Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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.

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Raising awareness, one speech at a time

World-renowned HIV/AIDS specialist Eric Daar, M.D., will be speaking at the Center for Sciences building in Room 91126 Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 2:20 ro...

New hires may leave 43 positions vacant

Despite the need to fill 48 vacant positions, Pierce College may only hire five new professors according to senators at the Academic Senate meeting...

Beyond Farmwalk/Open House discussed at council meeting

A new policy on the use of golf carts was addressed at the Pierce College Council (PCC) meeting on Thursday, March 24, that brought...

Web update, out-of-date

The highly anticipated, newly designed Los Angeles Pierce College Web site made its debut at the beginning of this semester. I was underwhelmed and disappointed. The Los Angeles Community College District mandated that all district Web sites use the new Content Management System.

Town Hall meeting to discuss effect of budget crisis tomorrow

A town hall meeting to discuss the budget crisis' impact on Pierce College will be hosted by the school's administration tomorrow in the Great...

Remedial courses find new forms

CSU Chancellor Timothy White issued an executive order in August to eliminate the school's placement exams and remedial courses for incoming freshman whose math...

Remembering the smile of Griselda Sandoval

      Hundreds of family and friends gathered at the St. Catherine of Siena Parish to pray and support the family of Griselda Sandoval on Monday...

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.