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Librarian’s got all the answers

Makafui Ahorney, Staff Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under News, On campus, Profiles, Top Stories

Katherine “Kitty” Luce is a modern-day treasure hunter. Luce is a research librarian and LR10 instructor at Solano College’s Fairfield and Vallejo campuses. She has turned finding information into an art form. “I’ve gone to her with questions and she helped me find books and articles...

“Bionic” classrooms to make learning easier

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff Writer
March 4, 2015
Filed under Classes, News, On campus

With four percent of Measure Q bond money (about $14 million) allotted to institution-wide rebuilding of technology on campus—improving the entire structure rather than upgrading single computers here and there—in the near future, SCC will be up to date with today’s technology and prepared for th...

Part-time professors highlight equality issues during Adjunct Awareness Week

Part-time professors highlight equality issues during Adjunct Awareness Week

Suzy Jane Edwards-Freet, Staff writer
February 24, 2015
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

Part-time Solano Community College instructor Pam Muick has a master’s in forestry and a doctorate in environmental science and policy, yet she must work two jobs at two colleges to make ends meet and support her extended family. It’s Muick’s situation, along with many other part-time instructors...

SCC athletes attend conflict resolution workshop

Daphne Kuta, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under News

After a rocky start to the spring semester for the athletic department, in which three students were expelled, Dr. Karen McCord held a “Peace, Nonviolence, and Conflict Resolution” seminar for all athletes participating in sports during the upcoming semester. “In light of recent events with...

Continuing students may lose priority for counseling appts. during semester

Continuing students may lose priority for counseling appts. during semester

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under News, On campus, Top Stories

The counseling department may soon be implementing a policy that will cause continuing students to “lose their priority to meet with a counselor” at select times of year, said Nicholas Cittadino in an email. “The counseling department is trying to get continuing students to make their appointments...

Professor Lue Cobene takes unique approaches to teaching, life, and learning

Professor Lue Cobene takes unique approaches to teaching, life, and learning

Makafui Ahorney, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under News, Profiles, Staff

Most students never get to know their teachers outside the classroom. Professor Lue Cobene is a professor in the Humanities department who also teaches English 1 and 2. He is known among his students for his unique teaching style and his rigorous program. Q: Can you start by telling us about yourself?...

Solano’s Small Business Development Center opens doors on main campus

Solano’s Small Business Development Center opens doors on main campus

Ning de Jesus, Staff Writer
February 11, 2015
Filed under News, On campus, Top Stories

Solano SBDC, under the helm of its new director Kelly Penwell, relocated to building 100 on the main campus Dec. 2014 to be more accessible to Solano students. The center offers free workshops as well as free business advice and mentoring. “Students are the heart of the college,” Penwell said. “...

Alleged attack by SCC basketball players results in arrests, expulsion

January 28, 2015
Filed under Basketball, News, Off campus

Three members of the SCC women’s basketball team were arrested after allegedly attacking and beating another Solano student at a park at an off-campus location, according to media reports. Jai-Nice Robinson, Justice Robinson, and Kiara Beacham were arrested and booked at the Solano County Jail in...

SCC denied chance to offer BS program

Ning de Jesus, Staff Writer
January 28, 2015
Filed under Classes, News

Solano Community College’s proposal for a Bachelor of Science in Biotech Manufacturing program was not among those granted initial approval by the California Community Colleges (CCC) Board of Governors for the Baccalaureate Pilot Program enacted under Senate Bill 805. Solano was one of 34 California...

California now offering BAs

Ning de Jesus, Staff Writer
January 28, 2015
Filed under Community News, News, Off campus

Californians will be able to start earning bachelor’s degrees at a community college as early as Fall 2015, and at a fifth of the cost it takes to do so at other colleges and universities. On Jan. 20, the CCC Board of Governors granted initial approval to 15 community colleges to develop 12...

Measure G wraps up

Measure G wraps up

Qhianna Sanchez, Staff Writer
January 28, 2015
Filed under Administration, News, Top Stories

After spending over a year and a half on Campus Lane, the Solano Community College administrative offices returned to the remodeled 600 building on the west side of campus in January. Renovation of the building started summer 2013 and was completed at the end of 2014. It was the last major project...

Students resign, drama continues

Students resign, drama continues

Dagmar Kuta, Editor-in-chief
December 3, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Two members of student government resigned from their positions Tuesday, Nov. 18 during their weekly meeting. Nicolas Battiste, who served as the Career and Technical services representative, stepped down citing personal reasons, including issues with the leadership of Associated Students of Solano...

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