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Welcome to Zoom University: Student and staff reaction

Welcome to Zoom University: Student and staff reaction

September 23, 2020

SRJC officials announced on Aug. 27 that the school would be continuing remote instruction through the Spring 2021 semester, which has evoked strong reactions from students and staff. Several students and faculty said it’s a decision made too soon,...

Q&A with West Below, president of SRJC’S Young Americans For Liberty chapter

Q&A with West Below, president of SRJC’S Young Americans For Liberty chapter

September 21, 2020

The Oak Leaf: Hi West, thanks for joining us. Can you tell us about yourself and Young Americans for Liberty?  West Below: I am SRJC chapter president and free speech coordinator for Young Americans for Liberty (YAL). I’ve been in these positio...

Young Americans for Liberty President West Below introduces speakers Antony Davies, James R. Harrigan and Alex Tokarev at the group's Lockdowns vs. Liberty Q&A session that questioned the benefits of shutting down the economy.

“More lives could have been saved elsewhere”: Young Americans for Liberty Q&A and forum

September 17, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College’s libertarian student group hosted a Q&A session Sept. 7 discussing the federal and state coronavirus response and whether the restrictions represented governmental overreach and constitutional rights infringement. The You...

Store important survival supplies and low-tech entertainment in a stout backpack you can grab at a moment’s notice.

Evacuation preparation: What you need when it’s time to leave

September 17, 2020

Fire season is upon us, so it is important to be prepared for what lies ahead.  A lot of students feel anxious, triggered from past fires and the threat of new ones. Having a plan may help alleviate some of that stress. One easy step is to prepare a ...

SRJC staff were shocked Tuesday when an English instructor's email invitation to an online diversity seminar was met with a hateful email from a former SRJC adult education instructor.

Faculty and staff furious at menacing response to diversity, inclusion workgroup

September 2, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College faculty and staff were outraged Tuesday at an incendiary response sent to English instructor Lauren Servais’s invitation to a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion-centered learning group.  “You and yours will, of course, take over ...

SRJC extends online-only classes through Spring 2021

SRJC extends online-only classes through Spring 2021

August 27, 2020

Santa Rosa Junior College announced that classes will continue online only through the Spring 2021 semester due to the coronavirus pandemic, SRJC President Dr. Frank Chong said in an email Thursday.  Dr. Chong expressed that the safety of students, faculty and the community is the hi...

A fire burns Tuesday night as part of the LNU Lightning Complex, a series of wildfires raging in Sonoma and Napa counties.

Shone Farm closed due to Walbridge Fire evacuations

August 19, 2020

The Oak Leaf will provide ongoing updates related to the Lightening Complex fires in Sonoma and Napa counties. Check back here for new information.  Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2:20 p.m. Santa Rosa Junior College’s outdoor learning lab, Shone Farm, cl...

SRJC records first COVID-19 case on campus

June 11, 2020

A student in one of Santa Rosa Junior College’s public health and safety programs tested positive for COVID-19, the first positive case confirmed on the Santa Rosa campus, SRJC authorities said Thursday afternoon.  The student attended class in the Race build...

At 2 p.m. nearly every day,  cardiac nurse Maddison Jones* leaves home for the unknown to a Sonoma County hospital. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Jones focuses on self-care, so she can continue to take the best care of her patients at work.

The new normal: Three front-line workers describe their lives during the coronavirus emergency

June 2, 2020

A restaurant worker, class valedictorian and a nurse all come from different worlds, but are brought together by one thing: how the reality of their lives and jobs changed during the COVID-19 health and economic emergency. “Something like this is scary,” said fur...

SRJC is offering three virtual graduation ceremonies due to the coronavirus pandemic, rather than an in-person event on the quad.

SRJC graduates walk — at home

May 21, 2020

The end of May is typically a time when parents and supporters gather on the quad under a bright blue sky to watch Santa Rosa Junior College students walk across the graduation stage, sometimes as the first in their family to don a cap and gown and earn...

SRJC's Summer Repertory Theater program is postponed until 2021.

Summer Rep Theater Postponed

May 14, 2020

The Santa Rosa Junior College Summer Repertory Theater Festival is one of the many programs affected by the pandemic, and although we won’t be getting to see any plays this summer, SRT is not gone for good. It has been postponed to next year. That way,...

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