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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 21 full-time positions. However, in a Feb. 8 memo, Agrella announced t...

SRJC District Police find interim chief

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

February 24, 2011


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SRJC District Police Chief Christopher Wilkinson has resigned three weeks after being put under paid formal administrative leave, and within several days the District Police has now found a new interim chief. An e-mail sent to SRJC faculty and staff by Vice President of Business Services Doug Roberts ...

New SRJC faculty positions face dramatic cut backs

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2011


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In an attempt to balance the school budget, Santa Rosa Junior College President Dr Robert Agrella announced today that the school will reduce the number of vacant positions to be filled by new employees. Originally the school planned to fill 21 full-time positions, however, in a Feb. 8 memo, Agrella a...

A week in Liberation Square

Michael Shufro, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2011


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Dawn Lukas watched a Cairo walkway in disbelief on Jan. 28 as she wandered home from her brother's apartment, only minutes from Tahrir Square. Burned out vehicles, overturned guard stations and strewn debris everywhere plagued the streets, she said. Fire and black smoke spewed out of windows from a build...

An American student in Egypt

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

February 7, 2011


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  The chaotic scenes from Tahrir Square in Cairo couldn't be more distant from the calm, quiet suburbs of Windsor. However, for former SRJC student Tim Stewart, the violent clashes between anti-government protesters and pro-government supporters rocking Egypt for the past several days is now pa...

SRJC Professor in Egypt

Quinn Conklin

February 4, 2011


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Every year Dr. Heidi Saleh travels to Egypt to visit family. Last January, the SRJC art history professor walked the Egyptian streets; this year she is watching them on the news. Saleh keeps in touch with family via mobile phone and Facebook. On Jan. 26, the Internet went down across Egypt, but stil...

AFA Replacement

February 4, 2011


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A group of SRJC adjunct and full-time professors are trying to replace the All Faculty Association (AFA) as the union representing SRJC instructors. The United Faculty Santa Rosa Junior College (UF SRJC) is currently passing out signature cards to call an election to decide who will represent the SR...

SRJC Libraries unveil revamped website

Isabel Johnson, Feature Editor

February 4, 2011


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The SRJC libraries have a new website this semester, packed with updated databases and helpful study guides. Along with a new mobile site, the home site for the library will help students access the library from home and open new avenues for research. The new mobile site allows students to search library databases...

Say goodbye to bad grades

David Anderson

February 4, 2011


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Making bad grades better just got easier. SRJC recently implemented a modified version of the repeat policy, allowing students to turn an "F" into an "A." The modified policy allows students to alleviate a substandard grade of D, F, no credit or no pass twice as opposed to once. The substandard grades and cred...

Fresh & Natural cuts hours, raises prices

Craig Couden, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2011


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Beginning this semester, Fresh and Natural reduced operational hours and increased some menu prices in an attempt to offset rising food costs and remain financially viable on campus. "We got together with the administration and we asked them what would be appropriate," said Josh Kang, Fresh & Natural'...

SRJC Professor proud of protesting family in Egypt

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2011


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Every year Dr. Heidi Saleh travels to Egypt to visit family. Last January, the SRJC art history professor walked the Egyptian streets; this year she is watching them on the news. Saleh keeps in touch with family via mobile phone and Facebook. On Jan. 26, the Internet went down all across Egypt, but ...

Police Chief

February 4, 2011


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The new police chief at Santa Rosa Junior College has been put on formal administrative leave as of Jan. 21. This decision came after members of the SRJC District Police force approached top SRJC officials with grievances about the chief's performance and later signed a hostile work environment complain...

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