La Voz News

Umoja promotes Black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

Cuts to Student Services budget mean fewer counselor positions

Kevin Coleto, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

The Student Services Planning and Budget team proposed a $1.043 million reduction for the ‘18-19 academic year, in accordance with the target reduction of $1.2 million to Student Services suggested by the Foothill-De Anza College District. Additional budget cuts were also requested to the counseling...

Budget cuts to affect De Anza transfer center, counseling

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

May 8, 2018

De Anza College could see a decrease in counselors available to assist students, due to projected budget plans following the May 3 Student Services Planning and Budget Team meeting. Dean of Counseling and Student Success Sheila White-Daniels said with the numbers given to her division, there will ...