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

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

Genevieve Kolar and Christian Trujano

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 ax

Tennis, paralegal studies, massage therapy face ax

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...

Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Center sent to viability review

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018


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De Anza’s Instructional Planning and Budget Team voted to send the Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Center community education program for viability review on May 22 and voted to request hiring an additional chemistry instructor to meet student demand. The Wellness Center sells memberships to students...

DASB discusses changes to office policy

Lorie Anne Reyes and Andrew Shinjo

June 4, 2018


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The DASB senate discussed changes to their office policy on May 23, with  office policy proposals to restrict access to the senate office  met with criticism by former senators. Chair of Administration Royce Gunawan, 18 business economics major, presented changes made to the senate office. The...

Job action threatens committees, graduation attendance

Rebecca Arnone, Staff Reporter

June 4, 2018


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The Foothill-De Anza faculty enters its third week in a dispute with district adminstrators over the allocation of a cost of living adjustment. May 21 was the first day of a work-to-contract job action wherein the faculty are doing the minimum contractual obligations of their jobs, which means no unco...