California state legislators have decided to hold back on funding PCC’s promised Proposition 51 bond, further delaying the replacement of the U-Building and stagnating the future of the natural sciences division.
This week, Sam and Grace talk to Editor-in-chief Mandie Montes about the lack of funding the journalism program gets on campus and the Courier’s attempt to get funding. Have something you want us to talk about on the podcast? Want to appear as a guest or have your story told? Email us!: firstname.lastname@example.org
Every semester, the Courier comes away from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges (JACC) conference with numerous awards for our talents in writing and photography. However, unless our publication is able to acquire the necessary funding from Pasadena City College (PCC), we risk losing vital access to this important conference which allows us to further our skills and journalistic integrity by creating journalists ready to document stories for our campus and beyond.
PCC’s award-winning Speech and Debate (Forensics) members’ second home is the basement level of the C building. The hallway holds a collage of old and new successful forensics members and a case crowded with trophies, and behind the doors are forensics members either laughing, crying, or advocating for social change.
The school of Visual, Media and Performing Arts (VMPA) continues to face funding issues, although external and internal support bring a hopeful outlook to the situation.
A spike in the amount of money paid to faculty for duties performed outside the classroom got the attention of the Budget Resource and Allocation Committee
The college is currently awaiting approval on funding to replace the U Building, which was abandoned after being deemed structurally unsafe in 2012, officials said.