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Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees votes to demolish Flint Center, rebuild new facility

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees votes to demolish Flint Center, rebuild new facility

Ethan Bennett, News Editor

June 16, 2019


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The Flint Center will be torn down but the future of the site is up for grabs. At an emotion-packed Foothill-De Anza board of trustees meeting on June 10, community members and students from both colleges debated the site’s future. But the discussion was about more than just a building. Speakers from around the...

De Anza College psychological services to relocate, expand staff

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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The De Anza College psychological services department will face significant changes including finding new staff, locations and ways to assist the increasingly large number of student appointments the office receives per day. After sharing space with veteran services, the psychological services office...

Misuse of prescription stimulants prevalent among De Anza College students

Don Le, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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A group of De Anza College student researchers found that 10% of surveyed students misused a prescription stimulant used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or narcolepsy. Daniel Ju, Annabel Koh, Peter Pham and Andrae Ladores conducted research and surveyed 308 students on campus on their use of pres...

Assembly bill 897 to increase part-time professor hours

Abhiram Prattipati, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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De Anza College’s Academic Senate debated a resolution to increase the maximum amount of hours a part-time professor can teach from 60-67% of a full-time professor’s hours to 80-85% at the March 11 meeting. The resolution in support of Assembly Bill 897 received six votes in favor, six votes in...

De Anza College named 2019 Sustainability Champion

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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The city of Cupertino honored De Anza College on May 30, naming it a 2019 Sustainability Champion for efforts in preserving the environment and being self-sustained. Different parts of De Anza helped contribute to this award including the custodial operations and the Kirsch Center. Manny DaSilva, mana...

Foothill-De Anza chancellor’s office to conduct search for new De Anza College president

Yoorim Cho, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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The Foothill-De Anza chancellor’s office and an appointed hiring committee will conduct the search for a new De Anza College president beginning fall quarter. Candidates and criteria for the president have not been decided yet. During Fall 2019 and Winter 2020, the chancellor’s office will hire a consultant,...

DASB senate to publish newsletter, use time cards next academic year

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019


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The DASB senate presented goals for the next academic year, including publishing a DASB newsletter, at the June 10 meeting. “I feel La Voz brings the worst of us to the public, so I feel having our own voices out to the public will be useful for us,” said DASB senator Allison Shevtsov. “We...

Shared governance meetings require DASB senator participation, guidance

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019


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Acting DASB Vice President and president-elect Shelly Michael said DASB senators have a responsibility to attend shared governance meetings. At the May 13 academic senate meeting, Foothill-De Anza Student Trustee Genevieve Kolar and Inter Club Council Chairperson Rex Zhang presented a document titl...

De Anza College cuts down campus’ largest redwood tree

De Anza College cuts down campus’ largest redwood tree

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

June 10, 2019


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De Anza College cut down one of the campus’ largest Coast Redwood trees due to severe drought stress. The tree did not obtain enough water to survive on campus, said Sally Gore, executive assistant of college operations. “The Coast Redwood gets most of its water from fog mist through the openings on t...