Category Archives: News

Senate splits vote; ASLCC considers free textbook rentals

At the May 20 meeting, student government members debated adopting a program to make textbooks free for some classes. The lion’s share of time was devoted to consideration of an…

Left to right: Medical Office Assisting students Christen Suchanek, Jerry Fricot and Taeler Davis work in a lab for their Medical Terminology 1 class. Originally slated for closure, the Medical Office Assisting program has been given a one year extension.Photo: August Frank

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 faced potential closure. The Medical Office…

Torch wins awards

The Torch won 16 awards for the 2014-15 year, two national awards announced at the national Associated Collegiate Press conference in Los Angeles on March 1 and 14 awarded at…

ASLCC: discrimination still an issue

Discrimination and raising funds for tornado damage relief were topics of discussion again at the May 13 student government meeting. Discussion on the proposed Discrimination Prevention Committee was removed from…

Dr. Geshe Thupten Jinpa Langri drinks tea with Lane Peace Center Chair Stan Taylor and others in the Blue Door Theatre before speaking to over 500 people in the Ragozzino Performance Hall on Sunday, May 10.Photo: Justin Cox

Compassion’s in fashion; The Dalai Lama’s translator speaks at Lane

It was standing room only as more than 500 people filled Lane’s Ragozzino Performance Hall on May 10, but it was quiet enough to hear a pin drop. The speaker,…

Michelle Martinez is consoled after speaking about allegations that have been brought against fellow student Johanis Tadeo in the Board of Education meeting in Building 3.Photo: August Frank

Students upset about discrimination

Johanis Tadeo: Full-time Lane student My goal is to graduate this June and be the first in my family to complete a post-secondary education. Unfortunately, this goal has been disrupted…

Randall Tyle speaks before the Board of Education in the Boardroom of Building 3 about program cuts.Photo: August Frank

Speakers protest program cuts

Milton Stahmer: Eugene employer We are hiring LCC students to do robotics … our company is international. We just bought another company in Sweden … We have a workforce in…

Freshman paint refinishing major Garry Percell (middle right, holding sign) protests with others, the cutting of the Auto Collision and Refinishing program at the Board of Education meeting outside the Boardroom in Building 3. Public Safety soon arrived and put up security tape to prevent people from standing outside the Boardroom windows.Photo: August Frank

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 in the Boardroom to 68, saying…

Words matter; Responding to allegations about racism

At the ASLCC meeting on May 6 allegations were made by several members of the gallery regarding racism on campus. Lane student Rudwan Dawod named student Brittany Healy, Student Resource…

Ashley Jackson was elected president of student government for the 2015-16 school year.Photo: Justin Cox

Next year’s student government decided

ASLCC 2015 election results were announced on May 9. The new president is Ashley Jackson and the vice president is Jazzmen Heath-Vega. It was a close contest with Jackson and…