Search for new police chief underway
Almost a year after former PCC police chief Don Yoder was fired from the position of director of Campus Police and Safety Services, the district is finally beginning the process to fill the position permanently.
A photo story
The journalism department at Pasadena City College didn’t always include photojournalism classes. Initially, the Courier newspaper students relied on art photography students to provide images for their stories. When Mikki Bolliger was hired as a faculty adviser for the student newspaper in 1972, she said that working with students from a different department was often trying.
Fate of U Building awaits funding from State bond measure
The furniture and other articles seen outside of the U Building over the last few weeks is not a sign of the imminent demolition of the building that was deemed structurally unsound back in 2012 but rather part of an effort to use it for temporary storage of salvaged items from other projects.
Students learn at lunch with influential LA-based abstract painter
Mary Weatherford remembers her first and most influential experience viewing art as the time she visited UC Santa Cruz at the ripe age of 5 and saw “The Fruit Room”. It was a student art exhibition in a vacant room underneath the dining hall that consisted of supermarket fruit advertisements pasted over every visible surface. “I saw it in 1968 when I was 5 years old and it really stuck with me,” said Weatherford. “As young artists, there may be things you saw when you …
PCC Upward Bound program receives grant to award scholarships to college-bound teens
PCC’s TRIO Upward Bound programs recently received a two-year grant in the amount of $330,000 from the Los Angeles Scholars Investment Fund. The grant money funds both the Math/Science Upward Bound and classic Upward Bound scholarships for graduating high school seniors from Pasadena-area high schools.
First Asian American woman Navy officer honored in ‘Born to Lead’
Susan Ahn Cuddy’s military service honors are accompanied by a long list of firsts. Cuddy was the first Asian American woman to join the U.S. Navy in 1942 during WWII. She became the first woman gunnery officer in the U.S. Navy and first Korean American in U.S. Naval Intelligence by 1946.
Shared governance debates open meeting law in wake of Brown Act lawsuit
A lawyer specializing in the California Brown Act open meetings law will hold training sessions for the Academic Senate and shared governance leaders this month in an effort by the administration to clarify which bodies and committees are subject to the law—a topic that has caused confusion, debate and infractions within the administration and shared governance bodies.
Board of Trustees adopts academic calendar without winter for 2015-2016
The Board of Trustees approved the adoption of a 2015/2016 academic calendar without a winter intersession on Wednesday night, rubber-stamping the recommendation of interim superintendent Bob Miller.
Miller says he will not recommend a winter calendar to Board of Trustees
Interim President Bob Miller stated at the College Council meeting on Thursday that, despite student and faculty support for a winter intersession, he will not be recommending a 2015-2016 winter calendar to the Board of Trustees.