A proposed budget from California Gov. Jerry Brown that will slash the community college system budget by $400 million also proposes an increase in tuition fees from the current $26 to $36 per unit. Students’ views on the plan vary widely.
Faculty Association to vote on retirement incentive
Members of the PCC Faculty Association will vote this week on a tentative agreement with the district that includes a retirement incentive, which could affect more than 10 percent of the full-time faculty.
‘Bleak’ budget to include cuts
Reductions in the number of class sections offered, pulling back on non-teaching costs, fundraising and in the most drastic case, complete elimination of winter and summer sessions next year are some of the things being considered to help PCC cope with the current budget crisis.
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Lancer Radio launches veterans-friendly segment
Veterans Voice of America will make its debut streaming live online at lancerradio.org on Thursday at noon, according to the show’s host John Samuel.Samuel and student veteran Magdalena Sanchez Curiel will introduce the new student veterans-specific program with an interview of Army veteran, business owner and TV personality Rudy Martinez.
Art exhibit to be at museum
For the first time ever, the PCC Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be held at the Pasadena Museum of Contemporary Art on Union Street in Pasadena. Submissions -in any medium- are due the first week of the spring semester, Feb. 22- 25. The show, titled “Tomorrow Today”, will open March 11 and will offer cash awards.
CEC receives grant to benefit business students
The Community Education Center has received a grant of $150,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration to give business students more educational opportunities.
Cactus Bud stolen from Rock Garden
Faculty members are heartbroken over a recent theft of a cactus bud from the Rock and Cactus Garden on the eastern side of the campus.Sometime during the weekend of January 15 and 16, someone meandering through the Rock and Cactus Garden severed the bud of a growing cactus, according to faculty involved.
AS changes site, nature of meetings
The Associated Students Executive Board has voted to turn both the second and fourth meetings of the month into study sessions while the first and third meetings will be moved to the Circadian Lounge during the winter intersession as a test run.Modeled after the Board of Trustees’ study session meetings at the Community Education Center, the meetings were turned into study sessions in order to encourage interaction.
Lancer Radio covers parade live
A team of students and faculty banded together to produce their first live broadcast of the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, marking a milestone in Lancer Radio history,With a remote site set up on the outskirts of campus, across the street from Carl’s Jr.
Board president seeks to raise funds
After the governor’s recent budget proposal to cut $400 million from California community colleges, one of newly elected Board of Trustees President William Thomson’s critical goals is to work with the PCC Foundation to raise money for the college.