The Renegade Rip

Web site offers look at campus crime

Rob Torte
U-WIRE D.C. Bureau

December 31, 2001

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WASHINGTON — A new campus crime Web site by the Department of Education details how many crimes are occurring on the nation's college campuses. The site, located at http://ope.ed.gov/security/, gives campus-specific information. U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige said students would be able to search for schools specifically by name or location. "In the weeks ahead...

New name

Henry Franco

December 6, 2001

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District unity is the main reason a contest is being held to find a new name for the Kern Community College District. The district's three colleges, Bakersfield College, Porterville College and Cerro Coso College include portions of five counties that are not reflected in its current name, district officials said. Academic Senate President Susan McQuerry said the new name...

‘The best son’

Amber Garcia

December 6, 2001

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Jeff Chaffin would smile when friends teased him about being a mama's boy. Before the 20-year-old Bakersfield College student was killed in a car crash on 7th Standard Road on Nov. 18, he went on vacations with his mother, would help her decorate the Christmas tree every year and always kissed her goodbye. Nancy Chaffin describes her son as a mother's dream. "I want to scream...

We are the Champions

Leanne Cave

December 6, 2001

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RELATED STORY→ Despite the Renegades' victory over Antelope Valley, the real winners of the Potato Bowl are the kids. SPORTSThe expression on Aubrey Dorisme's face said it all. The Bakersfield College outside linebacker, who sacked Antelope Valley's quarterback, Cory Allred, twice, looked quite content after the Renegades defeated the Marauders 21-8 in the 50th Shrine...

Cal Grant turns away students

Micayla Elliott

December 6, 2001

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For the first time, the Cal Grant program added a September deadline for community college students to compete for 11,250 grants. More than 58,000 students applied, leaving 47,000 students without aid. This new plan involving competitive Cal Grants is part of the new financial aid effort established by last year's legislature that promised to triple the Cal Grant's budget...

President discusses projects on campus, future plans

Rachel Cribbs

December 6, 2001

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It has been a long-term goal to stabilize Bakersfield College's budget, according to Dr. Sandra Serrano, BC president. That's why she was pleased that the college did not have to lay off any staff during the recent budget crisis. "At BC we did not have to engage in a layoff nor have we had to cut our budget," she said. "We, in fact, are in the process of hiring additional...

Test

Rene Gade

December 6, 2001

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Friends, family push for Hoffman memorial on campus

Daniel F. Hunt

November 29, 2001

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RELATED LINK→ Adjunct instructor Ron Jones has set up a section on his Web site dedicated to Norm Hoffman. The site includes information on Hoffman's life, career and accomplishments, as well as information on the Hoffman memorial. HOFFMANThe family and friends of Norm Hoffman may soon have a monument on campus commemorating his more than 30 years of teaching at Bakersfield College. Th...

Identity crisis

Maria Eutsler

November 29, 2001

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A woman of Latin descent denies her race in a scene from "Latin's Anonymous." "She is in denial of her heritage," said Kimberly Chin, the director of the play. "She says that her name is not Garcia that it is Garsa, that she really is French and not a Latina. So she goes to this woman who's kind of like an Oprah Winfrey type, and tells her that she's going to dye her hai...

‘Gades go for gold in Potato Bowl

Leanne Cave

November 29, 2001

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The Bakersfield College Renegades will host the Antelope Valley Marauders in the 50th Annual Invitational Shrine Potato Bowl on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The 'Gades have participated in 25 previous Spud Bowls and have recorded 16 victories. "This is a prime sporting event," said Frank Blua, assistant coach for the Marauders. "I would like to acknowledge the Kern County...

BPD officer settles into campus role

Daniel F. Hunt

November 29, 2001

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Instead of going to jail, students who commit minor offenses often are escorted to the office of the dean of students, according to Sgt. Jess Soto, BC campus police chief. That's a big change from what many police officers experience during a typical day. Escorting students to the dean instead of arresting them is one example of how minor crimes are handled in college environment. "That...

No staff layoffs at BC

Rachel Cribbs

November 15, 2001

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No classified staffers at Bakersfield College will lose their jobs due to layoffs, according to an agreement of understanding signed by district officials Tuesday, said Del Allen, classified union president. Allen said that the only college in the district that will have classified layoffs is Cerro Coso. "There will be no layoffs at BC, the district or Porterville," he said....

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