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DASB senators concerned about district dismissal of petition

Student petition calls for De Anza to close and move online.

Kathleen Quinn and Annalise Freimarck

March 10, 2020

A new student-led petition is available to sign with corrected language intended to close De Anza campus amid increasing COVID-19 concerns.  Paige Wallace, DASB senate student rights and services chair created the new petition in response to concerns that the previous petition, now with over 1,900...

Academic Senate discusses new faculty, revised mandates on child abuse reporting

Dylan Newman, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2020

The Academic Senate discussed a plan put together by the College Council for new hiring for the upcoming year, which ranks departments in need of new faculty members. The list posted has eight new available positions. Three positions in the nursing department are available, but are being treated...

IPBT kicks off program review process with questionnaire revision

My Do and Miguel Cerda

November 24, 2018

The Instructional Planning and Budget Team started the program review process on Nov. 12 by breaking into four working groups to revise the questionnaire. IPBT co-chair Lorrie Ranck said the purpose of this exercise was to make sure the group would be getting the exact information they needed throu...

De Anza football gets another chance

Christian Trujano and Brenna White

November 12, 2018

Football was given two weeks for the dean of athletics to come up with a plan to make more cuts in the program, said Lorrie Ranck, co-chair of the Instructional Planning and Budget Team. College Council decided at the Nov. 1 meeting to accept the IPBT plan to eliminate the football and water polo p...

Playoff bound De Anza football team may be doomed

Defensive back, Aaron	Couch delivering a heartfelt speech on how football molded him into the man he is today at the Oct. 30 IPBT meeting.

Christian Trujano, My Do, and Tyson Tsoi

October 31, 2018

Two weeks after impassioned pleas to keep De Anza’s football program because of the diverse students it serves, the committee charged with making cuts voted against the team. The football team is heading to the playoffs but will likely be their last. “We have to look at success rates and dispr...

The pressure is on for IPBT to meet their large deficit in less than a week

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

October 27, 2018

The Instructional Planning and Budget Team need to finalize recommend cuts for an estimated $2.35 million budget deficit to college council by Nov. 1. With little time remaining to deal with such a large deficit, interim president Christina Espinoza-Pieb emphasized the deadline, which is approaching ...

Tennis team left wondering what went wrong after viability recommendation

Yami Sun and Jocelyn Hernandez Gomez

October 25, 2018

The Instructional Planning and Budget team recommended viability for elimination for the tennis team last spring quarter, a decision resulting in some student players considering to transfer schools to continue tennis. Tennis player Mariano Sigifredo, 20, political science major said, “I started...

Women’s water polo, wildlife science technician recommended for elimination

Football head coach Tony Santos stands in the middle aisle of the present onlookers with a majority of De Anza’s Football team present in the hearing of Football’s call to elimination.

Christian Trujano, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2018

The women’s water polo team and wildlife science technician program at De Anza have been approved for elimination by the Instructional Planning and Budget team during last week's meeting on Oct. 16 after a report from the viability committee. These recommendations were sent to IPBT from the viability committe...

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...

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...