During the winter break, contractors will bring the Pierce College Library into the 21st century when they install new carpet and furniture, including approximately 400 matching chairs that were last replaced when Jimmy Carter was president. Currently, when students enter the library, they are relegated to a golden carpet and mismatched wooden and plastic chairs that haven’t been replaced since 1978.
Since its founding in 1947, Pierce College has become an institution for nearly 19,000 students a year who are enrolled in over 100 different disciplines. Among Pierce’s many courses, departments, professors and services from which to choose are a small but excelling number of deaf students eagerly striving for the same opportunities as any other student on campus.
With the development of high-tech devices, students have more methods and resources than ever to cheat on assignments, in class and on exams. To face and respond to this growing academic cheating issue, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) Academic Senate created an Academic Integrity Taskforce (AIT) 18 months ago.
The Pierce College Academic Senate approved a motion Nov. 20 to identify underage students on class rosters so that instructors may fulfill their mandatory state requirement to report cases of child abuse. Izzy Goodman, president of the senate, reiterated the faculty’s responsibility and discussed the difficulty in reporting abuse cases for students under age 18.
One of the main issues discussed in the Pierce College Academic Senate meeting Nov.20 was the fact that the school needs to work harder to improve the basic skills of all students attending this college. Improving basic skills would help students achieve the academic and life goals they have in mind when they attend college.
A raucous Christian rock concert was the latest in Pierce College’s property rental for revenue. Although the concert was held under false pretenses, it added to the annual yearly outside revenue income of $300,000. “In general it has been very beneficial to the college to be able to capitalize on our resources in this way.
Democrats have launched their ‘Six for ’06’ campaign to change America and to benefit college students. The campaign is about the issues they wanted to address such as national security, healthcare and raise the minimum wage. One of the major themes is college access for all.
It’s been a long time coming, but the decrepit and time-worn marquees that for so many years have stood at the three entrances of our campus are getting a much-needed makeover. Gone are the signs of old, with their faded and cracked white backgrounds and announcements with missing letters because the characters wouldn’t stick.
The Nov. 7 elections proved that our country is hungry for change. As young voters, we increased our role in the electoral process and played a significant part in shifting the congressional balance of power. The majority of college students do not yet have to worry about the cost of prescription drugs or if they will have adequate Social Security when they reach retirement.
Denzel Washington hits the big screens once again in yet another performance that, although may highlight his aesthetic qualities, certainly proves that his range in character never seem to change. ‘D√©j√† Vu” opened in theatres Nov. 22, just in time to confuse, bore and rip off the holiday crowds.