La Voz News

VIDA: Civic Engagement for the De Anza Student

Yami Sun and Francisco Alvarez

January 17, 2019

The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action is an on-campus organization provided for De Anza College students in the hope to empower and enrich campus life through community organization, immigration and various facets of civic engagement.

De Anza College Alumni awarded for social activism, civic engagement

Abby Hou, Staff Reporter

December 17, 2018

Two De Anza College Alumni were named ‘2018 MacArthur Fellows’ in October for their work in social activism through criminal justice reform and art representing civic engagement. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards 25 individuals, with $625,000 for achieving ‘exceptional creativity’ and accomplishm...

DASB endorses De Anza College democracy wall

Brittani Maher

June 12, 2018

The DASB senate endorsed further steps for the construction of a democracy wall, a public board on which the community can share political views on campus. Details of the wall’s construction, including funding, are yet to be decided. Student trustee and VIDA representative Hayman Wong, 20, politic...

Brian Murphy speaks about future of De Anza

Brian Murphy speaks about future of De Anza

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

May 2, 2018

After 14 years as president of De Anza College, Brian Murphy leaves confident in the continuing success of De Anza. Murphy said when he first came to De Anza, the school was already well-established. “It had strong leadership; it had superb faculty; it had an excellent district; it had a good...

Brian Murphy: 14 years of student activism

Brian Murphy: 14 years of student activism

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018

De Anza College President Brian Murphy will be retiring on June 29 at age 73 because of health issues, but faculty members say the accomplishments of his 14-year-presidency will carry on. The Foothill-De Anza District plans to hire a 1.5-year interim president to handle $7.5 million in planned cutbacks. Murphy...