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The Word: What are your thoughts on the U.S. involvement in Ukraine?
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The Word: What are your thoughts on the U.S. involvement in Ukraine?

By JOSH BAILEYPima Post “The U.S. should intervene if necessary but ‘play Switzerland’ and avoid World War III in the meantime. I really hope we can avoid war.” Veronia VasqueraMajor: Translation Interpretation “Even though the U.S. tends to put its foot where it doesn’t belong, Russia being able to take Ukraine is a big issue for us. It sets the stage for further conquest, and no matter what we do, war is inevitable. Russia is very much so a threat and can start the next world war.” Emile HarrisMajor: Psychology “U.S. intervention can end up just like Vietnam, and look how that ended. We lost. Look at Afghanistan. We lost.” Adrian IbarraMajor: Digital Arts “I don’t think we should get involved, but if things get worse, we might have to.” ...
Divided board confirms contract extension for Chancellor Lambert
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Divided board confirms contract extension for Chancellor Lambert

By KEVIN HARTUNGPima Post “I voted to continue Chancellor Lambert’s contract based on his outstanding leadership over the past two years. His response to the COVID crisis was swift and seamless."Board President Catherine Ripley Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert’s contract extension received a narrow favorable vote in October.  In 2013, Lambert arrived at a college that was struggling, a college on probationary status and a chancellor who left in disgrace. He took charge and set goals to turn the college around. The PCC Board of Governors voted Oct. 10 to extend Lambert’s contract for one year in an affirmative 3:2 vote. A 2% increase to his base salary was approved, taking Lambert from $342,093–in a prior five-year contract running from 2020-2025– to a base...
Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors
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Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors

Pima Community College Governing Board member Catherine Ripley By Kyler Van Vliet Catherine Ripley has spent her life traversing the world working as a U.S. diplomat, counter-terrorism strategist, professor and – for a few months – as a bassist. This January, Ripley started her new career as a member of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, representing District 1 in Arizona.  She won the general election last November in 2020 against Ethan Orr with a campaign focused on increasing enrollment through formal partnerships with local High Schools, the JTED Program and the Earn to Learn Programs.   Like most universities and colleges, Pima’s enrollment rate is down. According to The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college enrollment declined...