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Police arrest suspect for armed robbery on campus

Christina Salomon, Connection Staff

October 18, 2011

The male suspect of an armed robbery on campus Monday evening is in custody, according to a campus press release. A 20-year-old Cosumnes River College student was walking out to his car in parking lot A when he was threatened with a knife and asked to hand over his iPod Touch in hand, Police Capt. Cheryl Sears said. The...

Disability Awareness Week returns to campus

Ivette Naranjo, Connection Staff

October 17, 2011

Every October since 2007, Cosumnes River College has celebrated Disability Awareness Week and this year it will continue, on Oct. 17. Students In Free Enterprise are partnering with Disability Support Programs & Services said they are partnering to host the event in order to inform people about disabilities. “Holding...

Occupy Sacramento Protests Continue Despite Arrests

Johny Garcia & Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 8, 2011

Students and citizens gathered in Cesar Chavez Park to continue to protest the wealth gap in America on Oct. 7. The protest was based on the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York, which is an ongoing movement to “end the corruption of our democracy,” according to a page on Adbusters, a not-for-profit activist site. Pr...

Campus works to meet Gov. Brown’s green goal

Tammi Kolesinski, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

In his efforts to promote a national Clean Energy Standard, California Gov. Jerry Brown attended the “National Clean Energy Summit 4.0: The Future of Energy” in Las Vegas on Aug. 30 alongside many notable environmental supporters. The Center for American Progress, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and several other...

New ‘three strikes’ course policy to be implemented at community colleges

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Students only have three chances to pass their classes after a recent policy change. These changes are going into effect at the start of the summer 2012 term, according to the changes made to Barclays Official California Code of Regulations, specifically to Title 5, education. Currently, students are limited to seven times,...

Campus smoking policy has students divided

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Since the beginning of the semester, students who light up have been asked to move into designated smoking zones. The new smoking policy was put into place by the Smoking Guidelines Implementation Task Group. The rule for smoking 30 feet from any building has been changed to allow smoking in designated areas only, according...

Veterans adjust to campus life

Veterans adjust to campus life

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Waking up in America is different for two veterans on the Cosumnes River College campus, Justin Henry...

Campus police investigate sexual assault

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

September 28, 2011

Campus police are investigating the suspected sexual assault of a woman on campus, according to a campus press release. At approximately 8 p.m. on Sept. 22, “the suspect, an unknown black male adult, approached a female adult and asked her for a cigarette in the Business Family Science Building breezeway. After striking...

Students speak up about tuition increases

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

September 11, 2011

Colleges earn new grant designed to ease transfers

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

September 7, 2011

Despite an increase in unit fees, the removal of hundreds of courses and other budget cuts, California’s higher education still ranks among the highest in the nation, according to the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. And in late July, they received some good news in the form of a grant. Thousands of commun...

Future Winn Center set to be a “model for environmental design”

Holly Sanderson, Connection Staff

September 1, 2011

Anticipation grew among faculty as the construction of the Winn Center, Cosumnes River College’s new, energy-efficient addition to the campus, is possibly set to break ground in November, Public Information Officer Kristie West said. Completion of the center is expected by mid-2013, but dates have been subject to change...

Smaller class sizes means smaller lines

Smaller class sizes means smaller lines

August 29, 2011

From parking permits to financial aid, the first week of school often comes with the price of standing i...

Third most expensive state weighs down students

Third most expensive state weighs down students

August 29, 2011

Many things are taken into consideration when you’re looking at the cost of living. Rent, food, gas, ...

Students in ESL courses at greater risk from cuts

Dorian Love, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

When enrollment begins, students can often select from an array of classes. However, for students who are taking English as a Second Language many options are limited. California's economic slump has forced many state universities and community colleges to reduce their classes. Professor Sandra Carter, who teaches ESL, said...

Graduates and administrators prepare for ceremony

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

Cosumnes River College's stadium is going to be filled with family members, faculties and administrators congratulating this year's graduate for their dedicated completion of collegiate work, on May 18. The 535 students that will be participating at the event will have their picture taken and an opportunity to shake the chancellor...

Campus outreach program continues to hurt

Daniel Newport, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services, or EOP&S, has already been feeling the effects of the "all-cuts mentality" of the state of California. The EOP&S program, coordinated by Kathy F. Degn, is an academic support program that helps students "who have the potential to be successful but just need a little...

Vice President Yamamura: ‘we face unpleasant choices’

Branden Wiens, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

As students prepare to wrap up the spring semester, the summer and fall semesters loom. Many students opt to take summer courses to quicken the transfer process and lighten their course load for the fall and spring. However, with the budget cuts seeming inevitable, administrators are forced to assess and determine the least...

College community prepares for the fall

Carlo Dela Cruz, Connection Staff

May 6, 2011

With Cosumnes River College nearing this year's fall semester, students faculty expressed concern as well as their plans to prepare for changes to be in effect. Announced during the spring 2011 semester, all future full semesters would require students attending to pay a total of $36 per unit as opposed to the original $26....

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