La Voz News

DASB approves major expenditure

DASB approves major expenditure

Mayer Adelberg, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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DASB senate approved a $5,000 expenditure for Umoja, a college success program for African-American students, at their Wednesday, Oct. 3 meeting. Following a 55-minute presentation by student representatives from Umoja, senate members voted 12-0 with four abstentions to approve the funds for student...

Former DASB President removed from office, details unknown

Christian Trujano and Mayer Adelberg

October 6, 2018


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Former DASB senate President Khaled Haq was removed from his position three weeks before the start of the quarter according to an interview with former vice president, and now acting president, Carolyn Nguyen with La Voz after the first senate meeting on Oct. 3. The details as to why he was removed are sti...

Transportation, food, housing big issues for De Anza students

Transportation, food, housing big issues for De Anza students

Stephanie Lam, Campus Beat Editor

October 2, 2018


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De Anza College students self-reported high levels of basic needs insecurities in a study conducted by the De Anza College Office of Institutional Research and Planning released on June 18. Out of 2,021 responses, 60 percent of students indicated transportation insecurity, 58 percent in food ...

Update on myPortal

Update on myPortal

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2018


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The Foothill - De Anza Community College district released a newly updated portal on Tuesday, Sept. 4. Everything is placed onto an “Apps” page and allows users to personalize their portal using a new drag and drop feature. It also allows users to search for whatever service or app they need, ...

Budget cuts to custodial positions may reduce De Anza’s cleanliness

Simone Clay, Staff Reporter

July 7, 2018


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De Anza College will lose custodial and grounds positions affecting overall cleanliness on campus, according to members of the Administrative Services Planning and Budget Team. The APPA-U is the body charged with assessing campus cleanliness. De Anza's campus is currently at an APPA-U level of four...

IPBT will look at layoffs for future decisions, program cuts to also carry over in fall

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 28, 2018


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Plans determining which De Anza College programs will be referred for Viability studies will continue into fall. The De Anza Instructional Planning Budget Team did not reach its goal cutting the $4.6 million this quarter, leaving $2.4 million left to cut, the team decided at a June 19 meeting. Two...

Work-to-contract ends, faculty to attend graduation

Work-to-contract ends, faculty to attend graduation

Christian Trujano, News Editor

June 24, 2018


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Faculty will attend graduation following the end of the work-to-contract job action on June 20. Negotiators from the Foothill-De Anza district and the Faculty Association reached a two-year agreement for a one-time, five percent salary increase for full- time faculty and an increase compensation for...

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...

Cuts to Student Services budget mean fewer counselor 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,...