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College reaches crossroads; Program cuts provide the way

Commentary by Penny Scott, Torch Editor-in-ChiefOpinions are quite divergent regarding the recent decision to cut programs at Lane. The administration and Board of Education support...

What it means to be a boy; Mime explores silence surrounding...

Employing a mixture of mime, music, and monologues, Broadway actor and mime Bill Bowers participates in an ongoing investigation of the silence surrounding matters...

Rigorous questioning absent; Board of Education needs new blood

It wasn't the first time that the Lane Board of Education was presented with opposing opinions at a meeting. I was expecting the May...

Two programs cut; Faculty pushes back

At the April 8 Board of Education meeting three programs were presented for elimination or suspension and redesign. Auto Collision and Refinishing, Electronics Technology...

Faculty council letter about program cuts

Faculty Council strongly condemns any administrative action to remove, supplant, circumvent or bypass the faculty role in reviewing and designing curriculum, an example of...

Programs Axed; Board gets an earful

It was more than a full house at the Board of Education meeting on May 13. Lane administration limited the number of people allowed...

Angels leave Lane; Curtain comes down on powerful production

Tony Kushner's award winning play "Angels in America" closed its season at Lane Community College on May 3. The powerful and controversial play focuses...

Too many losers; Time to change the American culture

The cards are stacked against what's left of middle class America, and for the working class it's even worse. With many of the former...

Heavenly encounter for doctor; The memoir headed for Hollywood

"Proof of Heaven" is a memoir written by neurosurgeon Eben Alexander, M.D. who, while in a coma for a week, was far from unconscious...