Following PCC’s turbulent first week back on campus the Safe Learning Environment Committee, a subcommittee of the Academic Senate, has joined those in opposition against the college’s decision to resume in-person instruction. In an email sent out to Academic Senate President Gena Lopez and other Executive Board Members and Senators on Thurs, Jan 27, the committee outlined specific measures they hope the Senate will enact on their behalf, including demanding that PCC administration establish policy that allows faculty and students to self-determine their preferred mode …
Faculty vs. students: Student government blasts remote learning decision
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 target of statewide federal student aid scam
It was in the fleeting weeks of summer that Patrick Perry, director of policy, research, and data at the California Student Aid Commission (CSC), began to note key inconsistencies in enrollment numbers for the upcoming academic school year.
Remembering Carol Brown, PCC’s voice of the voiceless
Dr. Carol Brown, described as a warrior, an advocate and a voice for the voiceless, has died at the age of 67 after more than a decade of service in the PCC community.
Amid unrest, Black leaders demand action at PCC
After the unjust killing of George Floyd by fired police officer Derek Chauvin and ensuing protests, PCC’s Black coordinators called on leadership to address the pain students and staff are experiencing, in an email to staff on May 30, with plans to support the campus community during this time.
PCC celebrates its diversity during Black History Month
Black History Month celebrations were taking place all over PCC’s campus this past February thanks to the efforts of Ujima and Blackademia. With over 250 students in Ujima, and many more in the Blackademia program, there was no shortage of people celebrating African-American culture. Despite hampered student attendance in the beginning of the month due to it being winter intersession, that did not stop the celebration. Director of the Ujima program, Gena Lopez, talked about this by saying, “Even though there weren’t as many students, …
Community celebrates Black History Month with parade and festival
Despite the hot weather Saturday, the Pasadena community turned out for the 34th annual Black History Parade and Festival, which featured food trucks, music and PCC students and administrators.
As one of the oldest and longest parades for Black History Month in the U.S., the Black History Celebration Planning Committee wanted to honor past leaders of the community who continue to inspire a new generation of future leaders.
Ujima blazes the trail for black history month on campus
The quad was alive Tuesday afternoon as the Ujima program held their opening ceremony for Black History Month with the African group Kabasa Drummers and Dancers. The group shared the culture and variety of stories through dances and music.
Mural inaugurates Black Student Success Center
The long awaited inauguration Tuesday of the Black Student Success Center hosted by the Ujima Club and Blackademia filled the CC building from corner to corner with students proud to make up the black community at PCC and be part of history.