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CRC community celebrates new facility

Britni Alford, Connection Staff

October 30, 2012

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Despite the cold weather, more than 50 Cosumnes River College staff members, students and other community members came together for the dedication of CRC’s Northeast Technological Building on Oct. 25. Those who attended were welcomed with coffee, muffins, pastries and bottled water. Guests were also welcomed by CRC st...

Community Colleges of California choose new Chancellor

Osay Ogbebor, Connection Staff

October 8, 2012

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Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Dr. Brice Harris was named the 15th California Community Colleges Chancellor on Sept. 26 by the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. He will be responsible for leading the 72 districts in California and representing the 112 community colleges, the largest...

Gov. Jerry Brown signs act to strengthen community college student success

Ariel Hevesi, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Student Success Act of 2012 on Sept. 27 to initiate superior student education and strengthen tomorrows workforce, according to a press release from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Brown plans to provide a path for college students that was previously missing before the...

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...

Dr. Brice Harris named California Community College Chancellor

Zach Hannigan, Connection Staff

September 27, 2012

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Former Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brice Harris was unanimously selected by the Board of Governors today to serve as the 15th chancellor of the California Community College system. Harris is now in charge of a 112-college system, the largest system of higher education in the country. “Brice Harris is t...

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...

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

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

March 29, 2012

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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...

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...

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

Los Rios will not make mid-year adjustments

December 5, 2011

The Legislative Analyst’s Office announced that the state’s General Fund revenues and transfers would...

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