College administrators say academic programs no longer at risk

Several academic programs at Clackamas Community College are no longer under the threat of elimination, according to a Wednesday, March 31, announcement by Tim Cook, president of the college.  Cook credited federal stimulus, anticipated state funding, current year operational savings, and the dedication of everyone at CCC for the expected closing of the budget gap…

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CCC Lines Up Programs for Elimination and Reduction

Clackamas Community College administrators are looking at cutting programs that don’t make money for the college,  including nursing, horticulture, theater and welding. Due to reduced enrollment and income in recent years, many programs are costing the college more money than they are making, according to college administrators, and any program that loses money is being…

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Softball in a COVID world

Starting March 19, the Clackamas Community College softball team will kick off their games for the season. They have lost about 20% of their usual 25 games to COVID-19 precautions and will only be playing Oregon schools, but that doesn’t damper the positive attitude we saw at the practice on Monday, March 1. Everyone was…

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College theater goes online

In this curious time of shutdowns and closures, some theaters are managing to produce shows using a modern medium. Streaming live productions is one way that theaters companies have found to keep performers onstage and audiences engaged. Clackamas Community College Theater Department theater director James Eikrem said that while streaming theater may seem like “glorified…

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“We Are the Water Protectors” Book Review

“We Are the Water Protectors” recently won both the Caldecott Medal and the Golden Kite Award for picture book text. This is the first time ever that a Native American has won the Caldecott Medal. The author is Carole Lindstorm and the illustrator is Michael Goade. As a young Native American artist, that is very…

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Resilience during the storm

After the recent historic winter storms that hit the Pacific Northwest in mid February, more than 400,000 Oregonians lost power according to Portland General Electric. Thousands of PGE customers were left in the dark for up to a week in some rural areas while PGE rushed to get the system back online. At least one…

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What it’s like to get the COVID-19 vaccine

It’s hard to believe that we finally have a vaccine for COVID-19. For more than a year since the virus first hit the U.S. – for many, one if the longest and most painful – it was almost impossible to imagine having a true defense against transmission.  Thankfully, Oregonians have to imagine no longer. Recently,…

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CCC administration asks for tuition increase

  College administrators proposed a $5 increase to tuition, per credit hour during the Feb. 23 CCC Board of Education meeting. Administrators said a proposed $5 increase would help a decrease in student registration and budget shortfalls.  According to Alissa Mahar, Vice President of College Services, if the tuition increase were to pass, the college…

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