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De Anza’s Students for Justice want police accountability, District Vice Chancellor wants more trust

De Anza’s Students for Justice want police accountability, District Vice Chancellor wants more trust

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Students for Justice, a civil rights activist group at De Anza College, are advocating for a board to hold police accountable as police conduct raises safety concerns among students and faculty. During the Academic Senate meeting on June 5, District Vice Chancellor of Finance Kevin McElroy, who is...

Final DASB Senate meeting canceled: Lack of quorum

Vaibhav Vijaykar, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
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The second DASB Senate meeting in three weeks was canceled, this time due to a lack of quorum. Not enough senators showed up for the final planned meeting on Wednesday, June 14. There will be an emergency DASB Senate meeting next week on Wednesday, June 21 to resolve some action items, including an...

Four arrests on De Anza campus this quarter

Four arrests on De Anza campus this quarter

Andrew Pouliot, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
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Campus police have made four arrests on the De Anza College campus in spring quarter, three of which were drug-related. Three additional arrests were also made on Foothill’s campus, according to the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police. Despite the legalization of marijuana in the...

Affordable housing crisis makes progress in Assembly

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
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Affordable housing has become a major crisis in California over the years. With housing production not keeping up with job growth, price are rising sky-high, and the middle class is struggling to keep up. Recently, Google announced its intentions to expand around downtown San Jose’s Diridon Station,...

Agenda planning dominates DASB Senate meeting amid lack of progress this quarter

Agenda planning dominates DASB Senate meeting amid lack of progress this quarter

Audrey Marques, Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017
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DASB Senators discussed the process of planning meetings and setting agenda items at their meeting on Wednesday, June 7. President Dylan Kim was not in attendance due to an emergency situation. The prior planned meeting on May 31 was canceled by Kim, who claimed there were no agenda items. Senator...

Flint Garage construction to finish by Fall

Flint Garage construction to finish by Fall

Vaibhav Vijaykar, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
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The Flint Parking Garage at De Anza College is expected to finish renovations on schedule and be open for the Fall quarter. The renovations included necessary seismic upgrades for the structure, and began in the 2016 Fall quarter. “The garage is still slated to be open for Fall quarter and would...

DASB Senate meeting axed on president’s whim

Karan Abrol, Campus Life Editor
June 5, 2017
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DASB Senate President Dylan Kim cancelled the DASB Senate meeting for Wednesday, May 31, through a Facebook group message the Monday prior. “Unfortunately President Kim decided there was no need for a meeting this week,” Student Trustee Elias Kamal said. “I’m guessing we did not have any...

DASB Senate searches for revenue drop solutions

DASB Senate searches for revenue drop solutions

Ana Acosta, Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017
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DASB Senators will likely create an ad-hoc committee after discussing ways to increase revenue on Wednesday, March 24. DASB withdrew $55,000 from the reserve fund to balance the 2016-2017 budget. The DASB budget is currently losing revenue due to low enrollment at De Anza, a problem that Senator Ruby...

De Anza College students claim victory in Eco-Pass battle

De Anza College students claim victory in Eco-Pass battle

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
June 2, 2017
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The VTA board voted to raise the community college Eco-Pass fee to only $20 and keep it at that price for the next four years, following months of lobbying by De Anza College student activists. VTA’s original proposal was to raise the fee up to $40 in chunks of $5 per year. Over 30 students attended...

De Anza administration absent in Eco-Pass fight

De Anza administration absent in Eco-Pass fight

Kunal Mehta, News Editor
June 2, 2017
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VTA board members questioned the lack of attendance and communication from De Anza College administration during Thursday’s board meeting. VTA Deputy Director Finance & Budget, Ali Hudda, said that they had emailed the De Anza Eco-Pass coordinator Dennis Shannakian twice, but never received...