The Advocate

Remembering dedication

By The Advocate, Editorial Board

October 21, 2016

The Contra Costa Community College District family has lost its most valued leader. Governing Board Trustee John T. Nejedly, 52, died in his Hilton-Riverside room on Oct. 9 while attending a community college leadership convention i...

Misleading signs intimidate cyclists, skaters

By Benjamin Bassham, News Editor

May 18, 2016

Inaccurate signs have been placed on campus saying use of bicycles, skateboards and inline skates is prohibited, and will be cited, but Police Services has “no intention of ticketing” responsible users. Buildings and Grounds ...

Semester length negotiations postpone looming decision

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

February 10, 2016

The decision to adopt a compressed calendar districtwide has been postponed until 2017 or 2018 due to continued negotiations between the faculty and classified staff unions and the Contra Costa Community College District. The United ...

Well waters funding thirst

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

The East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is paying Contra Costa College $1,500 per year to access the well on campus and survey local groundwater. Tom Francis, senior civil engineer for EBMUD’s water supply improvements d...

Company pays for bins, gives committee budget

By Benjamin Bassham, Staff Writer

December 9, 2015

The Sustainability Committee is getting its first real budget, through a deal with Signal Campus, who will pay for the privilege of placing recycling bins around campus. Buildings and Grounds Manager Bruce King said the advertising...

Task force empowers formerly imprisoned

By Roxana Amparo, Associate Editor

November 18, 2015

Current and formerly incarcerated individuals will soon have the chance to receive educational and support services when returning or beginning an educational plan at one of the district’s three colleges. The Current and For...

Educational opportunities

Educational opportunities

November 18, 2015

Committee searches for president

By Magali Mercado, Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

The search for a new college president has officially begun. Chancellor Helen Benjamin, the Governing Board, along with the Presidential Search Committee, will commence the search. The Presidential Search Committee had its fir...

‘Mobile access’ pushes statewide online initiative

By Lorenzo Morotti, Associate Editor

October 29, 2015

The California Community College Chancellor’s Office is offering its campuses a chance to transition from other online learning platforms to Canvas for free through its Online Education Initiative (OEI). Vice Chancellor for...

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