Instructor dismantles board budget proposal

Adrienne MitchellInstructor, Academic Learning Skills, and budget sub-committee appointee, Lane Community College Dear Board of Education and Budget Committee members,I’m writing regarding your recent...

Student course evaluations ignored by students, disliked by staff

Winter Term has ended and Spring Term is in motion. Much knowledge has been gained. Techniques have been acquired, and grades received. However, a...

College year ends in acrimony: More grist for the mill

Commentary by Penny Scott Editor-in-ChiefIt was a less than happy ending to the school year at Lane Community College when the closing remarks of some...

Journalism faces huge challenges; small space, unsure future

On Feb. 26, members of The Torch editorial board attended the Associated Collegiate Press annual national convention at the Sheraton Universal Studios Hollywood. Hundreds of...

Larger class sizes cause concern; college under pressure to undo bargaining...

Penny Scott Editor-In-ChiefTeachers are the lifeblood of Lane. What they do impacts student success more than anything else. Without them, we might as well all...

Powder room politics

President Obama recently declared April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. In his proclamation, Obama says “preventing sexual assault begins with...

Don’t waste taxpayer’s money; Outcome-based funding model flawed

Penny Scott Editor-in-ChiefOutcome-based funding, which espouses a singular version of success, would negatively impact Oregon community colleges and their students. This funding basis has proved...

Lane may give birth to cow; let’s turn purple and get...

Penny Scott Editor-In-ChiefLane is in the process of setting its direction for the next five years, and so everything is up for review. At the...

Kennedy not a party man; Kennedy appealed to the hero within...

This week, May 29, marks what would have been the 98th birthday of United States president John F. Kennedy. Standing head and shoulders above...