Alumnus develops new underwater technology

March 23, 2011

  By Jessica Alvarez East Los Angeles College alumnus Dr. Thomas I. Valdez spoke to members of the Priory of Biology and Chemistry and the Chemistry Club about his new project last Wednesday. Valdez’s project, “Energy Harvesting for Underwater Monitoring,” consists of a probe that is dropped into the ocean and it can not only measure the different ocean temperatures and salinity, but it can also recharge itself. “This is…

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Elan copes with disaster in Japan

March 23, 2011

  By Christopher Yee Miki Itsubo finds herself preoccupied in English class these days. She came to the United States from Japan in 2006 so that she could improve her English, but she still has difficulty keeping up with the pace of in-class discussions. Her current problem, however, is not listening comprehension. Despite the fact that English 103 is the last class she needs to complete her transfer requirements, Itsubo’s…

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College anticipates budget cuts

By Jerry Casarez With California budget cut discussions going on in Sacramento that will have direct impact to all community colleges statewide, the responsibility has now been shifted locally. ELAC’s vice presidents met Monday with the school’s budget committee. Different departments were asked to meet and discuss how they can come together and plan the 2011-12 budget. The information discussed is all based on a proposed five percent cut to…

March 23, 2011
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Podcast 3.22.11

This week, CNC looks at the budget crisis through the eyes of school administrators, ELAC’s accreditation status, and Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory Boyle who was invited by the Puente Project to speak to Elans. And as always, a look at sports with Freddy’s Sports Corner. Podcast 3.22.11

March 23, 2011
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East L.A. remembers baseball forefather

March 16, 2011

By Rodolfo Trujillo The long-time manager of the semi-professional team the Carmelita Chorizeros, Manuel “Shorty” Perez, was honored Sunday at Belvedere Park with a plaque next to the baseball field where he worked for many years. Along with Mario Lopez, Sr., owner of Carmelita Chorizeros and sponsor of the team, were partially responsible for organizing baseball in East Los Angeles and providing an opportunity for local talent to play and,…

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Flooded library upsets students

March 16, 2011

By Rosie Charmuryan Several students were disappointed and frustrated as they were turned away from the temporary library housed at the fitness center inside the men’s gym earlier this month. Maintenance workers noticed the flooding on the morning of March 2. “The library was already closed down when I got here at 7:15 a.m. and remained completely closed the rest of the day for the safety of the students,” said…

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Construction head gets free pass for next year

By Christopher Yee Despite evidence that the former head of the Los Angeles Community College District’s building program misused and mismanaged funds, the district Board of Trustees has not yet terminated his contract. Instead, the board voted unanimously last Wednesday to put Larry Eisenberg on one-year’s notice of his contract’s termination and then placed him on administrative leave, effectively removing him from his position. ELAC Academic Senate vice president Jeffrey…

March 16, 2011
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Colleges unite for fee hikes

March 10, 2011

  By Daniella Molina East Los Angeles College students will have the chance to participate in a state-wide event called “Hands Across California” on April 17. The event will consist of approximately 1.5 million people holding hands across the state to protest the fee increases in higher education and raise funds for scholarships to benefit Californians attending community colleges. The purpose is to illustrate the value of California community colleges…

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ELAC considers hiring freeze

By Jessica Alvarez With a five percent budget cut approaching, East Los Angeles College is contemplating a hiring freeze in order to spend money more wisely. The possible hiring freeze means that any hiring requests must have a special request form signed by President Moreno before having it submitted to the district. The California Community College systems’ full-time to part-time faculty ratio is supposed to be 75 percent to 25…

March 10, 2011
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E1 building open for business

March 10, 2011

  By Megan Perry Student Services are in full swing as they finish their recent move from the scattered bungalows to the new E1 building during these past days. The E1 building is a long-needed improvement which is designed to better serve the student body. Each of the departments now have spacious offices in the new building, according to student workers. Dean of Admissions Jeremy Allred feels the new building…

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