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The kind of school that keeps its students safe?

March 2, 2017 9:32 AM
The kind of school that keeps its students safe?

“This is the beginning of a greater student unity,” Laney student Andrea Calfuquir said of the student meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 16. She referred to the growing number of students who came to the meeting of the Laney Community Engagement Leadership (CEL) Cohort. CEL cohort interns meet weekly with their faculty mentors, Alicia Caballero-Christenson and Paul Bulick, to create a more united and active student body and to appeal for increased student participation and community action. The focus of last Thursday’s meeting was to build a student coalition movement to support undocumented and Muslim students by establishing Peralta colleges […]

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BROKEN – Safety sacrificed

April 21, 2016 12:03 PM
BROKEN – Safety sacrificed

Merritt, Laney lag behind other schools in safety “We have lots of students,” said Laney College Interim President Patricia Stanley, “and not enough people.” This is at the heart of the explanation for why Laney and Merritt Colleges are in crisis when it comes to student safety: a district-wide system collapsing under the weight of students’ needs. And although there are possible solutions on the horizon, there is no contingency plan in the meantime, leaving students in the dark both literally and figuratively. In order for something to get fixed on a Peralta college campus—say, the blue emergency phones at […]

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Facing danger on campus, students turn to safety aides

March 3, 2016 12:20 PM
Facing danger on campus, students turn to safety aides

The Peralta Colleges Safety Aide program is in high demand due to concerns from students over the poor lighting at Laney College. Every school within the Peralta district has a Safety Aide or escort program. At the smaller Berkeley City College campus, only about three officers are required on campus. But Laney, due to its massive size, requires at minimum 25 Safety Aids, all of whom are paid Oakland minimum wage and work a maximum of 20 hours a week. The staff is aware of the lighting problem on campus, but it is an issue that is out of their […]

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