The Academic Senate debated holding a vote of no confidence for the Board of Trustees at Monday’s meeting. Many senators voiced their dissatisfaction with how the Board handled many issues this year. “I think some really bad decisions have been made, and I think that they should be held accountable,” said Academic Senate Treasurer Pat Rose. New Academic Senate Vice President Kris Pilon agreed. “I feel that the board members are the real gate keepers for policy and what happens at the college,” she said. …
OP-ED: Hosting the World Cup, the right choice
When FIFA confirmed Brazil as the site of the 2014 World Cup in 2007, the BBC reported that celebrations broke out throughout the country. Now with the current protests in Brazil, some are questioning the wisdom of allowing certain countries to host the World Cup based on economic factors. Are these critics claiming that GDP should be a qualifying factor to host the World Cup? If so, Brazil’s GDP is the seventh largest in the world according to the World Bank. How does Brazil not …
iPad app enhances learning at PCC
PCC Instructor James Maloney posts a question to his Calculus class using the Su-Kam Intelligent Education System (SKIES) on his iPad. His students post their answers anonymously on electronic cards through the app. Maloney reviews his answer with the class, then reviews the cards submitted by the students as they follow along on classroom-provided iPads. PCC has gone digital. “When I saw the [SKIES] app, I realized it could have a huge impact on teaching,” Maloney said. “Here is a really awesome format that is …
Zankou’s: chicken, shawerma, and secret garlic sauce
On a recent Wednesday, Zankou’s Chicken was filled with students, professionals and a mother with three children enjoying a variety of Mediterranean foods. This is not a place for quiet contemplation, but a hive of activity as patrons come and go, laugh at jokes or talk business over meals of meat, garlic sauce and pita bread while world music plays in the background.
First salvo in war of surveys released
The Academic Senate presented the results of their Town Hall Survey to a room full of faculty, staff and students with representatives of the administration noticeably absent April 17.
Academic Senate elections virtually uncontested
The Academic Senate completed the elections for its new Executive Committee members last week with only one of the four positions contested.
Avatar author, Gene Luen Yang, packs Harbeson Hall
Graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang attracted an enormous crowd of PCC students at Harbeson Hall last week for the presentation of his new book “Boxers and Saints.”
Avatar author, Gene Luen Yang, to visit PCC
Author Gene Luen Yang will visit PCC Thursday as part of the Asian Pacific Islander Visiting Scholar (APIVS) program to discuss his new graphic novel, “Boxers and Saints,” and the graphic novel writing process.
Academic Senate votes to send president’s evaluation to Board of Trustees
The Academic Senate unanimously approved a resolution to send the results of the president’s evaluation to the Board of Trustees at a special meeting Monday.
Senate proceeds with survey despite administration objections
The Academic Senate approved a campus survey to guide the spring town hall meeting at its February 24 meeting despite objections from the administration.