The Inquirer

First of Grade Buyers on Trial Oct. 2

Ariel Messman-Rucker

September 24, 2008

A former DVC student accused of paying $1,000 to change two chemistry grades in connection with the cash-for-grades scandal that rocked the campus is set to go on trial Oct. 2 at Walnut Creek Superior Court. J oseph Chow, currently...

Jury Says: ‘Not Guilty’

Ariel Messman-Rucker

September 10, 2008

Erick Martinez sat with his head in his hands, crying as the court clerk read the jury's verdicts on each of nine felony counts of computer fraud. At his side, Deputy Public Defender Karen Moghtader began to grin as the first...

DVC grieves loss of long time teacher and mentor

Christian Villanueva

September 10, 2008

Teachers, tutors, students and others touched by Catarina Torres' life gathered Monday in the Trophy Room to celebrate her 20 years at DVC as a student, tutor, teacher and mentor in the Puente program. In the quad, an impromptu...

End near for grade sale case

Ashley Pittson

May 7, 2008

The majority of defendants accused of buying grades in DVC's notorious cash-for-grades scandal will end up facing misdemeanor charges. At a preliminary hearing in April, the judge dropped the felony charge for Joseph Chow,...

Senate report lacking faculty input

Ruben Mungia

May 7, 2008

Faculty Senate may need to meet at least once after the semester ends, if DVC's accreditation self-study report is to make its August mail-in deadline. The Senate proposed Tuesday to meet May 27 to revise the report, although...

Media plan directs reporters away from sources

Jeremy Frederickson

May 5, 2008

A new proposal designed to improve the media's relationship with the college district is already causing confusion among top officials and delaying journalists' access to information. The proposal calls for district employees...

Fewer units needed for graduation

Yan Wing Ruby Lo

May 5, 2008

DVC transfer students will be more likely to graduate with an associate of arts degree under a proposed change in General Education requirements approved by the faculty. The new GE pattern for the A.A. degree - written by Merv...

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