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  • A photo of the new mural that is now in Cannell Library, The mural is a student work and titled “Nature of Change”.

    Cannell Library Celebrates Silver Anniversary

      The Cannell Library commemorated its past and recognized its future by hosting its 25th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 29. The event revealed a student-drawn mural, heard two passages from the Phoenix Spring 2015 edition, displayed the library’s transformation photos and featured talk about the library’s changes over the past 25 years. Although it was a collaborative effort from students in the Clark College Art Club, Matt Harmon was the official artist. Harmon created the design for [read more]
  • Soccer player slides forward making an attempt to hit the ball.

    Penguins Start Strong but Challenges Loom

    The women’s soccer team, which enjoys a 2-0 record in conference play and a 4-0-1 record in season play so far, travels to Coos Bay Sept. 23 to face Southwestern Oregon. Head Coach Sean Janson, who has led the team since 2014, said the players this year bring depth and character but are short on collegiate experience. Twenty of the 27 players are freshmen, he noted. Still, Janson saluted the players’ “grit” and their “ability to persevere.” The Penguins’ will also rely on the [read more]
  • Photo of the STEM building as its still being completed.

    Funds Push STEM Forward

    Across the street from Gaiser Hall stands the new three-story, 70,000-square-foot science, technology, engineering and math building. All necessary funds have been raised thanks to investors, the state of Washington and the Clark College Foundation. With initial construction being delayed only one month, Project Manager Jim Watkins said the facility is on schedule to be operational by Summer quarter 2016. Since the STEM building first broke ground in August 2014, the once yellow-taped [read more]
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    Vine Extends C-Tran Scope

    Clark students may soon be finding a few more parking spots while waiting less time to get around town. The acting administrator for the Federal Transit Administration, Therese McMillan, and C-Tran Executive Director Jeff Hamm met at Clark College Sept. 10 to sign a $38.5 million grant to help fund an overhaul of a major route of the C-Tran bus system. The project, titled The Vine, will run along the Fourth Plain Boulevard and Fort Vancouver Way corridors between downtown Vancouver and [read more]
  • Photo of Clark College sign on Fort Vancouver Way

    Budget Shortfall Forces $2 Million in Cuts

    The proposed funding cuts in order to meet Clark’s $3.3 million budget shortfall were released Sept. 17. When the Independent last reported on the budget deficit in June, the state legislature was still deciding the budget. On June 30 the budget passed and by July administrators knew what funds would be allocated for Clark, according to Bob Williamson, vice president of Administrative Services. The budget shortfall had originally been projected to be $3.6 million in May, but Williamson said [read more]
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Proposed Cuts Open to Feedback

by Cameron Wright in In The Spotlight

After proposing monumental cuts in funding across the college to remedy the current budget deficit, the Instructional Council is gathering feedback to prepare to make final [read more]



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