ELAC should bring back policy debate team

By Adrian Juarez Students at East Los Angeles College have all been victims of budget cuts, from low course availability to higher fees and tuition. Our student resources continue to evaporate a little more each semester with often no notice or public explanation. One team in particular that was disbanded for no apparent reason was ELAC’s Speech 106 policy debate team, coached by Professor Nadar Haddad who founded the team…

May 18, 2013
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Additional enrollment limitations to hit California’s community colleges

By Megan Perry The Board of Governors approved new Title 5 regulations, which will establish another restriction for students’ enrollment priority at California’s community colleges. Students will now face another limitation on enrollment priorities, along with the budget cuts and the three-attempt rule. The Board of Governors said they adopted the new regulations as a means to improve student success. One component of the Board of Governors’ adopted  regulations is that continuing…

September 27, 2012
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ELAC tackles ballot initiatives

By Lourdes Espinoza Propositions 30, 32 and 38 were the basis of an educational forum held by the American Federation of Teachers and the Associated Student Union last Thursday night in the S2 Lecture Hall. This public forum was organized to bring awareness of these propositions as the November ballots draw near. Informational booths and voter registration tables were set up outside the S2 building for those who wanted more information…

September 27, 2012
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Students starve for affordable education

By Amanda Mayberry Recently, students from six CSU campuses have announced they are on  a hunger strike in protest of  budget cuts. The students are demanding that administrators freeze tuition for five years and instead make decreases to the pay raises for CSU chancellors and presidents. They say they will continue to starve themselves until these demands are met. The persisting budget decreases and fee hikes made to community colleges…

May 22, 2012
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Film industry uses ELAC for commercials

By Danny Vasquez Acting as host to the film industry, a few commercials and public service announcements were filmed at various locations across the campus to raise money to compensate for the budget cuts. A few areas that were highlighted were the Weingart Stadium, the G3 auditorium and the swim stadium. Last Wednesday, J.G. Wentworth filmed an internet commercial between the G1 administration building and the and G3 auditorium.  The…

May 18, 2012
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Committee proposes departments to cut hours for the Fall semester

  By Lourdes Espinoza and Veronica Hurtado Although students will start to enroll for the fall semester soon, some classes will be cut from the course schedule. According to Kerrin MacMahan, dean of academic affairs, some of the classes that are on the fall schedule will  be cancelled in accordance to the Enrollment Management Committee’s proposed reductions even though the schedule has already been sent to the printer. The EMC is…

May 2, 2012
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Santa Monica College fees are good

By Brian Villalba Time is not on your side. Santa Monica College will be offering additional courses at an extra fee for students when all the scheduled classes are full. This is a great idea for East Los Angeles College. This service will cost $200 per unit. That could be up to $1,000 for just one class. If you are trying to transfer or graduate, then this is a way to pay extra…

March 21, 2012
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ELAC deliberates recommended section reductions

  By Veronica Hurtado East Los Angeles College will reduce section offerings by approximately seven percent for the 2012-13 school year to meet expected budget as the school’s Enrollment Management Committee proposes. The school’s EMC, composed of faculty and some administration staff, released a report recommending new section targets and a process for the school to meet enrollment demand. The EMC’s purpose is to inform the college on how to best address…

March 16, 2012
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East L.A. College stands to lose $4 million

By Vivian Ramirez The state Executive Committee of the District Budget Committee (ECDBC) is currently drafting a new allocation formula for the distribution of funds to the Los Angeles Community College District that would cost ELAC an estimated $4 million. The District Budget Committee (DBC) oversees the development of the district’s budgets, makes recommendations to the budget and monitors college debt and attempts to reduce it.  Currently, the allocation model…

February 29, 2012
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