Month: October 2019

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Earn to Learn partners with Pima Community College

October 10, 2019

By CORY McMULLEN On Oct. 2, Pima Community College announced its new partnership with “Earn to Learn.”  Pima is the first community college to partner up this program, said Pima Chancellor Lee Lambert during a recent press conference. Earn to Learn is a national organization formed in 2013 that operates the largest matched savings program […]

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Men and Women’s teams boast winning records

October 10, 2019

By COREY McMULLEN The Pima Community College Soccer teams continue hot streaks. The women’s team is playing exceedingly well, winning the last five road matches and shutting out four of the last seven. Men’s Soccer also is winning, although not in such dramatic fashion. Men’s Soccer The returning national champs continue to roll through the […]

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Pima finishes in fourth at conference championship

October 10, 2019

By JOSHUA SHAVER The Pima Community College Cross Country Men and Women’s teams ran their hearts out at the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference in Mesa.  The women’s team tied for fourth with Glendale Community College with 120 points each.  Runner Iriana Sanchez received an All-ACCAC honorable mention after she placed 21st in the 5K […]

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Chapman Auto gives Pima a jumpstart

October 10, 2019

Story by ANGEL CANEZ and JOE GIDDENS Additional interviews  by JOUSHA SHAVER Pima Community College is investing over $500,000 in upgrades to its athletics facilities in as a cost-saving measure and to attract recruits. The athletics department also has signed a $210,000 sponsorship deal with the Chapman Automotive Group for three years.  However, despite both […]

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PCC Offers First Autonomous Driving Certificate Program

October 10, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Pima Community College and autonomous semi-truck company TuSimple announced the creation of the first autonomous driving certificate program for commercial truck drivers on June 13. The certification program, named the Autonomous Vehicle Driver and Operations Specialist program, consists of five classes and 12 credits. Those classes are Industrial Safety (AIT 100), Electrical […]

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Tucson’s 42nd annual Pride Parade celebrated

October 10, 2019

Photos and story By JOE GIDDENS  You could hear the gleeful voices of the students from Rincon-University High School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliance singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” as the participants of the “2019 Pride in the Desert” got ready.  “Thunderbolt and lightning, very, very frightening me,” they sang. The 42nd annual Tucson Pride in the Desert Parade and […]

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Pima Police shakeup

October 10, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Pima County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Harold “Buddy” Janes has been assigned as the Acting Chief of Pima Community College Police. The announcement was made in a Oct. 7 email to college staff by PCC Vice Chancellor Bill Ward.   Janes assumed duties on Oct. 7 and will be assisting Pima Police with […]

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System change for climate change

October 10, 2019

This opinion is printed with permission of TucsonSentinel.com  Original can be found at: http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/opinion/report/091719_cease_climate_op/cease-system-change-needed-fight-climate-change By MIKE CEASE Special to TucsonSentinel.com Climate change is the most catastrophic environmental, social and economic crisis that the human species has ever faced. Impacts include rising average temperatures, vanishing polar ice, melting glaciers, stronger storms, rising sea levels, loss of […]

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No to recreational weed use

October 10, 2019

By FRANCIS SAITTA The Arizona Cannabis Chamber of Commerce is opposed to the current efforts to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  Not because of the proven dangers of this drug, but because they want a “piece of the action,” i.e. Big Money from the recreational sale of this dangerous drug. It’s a sham. The […]

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Instructor details the never-ending battle to get published

October 10, 2019

By JERRY GILL In my early years as a professor, I tried to publish articles in very prestigious journals. One was “Mind” and it was edited by Professor Gilbert Ryle at Oxford University.  My first submission was about some of the ideas of Professor Quine at Harvard. In his brief rejection letter, Professor Ryle wrote: […]

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