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.
’80s style trends returns to legs
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.
Learning online, ‘Moodle’ style
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.
Botanical garden Phase II under way
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.
Study focuses on Hispanic students
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.
New academic senate president to begin in February
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.
Requirement increase in 2009
The State Academic Senate has recently passed a resolution enacting a requirement change which affects freshman entering the California Community College system effective Fall 2009 and beyond. The new classes that students will be required to take are English 101 and Math 125.
Six for ’06
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.
Faculty focuses on raising basic skills
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.
New mandate sparks faculty debate
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.