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GUEST COMMENTARY: Law firm must be held accountable, too

GUEST COMMENTARY: Law firm must be held accountable, too

By RACHEL WINCH In the wake of recent controversy over Pima Community College’s accreditation, resulting in PCC being put on a two-year probation and four board members being asked to step down, another group should be scrutinized—the DeConcini, McDonald, Yetwin & Lacy law firm.   The law firm that represents PCC already came under heat […]

Students, community hold rally to support Pima

Students, community hold rally to support Pima

By ANDREW PAXTON More than 150 students, faculty, staff and members of the community held a solidarity rally and then marched to show support for Pima Community College and a desire for change. The rally began at 5:30 p.m. at Burns Park on May 8, the same day as a scheduled Board of Governors’ meeting. […]

Experts offer opinions, advice on Pima’s future

Experts offer opinions, advice on Pima’s future

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College brought in two experts to explain to students, faculty and staff exactly what probation means for the college, and what steps should be taken in the future. The college held a series of forums May 2-3 to share insights with the community Speakers were Karen Solomon, a vice president […]

College responds to report, seeks probation alternative

College responds to report, seeks probation alternative

By CHELO GRUBB Pima Community College responded to a highly critical report by the college’s accreditor by acknowledging problems but making a case to avoid probation. The report, submitted to the Higher Learning Commission, outlined several breeches of accreditation standards. None of the concerns questioned the quality of Pima’s educational programs. “Probation would have significant […]

Protesters urge accreditation suspension of Pima Community College

Protesters urge accreditation suspension of Pima Community College

 By CHELO GRUBB The Coalition for Accountability, Integrity, Respect and Responsibility has sent a letter recommending that Pima Community College be placed on probation by the organization that accredits the college. C-FAIRR, a local organization formed in February 2012, claims the college inadequately handled multiple situations, including claims of sexual harassment against former Chancellor Roy […]