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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...

Study Away proposals for 2021 due

Study Away proposals for 2021 due

Weston Hopkins, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

Proposals for the 2021 Study Away Program have been extended to Wednesday, April 29 by 5 p.m. The proposals were originally due April 15 but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the date was pushed back.  The Study Away Program is separate from the Study Abroad Program. According to an email sent ...

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 ...

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...

Trustee inquiry dropped

Adria Watson, @adriarwatson

April 5, 2018

An investigation into an anonymous complaint of alleged sexual harassment by former Contra Costa Community College Governing Board President Tim Farley was halted after Farley’s unexpected resignation Feb. 26. The investigation was prompted by an anonymous letter dated Jan. 24, addressed to the...

Former president, chancellor dies at 86

Former president, chancellor dies at 86

Teresa Gaines, tgaines@lmcexperience.com

November 30, 2016

John “Jack” Carhart, 86, of Walnut Creek passed away Friday, Nov. 4. He was the first president of Los Medanos College from 1970 until 1984 and the fourth Contra Costa district chancellor from 1984 until 1991. Although born in New York, his mother, a lifetime resident of Martinez, decided to r...

Trustee election draws interest

Adria Watson, awatson@lmcexperience.com

September 29, 2016

An 11th-hour challenger has turned what was initially an uncontested election into a full-fledged race, giving Contra Costa County Ward 5 voters the opportunity this November to choose who they want for their Contra Costa Community College District trustee. Incumbent Greg Enholm of Bay Point has re...

District gives student support

Kimberly Stelly, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

September 1, 2016

This past summer, the Contra College Community College District and JFK University’s Community Counseling Centers partnered to begin the Student Wellness Program for both Los Medanos’ Pittsburg and Brentwood’s campuses and Diablo Valley College students beginning in July. The purpose of the...

Sexual assault on campus

Staff, kstelly@lmcexperience.com

March 10, 2016

The recent sexual assault on Los Medanos College that took place in the second floor restroom of the college complex last Thursday has students on edge. No one wants to be made to feel unsafe at school but it seems that there has been a lot of finger-pointing – everyone’s looking for a scapegoat...

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