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E-scooters hit Tucson streets

September 26, 2019

Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS The City of Tucson Department of Transportation launched a six-month E-Scooter Pilot Program on Sept. 12. Two companies, Bird and Razor, each have deployed 500 scooters with an additional 250 in designated “opportunity zones,” or areas of the city that lack motor vehicles and where residents have a low […]

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Chancellor spends $20.5K+ on Spring travel

May 2, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS and JOE GIDDENS  During the April 3 governors board meeting, Chancellor Lee Lambert made an announcement about his travels for Pima Community College. “And then I know there was concerns about my travel,” he said. “So as a result, we’re going to enhance the current board’s travel policy. So we will be bringing […]

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Journey to commencement

May 2, 2019

    Story and photo by ERIK MEDINA On May 23, Pima Community College will host its annual graduation ceremony at the Tucson Convention Center Arena.  At each graduation, one student is chosen to speak to the student body at the beginning of the ceremony, this student is known as the the commencement speaker.  This […]

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Maddy Jeans: fighting for a seat at the table

May 2, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY A Pima Community College student was honored by the college for her pivotal role in changing the graduation policy of Tucson Unified School District, allowing Native American students to wear culturally significant attire at their graduation ceremonies. Maddy Jeans, a 2017 graduate of Pueblo High School and current Pima student, was instrumental […]

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Some administrators get salary hikes

May 2, 2019

By JOE GIDDENS Since summer 2015, the average Pima Community College administrator salary has increased 3.5%, while the average faculty salary has dropped 0.5%, according to a report released by the Pima Community College Education Association, the group that represents the college’s full-time faculty.   Budget woes have been brought on by declining enrollment, yet […]

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A pioneer for Mexican-American Studies

May 2, 2019

By ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ Rosalia Solorzano was honored with emeritus status on Feb. 6 at the district District Office.  Solorzano is the 37th faculty member to receive this honor at Pima Community College. Distinguished individuals who have retired are nominated by former colleagues and faculty members confidentially.  The faculty emeritus award is the most important award […]

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GOHS awards Pima a $10,000 pedestrian safety grant

May 2, 2019

Story and photo illustration by ALEXANDER LOPEZ The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has awarded Pima Community College a “GOHS Pedestrian and Bicyclist Focus Education and Enforcement Efforts” grant, for the amount of $10,000 and will be paid out through the 2019 year. So far, Pima Community College Police Department had conducted three pedestrian […]

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Teeing off for decades for Pima Community College

May 2, 2019

By ALEXANDER LOPEZ One thing that you almost can always find around Tucson is an open golf course.  With the endless Tucson sunlight and heat, almost every day is a perfect day for 18 holes, and for Pima Community College facilities employee Albert Quihuis, his life wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for one. […]

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When foreign becomes domestic  

May 2, 2019

By COSTA B. PAPPAS With Pima Community College being such a culturally inclusive school, it has brought in a wide variety of students with different nationalities from all types of cultural backgrounds. Some of these students speak fluent English, but for some English is not their first language. Many would believe that to go to […]

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Preparing students for Pima’s ‘first year’

May 2, 2019

Photo and story by ALEXZANDRIA MARTINEZ  Pima Community College’s First Year Experience is an umbrella program, which means it offers several different options for every student.   Every student has different needs and interests and are in different areas of their lives. The program caters to students with at least 30 credits. At Pima, 30 credits […]

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