Visiting professor talks of education as resistance

May 10, 2017

By Maria Isabel Cubillo  “If we get stuck in the fear and pain, we can not move forward,” visiting professor Dolores Delgado Bernal said, who spoke about resistance that leads to social justice. Delgado Bernal, a professor of education and ethnic studies from the University of Utah and a visiting professor at  California State University, Los Angeles, spoke to students about types of resistance and how more effectively seek social…

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New student system to eliminate pink add slips

By Gil Milanes  East Los Angeles College will soon retire permit slips and welcome back waitlists after more than a decade. Key points regarding the new Student Information System were discussed Tuesday at the Academic Senate meeting. Two major changes discussed were the permit slips and waitlists, a procedure that ELAC has not practiced in many years. Under the new SIS, which will fully go live in the fall, courses…

May 10, 2017
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Audit finds unreported funds in UC system

By Dorany Pineda  A state audit report released April 25 revealed hidden funds and excessive administrative salaries in the University of California system amid tuition hikes. According to the California State Auditor’s Office report, the University of California administration failed to make known to the public and the Board of Regents that it had $175 million in budget reserve funds. The Office of the President has denied hiding those funds,…

May 3, 2017
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Women in STEM tell stories of obstacles

By Steven Adamo  A panel of women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields shared their experiences with sexism at the Celebrating Equity: Women in STEM panel on Thursday. Panelist Tama Hasson, Ph.D., who works with undergraduates in research, recalled a moment in college when a young man asked if she needed to see his notes. “Just because I am a girl doesn’t mean I’m not smarter than you…

April 26, 2017
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New courses, equipment to advance Engineering Department

April 19, 2017

By Steven Adamo The Engineering Department is currently developing an advanced manufacturing course that will provide students with the skills required to become highly competitive in the workforce. “Advanced manufacturing is using current technology to its fullest,” Kamyar Khashayar, assistant professor and director of the Engineering Department, said. “What has changed is we have new technology to manufacture things.” The East Los Angeles College lab is equipped with laser scanners…

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South Gate campus replacement on hold

By Ivan Cazares  East Los Angeles College’s plans to replace the South Gate Educational Center with a new facility is in limbo according to Evelyn Escatiola, the South Gate campus’ Dean of Academic Affairs. A ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled in February to mark the start of construction was postponed until April, and is now postponed indefinitely. Escatiola said the Los Angeles Community College District has not given a reason as…

April 19, 2017
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‘Thee Commons,’ Elans to hit Coachella Stage

April 12, 2017

By Megan G. Razzetti   In a garage tucked away near Garfield High School located in East Los Angeles, cumbia-punk band Thee Commons rehearse their set list for their biggest show yet, the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival. The band is set to play both weekends, April 15 and April 22, taking the stage just moments before headliners like Lady Gaga, Future, Gucci Mane and Bon Iver. “Its our…

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Women veterans establish support network at ELAC

March 22, 2017

By Ivan Cazares  The support network Veterans Empowering Through Sisterhood was established this semester as part of Veterans of East Los Angeles College to empower women veterans and reach out to the community. Members received a tour of the Downtown Women’s Center on Friday after delivering clothes donated by the ELAC community. “We have 142 (female veterans) who are currently taking classes. We were providing workshops through the Veterans Resource…

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Campus community rallies to protest Trump

By Ivan Cazares Students, faculty and staff expressed discontent with President Donald Trump in a “Speak Out” rally organized by the East Los Angeles Coalition for Social Action at G3 Foyer. Speakers expressed their opinions and presented a call to action in resistance to discrimination, hate crimes and executive orders like the travel ban. In January, Trump signed an executive order banning refugees from entering the United States for 120…

March 22, 2017
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DACA students revive applications with legal aid

By Noe Ortega  The Welcome and Support Resource Center invited students to receive Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals renewal assistance from the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic on Thursday Feb. 16. DACA is an American immigration policy that the Obama administration started in 2012. It allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation. It also makes them eligible…

March 2, 2017
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