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Survey shows dangerous alcohol-fueled behavior higher at SRJC than nation

Emily Kruse, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2011

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  Negative feelings and dangerous or regrettable behaviors caused by drinking tend to be higher among SRJC students than among the nation as a whole, a national survey said. SRJC students are also less likely to have health...

Former board trustee returns to SRJC as interim police chief

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

April 4, 2011

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Two-time Board of Trustees member Joe Palla has returned to SRJC, this time as the appointed police consultant for the college's administration and soon as interim chief for the district police. He will preside over a depart...

Speech springs eternal at SRJC

Kat Gore, Contributing Writer

March 30, 2011

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Santa Rosa Junior College's Speech and Debate Team will host its Spring Speech Night fundraiser at 6 p.m. on April 5 at Burbank Auditorium. Tickets cost $5, and the Speech and Debate Team will showcase many of its award-winning speakers...

Bertolini Center trash audit

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

March 14, 2011

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Members of SRJC's Students for Sustainable Communities took a hands-on approach to waste management March 8 as they sifted through trash from Bertolini Student Center in an effort to determine the composition of garbage generate...

Closing the digital divide

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

March 14, 2011

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Forty-three Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) students received fully equipped laptops March 7-9 as part of their commitment to close the technology divide throughout the community by serving as Digital Literacy...

SRJC to host third War and Peace forum

David Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2011

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SRJC faculty members will host their third War and Peace forum to discuss topics regarding the U.S. involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how these wars continue to have a major impact right here on campus, Thursday March17....

Students rate teacher and counselors highly

James L. Alban, A&E Editor

March 14, 2011

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Teachers and counselors garnered highly positive opinions from students according to a recent campus-wide student survey. The Office of Institutional Research at SRJC has released the preliminary results of the 2010 Student S...

Textbooks are number two challenge for students

Michael Shufro, Staff Writer

March 14, 2011

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Textbook costs ranked as the number two challenge keeping SRJC students from staying in college last year, an SRJC student survey stated, knocking the challenge of job pressures from second in 2007 to fourth in 2010. Financia...

Budget is final hurdle for overdue Islam class

David Anderson, Staff Writer

March 14, 2011

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SRJC doesn't currently offer an Islam class in its religious studies program, but an SRJC teacher hopes to change that beginning in Fall 2011, amid some controversy about the timing of the new class due to the budget crisis. ...

SRJC Youth Summit highlights community opportunities

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer

March 14, 2011

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High school students, SRJC students and teachers gathered to share their passions and ideas for improving their community at the first High School Youth Summit, held March 5 in SRJC's Bertolini Student Center. Students for Susta...

Budget woes force hiring freeze

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer

February 26, 2011

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As part of an attempt to balance the school budget, Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr. Robert Agrella announced that the school will fill fewer faculty positions than previously planned. Originally the school planned to fill ...

Planetarium puts Earth in the crosshairs

Heather Frendo, Staff Writer

February 26, 2011

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Earth. It's our home. We don't really think about the fact that it is a massive orb of rock, dirt, water and molten lava spinning at about 67,000 mph and possibly in the path of such things as comets, asteroids or meteors. The expe...

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