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OPINION: Board members must reform or resign

OPINION: Board members must reform or resign

By ANDREW PAXTON When the Higher Learning Commission’s liaison spoke to Pima Community College’s governing board on May 3, her message was very clear. “We expect our institutions to provide information and be transparent with information being provided to the student body and constituents,” Karen Solomon, a vice president with the HLC, told the board. […]

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. […]

Community, students strengthen pressure on embattled board

Community, students strengthen pressure on embattled board

 By ANDREW PAXTON Civic leaders have met with Pima Community College students to discuss ways to increase pressure on the four governing board members facing calls for resignation. The meeting, organized by PCC student leader Joseph McGrath and Tucson business owner Cort Chalfant, brought concerned students and members of the community together at West Campus […]

Faculty, community call for resignations

Faculty, community call for resignations

By ANDREW PAXTON The faculty and staff of Pima Community College have lost confidence in the governing board that is responsible for running the college, according to resolutions passed by representatives of each group. The Faculty Senate, in a 51-1 vote with two abstentions, approved a resolution stating the instructors have lost faith in a […]