Board of Trustees candidates address student issues

By Gustavo Buenrostro    Update: The American Federation of Teachers invited only two candidates they endorsed to this event which was unclear to Campus News. Other candidates for seat number two for the Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees include Thomas J. Norman and Steven Goldstein. The LACCD Board of Trustees members for 2016-2017 are: Nancy Pearlman ( seat number six), Scott J. Svonkin ( President, seat five), Sydney…

February 16, 2017
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School cafeteria’s effect on the Freshmen 15

November 23, 2016

By Felipe Rodriguez East Los Angeles College’s new cafeteria structure brought more food on campus and although it is a great addition, they lack in providing enough healthy options for students. College students usually find it difficult to find time to eat right and keep a healthy lifestyle when they are surrounded by junk food. Many of these unhealthy food options are relatively cheaper than their healthy counterparts and are…

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District indecisive on food vendors for cafeteria

by Daniela Jalteco East Los Angeles College will not be provided with a food vendor for the Student Center cafeteria. Over several years plans have been discussed to have food vendors for all of the nine schools in the Los Angeles Community College District, but it  has been challenging to do so. LACCD is made up of nine schools: Mission College, East Los Angeles College, Pierce College, Southwest College,Trade-Tech College,…

October 6, 2016
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LACCD creates new rules for out-of-state students

By Jane Fernandez The Los Angeles Community College District Distance Learning Program is implementing new rules for out-of-state students who want  to take online classes. The program, effective at all nine Los Angeles District community colleges, requires that the student’s home state approves enrollment in the state the student is seeking to take online classes from. Aside from the approval, the school is to meet all State and Federal Requirements…

June 1, 2015
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Staff, faculty evaluated for accreditation process

By Ivan Cazares The second draft for East Los Angeles College’s Self Evaluation summary is due Monday as part of the ongoing Accreditation process, and will be reviewed during the summer. One hundred and ten faculty and staff members have completed an online workshop to help ELAC with its accreditation process. The workshop explained the basic accreditation process. Every seven years the schools in Los Angeles Community College District go…

May 15, 2015
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Educational summit introduces career opportunities, advancement programs

By Rogelio Alvarez and Amber Paramo The Community Economic Development (CED) Summit presented internships, apprenticeships and vocational skill training to students and community who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The summit took place on March 13 at East Los Angeles College in the G3 Arts Foyer Room.​ It was a chance for students and the community to build connections with professionals working in related fields. The goal of…

March 15, 2015
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LACCD supports Obama’s free college proposal

March 12, 2015

By Ivan Cazares The Los Angeles Community College District is rallying behind President Obama’s America’s College promise. The president announced this proposal to make the first two years of community college free for all citizens during a visit to Pellissippi State Community College, in Knoxville, Tennessee. LACCD Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, Ph.D., “Those of us who have been around long enough, we are returning to that free tuition in California. In 1960…

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LACCD to implement new online student system

By Maria Isidoro and Cynthia Laguna The Los Angeles Community College District is going to implement a new Student Information System in all nine district colleges starting November 2015. The SIS, known as Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), is being replaced with Oracle PeopleSoft campus solution system. This new system provides the newest technology for students, faculty and staff to easily access all nine-district colleges student information data. The system will…

October 16, 2014
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Scheduled Data Center shutdown causes system remodeling problems

By Sergio Berrueta The LACCD Data Center is underwent a shutdown this past weekend after a cooling system failure last Wednesday. The shutdown occured from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two recent failures have occurred during a 24-Hour period, causing engineers to manually reset the system. This has caused the planned remodeling of the LACCD to be investigated. Services that were shutdown including the Student Information Service, library services such…

September 25, 2014
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Officials aim to improve student success

By Sergio Berrueta Improving student graduation rates and transfers to four-year universities was the topic of discussion among California states and district officials for community colleges August 28. California Community Colleges Chancellor Dr. Brice W. Harris was in attendance to speak about the long-term success goals of state colleges. One major goal set by the Board of California Community Colleges is to have roughly a quarter of a  million students…

September 17, 2014
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