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De Anza mourns chemistry instructor

De Anza mourns chemistry instructor

Bryce Druzin and Bryce Druzin

February 22, 2012


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Chemistry instructor Charles Hiebert's love of chemistry was apparent to students, faculty and his family alike. "He'd try to teach us as much as he could in an hour's time," chemistry major Thomas Le, 17, said, "and we'd all just sit there and soak it in." Hiebert died unexpectedly of heart disease on th...

Financial aid head to retire

Financial aid head to retire

Alicia Rivera

February 22, 2012


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After working at De Anza College for 35 years, financial aid director Cindy Castillo is retiring this March. Castillo arrived at De Anza in 1977, landing a job partly thanks to Spanish-language skills which allowed her to assist the many Chilean refugees arriving in the Silicon Valley following Augo...

Foothill community mourns death of EMT director

Foothill community mourns death of EMT director

Brenda Norrie

February 9, 2012


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Foothill EMT and Paramedics programs director Mary Green died on Jan. 26 at 41 following a five year battle with cancer. Emergency medical and paramedic program coordinator Charlie McKellar said students respected Green because she put their interests first. He credited Green with the EMTP program's n...

Accreditation, Onizuka highlights of Feb. 6 board of trustees meeting

Bryce Druzin

February 9, 2012


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De Anza and Foothill College presidents briefed the district board of trustees on receiving formal notification of their schools' accreditation renewal by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges at a meeting Feb. 6. De Anza president Brian Murphy expressed some displeasure with th...

Students testify in Sacramento

Leila Forouhi

February 9, 2012


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Students, faculty and college representatives filled the state Capitol on Jan. 31 to testify to a joint assembly and senate education committee that was hearing the Student Success Task Force recommendations. Former DASB senator and current De Anza College student Ali Masood skipped class to attend the...

Foothill community mourns death of football head coach

Foothill community mourns death of football head coach

Brenda Norrie

February 9, 2012


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Foothill head football coach Doug Boyett died unexpectedly on Friday, Jan. 27, at 52. "Coach B, who we called ‘Dougie,' was a man who always wanted to see his players succeed on and off the field," football player Matt Steele said in an email. "He would do anything in his power to get the sopho...

DASB doles out budget funds, Euphrat spared

DASB doles out budget funds, Euphrat spared

Bryce Druzin

February 9, 2012


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Represenatatives of various De Anza College programs came to pay their respects and plead their cases to the DASB senate Feb. 8 before the senate decided on the final 2012-13 budget allocations. More than 20 people, many with colorful signs, showed up to support the Euphrat Museum of Art. The finan...

De Anza’s track and field ready for repairs

De Anza’s track and field ready for repairs

Brenda Norrie

February 3, 2012


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De Anza College's damaged running track and football field will close in late February  for renovations that will cost an estimated $6 million. The new sports complex designed by Verde Design Inc. will include a nine-lane track, an artificial turf field for football and soccer, an area with re...

CAOS program scheduled for 2013 closure

Nandia Banchik

February 3, 2012


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De Anza College's Computer Applications and Operating System will shut down because of budget cuts, with the tentative shutdown date being spring quarter of 2013. Academic Senate President Karen Chow said no final decisions have been made but that the action has been discussed for several years. ...

Student says disability fakers stole cell phone

Bryce Druzin

February 3, 2012


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A student reported having her cell phone stolen on Jan. 18 by two men pretending to be mentally disabled. Masayo Takayama Sa, who is studying Chinese, said she was walking to the library around 6:30 pm when she was approached by two men outside the Student Services building who asked to borrow her c...