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Sacramento City Council approves arena financing proposal

Sacramento City Council approves arena financing proposal

March 14, 2012

The Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 on March 6 in favor of a nonbinding term sheet to finance a new...

Student Government restructured after district-wide request

Demitri Fellines, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

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Effective May 31, the Associated Student Government will become the Associated Students of Cosumnes River College, after two and half years of planning. Other changes in its structure will be added to the ballot during this year’s spring elections. “The Clubs and Events Board and Student Senate are now two components of the...

Sacramento City College to bring awareness to LGBT issues

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

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The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Friendly Campus Project will hold the first ever LGBT district-wide conference at Sacramento City College on March 16. The meeting will be held in the Student and Cultural Awareness Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. According to the event’s flier, the conference will bring together...

Thousands march in protest of cuts to higher education

Thousands march in protest of cuts to higher education

March 8, 2012

Thousands of California students and citizens marched in front of the state Capital on March 5 in protest...

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

March 1, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Feb. 9 that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. In the 2008 general election,...

Response to extensive construction and upgrades on campus mostly positive

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

March 1, 2012

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Cosumnes River College has multiple ongoing construction projects spread throughout the campus. The goals of the construction projects are to “expand and improve constructional space, add parking spaces and improve access to facilities for all staff and students, including those with mobility challenges,” said Public...

Colleges set to rally against budget cuts in higher education

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

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California community colleges and universities are coming together on March 5 for the March in March for Higher Education event to protest against public school budget cuts, according to the event’s website. The protest is a student-driven mass event held annually for the last three years. This year’s march will begin ...

Obama’s budget proposal includes expanding business partnerships at community colleges

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

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As part of 2012-2013 budget summary, President Barack Obama proposed spending $8 billion on job training programs at community colleges over the next three years, according to Inside Higher Ed. The funds will build on current job training programs, allow community colleges to train workers in technical and manufacturing fie...

Former CRC President passes away

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

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The longest serving Cosumnes River College President, who served from 1984 to 1995, passed away at the age of 72 on Feb. 17. Dr. Marc Hall had been the executive vice chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District when he became the CRC’s interim president, before the position was made official, according to an ...

Student Success Task Force recommendations make “good policy sense”

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

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California’s Community Colleges Board of Governors unanimously voted in favor of adopting the 22 recommendations made by the Student Success Task Force on Jan. 9, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. The SSTF final report, which will be sent to the state legislature f...

Freshman seminar promotes college success

Freshman seminar promotes college success

February 8, 2012

The bright, low-ceilinged classroom buzzes with discussion. Small groups of students huddle together a...

Chancellor bids fond farewell

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

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After serving the Los Rios Community College District for more than a decade, Chancellor Brice Harris announced on Jan. 12 his plans for retirement at the end of August. “Dr. Harris’ retirement will be a great loss to the Los Rios Community College District,” said Markus Geissler, professor of computer information sc...

Black History Month celebrates Black women in American history

Zachary Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

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Cosumnes River College kicked off its Black History Month celebration in the Recital Hall in front of a crowd of more than 100 people on Feb. 1.The crowd also sang along to “Lift Every Voice” by James Weldon Johnson and listened to a speech by CRC President Dr. Debbie Travis.“I am very pleased to be able to have this cele...

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 1, 2012

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Cosumnes River College awarded the Crystal Apple Award to history professor Mathilde Mukantabana at its...

Gov. Brown’s tax proposal affects students

Vince Schwede, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

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In the State of the State address on Jan. 18, Gov. Jerry Brown proposed tax increases as a way to balance the state’s budget and prevent deeper cuts in education. The address was part of his campaign to put the tax measure on the November ballot. “Putting our fiscal house in order is good stewardship, and it helps to ...

Students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

Students and staff celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

January 22, 2012

Over 300 people gathered on Jan. 19 in the Recital Hall at Cosumnes River College to celebrate the life...

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

December 5, 2011

The Legislative Analyst’s Office announced that the state’s General Fund revenues and transfers would...

Students speak out about disabilities

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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Reading backwards and having no feeling in his legs is an everyday challenge for Tracy Gilkerson, a 38-year-old student at Cosumnes River College. He cannot be categorized and he does not want anyone’s help to achieve his goal to be a journalist. At age 8 Gilkerson was petting a horse when the horse got out of control and...

Finals week riddled with unhealthy foods

Tiffany DeLeon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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The pressure of finals week is coming and so are the caffeine crashes. Students will soon be taking trips to late night coffee shops and pulling all-nighters to study. So how do you get through this week without crashing in class? According to an article in Healthy Living, McDonalds is not the way to go. The hotcakes...

New film in series explores drug abuse

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

December 3, 2011

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This fall semester, Cosumnes River College’s Social Responsibility Committee is hosting a film series—You Are What You Eat: Pharmaceuticals. Documentaries already shown in the series were “Dangerous Prescription,” and “Money Talks: Profits before patient safety.” More recently on Nov. 15 the documentary “Generation...

New study rooms in library and more ‘in the works’

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

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The Cosumnes River College library recently opened study rooms for students. “The study rooms are a place for group study,” said Andi Adkins, a CRC librarian. These rooms are designed for students working in large groups. “Students enjoy their privacy. These rooms are a nice place to go and have a discussion,”...

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