This past weekend at the Rose Bowl was the ultimate laid-back summer party as Arroyo Seco Weekend kicked off their second year of the two-day music festival featuring food, drinks, DIY art studios, a botanical garden and a geodesic dome from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
“I don’t know what it means to be a professor,” Shane Underwood told me. We were sitting in his office on an early afternoon of spring semester 2017 with about four other students crowded in on whatever available chairs they could find. Others stand in the doorway or spill out into the hallway, playing live action Frogger trying to stay out of the way of the passing professors. The low light from the desk lamp, the mini fridge and TV monitor on the walls conveyed …
Eat Drink Vegan, the annual plant-based beer and food festival, went off without a hitch at the Rose Bowl’s Brookside Park on Saturday, May 26. This year’s festival felt a bit more muted and lower energy than last year, but attendees showed up in full force just the same.
Superintendent-President Rajen Vurdien released a statement today responding to the allegations made against I-8 executive Ty Yu regarding inappropriate contact with a former student, stating that the school will contract an independent law firm to conduct an investigation into the incident.
Update 6/6/2018: In response to the comment from the California DOJ and Pasadena Police Department regarding requirements for Yu working on campus, Executive Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing Alex Boekelheide told the Courier through email that the college is not aware of any such requirement regarding employees of independent companies that hold contracts with the college. Boekelheide also said that while the Alhambra Police Department stated that Yu registered the campus as his place of employment in their system, the college has no record …
“When the anonymous black person enters the white space, others there immediately try to make sense of him or her—to figure out “who that is,” or to gain a sense of the nature of the person’s business and whether they need to be concerned … Accordingly, the most easily tolerated black person in the white space is often one who is “in his place”—that is, one who is working as a janitor or a service person or one who has been vouched for by white …
The Academic Senate has delivered a letter to the Board of Trustees (BOT) demanding that they declare a failed search for the superintendent-president position after concerns were expressed about the selection process and the individual finalist candidate’s fitness for the role.
It’s that time of year. The time where we all take stock of the past year, decide that we’re going to do better, make new year’s resolutions and then give up on them three weeks later because we’re tired, broke and did I mention tired?
“We fight not for glory nor for wealth nor honours; but only and alone we fight for freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life.” -Bernard De Linton
A growing rift has opened between the PCC administration and black faculty, staff and students over recent decisions to remove black faculty from long-held positions.