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Rough Ride: College takes estimated $37K loss in Rodeo parking

Rough Ride: College takes estimated $37K loss in Rodeo parking

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 21, 2016

Houston Community College managed to lose over $37 thousand by offering rodeo parking, according to financial records. HCC opened up its parking garage at the administration building at 3100 Main St., as well as parking at the Northline campus. Both locations are close to Metro Light Rail stations,...

HCC plans to improve student experience

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2016

Each of the six Houston Community College presidents has been entrusted with a project to help improve the student experience. “These are projects that cut across the entire institution,” says Chancellor Cesar Maldonado, “to bring shared best practices to the institution.” The projects...

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Additional graduation 2016 instructions

Egalitarian Staff Report

May 5, 2016

Houston Community College’s annual graduation ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 9am-noon at NRG Stadium. President and CEO of the Houston Texans Jamey Rootes will be the keynote speaker at commencement. The ceremony registration deadline is extended until Friday, May 6. Register...

Dr. Beatty explains goal of increasing student success

Dr. Beatty explains goal of increasing student success

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 22, 2016

Houston Community College has the ambitious goal of increasing the rate of students passing their courses with an A, B, or C grade by two percent by May 2017. The goal is to start “meeting students where they are and doing things differently in the classroom to get them there,” explained HCC Vice ...

USC launches survey for food options

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2016

The United Student Council launched an online survey on students’ satisfaction with the current food options at Houston Community College campuses. “We started the survey so we can get an idea of what students want,” says Josue Rodriguez, the United Student Council President. “It’s kin...

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Phi Theta Kappa inducts new members

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2016

About 60 of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s new members were inducted into the organization in a ceremony on April 1. Maria Straus, HCC’s Dean of College Readiness and former Phi Theta Kappa adviser was the keynote speaker. “This is what Phi Theta Kappa is all about, the community of scholars,” sa...

Chancellor Cesar Maldonado clear of all charges

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

April 6, 2016

No evidence was found of Houston Community College’s Chancellor Cesar Maldonado committing any criminal activity in the purchase of the former Conn’s Appliance store property in front of the West Loop campus. The Harris County District Attorney Office’s Public Integrity Division concluded their...

Hoverboards hazards

Hoverboards hazards

Ana Ramirez, Staff Writer

February 14, 2016

So far, there have been 12 Hoverboard incidents in the United States and at least 40 incidents in 19 other countries. HCC does not have a district-wide policy for hoverboards. Currently, policies vary from campus-to-campus.

HCC tutors free

HCC tutors free

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 12, 2016

Houston Community College offers their students free face-to-face and free online tutoring in a wide variety of subjects. “HCC is committed to student success. It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another thing to put action behind it,” said Amanda Vork, the new Director of Instructional...

Open Carry is not Campus Carry

Open Carry is not Campus Carry

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

February 2, 2016

The Texas Open Carry law went into effect Jan 1, but that does not mean you can bring a gun to any Houston Community College campus. House Bill 910 permits Concealed Handgun License holders to visibly carry handguns in Texas. This law does not allow anyone without a handgun license to open carry....

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

Controversial MoCity campus relocates

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

January 31, 2016

If you have ever walked through the sparsely populated halls of the Missouri City campus, you wouldn’t guess that this quiet campus is probably the most controversial Houston Community College location. On Thursday, Jan. 21, the governing board of HCC voted to sell the remaining 33-acre tract of...

Farewell Trustee Mullins, hello Dr. Hansen

Farewell Trustee Mullins, hello Dr. Hansen

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 23, 2015

Houston Community College Trustee Sandie Mullins said her farewells at the Board of Trrustees meeting Thursday Dec. 17. Mullins lost her race for the Houston City Council District G seat in November to Greg Travis. Her Trustee District VI seat will be filled by Dr. John P. Hansen after Dec. 31. Dr....

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