Gender neutral bathrooms arrive at SRJC

Gender neutral bathrooms arrive at SRJC

Matthew Koch, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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Santa Rosa Junior College has installed four gender-neutral bathrooms throughout the campus, with locations in the Bertolini Student Center, Bailey Hall and Button Building with development underway in Plover Hall. Sabrina Meyer, director of human resources, discovered through the LGBTQ Campus Climate... Read more »

BSU pursues justice with Rohnert Park Police

BSU pursues justice with Rohnert Park Police

Maci Martell, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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Black Student Union members from the Santa Rosa Junior College continue to pursue justice for a racial incident that occurred in November in Rohnert Park. An incident that would have been expected over 50 years ago in segregated southern states became a reality for SRJC and Sonoma State University... Read more »

‘Wet Lab’ incident cost nearly $40k

JoshuOne Barnes, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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When the Santa Rosa Junior College district police department held a botched training exercise in 2012 that sent one cadet to the hospital with alcohol poisoning, the subsequent investigation cost the school nearly $40,000 and resulted in no serious discipline for the officers involved, according to... Read more »

SRJC welcomes new academic deans

SRJC welcomes new academic deans

Candler Weinberg, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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Santa Rosa Junior College added two academic deans to its ranks recently after some vacancies from retirement. Josh Adams is the new dean of business and professional studies and Cathy Prince is dean of instruction and strategic program development. Both... Read more »

Obama’s bold State of the Union address

Obama’s bold State of the Union address

Luke Heslip, Staff Writer
January 23, 2015
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In his sixth State of the Union Address, President Obama presented an ambitious and optimistic plan for America’s future on Jan. 20 that called for decisive bi-partisan governance and swift movement on issues like climate change, strengthening the middle class and renovating domestic infrastructure. The... Read more »

Street preachers spark student retaliation

Street preachers spark student retaliation

Faith Gates, Managing Editor/News Editor
January 15, 2015
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Students rallied in the Santa Rosa Junior College quad on Jan. 15 after a group of self-proclaimed Christians started to preach their beliefs aggressively towards students. The... Read more »

Storm-induced river runs through Santa Rosa Creek

Storm-induced river runs through Santa Rosa Creek

Jeanine Flaton-Buckley, Multimedia Editor
December 11, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News, Quick Updates, Top Stories

The Santa Rosa Creek bike path, normally a haven for the homeless at night and cyclists and joggers by day, has been overrun with debris and silt from the rising waters caused by the storm that began late Wednesday and is predicted... Read more »

Megastorm prompts belated campus closure

Megastorm prompts belated campus closure

Jarrett Rodriguez, Managing Editor
December 11, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College will close at noon today due to severe weather warnings from local and national officials. The National Weather Service announcements warn people to stay off the roads until the flash flood warning has passed. Every school in Sonoma... Read more »

Evening safety stroll discovers 282 items of concern

Evening safety stroll discovers 282 items of concern

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College staff, faculty and police participated in the 2014 Fall Evening Safety Stroll across all major SRJC facilities and discovered 282 items of concern requiring attention. “We started a couple of years ago with just a few managers from Facilities... Read more »

Faculty gives their version of orientation controversy

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014
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In the Nov. 17 issue, The Oak Leaf reported a story that took place Nov. 4 when Disability Resources Department (DRD) faculty called campus police on two Associated Student Senators at a DRD orientation for prospective students at the student activities center in... Read more »

UC tuition on the rise: Increase causes grief, ignites protests across state

UC tuition on the rise: Increase causes grief, ignites protests across state

Mariana Guevara, Staff Writer
December 9, 2014
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First year college students entering the University of California system could see their tuition rise by 5 percent in the next five years. On Nov. 20, the UC Board of Regents approved UC President Janet Napolitano’s plan to raise tuition, sparking disagreement from... Read more »

Compressed schedule allows for faster completion: Core classes offered in block schedule starting in spring

Heather Breaux, Contributing Writer
December 9, 2014
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Santa Rosa Junior College students are in school longer than most community college students, as the semester begins one week earlier and ends one week later than most. But this may soon change. Plans are underway for a compressed... Read more »