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California Community College Chancellor hosts a meeting for students

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community Colleges, Eloy Oakley, held a student media teleconference, on May 12, to provide an update on the future for community colleges during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The majority of colleges moved to online distant learning as the pandemic progressed. Chancellor Oakley wanted to explain to all faculty and students that his offices will continue to provide th...

Community Colleges Chancellor updates students on COVID-19 changes

Adeli Arvizu, Reporter

April 15, 2020

California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley held a meeting via Zoom for student journalists on April 14 to discuss school updates and answer pending questions.  Alongside the chancellor was Director of Communications Paige Marlatt and Executive Vice Chancellor Marty Alvarado. Oakley briefly welcomed viewers and expressed gratitude toward all the community co...

Local officials discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the community during Renegade Roundup

Angel Magdaleno, Reporter

April 13, 2020

The Bakersfield College President’s all-campus forum, with panelists that included government and community leaders, updated students on COVID-19, its impacts on the community, and the future of BC on April 13. The panel of speakers consisted of California State Assembly Rudy Salas, Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, and Attorney at Law Davi...

Refunds for college students during the coronavirus pandemic

Mariah Arviso, Reporter

March 31, 2020

The Chancellor of California Community colleges, Eloy Ortiz Oakley, signed an executive order (2020-21), on March 20, that allows students attending any community college in California to withdraw from classes with an excused withdraw on their transcripts, as well as receive refunds for any classes dropped.   This order was put into place to ensure the safety and well-bei...

CSEA and KCCD negotiations reach a halt resulting in KCCD declaring impasse

Bianca Cacciola, Reporter

November 18, 2019

The Kern Community College District has been negotiating a new successor contract with the California School Employees Association (CSEA) since May. After a negotiation meeting on Oct. 31, KCCD had to declare an impasse in the result of an unsuccessful attempt to reach an agreement with CSEA on monetary items that were desired by the district. “The district will be filing...

KCCD offers inmates a chance for higher education

Tiarra McCormick, Reporter

September 20, 2019

While inmates are in jail, they have to figure out what to do with their time.  Many get jobs inside to build their skills for the time when they are released.  The work experience that is acquired during their time before release is a revamping of the talents that they already possess. The Kern Community College Inmate Scholar program serves ten California Department of Cor...

KCCD Board of Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg speaking at the Power Lunch in the Levan Center about her role.

KCCD Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg engages with the audience at BC Power Lunch

February 27, 2019

Kern Community College District (KCCD) Trustee Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg spoke in the Levan Center at Bakersfield College and answered questions from students...

BC holds mock crime scene for criminal justice students

Cassidy Eisen, Reporter

November 9, 2018

Criminal Justice Professor Harlan Hunter’s students worked to collect data and evidence in the staged crime lab located in the basement of the Language Arts Building during CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) Week which started Nov. 5.  In the crime lab, a dummy was staged covered in blood, positioned next to a gun. Proxy money, drugs, and alcohol were also spread out ac...

Professors discuss college enrollment rates

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 26, 2018

In the Oct. 24 Renegade Roundtable “Does Society Send Too Many People to College? “ each of four Bakersfield College professors agreed on one answer: no. Erin Miller, Steven Holmes, Michael Harvath, and Neal Stanifer brought up data and examples to support their points in the Levan Center discussion regarding whether the problem of rising college costs is due to the...

KCCD trustee candidates discuss policy ideas at community forum

Saad Kazi, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Providing half a billion dollars for Bakersfield College to improve its campus, Measure J became the focal point of BCSGA’s Oct. 8 Community Public Forum for the Area 1 candidates for the KCCD Board of Trustees. “When you have all this Measure J money up here, I’m the only one that would be able to understand the bargain you’re going to see on the job,” said cand...

Former BC vice president runs for KCCD trustee

Rosa Salazar, Reporter

September 28, 2018

The campaign kickoff and reception for Nan Gomez-Heitzeberg, candidate for Kern Community College District trustee, was held on Sept. 19. The election for KCCD trustee is Nov. 6 and registered voters have two votes in Area 1, the district Heitzeberg is running in, each for a different trustee. According to Heitzeberg the reception was for the public to get to know her...

Renegade Roundtable: A discussion about hate in today’s political climate

Katalina Quintanilla, Reporter

September 28, 2018

Reggie Williams, director of the Levan Center, developed the idea of the Renegade Roundtable to create a conversation in today’s political, social, and economic issues. The first roundtable was held on Sept. 26. Michael Harvath, Steven Holmes, Erin Miller, and Neal Stanifer were four BC professors that participated in the roundtable. The topic they chose for this series...

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