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Hope of new hires depends on new retirees

Despite a present hiring freeze, Pierce College President Robert Garber said during an Academic Senate meeting April 21 that he hopes to hire a few more faculty members. Though the number of people hired depends on the number of retirees this year, Garber is optimistic.

Gas prices are understandable

As I stood filling my gas tank yesterday at the local ARCO, I was awed at how fast the price digits were increasing compared to the digits for the number of gallons I was filling. It was like watching the turtle and the hare. Except in this game, it looks like the hare is going to win.

Students rally against fee hikes

Rallies organized by the Students for California's Future against suggested cuts in education funding took place across the state Monday. According to the SFCF, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget plan for the 2008-09 fiscal year would cut $483 million from community college general funds, as well as hundreds of millions from University of California and California State University programs.

Crossing over the ‘Bridge to Success’

While recent research reveals that roughly half of all high school seniors in the 50 largest cities in the U.S. don't graduate, Pierce College continues to try to persuade students who may have left their education early to return to school. A study released April 1 by America's Promise Alliance found that in the 2003-04 school year, the graduation rate in Los Angeles was at 43.

Pierce aims for higher state graduation rate

While recent research reveals that roughly half of all high school seniors in the 50 largest cities in the U.S. don't graduate, Pierce College continues to try to persuade students who may have left their education early to return to school. A study released April 1 by America's Promise Alliance found that in the 2003-2004 school year, the graduation rate in Los Angeles was at 43.

Bill adds to part-time teacher workloads

A bill that would allow part-time professors to teach one more unit within California community college districts has been passed in the California state Assembly and is presently being discussed in the state Senate Committee on Education. Assembly Bill 591 was authored and introduced by Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally, who was unable to be reached for comment.

Armenian Genocide

"Who remembers the Armenians?" When Adolf Hitler asked his subordinates during World War II whether any of them recall the killings of more than 1 million Armenians in the early 1900s, there was no response. Today, Pierce College is taking the first steps in spreading awareness of the Armenian Genocide through the medium of art, with the opening of the "Power of the Poster" exhibition in April - the month of commemoration of the genocide.

Money added to a ‘grim’ budget

The college will add $2.4 million to its budget by the end of the year as a result of overall growth, according to an announcement by Pierce College President Robert Garber at Monday's Academic Senate meeting. However, Garber said the budget is "looking grim," explaining that recent cuts made by the state in K-12 education spending will ultimately affect the community colleges as well.

Academic Senate Meeting

The college will add $2.4 million to its budget by the end of the year as a result of overall growth, according to an announcement by Pierce College President Robert Garber at Monday's Academic Senate meeting. However, Garber said the budget is "looking grim," explaining that recent cuts made by the state in K-12 education spending will ultimately affect the community colleges as well.

Professor takes unique approach to student success

"Make it sexy!" As one can tell, this isn't the average English class. It is exactly this eccentricity and energy that sets Professor David Gonzalez apart from other professors of English. "Personally, I'm whacky," said Gonzalez, who has been teaching at Pierce College for six years.

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