Former teacher sues for discrimination

On Oct. 3, former LCC Spanish instructor Maria Gutierrez filed a $300,000 lawsuit against Lane, claiming that they canceled her classes because of her race, then fired her for speaking out about it. According to...

Third dean position opens up

The interim Executive Dean for the School of Professional and Technical Careers, Dr. Mary Jeanne Kuhar, recently announced that she will be leaving Lane Community College in November. This announcement adds a third to...

College enrollment numbers down

Students take advantage of the services in Building One during the first week of fall term at Lane Community College.                                           This term, enrollment numbers have fallen to their lowest point in 30 years. Lane...

Invisible disabilities brought to light

The Center for Accessible Resources helps students who may need academic support. The CAR staff works with students who have documented disabilities and faculty to adjust class material to fit student needs. Until recently CAR...

Board endorses Measure 101

This past December, the Lane Community College board of directors endorsed Measure 101, a bill to maintain the special taxes on hospitals, insurers and coordinated care organizers to help fund Medicaid in Oregon. The...

Campus experiences triple theft

In last week’s May 3 edition of The Torch, the safety blotter mentioned the recent theft of a cell phone. Since then, two more similar thefts have been reported, prompting Public Safety Chief Jace...

Possible increase in college funding with new governor

Kate Brown and Bud Pierce both want improvements in higher education, but they cannot agree how. According to the National Center for High School Statistics, Lane County had a  74.2 percent high school graduation rate,...

Torch maintains flame of excellence

The Torch staff holds 12 of the 15 awards that were collected at the ONPA Collegiate Day 2017. The Torch recently made a significant showing at an awards ceremony for the Oregon Newspaper Publishers...