The Oak Leaf

Search for president begins

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

February 26, 2011

The search is on for the SRJC's next president, and 22 candidates are already being screened for the position. With Dr. Agrella set to retire at the end of June, the Presidential Search Committee has been tasked with selecting the best candidate out of the pool. SRJC announced it was accepting applicants...

Budget woes force hiring freeze

Claire Tillinghast, Staff Writer

February 26, 2011

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...

Teachers rejoice as sabbaticals return

David Anderson, Staff Writer

February 26, 2011

As agreed upon during negotiations with the All Faculty Association two years ago, the SRJC Board of Trustees has reinstated delayed sabbaticals for teachers beginning in the 2012-13 semesters, despite some controversy about the timing of the revision. The board meeting took place Feb. 8, where the iss...

SRJC District Police find interim chief

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

February 24, 2011

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 ...

An American student in Egypt

Jerome Janairo, News Editor

February 7, 2011

  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...

New SRJC faculty positions face dramatic cut backs

Quinn Conklin, Co-Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2011

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

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...

SRJC Professor in Egypt

Quinn Conklin

February 4, 2011

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

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

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...

Police Chief

February 4, 2011

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...

Mental Health Services consolidate under one roof

Armando Torres-Garcia, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2011

Santa Rosa Campus students will have to access Student Psychological Services (SPS) in a different room this semester. SPS has moved to Plover Hall, room 559. The move merges all mental health programs and services, provided by SRJC's Student Health Services into one room, giving students easier acces...

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