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PIMA BRIEFS

September 7, 2017

Donuts with DPS Students can get to know the Pima Community College police of cers in a more casual setting at “Donuts with DPS,” where there will be free donuts and coffee. Questions and concerns that students may have regarding Pima police issues can be addressed at this time. • Downtown Campus: 10 a.m.-noon Sept. […]

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Keep DACA, deport Mattress Firm

September 7, 2017

It’s surprisingly comforting to be back in the newsroom at Pima Community College’s West Campus. Unlike the University of Arizona, the campus here feels like a safe haven with native desert plants, no sports bars, and not an Urban Out tters in sight. This August, I immediately reclaimed my favorite spot in the newsroom, the same […]

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Summer Recap

September 7, 2017

By ALEX DE LEON Pima Community College employees will be getting a raise this fall. The PCC Board of Governors approved the pay increase as part of its 2017-18 budget. Salary scales and wages for faculty and adjunct faculty, as well as for all regular employees will go up 2.5 percent with a continuance of […]

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DACA student awaits decision on future

September 7, 2017

By VANESA BARNETT Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, DACA, has been around for ve years and it remains a battle between the White House and the people of the United States. Former President Barack Obama made DACA to let undocumented immigrants obtain a workers permit and go to school with in- state tuition. Ten conservative states are […]

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International student goes to great lengths for achievement

May 4, 2017

By MELINA CASILLAS Sergey Harutyunyants, 25, was born in Russia but lived most of his life in the small country of Armenia, located just north of Iran. He moved to the United States in 2014, when he was 22, to live with his father in San Francisco. Five months later, they found themselves in Tucson, […]

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

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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Board member asks for review of legal counsel

May 4, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA Pima Community College Board of Governors District 5 representative Luis Gonzales called the college’s legal services model into question in a letter issued to his fellow board members, Chancellor Lee Lambert and General Counsel Jeff Silvyn. “I have concluded that the college’s current legal services model was not formally adopted by the […]

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Veteran finds life work as counselor

May 4, 2017

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

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R.I.S.E. – Resources. Information. Services. Education.

May 4, 2017

By ROBYN ZELICKSON A common misconception about homelessness is that people choose to live on the streets. But, it’s not always a choice. Most often, it’s unfortunate and uncontrollable circumstances of one sort or another. To try and alleviate some of those circumstances, Pima Community College students held an event at Downtown Campus on April […]

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High school newspaper bill pulled, now in limbo

May 4, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After unanimously passing the Arizona State Senate, State Bill 1384 failed to get past the House. The bill granted student journalists better protections against school administrations. It enabled student editors, instead of advisers, to regulate the content of their newspapers. Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-District 20, introduced the bill, but House Majority Leader John […]

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Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

May 4, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted during the April 12 meeting to limit debate for the sake of time and efficiency, spurring another round of contentious motions and requests. The action followed an epic five-and-a-half-hour long board meeting on March 8. During the meeting, District 5 Representative Luis Gonzales clashed […]

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Pima Briefs

May 4, 2017

Northwest Campus hosting Cram Jam Northwest Campus will hold its annual Cram Jam on May 8-9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Student Life Center. NWC Student Life partners with the Tutoring Center each year to create a communal finals-studying environment. Students have the option to join a study group, or meet one-on-one with a […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR: May 4-18

May 4, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS May 4: Stress relief session, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by to learn new ways to relieve stress before finals week. Details: Student Life, 206-2121. May 8 and 9: CRAM JAM, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Join a large study group or have a […]

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Dropout turns All-USA honoree

April 20, 2017

By ELISE STAHL Of all the words to describe Liz Pennington, the new member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team, “college dropout” would likely not come to mind. But Pennington, a graduating Pima student who will transfer to the University of Arizona to complete her studies, once dropped out of that […]

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