New regulation gives little time to decide major

December 10, 2014

By Megan G. Razzetti East Los Angeles College will require incoming students to declare a major upon completion  of 15 associate degree applicable units starting fall 2015. This is completely unfair for  not only new students, but students who currently attend ELAC simply because people change their minds. As a part of SB 1456 or the Student Success Act of 2012 implemented by California Community Colleges, incoming students will be…

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Transferring benefits students

November 5, 2014

By Marcus Camacho Transferring from a community college to a four-year university is a great idea for students who don’t know what they want to major in or want to try out different fields of study. The price to attend East Los Angeles College is $46 per unit while the average price for a UC or CSU is anywhere from $248 or more per unit, depending on the school. The…

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Budget forum strives for ELAC’s revitalization

By Russell Zazueta East Los Angeles College President, Marvin Martinez, wants more students to transfer and is setting a 5 percent growth plan to make East Los Angeles College the No. 1 transfer school in the district. He said financial commitment to ELAC’s transfer program is vital to its reorganization and success. “We’re behind, (in transfer applicants) but not too far behind. How do we need to reorganize? What sort…

June 3, 2014
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May Revision plans for affordable education

May 17, 2014

By Margarita Cancino and Maria C. Isidoro Governor Jerry Brown’s May Revise proposal will give students the opportunity to afford school and graduate with minimal financial stress.  The 2014-15 State Budget proposal was announced yesterday morning. It includes a one-time increase of $50 million from Proposition 98’s General Fund, which is the annual funding provided to public schools and colleges in California. The May Revise promises to strengthen and expand student success…

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East Los Angeles College’s E1, G1 buildings left uncertified

November 7, 2012

District to vote to approve further projects despite concerns   By Brian Villalba The LACCD Board of Trustees will vote today to approve the DLR Group for architectural design despite the fact that DLR Group has produced two buildings at ELAC that the California Division of State Architect did not certify as safe, E1 and G1. The Administration and Student Services buildings at East Los Angeles College are potentially unsafe…

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State cuts to increase tuition for Elans

  By Lindsey Maeda California’s unpromising economic state is likely to trigger another round of spending cuts, which would mean a $10 per unit increase in tuition at community colleges statewide. The Legislative Analyst’s Office reported last week that the state has not received its desired budget of $88.5 billion. Therefore, the state’s $3.7 billion revenue shortfall will trigger a total of $2 billion in cuts to several state programs, some of which include the California Community Colleges, University of California and California State Universities. These…

November 23, 2011
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