The Board of Trustees voted to apologize and re-invite Oscar-winning PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black to be the Spring 2014 commencement speaker following a weeks-long controversy over the school’s decision not to choose him because they believed sexually explicit photos of him on the internet could tarnish the school’s reputation.
Gallery repurposed as Conference Center
After serving for decades as an art gallery to display the works of students, faculty, staff and renowned artists, the Gallery on the Quad, otherwise known as the G Building, has been repurposed as a Conference Center to be used by the entire campus.
REVIEW: Lysistrata is a sexually charged good time
The posters advertising Lysistrata warn: “Strong language, mature content, adult audiences only.”
And for good reason.
Evaluation Highlights Disconnect Between Faculty and President
An evaluation circulated among full-time faculty earlier this semester has found that a vast majority of faculty believe PCC President Mark Rocha’s job performance is severely lacking in many areas. The survey found that 82 percent of faculty polled gave President Rocha the lowest rating possible when it came to promoting participation by all groups in planning and shared governance structures. Eighty-one percent gave Rocha the lowest rating possible when it comes to fostering an environment conductive to productive collective bargaining negotiations, while 79 percent …
Board unanimously votes to re-invite Black
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to apologize and re-invite Oscar winner and PCC alumnus Dustin Lance Black as the 2014 commencement speaker Wednesday night, after receiving a recommendation from the administration earlier Wednesday.
OP-ED: Students react to NBA’s lifetime ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling
On Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver brought the hammer down on Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for the fallout of his racist comments, banning him for life from all NBA activities or business with the league going forward. “I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners to remove him,” Silver said in Tuesday’s press conference. “We stand together in condemning Mr. Sterling’s views. They simply have no place in the NBA.” The recorded comments between Sterling and his …
Clark takes the 400m conference champion title
All season, Lancer runner Breanna Clark has been consistently climbing the ranks in the women’s 400-meter race and finishes the season the first Lancer to have the title of Conference Champion in the event.
Chick-fil-A to have one last round with City Council
The fate of a planned Chick-fil-A restaurant across the street from PCC will be in the hands of the Pasadena City Council on May 5 after a city councilman again asked the council to reconsider the project.
‘Grandma’s Tattoos’: Armenian reflection and remembrance
A 104 year old woman–clutching close her prayer beads for comfort–recalls a night of her early childhood that was filled with rifle fire, where families were attacked, parents murdered, homes looted, and the “good-looking” daughters taken by the “fire and thunder gangs” to “rape them or do whatever they wanted to with them”, while the authorities of the time did nothing.
OP-ED: Financial circumstances should not be a factor in admitting students
Based on some concerning facts and studies, financial aid is no longer about helping students pay for college, but rather a strategy used to attract students they want, admit the students they need and encourage others to stay away.