The Oak Leaf

Four-year college tuition increases again

Isabel Johnson, News Editor

November 13, 2010

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Many students accepted to four-year universities chose to come to SRJC  to save money. High "fees" and a bad economy make it difficult for students to afford four years at a university, even a CSU. Complaints about tuition ...

Lawsuit could set SRJC back $25k

Quinn Conklin, Opinion Editor

November 13, 2010

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The Sonoma County Junior College District Board of Trustees agreed to offer a $25,000 settlement in a lawsuit at the Nov. 9 meeting. In January 2009 former adjunct culinary arts professor Joanne Fusco sued the district for wron...

Students to vote on campus center fee increase

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

November 13, 2010

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Santa Rosa Junior College's Associated Students and Board of Trustees are holding a special election for the student center fee referendum. Students will be able to vote from Monday, Nov. 15 at 12:01 a.m. to Friday, Nov. 19 ...

Oak Leaf brings home 10 awards from San Jose State JACC competition

Andrew Cameron, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2010

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The Oak Leaf staff brought home a total of 10 awards in mail-in and on-the-spot competitions from the Journalism Association of Community Colleges' NorCal conference on Saturday, Nov. 6. Eleven Oak Leaf students attended and six ...

Multiple delayed events point to overwhelmed Associated Students

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

November 13, 2010

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The Associated Students' Calendar of Events for the Fall 2010 semester has been inaccurate since September. Most recently, Music as a Means was moved from Nov. 4 to the last week of February. Jessica Jones, the vice presiden...

Re-entry student suffers heart attack on SRJC campus

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 13, 2010

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Re-entry student Pamela Jean Bowers, 61, passed away Oct. 25 after suffering a heart attack at Santa Rosa Junior College. Emergency responders took Bowers to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to try and resuscitate her, but she never re...

Students react to California midterm election results

Craig Couden, Web Editor

November 13, 2010

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Student reactions to California's midterm election ranged from excited to apathetic about hotly-contested races and ballot items, but opinions were scarce for lower profile issues. "I just didn't want Meg Whitman to win. That ...

Future culinary arts building target of union controversy

Armando Torres-Garcia, Contributing Writer

November 13, 2010

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For the past few weeks a man has been handing fliers to students at the corner of Elliot and Mendocino avenues. The fliers state that Congrove Corporation, which is building SRJC's new Culinary Arts Center, is "under investig...

Election results 2010

Craig Couden, Web Editor

November 2, 2010

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Faced with an expensive, negative and hotly contested gubernatorial race and controversial ballot measures, Californians chose former governor Jerry Brown over former eBay CEO Meg Whitman and affirmed environmental protection and a si...

SRJC educates faculty on disability awareness

Michelle Peirano, Co-Editor in Chief

October 25, 2010

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In honor of Disability Awareness Month  SRJC hosted six events and provided more online resources than ever before. The disability resources department focused more on electronic materials this year with the goal of reach...

SRJC IT director looks to students as models for tech spending

Benjamin Gruey, Staff Writer

October 23, 2010

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With dwindling Measure 8 funds, SRJC's Information Technology (IT) is looking for new ways to save money. SRJC was spending about $3 million per year, said Scott Conrad, Director of IT. This year the budget is $1 million. We are "...

Board of Trustees: help wanted

Allyce Ferrua, A&E Editor

October 23, 2010

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SRJC started the process of selecting a new president immediately after Dr. Agrella announced his retirement on Aug. 30. The search process is being conducted by the Board of Trustees, who advertise the position with recruitme...

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