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Ventura County’s Community Colleges Named Among 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

Ventura County’s Community Colleges Named Among 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible for 2023 Aspen Prize

Camarillo, Calif. (November 2, 2021)—Ventura County’s community colleges are among 150 institutions nationwide eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence. Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura colleges are now eligible for the 2023 prize, known as the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. It recognizes colleges […]

VCCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie Announces Retirement in 2022

VCCCD Chancellor Greg Gillespie  Announces Retirement in 2022

Camarillo, Calif. (August 17, 2021)—Since joining the Ventura County Community College District, Greg Gillespie, Ph.D., has continually strived to provide students with access to high-quality, relevant educational programs and support services, first as president of Ventura College, and currently as VCCCD chancellor. After eight years of service to the District, Gillespie has announced his retirement, effective […]

Whatever happened to Truth, Goodness and Beauty

Whatever happened to Truth, Goodness and Beauty

    By Sigrid Weidenweber Colleges, universities and schools have, throughout the ages, taught young minds under the motto, Veritas, Bonitas, Pulchritudo. Which, translated from Latin, means Truth, Goodness and Beauty. Why have these motifs, meant to encourage searching and attaining a higher moral, beautiful and spiritual plateau in life, fallen from the curricula of […]

Here Are The Colleges Altering Academic Schedules Due To Coronavirus

Here Are The Colleges Altering Academic Schedules Due To Coronavirus

MARLO SAFI CONTRIBUTOR   Colleges across the country are rapidly joining the effort to stave off a potential coronavirus spread by canceling in-person classes and switching to virtual instruction. University of Notre Dame, Villanova University, University of Minnesota, the State University of New York (SUNY) and the City University of New York (CUNY) are among the […]

As Colleges Move To Do Away With The SAT In The Name Of Diversity, Detroit High School Valedictorian Struggles With Low-Level Math

As Colleges Move To Do Away With The SAT In The Name Of Diversity, Detroit High School Valedictorian Struggles With Low-Level Math

LUKE ROSIAK INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER . The valedictorian of a Detroit high school is struggling with low-level math at Michigan State University, where 1 in 8 students were in remedial math. Universities have loosened their requirements to attempt to increase graduation rates and diversity. The University of California system may abolish the SAT and ACT as […]

Victor Davis Hanson: Let Down at the Top

Victor Davis Hanson: Let Down at the Top

By Victor Davis Hanson Our Baby Boomer elites, mired in excess and safe in their enclaves, have overseen the decay of our core cultural institutions. Since the Trojan War, generations have always trashed their own age in comparison to ages past. The idea of fated decadence and decline was a specialty of 19th-century German philosophy. […]

ACCJC reaffirmed accreditation to Ventura County Community College District colleges, Feb. 2017

ACCJC reaffirmed accreditation to Ventura County Community College District colleges, Feb. 2017

Following the accreditation visits from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC), in September 2016, Chancellor Bernard Luskin, is pleased to announce the commission reaffirmed accreditation for 18 months for Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College.  After careful review of the Institutional Self-Evaluation Reports and evidentiary […]

Silent campuses of the University of California: A short story

Silent campuses of the University of California: A short story

  By Jon Rappoport “Here are some current ‘microaggressions’ listed by the University of California document, Microaggressions and the Messages They Send. These statements are considered out of bounds, racist, sexist. They shouldn’t be uttered. Yes, these are real: ‘Where are you from?’ ‘Where were you born?’ ‘You speak English very well.’ ‘Wow! How did […]