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Low enrollment causes funding deficit, class cancellations

By Andrew Weedon, Scene Editor

February 20, 2018

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

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 ...

Presidential position drives alum from retirement

Presidential position drives alum from retirement

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

February 15, 2018

For the time being, former Contra Costa College student and president of Santa Monica College Dr. Chui L. Tsang will fill the void left after the district’s recent decision to remove Mojdeh Mehdizadeh as Contra Costa College’s president. Tsang’s appointment came after Contra Costa Community Colle...

Free breakfast program begins

Free breakfast program begins

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

February 15, 2018

Helping to further alleviate the food insecurities of students on campus, Contra Costa College Student Life Coordinator Joel Nickelson-Shanks has launched the free breakfast program. Finalized on Friday to begin Feb. 26, the weekly program will provide a hot meal Monday-Thursday mornings from 8:30 to 10...

Contra Costa College aims to join statewide web college program

Contra Costa College aims to join statewide web college program

By Michael Santone

February 10, 2018

Contra Costa College has until March 1 to complete its application to join the next cohort of California Community Colleges in the Online Education Initiative (OEI). OEI, which was announced by Gov. Jerry Brown back in January 2013 is a collaborative effort among state community colleges to provide...

FTES-based funding process restricts economic elasticity

By Michael Santone, Associate Editor

January 30, 2018

The way California community colleges receive funding could possibly change with a new funding formula proposal outlined in the 2018-19 California Community College budget and legislative request. Currently, community colleges around the state receive 100 percent of their funding based on the numbe...

Federal threats heighten tension

Federal threats heighten tension

By Robert Clinton, Opinion Editor

January 30, 2018

Criminals and public threats come first. But for those people that are, you know, found to be in the country illegally, they’re not off the table.” -Thomas Homan, ICE acting director

College officials prepare campus to fight severe flu bursts

College officials prepare campus to fight severe flu bursts

By Efrain Valdez, Social Media Editor

January 30, 2018

Administrators at Contra Costa College are starting a campaign to combat this year’s flu season that has taken the lives of 29 people under the age of 65 in the greater Bay Area region. Campus Student Services has taken preventative measures such as social media posts, signs and installing hand sanitizer...

Federal judge rules to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

Federal judge rules to continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

January 16, 2018

United States District Judge William Haskell Alsup ordered Trump’s administration in a ruling on the evening of Jan. 9 to continue allowing the renewal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) issued work permits. DACA is a program created under former President Barack Obama’s administrati...

Clean Dream Act protects immigrants

Clean Dream Act protects immigrants

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

December 8, 2017

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is approaching its termination date and Democratic Congressional leaders are pushing for the passage of the clean Dream Act of 2017, a program that would establish a pathway to citizenship for over 2.1 million undocumented immigrants. The clean Dream A...

Susan Lamb to step in as Diablo Valley College president

Susan Lamb to step in as Diablo Valley College president

By Anthony Kinney, Associate Editor

December 6, 2017

City College of San Francisco’s former interim Chancellor Susan Lamb has been named Diablo Valley College’s president after months of deliberation by the Contra Costa Community District. She will be replacing DVC’s current interim President Ted Wieden whose one-year term came to an end in July. ...

Democratic Party holds forum at Contra Costa College

Democratic Party holds forum at Contra Costa College

By Drew Thomas, Advocate Staff

November 27, 2017

The California Democratic Party African American Caucus hosted a forum to give nine candidates currently running for State Assembly a platform to express their political views on various social topics. The event, which took place in GE-225 Nov. 4. aimed to showcase the candidates to local residents...

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