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President Biden’s student debt relief will not be subject to state taxes. Today, Governor Gavin Newsom called for the Legislature to take early action to ensure any federal student debt relief provided to Californians would not be subject to state taxes. The proposal will be part of the Governor’s budget …continue reading

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Orange Coast College’s student-run newspaper, Coast Report, was honored during the Fall National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 27-30. MediaFest 2022 brought together three major journalism organizations – the Society of Professional Journalists, College Media Association and the Associated Collegiate Press – for a multi-day conference that …continue reading

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For the second year in a row, Cypress College has been named a 2022 Equity Champion of Higher Education for Latinx Students for its successful work supporting Latinx students through the successful attainment of an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). Conferred by The Campaign for College Opportunity, the award recognizes …continue reading

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Orange Coast College’s marketing and public relations department won 14 Medallion Awards at the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations District 6 conference and awards ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 13. Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community and technical colleges throughout the U.S. OCC is part of …continue reading

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With the first “early decision” college-application deadline looming on Nov. 1, and tuition and room and board at a four-year college costing around $23,000 – $52,000 per year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its 2023’s Best College & University Rankings report, as well as accompanying videos, in addition to …continue reading

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Orange Coast College is partnering with Mentor Collective to offer students a career mentor to help them set and achieve goals, make connections, and prepare for their future career. Mentors will be identified and recruited from pools of alumni, as well as local industry partnerships and advisory boards. “We’ve set …continue reading

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It might be easy to overlook the challenges of affordability in Orange County, a region known for its affluence, opulent coastal homes, and television series glorifying the idyllic living of the wealthy residents. Cypress College President JoAnna Schilling, Ph.D. admits that even she was stunned when she learned of the …continue reading

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The former dean of the University of Southern California’s school of social work has agreed to plead guilty to a federal charge that she bribed longtime politician Mark Ridley-Thomas by funneling $100,000 he provided from his campaign account through USC to a nonprofit operated by his son to obtain a …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) today announced that Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1299. This legislation continues the University of California (UC) California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science residential program, known as COSMOS, offered to middle and high school aged students with an aptitude for careers in …continue reading