Day: March 21, 2013

Probation looming for Pima

March 21, 2013

Miles steps down, accreditation in jeopardy   By CHELO GRUBB Suzanne Miles announced that she would be stepping down from Pima Community College’s interim chancellor position four days after the college was notified that its accreditation would likely be put on probation. She will hold the position until April 12, which she says will give […]

Read More

College board increases tuition

March 21, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College’s governing board voted to raise tuition during their March 20 meeting. The board decided, by a 3-2 vote, to raise in-state tuition by $2 per unit and increase both student service and technology fees by 50 cents. PCC will also eliminate the current out-of-state tuition discount available to nonresidents […]

Read More

Miles withdraws from consideration for Oregon job

March 21, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON Suzanne Miles, Pima Community College’s interim chancellor, has withdrawn from the search for a new president of a college near Portland, Ore. The Mount Hood Community College District Board named three finalists, including Miles, on March 14. Days later, on March 19, Miles announced she was stepping down as interim chancellor of […]

Read More

Judge orders release of Loughner files

March 21, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON A federal judge has ordered the Pima County Sheriff’s Department to release all of its previously-sealed investigation records pertaining to Jared Lee Loughner. Loughner, 24, is the Tucson shooter convicted in the Jan. 8, 2011 attack that left six dead and 12 wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Before the shootings, Loughner was […]

Read More

Talk will explore ways to bridge science, arts

March 21, 2013

By CORYNN MARSH Jerry Gill, an adjunct instructor of philosophy, religion and humanities, will give a talk entitled “Knowing is as Knowing Does” on April 2 as part of the Pima Community College Speakers’ Series. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the PCC District Office Community Board Room, 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. Gill […]

Read More

AZTEC CALENDAR: March 21-April 3

March 21, 2013

TUCSON EVENTS March 22-24: 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Details: www.fourthavenue.org. March 24: Festival en El Barrio Viejo with Calexico and Friends. 166 W. Alameda St. 1 p.m. $16 for first 200 people, $24 after that and $27 day of. Details: 623-1000. March 28-April 14: Bruja. Cabaret Theater, 330 S. Scott […]

Read More

Campus Coverage

March 21, 2013

Desert Vista Compiled by Nellie Silva Bookstore hiring The Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus bookstore is now hiring experienced store managers.  It gives the chance to learn about their Manager Onboarding Program and all you have to do is submit your resume as soon as possible. If you have any questions or need more […]

Read More

FROM THE EDITOR: Aztec Press ‘best all-around’ finalist

March 21, 2013

By CHELO GRUBB It’s award season in the collegiate journalism world. The Aztec Press is competing for 2012’s best all-around non-daily student newspaper at a large institution in our region. Being a finalist means we have won either first, second or third place in the Society of Professional Journalists’ prestigious Mark of Excellence category. The […]

Read More

THE WORD: What is your favorite part of spring?

March 21, 2013

Interviews and photos by Rose Valenzuela at Desert Vista  “The weather and the ability to spend time with my son.” Eva Lisenbey Major: Medical assistant “I like that all the flowers are blooming.” Vierda Behner Major: Medical assistant “I like that we have Spring Break.” Heath Chambless Major: Social services “I like visiting my family.” […]

Read More

Pima students join water conservation effort

March 21, 2013

By JORGE ENCINAS A United Nations “World Water Day” held annually on March 22 spreads the word about global residents who lack fresh drinking water due to inaccessibility, pollution and mismanagement of sources. This year, Pima Community College instructor Mic Denfeld and her Writing 101 students supported the effort. During a March 20-21 event that […]

Read More

STOMPING GROUNDS: Close encounters at Reid Park Zoo

March 21, 2013

By SHEILA TEMPLETON Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo, which opened in 1965 as a children’s petting zoo, has evolved from humble prairie dog and farm animal displays into a 24-acre park housing hundreds of animals in naturalistic exhibits. The zoo is divided into four major zones, organized by types of habitats and animals. The Adaptation Zone […]

Read More

Catching a bullet: Preventing gun violence

March 21, 2013

By COLE POTWARDOWSKI The need to avert gun violence in schools has risen since the Newtown, Conn., massacre last year, but Arizona lawmakers are stumped trying to find solutions. On Dec. 26, 2012, shortly after Connecticut’s Sandy Hook shootings, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued his ideas to avert another massacre. His ideal solution was […]

Read More

Horoscope

March 21, 2013

By PALOMA MELLO   Aries (March 21-April 19) Happy birthday! Be sure to wear your best outfit and eat at least five cupcakes. Don’t worry, my dear, you are not going to get fat. Don’t be too harsh on yourself, look at your amazing body! Be prepared for the new love that is coming up. Taurus […]

Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Sexist attitudes abundant in past decades

March 21, 2013

Second in a two-part series By SIERRA J. RUSSELL The roles of women have changed considerably within the past 50 years. In a 1977 Aztec Press interview, a young woman shared her experiences as a biker, a stripper and a prostitute. She joined a local biker gang at age 17 and left the group after […]

Read More

Best Bets: Hardcore/sludge metal show and Cine’ Mexico 2013

March 21, 2013

By BRUCE HARDT Skrappy’s hosting punk show North, Old Wounds, Vices and Territory will perform on March 21 at 7 p.m. at Skrappy’s, 191 E. Toole Ave. North, Tucson natives, play a mesmerizing blend of sludge metal and post-rock, a combination that conjures an attention-grabbing, hardened atmosphere. North released their third full-length album, “The Great […]

Read More