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Author helps spot fake news

Nolan Higdon during his presentation Oct. 20.

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief

October 23, 2020

The Los Medanos College Honors Transfer Program hosted a Zoom meeting with author and Diablo Valley College professor Nolan Higdon Oct. 20 to discuss his new book The Anatomy of Fake News: A Critical News Literacy Education. The Honors Program Director Jennifer Saito hosted this event, the second...

Panelists discuss good voting practices

Host Jennifer Saito and the panelists at the Oct. 15 meeting.

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

The Los Medanos College Honors Transfer Program hosted Vote Smart! Information Literacy and the 2020 Election Thursday Oct. 15. The virtual panel kicked off the first of a three part series the program will host throughout October.  Honors Director Jennifer Saito led the panel which included...

Strong competition in the race for Ward 2

Strong competition in the race for Ward 2

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

October 17, 2020

In what’s shaping up to be a tight race, Ward 2 voters will choose this Election Day among three candidates — an incumbent, a former district college president and a former Diablo Valley College student — for a spot as trustee on the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board. After...

Accreditation Team compliments college

LMC President Bob Kratochvil and the Accreditation Team during the Oct. 8 Exit Report meeting.

Roya Mohammad and Andrew Guitron

October 13, 2020

Following a two-year process of self-evaluation, a visiting team from the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges praised Los Medanos College in its Exit Report Thursday, Oct. 8 for its commitment to providing a quality educational experience for students. “The team would like to...

Senates pass no confidence vote in governing board

The members of the CCCCD Governing Board

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2020

The Los Medanos College Academic Senate and Classified Senate have each passed a resolution of no confidence in the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board that oversees the three district colleges. Their decisions in late September followed action that had already been taken by the Classified...

Repeat matchup in race for Ward 5 district trustee

Repeat matchup in race for Ward 5 district trustee

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

October 11, 2020

In a replay of the 2016 election, voters will again have the opportunity Nov. 3 to decide between incumbent Greg Enholm and challenger Fernando Sandoval in the race for the Ward 5 trustee to serve on the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board. Four years ago Enholm had just finished...

Free immigration legal consultations

Free immigration legal consultations

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2020

Los Medanos College students, staff and faculty have access to free legal immigration services from the Immigration Institute of the Bay Area.  The IIBA was founded in 1918 and “has helped immigrants, refugees, and their families join and contribute to the community for over one hundred years,”...

Board rejects renewal of third administrator contract

The members of the CCCCD Governing Board

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief

September 25, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board voted 3-2 not to extend the contract of Executive Vice Chancellor Eugene Huff during their Sept. 9 meeting. Huff is currently serving as the Interim Chancellor of the district, though Dr. Bryan Reece was recently offered the permanent chancellor...

District finds new chancellor

District finds new chancellor

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

September 25, 2020

After a final closed-door interview Sept. 22, and amid controversy about the hiring process, the Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board has tapped Dr. Bryan Reece to be its new chancellor and will now enter into contract negotiations. On Oct. 14, Reece’s contract is scheduled for public...

National holiday helps you register to vote

National holiday helps you register to vote

Roya Mohammad, Staff Writer

September 21, 2020

First observed in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is a civic holiday to celebrate democracy in the United States of America, and this year it falls on Sept. 22. The creation of the National Voter Registration Day was influenced by the millions of Americans who found themselves unable to vote...

Chancellor search takes next step

LMC President and moderator of the Sept. 17 public forum listens intently to Dr. Bryan Reece

Weston Hopkins, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2020

The search for the next Contra Costa Community College District permanent chancellor progressed further Thursday, Sept. 17 as the district held a public forum with the sole candidate, Dr. Bryan Reece. Starting at 12:30 p.m. each school in the district and the district office held a 45 minute forum...

Chancellor search moves forward with single candidate

Chancellor search moves forward with single candidate

Elizabeth McLaurin, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District’s search for a new permanent chancellor made significant progress last Friday, Sept. 11 when the Governing Board narrowed its field of candidates to two, Bryan Reece and Raul Rodriguez. But that field was reduced to one Wednesday, Sept. 16, when Rodriguez...

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