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CRC’s 2012 Health Resource Fair successfully raises awareness

Jonathan Rich, Connection Staff

September 24, 2012

Filed under Features

Over a year in planning, the cooperation of over 40 different agencies came together with one woman’s idea to spread awareness and education to students on health and welfare. Carmella Henderson, Cosumnes River College peer health educator, is that woman and the host of the CRC Fall 2012 Health Resource Fair held at the...

Associated Students of Cosumnes River College provide voice for students

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

September 10, 2012

Filed under News

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...

Women’s soccer looks to attack their way to a championship

Women’s soccer looks to attack their way to a championship

August 27, 2012

Last year’s women's soccer team finished its season with a loss to Fresno City College in the second...

Los Rios Chancellor meets with CRC students to discuss Santa Monica College proposal

Los Rios Chancellor meets with CRC students to discuss Santa Monica College proposal

April 18, 2012

As the recent problems concerning tuition increases and budget cuts continue to grow in community co...

California community colleges chancellor announces retirement

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Filed under News

After a 58-year career in higher education and public service, California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott announced on March 6 that he will be retiring from his position on Sept. 1. “I have greatly enjoyed my work since becoming chancellor on January 1, 2009,” said Scott in a statement sent statewide to all community...

Community colleges face ‘February Surprise’ budget crisis

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

March 14, 2012

Filed under News

The community college system in California is already in the midst of a budget crisis, and now they’re facing an additional $149 million in cuts part way through the semester. The unexpected mid-year cuts come after property taxes and student enrollment revenues were lower than expected, according to the Community College...

Colleges set to rally against budget cuts in higher education

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

Filed under News

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 ...

Chancellor bids fond farewell

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Filed under News

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

Filed under News

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...

Split Decision: Pro – Colleges need to be held accountable

Split Decision: Pro – Colleges need to be held accountable

November 2, 2011

It is recommended that colleges be rewarded for reducing dropouts and penalized if they fail to do so,...

Split Decision: Con – Societal pressures lead to dropouts

Split Decision: Con – Societal pressures lead to dropouts

November 2, 2011

The idea that community colleges should be rewarded or punished for anything is outlandish. When talking...

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

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

Filed under News

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,...

Editorial: External factors not considered with cuts to California colleges

Editorial Staff

September 15, 2011

Filed under Opinion

For the past few years, money has been a primary topic of discussion for educational institutions. This is no surprise, seeing as California is currently in a $375 billion deficit, according to usdebtclock.org. Every sector of the state’s economy has been forced to look over its financial records and determine how and where...

Students speak up about tuition increases

Johny Garcia, Connection Staff

September 11, 2011

Filed under News, Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bcKdn8zzWs

Colleges earn new grant designed to ease transfers

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

September 7, 2011

Filed under News

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...

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