LA VOZ NEWS

State law to eliminate English, mathematics prerequisites

Nazar Tymofyeyev, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018


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Major changes are coming to De Anza College’s curriculum thanks to Assembly Bill No. 705, proposed by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, and subsequently approved by Gov. Jerry Brown last Fall. The bill aims to maximize the probability of students entering and completing transfer-level coursework in English...

More cuts to Student Services budget mean less counsellor positions

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018


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The Student Services Planning and Budget team proposed a $1.043 million reduction for the ‘18-19 academic year, in accordance with the target reduction of $1.2 million to Student Services suggested by the Foothill-De Anza College District. Additional budget cuts were also requested to the counseling...

Faculty protests, student concerns raised at Foothill-De Anza Board meeting

Faculty protests, student concerns raised at Foothill-De Anza Board meeting

Matt Risko, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018


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The Foothill De-Anza Board of Trustees met for the last time in the quarter on June 11 where students and faculty voiced concerns about transparency issues surrounding budget cuts, early class cancellation and Cost of Living Adjustment. The meeting began with Bruce Swenson, president of the board,...

Updates : Vote of no confidence, Work-to-contract, early class cancellation

Updates : Vote of no confidence, Work-to-contract, early class cancellation

Genevieve Kolar, Christian Trujano, Editors

June 20, 2018


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Vote of no confidence: De Anza College’s Academic Senate endorsed a vote of no confidence in California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on June 4. The resolution would join those of approximately fifteen other community colleges in expressing lack of support for Oakley’s actions. Reas...

Tennis, paralegal studies, massage therapy face axe

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018


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The De Anza College administrative Viability Advisory Team recommended elimination for men’s and women’s tennis teams, paralegal studies and massage therapy during the June 5 Instruction Planning and Budget Team meeting. The music department’s associate of arts degree was also recommended for elimination. Programs...

De Anza accreditation reaffirmed

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018


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De Anza College’s accreditation was fully reaffirmed for the next seven years, according to an email from President Brian Murphy to faculty. De Anza received a shortened 18 month accreditation on January because the accreditation team listed three compliance requirements and suggested two recommendations,...

DASB endorses De Anza College democracy wall

Brittani Maher

June 12, 2018


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The DASB senate endorsed further steps for the construction of a democracy wall, a public board on which the community can share political views on campus. Details of the wall’s construction, including funding, are yet to be decided. Student trustee and VIDA representative Hayman Wong, 20, politic...

DASB: senators criticized for sexually explicit messages; vote ‘no confidence’ in state chancellor

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

June 11, 2018


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*Editor's note: La Voz has removed the names of the three senators implicated by Brandi Madison. A DASB senator on Wednesday, June 6 denounced the senate president and three other senators for sending sexually explicit material and profanity through a DASB senate business group chat. The senat...

De Anza College budget committees discuss vision, extent of future cuts

Stephanie Lam, Staff Reporter

June 5, 2018


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College Council approved the motion brought by IPBT to hire two new faculty members for the chemistry department at the May 24 College Council meeting. The council also approved the motion to eliminate vacancy positions in both the Japanese program and the library. The APBT went over the tier three...

DASB votes on subcommittee connecting faculty, students

DASB votes on subcommittee connecting faculty, students

Brittani Maher and Andrew Shinjo

June 4, 2018


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De Anza's Associated Student Body Senate established an ad hoc committee to plan a competition event between faculty and students on May 30. History professor Mylinh Pham proposed forming the 'Battle of the Dragons Committee' to raise school spirit and get students and faculty to interact more with...