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Gov. Jerry Brown signs California Senate Bills for free textbooks

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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The government wants to help students get free textbooks for their classes. Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 1052 and 1053 on Sept 27., two bills which place into motion a project that will “establish development of open source digital textbooks for 50 lower division courses which students can electronically...

California Community Colleges’ budget hinges on Proposition 30

Editorial Staff

September 27, 2012

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California Community Colleges will cut $338 million in the event that Proposition 30 fails to pass in the November election, CCC Acting Chancellor Erik Skinner said during a conference call held for student newspapers on Sept. 26. Proposition 30 calls for a raise in sales tax by one-fourth of a cent for four years and an...

Repeatability legislation to limit retaking classes in June

Josh Slowiczek, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Thinking about re-taking one of your favorite classes? Well you should consider taking it this coming spring because as of June 1, the repeatability of certain courses will no longer be permitted in the Los Rios district. Repeatability of active participation courses, such as classes in physical education, visual arts, performing...

Associated Students of Cosumnes River College provide voice for students

Scott Redmond, Connection Staff

September 10, 2012

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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...

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...

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

Jon Gallenstein, Connection Staff

October 6, 2011

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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,...

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