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District discuss possible closure of campus

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza board of trustees sought to calm anxiety about the growing spread of the novel coronavirus in the area on March 9. Addressing fears of students worried about contracting COVID-19, Chancellor Judy Miner said that district staff worked over the weekend to plan for possible scena...

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,...

Housing concerns raised over De Anza Event Center, bond measure projects discussed

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

February 9, 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,...

Editorial: Flint Center should be student housing

La Voz Editorial board

January 27, 2020

To the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees, Cupertino residents’ needs come before students'. The plan to create a new events space instead of affordable student housing shows disregard for students facing housing insecurity at De Anza College and Foothill College. The Flint Center, currently...

Student wage increase, possible layoffs, Flint Center renamed to De Anza Event Center

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees plans to increase student wage to $15 an hour in January 2021, which may result in student employee lay-offs, a decrease in new hires and an increase in prices at the bookstore and cafeteria. De Anza College employs 802 students on campus. According to estimations...

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees approves bond measure, parcel tax for March 3 elections

Faculty members advocate for a parcel tax measure on the March 2020 ballot.

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

The Foothill-DeAnza Board of Trustees unanimously supported a bond measure and parcel tax after students and faculty showed strong support for housing. Several students brought signs with statements such as “Housing is a basic human right” and “parcel and bond and justice, yes, yes, yes,” urgi...

Students continue fight for housing

Flint Center

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...

Foothill-De Anza students advocate for affordable housing in Flint Center

DASB Vice President Maya Burns spoke in favor of affordable student housing in the on-campus Flint Center at the Oct. 7 Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees meeting.

Jonathan Cabrera, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Foothill and De Anza College students spoke in favor of offering affordable student housing in the Flint Center at the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 7. Though the Flint Center was not on the meeting agenda, students from both colleges spoke during the public comments section r...

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees votes to demolish Flint Center, rebuild new facility

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees voted on June 10 to demolish the Flint Center and rebuild a new facility. Final plans will be decided at the next meeting on Oct. 7.

Ethan Bennett, News Editor

June 16, 2019

The Flint Center will be torn down but the future of the site is up for grabs. At an emotion-packed Foothill-De Anza board of trustees meeting on June 10, community members and students from both colleges debated the site’s future. But the discussion was about more than just a building. Speakers from around the...

Board of Trustees considers future of Flint Center

Francisco Medina, Staff Reporter

June 3, 2019

Judy Miner, Foothill-De Anza District Chancellor, presented three options to maintain, close or replace the Flint Center at the May 15 DASB senate meeting. The three options came from the Board of Trustees after reviewing an assessment report. “The Board of Trustees will be deciding from three option...