It is a trying time right now for America’s hospitals and in the eyes of many, they are falling apart. According to a CBS news report in January of 2003, American hospitals are in a serious crisis due to the severe and dangerous shortage of nurses, a shortage that can best be summed up by the fact that there are now over 120,000 open positions for registered nurses nationwide.
ASO re-establishes student court
Starting this semester, the Associate Student’s Organization (ASO) will be re-establishing its judicial branch, the student court. The student court has not been in session for more than 4 years. “The court would be there to decide how to moderate student issues and grievances,” said ASO president Abraham White.
Horse owners given 90-day eviction notice
With the Pierce College Equestrian Center set to undergo further construction this winter, the privately owned horses housed there are being evicted. Pierce officials have decided to terminate the boarding agreement that they made with the owners of the horses more than four years ago, and the horses must now be moved by…
Art speaker Kim Abeles will be speaking at Pierce College Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Art 3300 classroom. Social issues are the main focus and inspiration for her artwork. Her work includes sculptures, painting and photographs. “I like to do things the hard way.
Sheriff’s Blotter 10-17-06
Sheriff Blotter for Oct. 17, 2006
High-demand courses added for spring
As the fall semester drops its last leaf and comes to an end, spring semester approaches with a new class plan. The official end date of the fall semester at Pierce College is Dec. 21, which for some students can mean winter break or winter session. As for the spring semester, which begins Feb.
Group aids rape victims, stumbles without space
One in five college women have been raped, according to the Sexual Victimization of College Women Survey. Legislation was passed this year to attempt to protect California college age women. Sacramento passed the “Mandatory Orientation: Sexual Violence Prevention Act” this year, requiring California colleges to “implement written protocols to ensure that students, faculty, and staff who are victims of sexual assault… receive treatment and information.
New Voters Project
Opinions are like belly buttons; everybody’s got one. For U.S. citizens 18 and older, the government not only allows, but encourages expressing those opinions through voting. “The need for an active student voice has never been greater,” said Abraham White, Pierce College Associated Students Organization (ASO) President, “and [that] cannot be accomplished without more students getting out to the polls and voting.
Lower fees with winter session
With approximately nine weeks remaining in the current semester, students can begin planning for the five-week winter intersession that will begin on Jan. 2, 2007 to Feb. 3, 2007 at Pierce College. The schedule of classes will be available to students Nov.
Polls favor bond #3
More than half of the 1,000 voters who responded to a recent telephone survey favored an additional $2.85-billion third bond proposed by the L.A. Community College District (LACCD), but the board of trustees have not yet decided when, or if, to put the measure on the ballot.