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DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

Kathleen Quinn and Annalise Freimarck

March 10, 2020

A new student-led petition is available to sign with corrected language intended to close De Anza campus amid increasing COVID-19 concerns.  Paige Wallace, DASB senate student rights and services chair created the new petition in response to concerns that the previous petition, now with over 1,900...

DASB cuts bike program, ICC funding, increases HEFAS, special allocations funding

Kathleen Quinn and Aliya Nupbay

March 10, 2020

Over $6,500 was cut from DASB Senate’s finance committee’s proposed budget, but it did not result in many redistributions for programs in Fund 41 that had been cut considerably in the proposed budget. Halina Liang, DASB finance chair, said there was a 17% decrease from the current budget to the...

DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Priority enrollment for DASB senators has been approved by Academic Senate, following a request from De Anza Student Body senate representatives for senators to be placed in priority registration group two. Members of the DASB Senate said receiving priority enrollment would help senators manage their...

DASB Candidates run as coalitions, get more campaign funding

Joaquin De La Torre, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2020

With just a total of two weeks to campaign, prospective DASB senate candidates are allotted $100 for campaign supplies, if they choose to run as a coalition, they receive $50 for each candidate involved, with a maximum of $500. De Anza Student Body Senate candidates are not allowed to pay out of pocke...

Instructor mocks petition to close down college due to coronavirus concerns

Instructor mocks petition to close down college due to coronavirus concerns

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

March 9, 2020

Late Sunday night, a part-time faculty member made light of signers of a petition that seeks to close De Anza campus due to local coronavirus cases, on an unofficial Facebook page for De Anza College. Part-time history instructor Mylinh Pham wrote “OMG! Now I have students spamming my email to ask...

Academic Senate task forces target enrollment, guided pathways form meta majors groupings

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

De Anza Academic Senate is implementing task forces to tackle issues around campus like course scheduling and enrollment. Ishmael Tarikh, task force co-chair and political science instructor, is a member of the course scheduling and enrollment task force. He said the main objectives of the task force...

Academic Senate addresses corona virus concerns, attendance

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Academic Senate addressed fears that students and staff may have about the coronavirus, which may have an effect on international students who were recently in China. Stephanie Serna, member of De Anza Classified Senate said one of the main concerns are the suspended flights to and from China, making...

Lack of DASB Senate candidates could lead to internal elections

Maël Lorach, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

Less candidates are running for the DASB Senate this year compared to years past. This poses a potential issue for making sure that next year’s De Anza Student Body Senate is adequately representing De Anza College’s students, said Shelly Michael, DASB president. “I’d like to have more...

FHDA Board still mulling affordable housing for students

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

February 20, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees addressed concerns over the future of the Flint Center, now being called the De Anza Event Center, following controversy over student housing. The board is currently looking into possible design plans for the De Anza Event Center, focusing on what amenities,...

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

The DASB Senate discussed justifications about budget cuts and raises within the proposed 2020-21 budget, including budget cuts in campus programs and student payroll and increases in wages for DASB Senate student payroll. DASB Chair of Finance, Halina Liang, discussed the proposed budgets for the...