Academic Senate president Eduardo Cairo’s announcement that the senate executive committee would only work the minimum number of required hours in response to the college hiring the minimum of full time employees sets a dangerous precedent.
Editorial: Money isn’t always the answer
PCC has paid Dustin Lance Black close to $26,000 to not take legal action against the institution after Black was disinvited to be the commencement speaker back in May.
Academic Senate to gain student voice
In its ongoing effort to promote shared governance, the Academic Senate is adding a student representative to its ranks as well as representatives from the Classified Senate and Faculty Association. The Academic Senate has had its share of complaints directed at the school’s administration for what they feel to be blatant violations of shared governance, so members of the group decided it should represent interests beyond those of the faculty. “The executive committee is aware that decisions made by the senate most of the time …
Not so fast Mr. Rocha
The severance package that was awarded to Mark Rocha upon his retirement has been a huge point of contention since the news broke in August. But just when it was beginning to look like the Mark Rocha versus the world saga was just starting to come to an end, more fuel has been added to the fire. The non-profit group Californians Aware is accusing the Board of Trustees of violating open meeting laws by not properly referencing any action to offer Rocha the package on …
College seeks brave soul for difficult position
One of the most important duties of a public relations director is to communicate with the press and other outlets in order to publish new information in a timely manner and to manage relationships with media outlets while making the organization in question look good. During the last year, those responsibilities were not consistently executed.
Op-Ed: College seeks brave soul for difficult position
One of the most important duties of a public relations director is to communicate with the press and other outlets in order to publish new information in a timely manner and to manage relationships with media outlets while making the organization in question look good. During the last year, those responsibilities were not consistently executed. Interim Director of Public Relations Valerie Wardlaw has moved on after a year at the position. She took on the position during one of the most controversial times for the …
The mobile phone hostage crisis
Earlier this month Apple released the details about its latest mobile device, the iPhone 6, and immediately social media erupted as consumers all over the world began proclaiming either praise or disdain for the new product.
Editorial: Rocha’s departure creates opportunity for growth
Former PCC president Mark Rocha announced his retirement last month after a tumultuous four year stay as college president and he left as perhaps the most polarizing figure on campus.
Editorial: The Out of Control Cash Cow
Whether it’s for alleged sexual misconduct, physical assault, corruption, or for mysterious reasons, placing faculty and staff on paid administrative leave has become the norm here at PCC. Paid administrative leave is basically putting employees on timeout while they still receive full pay and benefits on the taxpayer’s dime. And usually, these positions are filled with temporary personnel that are left in limbo or the positions are not filled at all. It is unfair to students to be taught by someone who is uncertain of …
World Cup Shines Spotlight on Growing Popularity of Soccer in the U.S.
The FIFA World Cup is the world’s most watched sporting event. The month-long international tournament draws the attention of hardcore fans and casual fans alike. FIFA estimates that at least one billion people watched the World Cup Final in 2010, and the event draws millions of dollars in advertising revenue. It’s no mystery that the World cup gains so many viewers, as soccer is the world’s most popular sport. But the United States has always been an anomaly when it comes to the sport. Most …