The American River Current

ARC expected to remain accredited after visit

Marvin Martinez, the chair of the 12-member accreditation visiting team, presents the team's findings in the American River College Theater on Thursday. Martinez told ARC administration, faculty, staff and students what they were doing well on and what needed to improve at the college. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

October 8, 2015

It is expected that American River College will remain an accredited institution, according to accreditation liaison Adam Karp after Thursday’s presentation by the 12-member team responsible for an external report on the college. Accreditation determines whether units students earn at the school...

Accreditation visitors come to ARC

American River College Dean of planning, research and technology Adam Karp speaks to a member of the accreditation committee in front of the Learning Resource Center during one of the stops of the campus tour on Tuesday. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini

October 6, 2015

A previous version of the photo caption incorrectly identified Adam Karp by his former title as the dean of fine arts. It has been updated to reflect that he is now the dean of planning, research and technology. The committee evaluating whether American River College should remain an accredited scho...

Opinion: Pope still misunderstood after U.S. trip

Pope Francis sits in the back seat of a Fiat as he is driven away from Andrews Air Force Base on Sept. 22, shortly after arriving in the United States. The Pope visited Washington, New York and Philadelphia (Photo courtesy of the White House).

John Ferrannini

October 5, 2015

Even after the wall-to-wall media coverage of the Pope’s visit to the United States, he is still very misunderstood. Pope Francis is often portrayed, in the press, as a Pope who wants to bring the Catholic Church in line with modern American liberalism. This misconception is based in a profoundly...

ASB senator requests recall of trustee ‘skeptical’ about the Holocaust

Cameron Weaver speaks at the candidate forums during the student elections of the spring 2015 semester. Weaver, who was elected as Los Rios student trustee, recently cast doubt on the historical account of the Holocaust and said that being a conspiracy theorist is

John Ferrannini

October 4, 2015

Sen. Tamara Dunning has filed an agenda item request asking that the Associated Student Body Student Senate consider a recall of embattled Los Rios Trustee Cameron Weaver, according to David Hylton, the acting senate president. Weaver has been under fire since a Sept. 16 interview with the Current in whi...

ASB President on resignation: “They do not care about us”

Sam Kinsey, left, and Garrett Kegel resigned their positions Wednesday as ASB Student Senate vice president and president respectively, according to ASB adviser Juan Miguel Blanco. (Photo by Matthew Wilke)

John Ferrannini and Jordan Schauberger

October 2, 2015

By John Ferrannini and Jordan Schauberger Former Associated Student Body Student Senate President Garrett Kegel sent an email to the Current Friday in which he made serious allegations against the American River College administration and ASB adviser Juan Miguel Blanco while discussing the reasons for...

Dialogue in Student Center addresses campus violence

Sen. Laurie Jones, left, speaks during the Brave Space Dialogue regarding campus violence in the community rooms Wednesday as Dean of Student Development Manuel Perez and ARC student Nilo Nabavian look on. (Photo by Joseph Daniels)

John Ferrannini

October 1, 2015

Students joined together in the community rooms of the Student Center Wednesday to dialogue about violence on campuses. The Deconstructing Violence Brave Space dialogue, called in response to the Sept. 3 shooting at Sacramento City College, attracted a dozen students and was moderated by Manuel Perez,...

ASB members express support for Trustee ‘skeptical’ of the Holocaust

Students respond to Student Trustee Cameron Weaver's,(Left), Holocaust skepticism made in an interview with The Current Sept. 16.  Students share varying levels of support, outrage and ambiguity for Weaver's comments. (File Photo)

John Ferrannini, Barbara Harvey, and Jordan Schauberger

September 30, 2015

By John Ferrannini, Jordan Schauberger and Barbara Harvey Members of the Associated Student Body student government have expressed support for embattled Los Rios Student Trustee Cameron Weaver after he expressed doubt about historical accounts of the Holocaust, the Sept. 11 attacks and his opinions...

Regional Transit agreement passes

Students walk toward the entrance of the No. 1 Bus on the corner of College Oak Drive and Orange Grove Avenue on Aug. 31, 2015. Measure A, which renewed the universal transit pass, has passed after a vote by Los Rios students on eServices. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

September 25, 2015

The measure extending the universal transit pass (UTP) agreement between Sacramento Regional Transit and the Los Rios district passed, according to Scott Crow, American River College’s public information officer. All Los Rios students taking more than three units at a particular college were eligible...

ARC WiFi overhaul to begin next month

American River College student Brian Wong, left, works on homework in the Student Center with his friend Israel Solomon, a UC Riverside alum who visited Wong on campus. Wong said that he only uses the WiFi in certain areas of the campus. (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

September 23, 2015

The American River College WiFi network is undergoing a major overhaul this year. The project to increase the capacity of the school’s wireless connectivity will begin in Davies Hall and is expected to be completed by the end of the Spring 2016 semester. Faculty wanted to include more technol...

Accreditation to end with peer visit to ARC

The American River College 2015 Self-Evaluation Report, pictured here, was submitted by the college to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in July. A group from WASC will be visiting the campus from Oct. 5-8 to determine whether or not ARC meets the requirements for accreditation.  (Photo by John Ferrannini)

John Ferrannini

September 22, 2015

American River College is preparing for a visit from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) next month, which will determine whether units earned at the campus can be transferred to other colleges and whether students can continue to receive financial aid. The visit, from Oct. 5-8, c...

Board of Trustees: Holocaust comments ‘abhorrent’

Cameron Weaver protests at the annual March In March in downtown Sacramento last spring. Weaver was elected as Student Trustee last spring, a paid position on the Los Rios Community College District's Board of Trustees. (File photo)

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

September 19, 2015

The president of the Los Rios Board of Trustees denounced the comments of Student Trustee Cameron Weaver regarding the Holocaust Saturday, calling them “troubling, misguided and abhorrent.” Dustin Johnson said Weaver’s comments were “contrary to established historic and scientific facts,” and ...

SCC official: login trouble caused ALERT delay after shooting

A Sacramento City College student's phone shows a time-stamped message from the district's emergency message system coming 40 minutes after the fatal shooting that occurred on campus began. Students, staff and faculty voiced concerns that the warning message was sent too late at the information session held at the college the day after the fatal shooting. (Photo by Barbara Harvey)

John Ferrannini and John Ferrannini

September 17, 2015

The Sacramento City College public information officer’s inability to log in to the system that sends the Los Rios ALERT text message was responsible for a delay in sending out the message regarding the shooting on campus that left one dead and two injured on Sept. 3. Students, faculty and staff...

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