A helicopter landed today at a Pierce College field on Victory Boulevard and Winnetka Ave. to take a three-year-old girl to Children’s hospital after she had a seizure in her mother’s car.
The election approaches and all of California’s residents have, in recent weeks, been bombarded by television, radio and mail advertisements urging us to vote “Yes” or “No” on the six propositions that have been tacked on to the presidential primaries this time around.
A new deadline for most California State University applications will begin six months earlier than usual, on Feb. 1st and will affect up to 10,000 incoming freshmen. The deadline change does not affect community college transfer students, only high school graduates coming into the CSU system as freshmen.
DMV sting operation nets 16: The Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a sweep of Pierce College March 6, running a sting operation to catch drivers illegally using disabled placards for parking on campus, netting at least 16 people. According to an employee of the sheriff’s department, most of those caught were using the placards of disabled family members.
Fashion trends always come back… just as fast of they go out! And as of January 2007, leggings are back: big and bold, making a statement with classic black to an array of color and pattern selections. In the years of the 80s, when leg warmers, lingerie as outerwear, Jordache Jeans, jelly shoes, teased hair and vans were in, it seems like some of these things are making a comeback.
At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Pierce College Academic Senate discussed a new program for faculty called Moodle that will help create an easy and effective online learning system for students. Moodle only became possible due to Title III, a U.S. Department of Education grant in the amount of $370,000 per year for five years that was awarded to Pierce in 2002.
The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Botanical Garden took place between the Mathematics and Life Science Buildings Friday. The garden is named after the S. Mark Taper Foundation, which is known throughout California for its donations and its work with various organizations, such as arts, domestic abuse and community development programs.
A study considering different goals to prepare Hispanic students for higher education was released Dec. 4 by Excelencia in Education, the Tomas Rivera Institute and the California Policy Research center. In 2005, Excelencia found that only nine percent of Hispanics in California held a bachelor’s degree or higher.
Professor of industrial technology, Tom Rosdahl was elected by Pierce College faculty Monday as the new president of the Academic Senate. He defeated current president Izzy Goodman by one vote. The results of the election came in Monday at 9:15 a.m. and were announced at the same day’s Academic Senate meeting.