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Student Success Task Force recommendations change enrollment priority

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under News

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...

Four CRC men’s tennis players advance to the playoffs

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College men’s tennis team may have ended its season on March 20 with a 9-0 loss to Fresno City College, but four individual players from the team have advanced to the playoffs. By competing in the Big 8 Conference Tournament on April 17, sophomores Brandon McCarthy, Ronnie Cabanayan and Andy Vo, as well...

Annual career fair allows students at CRC to network with professionals

Annual career fair allows students at CRC to network with professionals

April 18, 2012

Before Edebiri founded the I Am Happy organization, he remembers how an economic recession in 2009 caus...

Los Rios union leader presents lecture on state of California community colleges

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

March 28, 2012

Filed under News

Los Rios College Federation of Teachers President Dean Murakami held a faculty forum on the current financial status of the Los Rios district amid recent budget cuts on March 28. He also provided a future outlook on what mid-year cuts may occur, pending state legislation. The presentation also took place at the three other...

Editorial: March for higher education not a productive solution

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

March 15, 2012

Filed under Editorials, Opinion

More than 10,000 students and demonstrators marched to the state Capitol on March 5 to protest the ongoing cuts to education. Speakers blasted lawmakers and demanded funding for colleges. The fourth annual March in March for Higher Education took place in the midst of yet another fiscal crisis. California Community Colleges...

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...

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

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

Filed under News

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...

Student Success Task Force recommendations make “good policy sense”

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 8, 2012

Filed under News

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...

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

History professor awarded for raising genocidal awareness

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

February 1, 2012

Filed under News

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

Opinion: State of the Union address fails to examine real problems

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

January 30, 2012

Filed under Opinion

Amidst a deep uncertainty over his presidency, growing concerns over the economy and domestic issues and a declining approval rating, President Barack Obama delivered his third and potentially final State of the Union address on Jan. 24 in front of a divided Congress. Obama delivered the speech with the same can-do attitude that ...

Women’s soccer eliminated from playoffs after losing to Fresno City College

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

November 30, 2011

Filed under Sports

The Cosumnes River College women’s soccer team ended its season on Nov. 22 after losing in the second round of the playoffs to the Fresno City College Rams. Despite a late goal by CRC freshman forward Katie Ulan, the Rams would eventually tie the game in the second half. The match went into stoppage time and Fresno would score t...

Panthers maul Hawks in annual tournament

Panthers maul Hawks in annual tournament

November 17, 2011

Led by experienced sophomores and hoping to start the season off on a high note, the Cosumnes River ...

Men’s soccer misses playoffs for first time since 2007

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

November 16, 2011

Filed under Sports

The men’s soccer team finished its season on Nov. 11 against the San Joaquin Delta College Mustangs, losing 1-0. The game was the fifth straight that the Hawks failed to win. They slipped to 8-9-3 and narrowly missed the playoffs. “As a squad we fought hard together,” said freshman goalkeeper Demitri Fellines. “There...

Coldplay delivers feel-good album

Coldplay delivers feel-good album

November 1, 2011

Coldplay’s fifth studio album “Mylo Xyloto” was officially released on Oct. 24, and in their traditional...

Men’s soccer loses crucial home game

Men’s soccer loses crucial home game

October 28, 2011

The men’s soccer team suffered their third straight home loss on Oct. 26, losing 2-1 against the Lassen...

Raiders’ owner remembered by students and staff

Imran Majid, Connection staff

October 19, 2011

Filed under Sports

When the Oakland Raiders secured their victory over the Houston Texans on Oct. 9, a day after the death of their controversial owner Al Davis, a bittersweet celebration ensued for the franchise. After safety Michael Huff intercepted a pass in the red zone on the final play, Raiders head coach Hue Jackson fell to his knees...

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