I am disappointed by the negative campaigning and vague campaign promises from the challengers for Academic Senate officer seats. Lack of support and evidence, false statements made about the incumbents, and overall negative campaign strategy are clear indicators to me that these are not appropriate qualities for future senate leadership. Don’t get me wrong: I respect each of my faculty colleagues as individuals with certain positive contributions to offer the college. However, their message now about representing faculty and shared governance is suspect since their …
Senate candidates ready for election
With the Academic Senate elections coming up, the executive board will have some company on the ballot when its members seek reelection on March 19 after running virtually unopposed last year.
Accreditation visit team arrives at PCC
The accreditation visit team from the state arrived on Monday to start its evaluation of the school and to write an “exit report” disclosing what observations were made about PCC during its four day visit.
Creator of accreditation report resigns at crucial time
Matthew Jordan, one of the creators of the school’s accreditation report, suddenly resigned his position as the interim dean of instructional support at a crucial time during the accreditation process, according to school officials.
Courier celebrates its 100th anniversary
More than 100 years ago, Shirley W. Owen, Kenneth Fuessle and their staff of high school writers set out to start a student publication that would provide a source of news and information to the school staff and student body.
Board, Rocha deny violating open-meeting law
The Board of Trustees and former president Mark Rocha deny violating open-meeting laws and are asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a nonprofit group seeking a reversal of Rocha’s $400,000 severance package.
Teacher accused of sexual harassment, placed on admin leave
Architecture instructor Coleman Griffith was placed on paid administrative leave on Jan. 20, pending an investigation involving sexual harassment allegations, according to school officials.
Standoff with armed suspect over, police say
A 6-hour standoff with police near the PCC campus came to an end after an armed suspect surrendered to authorities at 11:40 a.m., police officials said. No one was harmed during the ordeal.
No such thing as digital privacy
Last week, a collection of photos emerged via an anonymous 4Chan user with fully convincing nude photographs of over 100 female celebrities, among them superstars Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande. Prone to curiosity, many people in the web-surfing world viewed the photos within hours, and with that came the quake of nauseating reality that in this digital age, there is truly no such thing as privacy.
Trustee to run for mayor of Pasadena
Board of Trustees member William Thomson will run for mayor of Pasadena following Mayor Bill Bogaard’s announced retirement after serving the city for 16 years.