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Student employees will still be paid; DASB senators debate letter to Judy Miner

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

March 18, 2020

In a special meeting held by DASB Senators, it was announced that some student employees will still be paid, despite the complete closure of the campus. “We are going to be paying all student employees,” said Hyon Chu Yi-Baker, Faculty Director, College Life and Judicial Affairs Officer. “So...

Face-to-face classes move online starting Monday

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

March 11, 2020

De Anza College faculty were sent an email today at 4:39 p.m. from Chancellor Judy Miner, informing them that classes will move online beginning Monday, March 16 due to advice about COVID-19 from the California Community College's Chancellor's Office and the County of Santa Clara Department of Public...

District discuss possible closure of campus

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza board of trustees sought to calm anxiety about the growing spread of the novel coronavirus in the area on March 9. Addressing fears of students worried about contracting COVID-19, Chancellor Judy Miner said that district staff worked over the weekend to plan for possible scena...

FHDA Board still mulling affordable housing for students

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

February 20, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees addressed concerns over the future of the Flint Center, now being called the De Anza Event Center, following controversy over student housing. The board is currently looking into possible design plans for the De Anza Event Center, focusing on what amenities,...

Housing concerns raised over De Anza Event Center, bond measure projects discussed

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

February 9, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees addressed concerns over the future of the Flint Center, now being called the De Anza Event Center, following controversy over student housing. The board is currently looking into possible design plans for the De Anza Event Center, focusing on what amenities,...

Editorial: Flint Center should be student housing

La Voz Editorial board

January 27, 2020

To the Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees, Cupertino residents’ needs come before students'. The plan to create a new events space instead of affordable student housing shows disregard for students facing housing insecurity at De Anza College and Foothill College. The Flint Center, currently...

Student wage increase, possible layoffs, Flint Center renamed to De Anza Event Center

Annalise Freimarck, News Editor

January 21, 2020

The Foothill-De Anza Board of Trustees plans to increase student wage to $15 an hour in January 2021, which may result in student employee lay-offs, a decrease in new hires and an increase in prices at the bookstore and cafeteria. De Anza College employs 802 students on campus. According to estimations...

DASB looks over updated Flint Center Master Plan

Flint Center

Lianna Martinez, Staff Reporter

December 3, 2019

The De Anza Student Body Senate discussed the updated 2020 Facilities Master Plan, which now includes student housing at the Nov. 20 meeting. “In 2015 we started the plan. It’s typically a 5-year plan and what the plan is, it’s a guiding plan,” Vice President of College Operations Pam Grey...

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...

De Anza Housing Resources Unknown to Students

Annalise Freimarck, Campus Beat Editor

November 11, 2019

De Anza offers housing resources, yet most homeless students don’t use them. According to the 2018 Food, Housing and Transportation Security survey, 18% of De Anza College students have experienced housing insecurity. To support students facing homelessness, De Anza offers safe overnight parking and referen...