La Voz News

Assembly bill 897 to increase part-time professor hours

Abhiram Rishi Prattipati, Staff Reporter

June 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Board of Trustees considers future of Flint Center

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2019

Judy Miner, Foothill-De Anza District Chancellor, presented three options to maintain, close or replace the Flint Center at the May 15 DASB senate meeting. The three options came from the Board of Trustees after reviewing an assessment report. “The Board of Trustees will be deciding from three option...

Cal Grant Reform Act removes barriers to debt-free college

Bryan Vo, Staff Reporter

May 31, 2019

California assembly members introduced Assembly Bill 1314 to promote debt-free college. The bill, known as the Cal Grant Reform Act, would revise Cal Grants to cover summer tuition and remove or reduce access barriers such as age restrictions, time out of high school and documentation status. Gra...

Admission policies revisited for young students, students facing expulsion

Mehek Kapur, Staff Reporter

May 28, 2019

The De Anza College academic senate discussed the possibility of allowing younger high school students to enroll and admitting students who have been expelled or are undergoing expulsion charges at the May 6 meeting. The senate discussed these prospects in light of district updates to Admin Policy...

Bill allowing student to skip remedial classes raises concerns

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2019

The Equity Office sponsored the Students and Faculty Voices event for De Anza College community to discuss the outcomes and implementation of Assembly Bill 705. AB 705 allows students to register in transfer level courses such as calculus, statistics and EWRT 1A without any placement tests. Ac...