While national surveys demonstate a continued discrepancy in the male to female gender ratio among college faculty, Pierce College is changing that trend. Thank you to an administration that has hired for the educational value of their instructors rather than for the traditional gender and ethnic stereotypes.
When Darroch "Rocky" Young announced his impending retirement last week, it stunned many people in the L.A. Community College District who had looked to Rocky to end the revolving door of high-level administrators that have constantly kept the district, and this campus, in flux.
As we enter the month of turkeys, relatives and elections, it's easy to forget how much we take for granted. From our mouthfuls of gobbler, to our time spent with family and our freedom to choose our own representatives we forget what we have. We forget what so many gave their lives for and put themselves at risk to protect.
1919: Women, too long forgotten, face alienation and oppression just to say, "I too, count." 1944: "The White Primary" laws, excluding Blacks from voting, are declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. 1965: People from all walks of life demand equality allowing everyone to have their say.
"In 2000, the Sexual Victimization of College Women survey estimated that a college with 10,000 students could expect more than 350 rapes per year to occur on that campus." This alarming statistic did not come from our research, but rather from the Pierce College Web site, where it informs students about sexual violence and their options should an attack occur.
Why are so many full and part-time workers, provisional workers and student workers at Pierce and all around the LACCD not getting paid on a regular basis? Over the past two weeks, The Roundup staff has heard a variety of stories from workers being overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all.