LACCD enrollment drops during pandemic

Enrollment is down across all nine Los Angeles Community College District schools. With the exception of Los Angeles City College, all LACCD colleges are experiencing a 10% decrease, at least, in enrollment when comparing Fall 2020 to Fall 2019.

October 22, 2020
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Debates provide insight to voters

Presidential and Vice Presidential debates should continue because it gives the public more of an insight to how the candidates think.
President Donald Trump announced over Twitter that he had contracted the coronavirus along with First Lady Melania Trump. After the news of Trump getting COVID-19, Presidential Candidate Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden received tests and the results came back negative.

October 17, 2020
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Standing for equality, acceptance crucial in current climate

By Jeremy Arias East Los Angeles College faculty and Associated Student Union discussed the importance of standing up for equality and each during the nations trying times. This panel focused on the National Chicano Moratorium’s fiftieth anniversary and inclusion politics as back drops for equality. The panel discussion was facilitated by ELAC Faculty member and award winning Executive Producer Felipe Agredano, who introduced and welcomed the guest speakers Conrado Terrazas,…

October 16, 2020
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New bill of rights redefines policies

A virtual ceremonial signing of the LBGTQIA+ Bill of Rights occurred during the board meeting.
The Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees met to discuss the new LBGTQIA+ bill of rights and commemorate educators that passed away in recent weeks.

October 15, 2020
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Budget cuts threaten student tutoring hours

The Learning Center lost a grant that will start to affect staff by winter, which will result in fewer tutoring hours. It has already lost some CALWORKS tutors when migrating online.
Math tutors were not cut, but now they are down eight tutors and have decided to reduce their hours. Some tutors graduated and their positions were not filled.

October 15, 2020
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Journalist rights remain open to attack

California Governor Gavin Newsom failed to protect people’s First Amendment right when he vetoed SB-629.
He failed to address police officers’ blatantly ignoring journalists’ right to cover public protests and demonstrations under the First Amendment.
SB-629 was intended to further protect journalists from police officers, but lacked language that would truly discourage officers from arresting journalists when they’re deemed an inconvenience or from outright assaulting.

October 14, 2020
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Student ambassador helps undocumented students

Katya Alvarado is the scholar ambassador of the DRC, and her function as an ambassador of the DRC is an advocate for undocumented students on campus.
The Dream Resource Center provides assistance to AB-540 / SB 68 petitions, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewals, California Dream Act, Extended Opportunities Programs & Services, scholarships, referrals to counseling and other supportive services and resources available to students on and off campus.

October 3, 2020
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Important dates for Fall 2020 Students

East Los Angeles College’s Fall 2020 classes have started, and students should be aware of some important dates. Classes that meet for less than 16 weeks have different add and drop dates. For information on these classes, the ELAC website suggests checking student’s information portals. The following table has information on adding and dropping classes that are 16 weeks in length.

September 3, 2020
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