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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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