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College of Alameda prepares to unveil Center for Liberal Arts

Upcoming building on campus marks new construction, first in decades
Wen Li, Staff Writer November 14, 2019

As community members drive past the College of Alameda, they might have noticed a lot of construction. Even though the outside looks nearly complete, the campus’ new liberal arts building is slated...

Jennifer Fowler, instructor and Distance Education Coordinator for College of Alameda. Photo by Saskia Hatvany.

Peralta communications instructor talks online learning

Jennifer Fowler reflects on developing new teaching strategies for busy college students
Wen Li, Staff Writer October 24, 2019

Jennifer Fowler has a very warm presence. As a communication instructor at the College of Alameda (COA), Fowler has dedicated herself to pioneering online communication classes as a way for students to...

Oakland climate strike kicks off at Laney College

Oakland climate strike kicks off at Laney College

Saskia Hatvany, Staff Writer September 20, 2019

Climate strikers of all ages rallied on the Laney College quad before they boarded BART to join marchers in San Francisco. Students from nearby Montclair Elementary and St. Paul’s Episcopal School...

Rodent ‘sets off’ electrical failure

Rodent ‘sets off’ electrical failure

Trustees take quick action, hire firm to effect ‘emergency electrical repairs’
Saskia Hatvany, Co-Editor April 19, 2019

The melted three-phase switch that powers the Student Center and the F building was compromised when a rodent touched two poles and caused a 1200 volt ‘arc flash’ that compromised the power distribution...

1968 Olympic protest still resonates — Tower staffer was an eyewitness to climactic events in…

Wen Li March 16, 2019

by Toni Cervantes/Tower Staff Writer Olympic swimmer Toni (Hewitt) Cervantes was deeply affected by the events at the Mexico City Games. It was 1968: a tumultuous year in both politics and sports....

Teachers’ Strike comes to Oakland

Wen Li March 1, 2019

Oakland Education Assn. president Keith Brown leads a march to the OUSD district office in downtown Oakland on Feb. 21. The purpose of the teachers’ strike is for higher teacher wages, more...

Broke on purpose — Clash between charter and public school proponents deepens as strike continues

Wen Li March 1, 2019

President of Oakland Education Association Keith Brown stresses the importance of bringing back the kinds of resources and services that students used to have in Oakland Michelle Snider A...

Chancellor applies for new position

Wen Li May 22, 2018

Jowel C. Laguerre is one of top three candidates for N.J. college By Brian Howey Peralta Chancellor Jowel C. Laguerre has applied for the job of president at Hudson County Community College in Jersey...

What took us so long to March For Our Lives?

Wen Li March 30, 2018

Demonstrations such as these should have taken place many years ago by Alice Robinson Alice RobinsonAt the March for Our Lives rally in San Francisco March 24, it wasn’t just that speaker after...

Hill talks equality in Oakland

Wen Li March 29, 2018

by Sarah Carpenter Anita Hill adresses a hall of about 2,000 people in her talk about racial and gender violence, as part of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Lecture Series at the Oakland Marriott. (Photo...

Legality of district contracts in question

Wen Li October 14, 2016

The East Bay Times ran two articles, one on Oct. 9 and another on Oct. 10, about Peralta Community College District officials breaking contract-bidding and conflict of interest laws. The district paid...

Laney ESL students thrive in S.F. story telling event

Wen Li April 18, 2015

On a blustery late-March day in San Francisco, ESL students from Laney College journeyed to San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park to celebrate “World Storytelling Day.” Storytellers and...

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