District adopts social justice resolution

Governing Board President Rebecca Barrett discusses the resolution before it was approved in a Governing Board Meeting held June 24.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

July 3, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District Governing Board adopted a new resolution to endorse community and public safety engagements in social justice reform during a meeting Wednesday, June 24. This conversation began after the district released a statement regarding the death of George Floyd by Minneapoli...

Fall semester to be online

All courses that are being offered during the summer and fall semesters will be hybrid or completely online. Student's can see what courses are hybrid when registering through InSite.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

May 21, 2020

The fall 2020 semester will continue online amid the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Interim Vice President of Instruction Nancy Ybarra, some courses may have the option to be hybrid or partially face-to-face, depending on the course and health official recommendations as the year comes to an end.&nb...

The new normal – Day 44

The new normal – Day 44

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief / @Krysshah

April 29, 2020

Editor’s note: “The new normal” is a continuing series that looks into how members of the Los Medanos College community are coping with a shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A month and a half into the Coronavirus pandemic, members of the Contra Costa Community College Distri...

Chancellor search halted until fall

Chancellor search halted until fall

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

April 19, 2020

The search for the next chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District has once again come to a halt. During a meeting held April 9, the district governing board approved delaying the search for a permanent chancellor until the fall 2020 semester. The impact of the Coronavirus causing th...

Spring semester remains online

Staff and students packed the lecture hall to express their concerns and confusion about what was happening due to the COVID-19 virus during the emergency Academic Senate meeting which was held on March 11.

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2020

The remainder of the spring 2020 semester at Los Medanos College and within the Contra Costa Community College District will continue with instruction and services delivered remotely, and most students will not return to campus for face-to-face classes until fall.  The announcement was made by Interim ...

LMC provides technology to students

LMC provides technology to students

Krys Shahin, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2020

As both lab and lecture courses transition to online only, some students may find themselves struggling to produce the materials and resources they need to be successful, and may not have access to.  In an attempt to help these students, Los Medanos College has purchased 50 Chromebooks and i...

Chancellor search halted

Interim Chancellor Eugene Huff is working with the CCCCD Governing Board to search for a new permanent chancellor.

Spencer Cameron, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

The search for the next chancellor of the Contra Costa Community College District has come to a screeching halt. Due to recent developments in regards to the COVID-19 virus pandemic “and its impact on the ability to serve students quality and affordable higher education,” the search has been paused...

New interim chancellor appointed

Interim Chancellor Huff sent out an email to district staff March 31 in response to Contra Costa County extending the shelter-in-place order amid the COVID-19 virus.

Jordyn Toscano, @jordyntoscano

February 6, 2020

The Contra Costa Community College District has appointed an Interim Chancellor to the district until further notice.     After CCCCD Chancellor Fred Wood retired early during the Fall 2019 semester, the district board members began to search for an individual to fill in Wood’s positi...

Wood retires early

Wood retires early

Krys Shahin, @Krysshah

November 21, 2019

Due to a major family medical issue, Chancellor Fred Wood has advanced his retirement from March 2020 to Dec. 31 of this year. Wood originally announced his March 2020 retirement back in July. Though Wood said he wanted to be there to “pass the torch” to the next hired Chancellor to take over the ...

Benjamin to retire in December

Cassie Dickman, cdickman@lmcexperience.com

December 2, 2016

After almost 27 years of working in the district and a lifetime spent dedicated to education, retiring Contra Costa Community College District Chancellor Helen Benjamin is looking forward to not getting up for that first day of school after Christmas vacation for the first time since she was 6 years o...

Chancellor finalists chosen

Tyler Mortimore, tmortimore@lmcexperience.com

October 28, 2016

The students, staff and faculty who make up the Contra Costa Community College District will have the opportunity to get to know the three finalists for the district’s chancellor seat Monday, Oct. 31. The trio of candidates — Dr. Kindred Murillo, Dr. Fred Wood and Eugene Huff — will each be on a forum ...

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