Arias back to pursue teaching

  By Augustine Ugalde   An unyielding desire to continue pursuing his teaching career has Robert John Arias back doing what he loves for the East Los Angeles College Social Sciences department. Arias returned to teaching a full semester this fall less than a year after suffering a devastating stroke last Sept. 27. The effects of the stroke left Arias wheelchair bound and with limited movement on the left side of…

September 19, 2012
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ELAC becomes more mobile

By Brian Villalba   Mobile computing is the primary focus of the Technology Master Plan at East Los Angeles College, as web-based educational pages are to be formatted for mobile usage. The Technology Master Plan  is designed to lay out ELAC’s information technology goals and plans. The plan outlines the use of technology trends to increase student access to learning materials. Specifically the plan seeks to take advantage of recent advances…

September 19, 2012
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Renovated library open despite delays

  By Brian Villalba   After months of delays and logistics problems, the Helen Miller Bailey Library has opened, offering more student space and state-of-the-art technology. Most of the upgrades to the library were ready for the opening, but the books could not be moved in as the bookshelves were not up to the Division of the State Architect code specifications. Also, the books were moved in the summer heat…

September 19, 2012
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Budget cuts jeopardize Adelante

By Erik Luna   Adelante, a program for first-year students, was being considered for suspension due to budget cuts this summer, but faculty leaders became concerned with the lack of a viability study. “The whole program has been in existence for a couple of years now. It was developed during a period of time where the college had a significant surplus,” Vice President of Academic Affairs Richard Moyer said. “A lot…

September 19, 2012
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SER Club supports South Gate

By Edward Singleton   Students for Equal Rights will expand services to the South Gate campus to help undocumented students this Thursday at noon in a room to be announced. SER is a club that helps undocumented students navigate their way through school by offering workshops, legal advice, job finding services and free book sharing programs for all members of the club. The expansion to South Gate was prompted when…

September 19, 2012
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ELAC’s interim president faces large budget deficit

By Brian Villalba   New interim president, Farley Herzek, was selected from a number of candidates to take on East Los Angeles College during a financial crisis. Herzek was among the candidates considered for the permanent ELAC president position.  “Being the interim president gives the board of trustees the ability to see how I perform,” Herzek said. Herzek begins his term as interim president with 32 years of experience in…

September 14, 2012
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District taps into ELAC reserve funds

By Megan Perry The budget situation at East Los Angeles College for the 2012-13 school  year is getting worse and a new allocation model is not helping matters. This year’s budget is less than last year’s, requiring more dependence on the school’s reserved balance and more cuts to classes and supplies. The Los Angeles Community College District adopted a new allocation model, which affects ELAC in a negative way. The…

September 14, 2012
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South Gate shuttle victim of budget cuts

By Veronica Hurtado Students commuting from the main campus to and from South Gate can no longer rely on the East Los Angeles College shuttle for free transportation. According to Al Rios, ELAC South Gate Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the shuttle was cancelled this fall due to the school’s budget cuts. It cost the school about $58,000 to maintain the shuttle for two semesters, and given competitive interest in…

September 14, 2012
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ASU rental helps student afford books

By Jane Fernandez     Book prices are only going up, but ELACs Associated Student Union is making books available at affordable rental prices throughout the semester. ASU offers student members the facility of renting books and other scholastic materials, such as calculators, they might need throughout the semester at low prices. Some of the books students can rent include Math 115, Biology 3, and Sociology. Book rental prices range…

September 14, 2012
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Man creates disturbance on East Los Angeles College campus

By Erik Luna After a brief confrontation in the East Los Angeles College financial aid office, a student and a unidentified man that was accompanying a young woman were held for questioning by the sheriffs earlier this afternoon. The confrontation started because the student, who wished to remain annoymous, was walking in at the same time the woman was and almost bumped her and her baby. “I was just taking…

June 4, 2012
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