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Foothill-De Anza class cancellation dates vary

Foothill-De Anza class cancellation dates vary

Bella Chiu, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

Foothill College and De Anza College have different class cancellation dates because of how class sizes are determined. Lorrie Ranck, Vice President of Instruction, said the faculty associations for both colleges determine how the average class sizes. “In determining class sizes, several things are t...

Faculty expresses concern over broken EV charging stations on campus

Faculty expresses concern over broken EV charging stations on campus

Bhuvaneshwari Natarajan, Staff Reporter

December 2, 2019

De Anza College faculty requested the replacement of 10 new electric vehicle charging stations for staff cars because all of the current charging stations are broken. Faculty are still waiting to get a clear timeline and see a concrete action on the EV charging station replacements on campus. This...

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...

Investigative journalist presents presidential election film

Audrey Marques, Staff Reporter

May 27, 2019

Investigative journalist Greg Palast showed students election scandals and presented his film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy,” at De Anza College on May 8. Palast has reported for BBC and The Guardian. “It’s really important for students to know that democracy is something you nee...

Senate Bill 291 proposes advanced financial aid for community college students

Amy Gallagher, Staff Reporter

April 8, 2019

To combat the financial issues California community college students face, a new financial aid program, Senate Bill 291, was proposed by California legislatures to cover the full cost of attending community college. The bill is a “powerful statement about the actual needs, and the needs as a state to s...

De Anza faculty get one time raise, retirement plan

Jocelyn Hernandez, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

The Foothill-De Anza Faculty Association ratified a deal with the district resulting in a temporary five percent pay raise for faculty on Thursday, Oct. 11. Three-hundred six faculty members voted in favor of ratifying the salary settlement and two opposed, according to an email from Faculty Associa...