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DASB priority enrollment approved by Academic Senate

Inside Registration and Student Services Building

Kassandra Zeledon, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2020

Priority enrollment for DASB senators has been approved by Academic Senate, following a request from De Anza Student Body senate representatives for senators to be placed in priority registration group two. Members of the DASB Senate said receiving priority enrollment would help senators manage their...

Amid staffing shortages, bathrooms suffer

Sinks, toilet with seat cover, water on the floor of L5 women’s restroom.

Joaquin De La Torre, Lauren Locquiao, and Kathleen Quinn

February 19, 2020

Standards are slipping as De Anza struggles to maintain its restrooms throughout the campus. “Due to personnel reductions, the custodial staff are only able to maintain service at Level 5 of the APPA Custodial Staffing Guidelines for Educational Facilities,” according to custodial services on...

DASB asked to donate $19,000 to measure G and H

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

February 4, 2020

The DASB Senate Financial Committee have decided to ask the DASB Senate for a donation of $12,000 to the measure G and H campaign. This decision comes after the De Anza Student Body Senate was asked to consider donating $19,000 to the campaign by board member Patrick Ahrens. Several questions were...

DASB Senate unanimously endorses measure G and H

Aliya Nupbay, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2020

DASB Senate unanimously passed the endorsement of the campaign for measure G and H, a Foothill-De Anza bond and parcel tax that seeks to improve the students’ and faculty's experience at the college district. If the measure is passed, $898 million will be allocated to the bond and $48 million will...

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...

DASB Senator stipends likely to be paid through financial scholarships

Alex Woolner, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The DASB Senate will continue to pursue a proposal to pay their senators, now in the form of scholarships. De Anza student trustee Genevieve Kolar said a realistic form of payment would provide scholarships to student senators, a method the Associated Students of Foothill College currently follows. ASFC...

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...

DASB Senate pushes affordable on-campus housing

Kathleen Quinn, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2019

Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees member Patrick Ahrens and student trustee Genevieve Kolar presented the potential future of the Flint Center, including use as affordable housing at the DASB Senate meeting on Oct. 2. The Board of Trustees made the final decision on June 10 to demolish the Flint...

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...

Shared governance meetings require DASB senator participation, guidance

Ella Shih, Staff Reporter

June 12, 2019

Acting DASB Vice President and president-elect Shelly Michael said DASB senators have a responsibility to attend shared governance meetings. At the May 13 academic senate meeting, Foothill-De Anza Student Trustee Genevieve Kolar and Inter Club Council Chairperson Rex Zhang presented a document titl...