La Voz News

IPBT will look at layoffs for future decisions, program cuts to also carry over in fall

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 28, 2018

Plans determining which De Anza College programs will be referred for Viability studies will continue into fall. The De Anza Instructional Planning Budget Team did not reach its goal cutting the $4.6 million this quarter, leaving $2.4 million left to cut, the team decided at a June 19 meeting. Two...

Opinion: Lowering the legal drinking age encourages drunk driving

June 23, 2018

This article is from a two part debate on the legal drinking age.   The legal drinking age should not be lowered from 21 to 18 because students or young adults would be more prone to drive drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 10,497 people di...

Opinion: Give 18-year-olds the right to drink

Jeffrey Windham, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2018

This article is from a two part debate on the legal drinking age.   Since the United States government already grants 18-year-olds so many rights as adults, the federal legal drinking age at 21 is an unnecessary restriction, and should be lowered to 18. The federal government already tr...

State law to eliminate English, mathematics prerequisites

Nazar Tymofyeyev, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

Major changes are coming to De Anza College’s curriculum thanks to Assembly Bill No. 705, proposed by Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin, and subsequently approved by Gov. Jerry Brown last Fall. The bill aims to maximize the probability of students entering and completing transfer-level coursework in English...

Updates : Vote of no confidence, Work-to-contract, early class cancellation

Updates : Vote of no confidence, Work-to-contract, early class cancellation

Genevieve Kolar and Christian Trujano

June 20, 2018

Vote of no confidence: De Anza College’s Academic Senate endorsed a vote of no confidence in California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley on June 4. The resolution would join those of approximately fifteen other community colleges in expressing lack of support for Oakley’s actions. Reas...

Tennis, paralegal studies, massage therapy face ax

Graphic by: Benjamin Estrada

Ethan Maneja, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2018

The De Anza College administrative Viability Advisory Team recommended elimination for men’s and women’s tennis teams, paralegal studies and massage therapy during the June 5 Instruction Planning and Budget Team meeting. The music department’s associate of arts degree was also recommended for elimination. Programs...

De Anza accreditation reaffirmed

Andrew Shinjo, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2018

De Anza College’s accreditation was fully reaffirmed for the next seven years, according to an email from President Brian Murphy to faculty. De Anza received a shortened 18 month accreditation on January because the accreditation team listed three compliance requirements and suggested two recommendations,...

De Anza budget crisis: Photography

June 7, 2018

De Anza College’s photography department is one of 11 programs, voted on by the Instructional Planning and Budget Team, to be reviewed by an administrative Viability Advisory Team. The team will examine the programs according to unpublicized criteria and recommend a course of action to be sent to...

De Anza budget crisis: Dance

June 7, 2018

De Anza College’s dance department is one of 11 programs, voted on by the Instructional Planning and Budget Team, to be reviewed by an administrative Viability Advisory Team. The team will examine the programs according to unpublicized criteria and recommend a course of action to be sent to College...

Vice President Espinosa-Pieb named interim president of De Anza College

Source: Deanza.edu

Christian Trujano, News Editor

May 24, 2018

Christina Espinosa-Pieb, current Vice President of Instruction, will take up the role of De Anza College’s interim president. Her term, beginning July 1, will stretch over an 18-month period in which she is expected to provide “stability and continuity at a time of transition and budget challenges,”...