Tag: JOSA LAMONT

Board of Trustee incumbents challenged

Josa Lamont | Features Editor Nov. 3, 2014 Elections for Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees are Nov. 4, and they represent the first election for Areas 2, 4 and 5 to implement the new area mapping by board members Virginia Blumenthal and Mary Figueroa. Trustees Green, Blumenthal and Davis are up for reelection. 

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RCC Spotlight: Mary Figueroa

Josa Lamont | Features Editor October 16, 2014 In high school Mary Figueroa volunteered in the campaign that helped to get Eric Haley, 24 at the time,  elected as one of the youngest Riverside city council members. “He came to North High School to our government class and he wanted us to volunteer,” Figueroa said.

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The History of Swing

By Josa Lamont | Features Editor Simmering in the racial tension of the early 20th century was a mix of contempt, rebelliousness and cultural flavor that would later boil over into swing dance. As Africans shipped into the American east coast during the slave trade they brought with them the African cultures that first conflicted

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RCC creates taskforce in response to data breach incident

Josa Lamont | Features Editor Sept. 18 2014 Michael Simmons is feeling cautiously optimistic in the aftermath of a Riverside Community College District data incident in May. After pursuing every expert recommended action, the head of the risk management department feels confident they’ve taken every precaution to keep students safe. An immediate remediation process began

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RCCD new chancellor begins building district vision

Josa Lamont | Interim News Editor August 25, 2014 Milwaukee Area Technical College President Michael Burke was named the Riverside Community College District Chancellor at the Board of Trustees meeting held at Moreno Valley College on June 17. “I’m thrilled,” Burke said. “They had me at hello.” Initial undertones: In the limited days since Burke

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VIDEO: Lightning ignites palm on RCC campus

UPDATE: The phone lines are currently down as of 7:16 p.m. Members of the Viewpoints staff noticed that there was not a dial tone on the newsroom phones. Staff members also called several campus related phone numbers including the main office number for the Riverside City College campus, only to hear a busy tone. ORIGINAL

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Dr. Michael L. Burke named RCCD chancellor

Dr. Michael L. Burke (Josa Lamont / Staff Editor)

https://twitter.com/RCCNewsroom/status/479071203487780865 June 17, 2014 Milwaukee Area Technical College President Dr. Michael L. Burke was named the Riverside Community College District Chancellor at the June 17 Board of Trustees Meeting held at Moreno Valley College. The news works as the conclusion to a nine month search process. “I’m thrilled,” Burke said. “As I said (during the meeting), they

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ burns down age barriers

Josa Lamont | News editor June 12, 2014 MOVIE RATING: 4.5 stars out of 5 Themes like “people don’t change,” “altruism through leadership” and “good conquers evil” are supposed to be passe to people of maturity, but despite traditions, “How to Train your Dragon 2” gives youth to old ideas. An animated movie preaches to children

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Health Services pitches fee increase

Josa Lamont | News Editor May 29, 2014   The Student Health and Psychological Services director is making a push to increase student health fees by $1. The change would take up to a year to implement, as it is still in initial phases according to Ed Bush, vice president of student services. The state allots

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