Blotter: Student faints in class, traffic collision near campus

  Monday, January 17, 2022 NO ACTIVITY TO REPORT Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Facilities reported a male transient in a sleeping bag at the southern entrance to the L building.The transient was advised to leave campus and complied. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Officer contacted a female transient in Lot 1.The transient was advised to leave and complied. A staff member in the conference center reported a male yelling in the quad. Officer responded to the area and was unable to locate the yelling suspect. Thursday, …

Return to campus causes student backlash at universities

Students at several UC campuses returned to in-person instruction on Monday, Jan. 31, which created some tension with some students. Although UC schools put into place mask mandates and testing standards to ensure student safety, students organized protests and staged walkouts. Students made sure to voice their disagreement with their school’s decision to return to campus, claiming it is too early to be back in person. Sound Familiar? Though walkouts were not organized, the return to PCC campus caused some tension amongst the students, and …

Blotter: Rape reported on campus and CA Building locked down

Monday, January 31 An Unknown caller reported to Pasadena Police Dept. that transients were in the Welcome Center at the CC Building. When Units checked the Welcome Center, there were no transients present. A PCC Staff member requested a welfare check on a student after receiving an email from a student that admitted to depression and suicidal thoughts. An officer then contacted the student, who stated that they were fine. A PCC staff reported a transient huddled in the window area north of the D …

Return to campus complicated by long testing lines

A car broke down this weekend in the Covid-19 testing car line and required a tow-truck service to remove the vehicle. This first week back to school was a classic case of trial and error. As of Jan. 24, Pasadena City College now requires all students and staff to receive a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours prior to coming to class or entering the buildings. PCC has over 26,000 students currently enrolled this spring semester, many of whom are taking in-person classes. There …

Academic Senate committee joins opposition to in-person learning

Following PCC’s turbulent first week back on campus the Safe Learning Environment Committee, a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, has joined those in opposition against the college’s decision to resume in-person instruction. In an email sent out to Academic Senate President Gena Lopez and other Executive Board Members and Senators on Thurs, Jan 27, the committee outlined specific measures they hope the Senate will enact on their behalf, including demanding that PCC administration establish policy that allows faculty and students to self-determine their preferred mode …

Divided: Faculty union continues fight against in-person learning

After some faculty members and students held a demonstration last week about returning to campus, PCC welcomed students and faculty back to school this week with multiple COVID testing sites and equipped everyone with a pack of triple-layered surgical-grade masks. Over the weekend, the Pasadena Area Community College District (PACCD) and the PCC Faculty Association (PCCFA) negotiated terms about returning to campus amid a rising surge in COVID cases. According to an email sent from the district to the faculty, there were meetings on Jan. …

PCC confirms return to campus, sparking protest among faculty

Faculty at PCC are set to protest the college’s plan for a return to campus, which includes requiring students and staff to wear masks and take mandatory weekly COVID-19 tests at designated testing sites around the school when they return on Monday, Jan. 24. The PCC Faculty Association proposed an extension to the district in order to continue remote learning until Feb. 12. However, the school district has not signed off on the proposal, prompting concerned faculty and students to respond by organizing a protest …

Man stuck in elevator and suspicious individuals on campus

PCC Police blotter January 3, 2022 to January 9, 2022 Monday, January 3 Pasadena Fire Department rescued a male occupant stuck in the northwest elevator on the 5th floor of Lot 5. Tuesday, January 4 No Activity Wednesday, January 5 A Male suspect was reported looking into vehicles in Lot 4. Campus police searched the area, but the officer involved failed in their attempt to locate the suspect. PCC Faculty called police due to an unknown male accused of striking the lobby door of the …

PCC temporarily postpones in person classes amid omicron surge

Due to LA counties positive Covid cases being at an all time high, PCC has decided to adhere to the suggestion made by the California Community college chancellor’s office’s suggestion to delay in person classes for the first two weeks of the Spring 2022 semester, with plans to resume face-to-face instruction starting on Jan. 24. “The decision to have our face-to-face classes move to synchronous online will be revisited each week,” Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said. “We are monitoring infection rates and local and statewide …

Attempted kidnapping reported outside R building classroom

A student was nearly kidnapped outside their classroom in the R Building by a disheveled white male, according to police. The man grabbed the victim by the wrist as she passed by him on her way to class. The student was able to get herself free from the man as he tried to pull her away, police said. The student was followed by the man into her classroom. After entering he became alarmed when he saw the other students and fled. The attempted kidnapping occurred …