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United Auto Workers leader Hank Lacayo dies at 85

By   /  Monday, May 1st, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news  /  1 Comment

Henry L. “Hank” Lacayo, a union leader with strong ties to political and business leaders across California and the nation, has died. The 85-year-old rose to prominence organizing aircraft workers for the United Auto Workers in the early 1950s. After leading the UAW’s western regional office, he moved to UAW national headquarters in Detroit in Read More →

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UCSB College of Engineering celebrates 50th anniversary

By   /  Monday, May 1st, 2017  /  Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on UCSB College of Engineering celebrates 50th anniversary

The centerpiece for the UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering’s 50th anniversary bash was “no ordinary time capsule,” said Dean Rod Alferness. Created by Machine Shop Superintendent Andy Wienberg, the final result was “so nice in appearance” the college decided not to bury it, instead leaving it open for submissions until the end of the quarter, Read More →

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Weave takes top prize at CLU’s New Venture Competition

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  East Ventura County, Education, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Weave takes top prize at CLU’s New Venture Competition

In a bid to end the age of bulletin boards on college campuses, social network Weave took the top prize at the 2017 California Lutheran University New Venture Competition featuring five teams on April 27. The Weave platform offers a way for students to find out about events, services and conversations happening within a close Read More →

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Cal Poly San Luis Obispo gets largest donation in CSU history

By   /  Friday, April 28th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo gets largest donation in CSU history

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has received the largest donation in CSU history from William and Linda Frost, according to a news release from the university. CSU Chancellor Timothy White, Cal Poly President Jeffrey Armstrong and College of Science and Mathematics Dean Phil Bailey will announce the amount of the historic gift in a special Read More →

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New Ventura County college district chancellor shares goals

By   /  Friday, April 21st, 2017  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on New Ventura County college district chancellor shares goals

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Founder of startup Motoroso returns to San Luis Obispo roots

By   /  Friday, April 14th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Latest news, Small Business, Technology  /  Comments Off on Founder of startup Motoroso returns to San Luis Obispo roots

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Ventura College President Greg Gillespie to become VCCCD chancellor

By   /  Tuesday, April 11th, 2017  /  Education, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Ventura College President Greg Gillespie to become VCCCD chancellor

  Ventura College President Greg Gillespie will become the next chancellor of the Ventura County Community College District, succeeding Bernard Luskin. Gillespie, who takes over on July 1, will oversee the Ventura, Oxnard and Moorpark college campuses, leading the largest system in the tri-county region with some 31,000 students. His appointment comes at a time Read More →

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