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Jill Biden hosts first White House summit on community colleges

Jill Biden hosts first White House summit on community colleges

William Ferguson

October 7, 2010


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The first White House Summit on Community Colleges took place Oct. 5, hosted by Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden at President Barack Obama's request.  The summit scheduled representatives from communities across the nation, as well as leaders from the private sector and philanthropic organizations. "[The] summit is...

Governor Decriminalization Marijuana in California

Vince Cestone, Staff Writer

October 6, 2010


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Governor Schwarzenegger signed a Sept. 30 bill that reduced the punishment of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana from a misdemeanor to a maximum $100 fine. According to Senate Bill 1449, Californians who carry less than an ounce of marijuana will only face an infraction equal to that of a...

De Anza students discuss state-wide political changes

David Byars

October 5, 2010


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De Anza College hosted a summit on education and the November ballot measures on Oct. 2 in the Hinson Center. Local politicians, organizers, experts and students gathered to discuss community and statewide issues related to California government. The American Leadership Forum, California Forward, an...

New Public Transit Opportunities

Vince Cestone

October 5, 2010


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    Red tape delays eco pass Last year the stand party called for the VTA to strike a deal with the De Anza district that would provide year long Eco Passes for each DA student. On top of that the VTA plans to create a new Bus Rapid Transit line that would make a trip from Eastridge mall, to ...

Gubernatorial candidates square off in first of three debates

Duncan J. Cook

October 5, 2010


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Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman engaged in the first of three scheduled debates for the 2010 California gubernatorial election. The debate aired live from UC Davis at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28. Brown and Whitman responded to questions from a panel of three journalists during the hour. The candidates agreed to...

De Anza College accreditation starts

Nadia Banchik

October 5, 2010


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The accreditation process has begun for De Anza College and will continue to be reassessed by the Accrediting Commission for Community Colleges throughout the 2010/11 school year. "Every six years, ACCJC either reaffirms accreditation or requires a college to address issues and provide reports outlining...

Housing services gone

Marcella Cheng

October 5, 2010


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Many students at De Anza College live at home with their parents and commute to school. However, some students do not have that option and must find housing on their own. Until April, 2009, students seeking housing could use an online forum De Anza College website, the De Anza Housing Board. As of thi...

U.S. District Court finds Prop 8 unconstitutional

David Byars, William Ferguson

September 26, 2010


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In a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, California's ban on same-sex marriage, otherwise known as Proposition 8, has been found in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. The trials leading to Walker's decision began in November 2008, as the or...

De Anza College Housing Service Offline

Vince Cestone

September 23, 2010


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Many students at De Anza College live at home with their parents and commute to school. However, some students do not have that option and must find housing on their own. Until April, 2009, students seeking housing could use an online forum De Anza College website, the De Anza Housing Board. As of thi...

Financial aid goes plastic

Financial aid goes plastic

Vanessa Contreras

September 19, 2010


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The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is going green with a new method of handing out students financial aid refunds this quarter. They have teamed up with Higher One Bank to produce debit cards for students who receive financial aid.  Students who have filed the proper paperwork and have ...