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Community Colleges of California choose new Chancellor

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

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Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris was named the 15th California Community Colleges Chancellor on Sept. 26 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. He will be responsible for leading the 72 districts in California and representing the 112 community colleges, the largest...

Proposition 32 limits payroll deductions for political funding

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

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Some are calling it the end of the middle-class, while others call it political reform and the end of special-interest spending. The passage of Proposition 32 would prohibit unions and corporations from using payroll-deducted funds for political purposes and would change the state campaign finance laws, according to the California...

California Proposition 30 looks to increase taxes to fund education

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2012

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If Proposition 30 fails to pass, community colleges in California stand to lose approximately $550 million, California Community Colleges Vice Chancellor for College Finance & Facilities Planning Dan Troy said during a conference call for college newspapers. Proposition 30 proposes a tax increase for those who earn over...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs act to strengthen community college student success

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act of 2012 on Sept. 27 to initiate superior student education and strengthen tomorrows workforce, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Brown plans to provide a path for college students that was previously missing before the...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Senate Bills for free textbooks

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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The government wants to help students get free textbooks for their classes. Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 1052 and 1053 on Sept 27., two bills which place into motion a project that will “establish development of open source digital textbooks for 50 lower division courses which students can electronically...

California Community Colleges’ budget hinges on Proposition 30

Editorial Staff

September 27, 2012

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California Community Colleges will cut $338 million in the event that Proposition 30 fails to pass in the November election, CCC Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner said during a conference call held for student newspapers on Sept. 26. Proposition 30 calls for a raise in sales tax by one-fourth of a cent for four years and an...

Dr. Brice Harris named California Community College Chancellor

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brice Harris was unanimously selected by the Board of Governors today to serve as the 15th chancellor of the California Community College system. Harris is now in charge of a 112-college system, the largest system of higher education in the country. “Brice Harris is t...

Repeatability legislation to limit retaking classes in June

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Thinking about re-taking one of your favorite classes? Well you should consider taking it this coming spring because as of June 1, the repeatability of certain courses will no longer be permitted in the Los Rios district. Repeatability of active participation courses, such as classes in physical education, visual arts, performing...

Freshmen Seminar among resources available to prepare students for college

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

September 23, 2012

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Every year, thousands of freshmen stumble onto community college campuses without a solid plan of attack. Students who enter community college without an idea of what they want to do can find themselves stuck for a handful of years taking classes that they don’t need. This brings up the issue of how high school students...

Schubert’s One Book bioethics lecture covers informed consent

Schubert’s One Book bioethics lecture covers informed consent

September 23, 2012

Cosumnes River College philosophy Professor Rick Schubert gave a lecture on bioethics in relation to...

Financial aid awards rise in numbers, Pell Grant qualifications change

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

September 22, 2012

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With the start of a new semester many Cosumnes River College students make the inevitable trip to the financial aid office. “We have actually awarded more students this year to date than the same time last year,” said Financial Aid Supervisor Alice Kwong via email. As of July 1, 2012, new qualifications for the Federal...

CRC campus expansion to benefit students, community

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

September 20, 2012

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With all the ongoing construction throughout Cosumnes River College, visual enhancements are becoming apparent. “I’m very excited about the construction around the campus,” said CRC President Debbie Travis. “It indicates to me that we’re going to be able to serve our students and the community by having facilities...

Associated Students of Cosumnes River College provide voice for students

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

September 10, 2012

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The Associated Students of Cosumnes River College serve as the voice of the student body of the campus and operates under the direction of officers elected by the student body, according to the campus website. The Student Senate within the ASCRC, formerly known as the Associated Student Government, are advocates of the student...

Elected CRC student officials sworn into positions

Demitri Fellines, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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The newly elected officials of the Cosumnes River College Student Senate were sworn into their positions for the fall semester in front of family, friends and faculty in the Orchard room on April 25. During the campaigning for their position, each candidate had to get students around the CRC campus to sign a petition in o...

Students share thoughts on CSU admissions freeze

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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California State Universities are planning to cut enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year by 25,000 students by closing spring admissions for most of its campuses, according to an article on the CSU website. The California State University system announced new measures to save money on March 20, including a plan to cut ...

Financial aid changes set to impact students

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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More students are applying for financial aid, while less students are being awarded monetary help. In this time of budgetary crisis, financial aid eligibility is being revised. The Board of Governors Fee Waiver C is awarded to students who show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Aid. Currently, stud...

Student Success Task Force recommendations change enrollment priority

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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The California Community Colleges Chancellor's office began the process of implementing the 22 recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force, which were unanimously approved by the Board of Governors in January. The Task Force, which was created in 2011 with the goal of increasing success at California community...

Retired CRC physics professor dies

Retired CRC physics professor dies

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

May 2, 2012

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George “Jorge” Knott, former professor at CRC, died Sunday evening while swimming with a friend at...

Literary Series enhances academic success at CRC

Literary Series enhances academic success at CRC

April 18, 2012

Writers from different genre visited Cosumnes River College students and faculty, sharing their works....

CRC hosts its annual Gala fundraiser

CRC hosts its annual Gala fundraiser

April 18, 2012

The sound of jazz and the smell of wine filled the air on April 14 at Gala 2012, an annual fundraiser p...

Spring finals, summer session, fall semester and beyond at CRC

Spring finals, summer session, fall semester and beyond at CRC

April 18, 2012

It’s mid-April and students are already on the home stretch to summer vacation and planning for the fall...

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