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Freshmen Seminar among resources available to prepare students for college

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

September 23, 2012

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Every year, thousands of freshmen stumble onto community college campuses without a solid plan of attack. Students who enter community college without an idea of what they want to do can find themselves stuck for a handful of years taking classes that they don’t need. This brings up the issue of how high school students...

Schubert’s One Book bioethics lecture covers informed consent

Schubert’s One Book bioethics lecture covers informed consent

September 23, 2012

Cosumnes River College philosophy Professor Rick Schubert gave a lecture on bioethics in relation to...

Financial aid awards rise in numbers, Pell Grant qualifications change

Alex Mosqueda, Connection Staff

September 22, 2012

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With the start of a new semester many Cosumnes River College students make the inevitable trip to the financial aid office. “We have actually awarded more students this year to date than the same time last year,” said Financial Aid Supervisor Alice Kwong via email. As of July 1, 2012, new qualifications for the Federal...

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...

Students share thoughts on CSU admissions freeze

Takara Campbell, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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California State Universities are planning to cut enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year by 25,000 students by closing spring admissions for most of its campuses, according to an article on the CSU website. The California State University system announced new measures to save money on March 20, including a plan to cut ...

Financial aid changes set to impact students

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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More students are applying for financial aid, while less students are being awarded monetary help. In this time of budgetary crisis, financial aid eligibility is being revised. The Board of Governors Fee Waiver C is awarded to students who show financial need through the Free Application for Federal Aid. Currently, stud...

Student Success Task Force recommendations change enrollment priority

Imran Majid, Connection Staff

May 4, 2012

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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...

Sister to sister brings women together on CRC campus

Ashley Boucher, Connection Staff

April 18, 2012

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As communications professor Colette Harris-Mathews holds a small meditation book in her hands, she reads a passage. “What does it mean to be alone? To be lonely?” Harris-Mathews says, summarizing the passage to a group of women gathered inside the classroom. The passage becomes a discussion for the seven women. A person...

Literary Series enhances academic success at CRC

Literary Series enhances academic success at CRC

April 18, 2012

Writers from different genre visited Cosumnes River College students and faculty, sharing their works....

CRC hosts its annual Gala fundraiser

CRC hosts its annual Gala fundraiser

April 18, 2012

The sound of jazz and the smell of wine filled the air on April 14 at Gala 2012, an annual fundraiser p...

Students support Middle Class Scholarship Act at CRC

Cody Durham, Connection Staff

April 18, 2012

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A new scholarship proposal is aimed to keep the cost of college affordable for middle-income families by eliminating out-of-state corporate spending. Proposed by California Assembly Speaker John Perez, the Middle Class Scholarship Act would reduce tuition at California’s public colleges, making it affordable for middle-c...

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

Prop 8 appeal has people talking

March 1, 2012

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 on Feb. 9 that California’s Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. In the 2008 general election,...

Former CRC President passes away

Stephan Starnes, Connection Staff

February 29, 2012

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The longest serving Cosumnes River College President, who served from 1984 to 1995, passed away at the age of 72 on Feb. 17. Dr. Marc Hall had been the executive vice chancellor of the Los Rios Community College District when he became the CRC’s interim president, before the position was made official, according to an ...

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