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Posts published by “Alexa Villatoro”

Alexa is an avid journalist seeking an A.A. with an emphasis on Global Studies at Seattle Central College. She's interested in pursuing investigative journalism to report on social struggles like immigration, civil rights, and access to education in South and North America. She is currently working to cover budget cut reforms at Central and civil rights movements in Seattle. Alexa is also a Youth Council Member at OneAmerica, advocating for greater access to quality education for immigrants and refugees in WA. She is a first-generation American who has travelled to 13 countries to explore world cultures and politics.

Enrollment trends at community and technical colleges reflect a need for equity

Washington state community and technical colleges are continuing to face precipitous enrollment declines this year, part of a national trend, despite a return to in-person learning and incremental pandemic relief.  To target downward enrollment trends,…

COSI: Beyond Individualism, Towards Solidarity: The Limits of Identity Politics in Antiracist Activism

On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Seattle Central College Library hosted the last Conversations on Social Issues (COSI) session of the quarter. Central humanities professors Anna Hackman, Ph.D., and Vero Barrera-Kolb presented on the limits of…

SCC Campus Security Office has operated with expired or inconsistent training for years

Security officers at Seattle Central College provide protection and foster a safe environment for students, staff, and faculty. They are the first to welcome students and faculty headed to their long-awaited in-person classes each morning,…

Faculty demand district, union negotiate to preserve part-time faculty job security

A petition organized by part-time and full-time instructors at Seattle Central College demands that Seattle Colleges safeguard a job protection threatened by extraordinary enrollment declines and subsequent layoffs. The protection, called priority-hire status, provides seniority…

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