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Umoja faculty, students unsupported, unheard by De Anza College administration

Timeline of the Umoja program at De Anza
August 20, 2020

De Anza College faculty members and students claim they have felt no support for the Umoja program from upper administration, leaving Black students isolated and not invested in. The program, formerly...

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts
February 19, 2020

The DASB Senate discussed justifications about budget cuts and raises within the proposed 2020-21 budget, including budget cuts in campus programs and student payroll and increases in wages for DASB Senate...

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21
February 18, 2020

The proposed DASB Senate 2020-21 budget for student payroll is $301,000, a $33,000 decrease from this fiscal year’s budget of $334,000 because funding for many positions is being cut altogether. For...

Umoja promotes Black excellence despite lack of visibility

February 13, 2020

The word “Umoja” is a Kiswahili word meaning unity.  This is what Claudia Barbosa, counselor and coordinator of Umoja at De Anza said she is trying to build among the black student population on...

Cornel West kicks off MLK weekend with deep-dive into race and poverty

Dr. Cornel West sits with Foothill College Students at
January 23, 2020

At an event hosted by the Foothill-De Anza foundation, Dr. Cornel West spoke to community members and students about race, reparations, poverty, protest, religion and rhythm and blues on Jan 17, Friday. The...

De Anza celebrates African American History Month

Julie Lewis, instructor and department chair of African American studies speaking at the Black History Month event
February 19, 2019

Inventors, artists, activists, leaders. Ordinary citizens. These are the some of the African Americans who have inspired and empowered attendees of the Black History Month celebration held on Feb. 12 at...

DASB approves major expenditure

Student representatives from Umoja present to the senate at the Oct. 3 meeting, about an upcoming conference.
October 8, 2018

DASB senate approved a $5,000 expenditure for Umoja, a college success program for African-American students, at their Wednesday, Oct. 3 meeting. Following a 55-minute presentation by student representatives...

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