While many students expected to return to campus this fall due to relaxed Covid-19 mandates and the PCC campus reopening in July, the Pasadena City College Curriculum Committee (PCCCC) had other plans. The PCCCC, followed by the approval from the Academic Senate, granted approval for forms submitted by faculty members to continue remote learning despite the wishes of administration and PCC’s elected student government, Associated Students. Superintendent-President Dr. Erika Endrijonas said that when they were creating the schedule for the Fall 2021 semester, they intended …
PCC Sports fans will be allowed into the gym and stadium
PCC has announced that sports fans can return to attend sports events in-person Wednesday, October 13 via their online portal pcclancers.com and other social media outlets.
PCC staff member Dr. Carol Brown stabbed to death in her home
PCC staff member Dr. Carol Brown lost her life in an alleged double homicide that took place at her home in Altadena yesterday afternoon while in a Zoom conference call with a co-worker.
Winter session removed from 2021-2022 academic calendar
The Pasadena City College board of trustees voted to approve a significant change to the academic calendar, against the wishes of the PCC Faculty Association. During their Oct. 21 meeting, trustees unanimously agreed to eliminate the winter intersession and add a second summer session beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year. The 2022 spring semester will begin Jan. 10 and end May 8. The first session of summer 2022 will begin May 12, followed by the second summer session June 27. This alteration of the academic …
COVID-19 pushes PCC’s fall semester online
PCC has decided to move all of its summer and most of its fall courses online, according to an email sent to faculty on May 15. The stay-at-home order has been extended multiple times, so PCC decided to make the commitment to go fully online for the summer instead of making adjustments for both students and faculty later in the intersession. The majority of fall 2020 courses will be taught remotely with the exception of a few courses which cannot be delivered online. These will …
PCC work-study student tests positive for COVID-19
A part-time PCC employee has become the campus’s first connection to the novel coronavirus after testing positive, according to an email from officials on Tuesday afternoon.
COVID-19: The latest updates for PCC
Updated: June 3, 2020 at 1:02 p.m. This is the final update of this page for spring semester. The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has now disrupted the lives of L.A. County residents in some manner or another—and increasingly at Pasadena City College. Through county closures, CDC guidelines and online class transitions, there’s news everywhere. Here at the Courier, our goal is to keep you updated on the latest developments for PCC and nearby affected areas. Check back here for the latest information on …
PCC cancels classes to prepare for online switch
PCC is canceling all face-to-face classes scheduled to take place this Monday and Tuesday, March 16 and 17, to allow faculty to have adequate time to fully transition to remote instruction, according to an email from Alex Boekelheide, special assistant to the superintendent/president, on Thursday night.
PCC to close campus access amid coronavirus concerns
After Los Angeles County saw an increase of COVID-19 cases, Pasadena City College is restricting student and public access to the college effective March 18 to 29, according to an email sent to staff on Saturday afternoon.
Pasadena confirms first case of COVID-19
In the afternoon of Wednesday, Mar. 11, the City of Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) confirmed the city’s first case of the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19. This marks the 32nd case of the virus in the greater Los Angeles area, which includes Pasadena and Long Beach.