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Guided Pathways program to boost graduation rates

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2019

The new Guided Pathways system will group similar majors and allow students more freedom to explore other areas of their major. Meta-majors Guided Pathways allows students with similar majors to be distinguished within their niche to take classes across all of the potential career paths. For example,...

De Anza Academic Senate concerned with non-diverse hiring practice

Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

November 22, 2019

Faculty members and staff argued about outdated and inefficient hiring practices during the De Anza College Academic Senate meeting on Nov. 18. During the meeting, Academic Senate Vice President Mary Pape sought out members for a hiring committee to replace the interim director of psychological se...

De Anza College to offer new courses in the 2020-21 school year

De Anza College to offer new courses in the 2020-21 school year

Daniel Arriaga, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

Students can enroll in new classes approved by De Anza College starting in the fall 2020 quarter. The Curriculum Committee approved of new courses added to the Asian American, Mandarin, computer information systems, kinesiology, math and nursing departments. Some new subjects include Asian Americans...

Foothill-De Anza Police offer safety escorts

Foothill-De Anza Police offer safety escorts

Nathalia Moran, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., De Anza College students can call campus police for a safety escort to their car or to a class if they feel unsafe to do so alone. The service runs Monday through Friday. Since requests for these services are low, Chief Danny Acosta said the police have little information in...

Dreamer liason to be appointed

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Assembly bill 1645 signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will require all California community colleges to designate a “DREAMer Resource Liaison” for undocumented students on campus. De Anza College already has existing services for undocumented students on campus, namely the Higher Education for AB 540 Stu...

Enrolling in classes gets easier through FHDA exCEL program

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

The California Virtual Campus exCEL program offers online classes to enrolled students lacking a class due to unavailability at their college. Students can do this through the Exchange Cross Enrollment Link or exCEL program. Currently, Foothill and De Anza College are the only participating colleges...

Coffee With a Cop Event- Communication with Police Officers About Safety

Coffee With a Cop Event- Communication with Police Officers About Safety

Arvin Joshua Gatus, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

The De Anza College Coffee With a Cop event provided conversation between campus police, students and faculty about safety tips and techniques to practice on campus. Campus police said actions that students can do, such as being aware of what’s going on, reporting and keeping an eye out for anything...

Students continue fight for housing

Students continue fight for housing

Andrew Jaramillo, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees President Pearl Cheng welcomed students and faculty who spoke about the ongoing issues of student homelessness and the future of the Flint Center at the Nov. 4 meeting. Cheng said that the Board of Trustees is on students’ sides in advocating for student...

College offers more online classes, degree programs

Chris Hoeft, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

De Anza Student Body Senate discussed new programs to enroll in classes online and finish degrees faster at the DASB Senate meeting on Nov. 6. The Exchange Cross Enrollment Link program offered by the California Virtual Campus allows students to enroll in online classes at other community colleg...

Online courses to help students graduate faster, remain full-time

Saman Mashayekhi, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2019

Members of the Foothill and De Anza Academic Senate discussed the exchange cross enrollment link program offered by the California Virtual Campus and their concerns at the joint meeting on Monday, Nov. 4. Kate Jordahl, Director of Academic Affairs and Consortia at California Community College V...