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Faculty, administration at odds over Meet & Confer, new department realignment

Faculty, administration at odds over Meet & Confer, new department realignment

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Tensions are running high between the Pima Community College Education Association and the college’s administration, with PCCEA claiming the administration fell through on promises to move forward with a new department chair reorganization structure in the midst of Meet and Confer. During each fall semester, PCCEA issues a survey to faculty in […]

PCC prevention program aims to educate

PCC prevention program aims to educate

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Joscelyn Luque and Paula Grijalva, Pima Community College students at Desert Vista Campus, began looking into the Aztec Proactive Prevention Program after they saw flyers at their campus. AP3 was developed for PCC students in an effort to prevent substance abuse and to decrease the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases. […]

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Like many Pima Community College students, Mathew Merriman relies on the PCC financial aid department to provide reassurance and assistance for his financial aid disbursement. Merriman had ongoing issues with his financial aid since January. The problems were resolved in late March. He began contacting the PCC financial aid department in January […]

TOP 10: Most influential international women

TOP 10: Most influential international women

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ March marks Women’s History Month. It’s incredibly difficult to compile a list of just 10 influential women, so I apologize in advance for leaving out many fantastic women.      10. Ingrid Nilsen Nilsen focuses her YouTube channel on beauty, fashion and DIY, but in 2015 she used her platform of more […]

Faculty talk will explore diversity

Faculty talk will explore diversity

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Pima Community College will host its second spring semester installment of a faculty Speakers’ Series on March 7. PCC reading instructor Dorothy Brown-Smith will discuss “Cultural Awareness and Consciousness” in her presentation. “When I am speaking of cultural awareness/consciousness, I am speaking of being conscious, mindful, attentive, cognizant and knowledgeable about diverse […]

Funding cuts, enrollment drops equal massive PCC budget woes

Funding cuts, enrollment drops equal massive PCC budget woes

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Elimination of state funding and continuing drops in enrollment have left Pima Community College officials facing tough budget decisions. Proposed solutions have generated talk of possible tuition hikes, layoffs, campus closings, spending cuts and elimination of programs. “As you look at the impacts of no state support, declining enrollment, you have to […]

Legislature kills ethnic studies proposal

Legislature kills ethnic studies proposal

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ   The Arizona legislature has scrapped a proposal to punish universities and community colleges for offering ethnic studies and “social justice” courses. After stirring up controversy and garnering national attention, the bill proposed by Bob Thorpe, R-Flagstaff, was denied a hearing by House Education Committee chairman Paul Boyer, R-Phoenix. Boyer confirmed that […]