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DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

DASB Senate discusses budget cuts

Taylor Park, Staff Reporter

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 student payroll. DASB Chair of Finance, Halina Liang, discussed the proposed budgets for the...

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Campus program student payrolls proposed to decrease in 2020-21

Annalise Freimarck and Kathleen Quinn

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 the fiscal year of 2018-19, the student payroll budget was $445,000. The proposed $301,000 is a $144,000...

Umoja promotes black excellence despite lack of visibility

Ruby Veloz, Staff Reporter

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 campus. As of the fall quarter of 2019, De Anza only had 4% of its students identify a Black or African America...

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

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

Kathleen Quinn, Campus Beat Editor

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 event allowed students to come upstage to ask questions to the famous author and scholar at F...

De Anza celebrates African American History Month

De Anza celebrates African American History Month

Thomas Anthony, Staff Reporter

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 the Media and Learning Center. The event was not only for celebration, but for reflection and discussion...

DASB approves major expenditure

DASB approves major expenditure

Mayer Adelberg, Staff Reporter

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 from Umoja, senate members voted 12-0 with four abstentions to approve the funds for student...