SRJC District Police under investigation

SRJC District Police under investigation

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
September 9, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

Santa Rosa Junior College is investigating its own police force on allegations of promoting a hostile work environment, sexual harassment, padding overtime hours and possession of child pornography, according to anonymous sources close to the investigation. The Service Employees International Union... Read more »

Police blotter

Kelsey Matzen, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under News, Police Blotter

SRJC auto theft   An SRJC student reported around 9:30 p.m. Aug. 27 that his vehicle parked at the northeast corner of the Emeritus parking lot had been stolen. He had left his key in the ignition due to mechanical issues. A search around campus failed to locate the vehicle.   While... Read more »

SRJC gets $2.65 million to develop Hispanic programs

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under News

Santa Rosa Junior College is one of 11 higher learning institutions in California to receive a $2.65 million Title V grant by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE).   The 55-page grant application started last fall and was submitted in May. Three deans wrote it: Catherine Prince of instruction... Read more »

Grant brings the world to SRJC

Grant brings the world to SRJC

Mariana Guevara and Pio Valenzuela , Staff Writers
September 8, 2014
Filed under News

Santa Rosa Junior College’s growing international student program received a federal grant to host 13 students from eight developing countries through the Community College Initiative (CCI) program.   The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) led the... Read more »

Claudia Aceves, Staff Writer
September 8, 2014
Filed under News

Santa Rosa Junior College sustained minimal damage from the 6.1 magnitude South Napa earthquake Aug. 24, but the quake served as a wake up call to ensure that safety standards are upheld.   Aside from a broken water line serving Bailey Hall and a brief electrical outage that caused alarms to... Read more »

Petaluma public safety incident prompts faculty concerns

JoshuOne Barnes, News Editor
September 8, 2014
Filed under Breaking News, News, Top Stories

SRJC Petaluma campus faculty and staff are voicing concerns about the lack of police presence on the campus after an April 2014 incident in which a faculty member had to wait 45 minutes for District Police to arrive to control an aggressive and unruly student who had refused to leave the classroom. SRJC... Read more »

Holzworth receives four year prison sentence

Holzworth receives four year prison sentence

Erik Jorgensen, Courtroom Correspondent
May 30, 2014
Filed under Holzworth Investigation, News, Top Stories

Campus cop and parking meter pilferer Jeffrey Scott Holzworth received four years in prison at his May 29 sentencing for embezzling over $285,000 from Santa Rosa Junior College. As part of a plea deal, Holzworth pleaded guilty to one enhanced felony charge of grand... Read more »

SRJC implements new Strategic Plan

SRJC implements new Strategic Plan

Faith Gates, News Editor
May 14, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Santa Rosa Junior College aspires to be an inclusive, diverse and sustainable learning community that engages each student. After SRJC faculty and students devised a Strategic Plan for the future of the college, the plan has now moved toward implementation. “The plan itself took 18 months; the... Read more »

Radley Balko: Author speaks out against police militarization, explores the origins of the first SWAT teams

Radley Balko: Author speaks out against police militarization, explores the origins of the first SWAT teams

Taylor May, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under News

We have allowed and encouraged police to act increasingly like soldiers, according to Radley Balko, award-winning author and investigative reporter who gave a lecture on the militarization of the police force in the Bertolini Student Center on April 29.   Balko discussed many of the topics and... Read more »

SRJC faculty honored at awards ceremony

SRJC faculty honored at awards ceremony

Domanique Crawford , Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under News

Fourteen faculty member received awards May 1 in the Bertolini student activities center.   “This is one of the best days of the year, the day we come together to honor the outstanding work of several of our amazing faculty and colleagues,” said Robin Fautley, academic senate president,... Read more »

Police blotter

Taylor May, Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under News

Nowhere to Hide   An officer parked at Burbank Circle observed a subject skateboarding past him at 6:30 p.m.  April 19 and identified the man as Thomas Dunaway, 32, and knew he had two outstanding warrants.   The officer attempted to stop the man and asked him to sit... Read more »

Joshua Pinaula: Introducing the 2014 – 2015 Associated Students President

Joshua Pinaula: Introducing the 2014 – 2015 Associated Students President

Rebecca Livingston , Staff Writer
May 14, 2014
Filed under News, Top Stories

Joshua Pinaula wants to create an educational environment where students feel involved and inspired to change the world.   “I see a lot of problems in the world and really don’t have a lot of answers,” he said.   Last year Pinaula served on Santa Rosa Junior College’s Associated... Read more »