Flum to retire

After 18 years, librarian Judy Flum to retire

By Alondra Gallardo, Opinion Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

After working as a librarian for 46 years, Judy Flum’s time doing that job is nearing an end. Flum has been a librarian at Contra Costa College for over 18 years. She said she has always worked at public libraries, but she really likes working at college libraries in particular, because she feels l...

DACA decision halted

DACA decision halted

By Ryan Geller, News Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

President Trump was unable to sunset the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program due to the rejection of his administration’s fast-tracked appeal by the U.S. Supreme Court at the end of February. Trump had set March 5 as the date that those protected under DACA would no longer be able to...

Interim board president appointed after resignation

Interim board president appointed after resignation

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

At a special meeting held Monday at the District Office in Martinez, the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board voted 5-0 to approve Trustee John Marquez as interim board president. The action also approved the move of Secretary Gary Walker-Roberts to interim vice president and Vick...

Wood plans transition period for campus

Wood plans transition period for campus

By Robert Clinton, Associate Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under News

Change is inevitable, but in recent years Contra Costa College has been a campus defined more by changes in leadership positions, than the negatively stigmatized reputation that its students and employees constantly work to shed. The decision to return Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh to h...

Court decision states District Office broke labor laws, concealed specifics

Court decision states District Office broke labor laws, concealed specifics

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under News

The Contra Costa Community College District is laying the groundwork to appeal the Public Employment Relations Board’s court decision in the United Faculty’s two unfair labor practice claims filed against the district in November 2016.  Administrative Law Judge Donn Ginoza’s ruling, which was is...

HBCU caravan aids transfer

HBCU caravan aids transfer

By Jessica Suico, Assistant News Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

There was big love for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caravan that pumped beats into Campus Center Plaza and showcased the unique culture of these schools, especially since it coincided with Associated Student Union’s Valentine’s Day event on Feb. 14. Twenty representatives from HBCU atten...

‘Super Saturday’ recruitment day moved to Thursday

‘Super Saturday’ recruitment day moved to Thursday

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Senior Comet Day will replace Super Saturday as the day when prospective high school students come to experience Contra Costa College before attending in the fall. The event will now take place on a Thursday, opposed to it being held previously on a Saturday. Students from Kennedy, Richmond, De Anza...

Films, lecture show Geechee traditions

Films, lecture show Geechee traditions

By Gabriel Quiroz, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

A film seminar led by sociology professor J. Vern Cromartie on Saturday informed students on the importance of the Gullah and Geechee people, their traditions and lineage. Cromartie himself has Gullah and Geechee lineage that goes back six generations, about which he has written a book titled “Th...

‘Prayer room’ project scrapped

‘Prayer room’ project scrapped

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

Last semester, a plan was devised to re-purpose a rarely used balcony in the Applied Arts Building for use as an “interfaith prayer room,” but as of this semester, that plan has been completely nixed. Safety concerns marked the reason for the cancellation as the balcony was not built to perform ...

Low enrollment causes funding deficit, class cancellations

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Campus Beat, News

The class schedule is taking drastic cuts this semester as campus administrators try to regain some of the college’s financial surplus, which has been dwindling in the last few years. Since the college leadership has undergone major changes over the last five years, the class schedule has been seve...

Wood removes president

Wood removes president

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

In a move that came as a shock to employees, students and the campus community at large, on Thursday district Chancellor Fred Wood announced the removal of Contra Costa College President Mojdeh Mehdizadeh. In a press release written by district Public Information Officer Tim Leong, Dr. Wood revealed his ...

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