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Men’s T-Birds Advance to Second Play-Off Game!

27 February 2015

In the last few minutes of a nail-biting, close game, Coach Keenan McMiller called a time-out to plan a strategy that would ultimately lead the T-Birds to win the first play-off game 70-64 against Lassen College to whoops and cheers from the large crowd. They will advance to the second game on Wednesday evening against either Sierra College at home or San Francisco City College away. (The Lady T-Birds narrowly lost its first play-off game to Santa Rosa by just three points. Congratulations to the team and Coach Fred Brown for a great season!)


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Merritt Awaits March 9-12 Visit from ACCJC Team; Team Reception 3/9; Public Forums 3/10 & 3/11

24 February 2015


Merritt-College-Self-Evaluation-1Attached for your information is Merritt’s Spring 2015 Self-Evaluation Report which has been approved by the Board of Trustees and delivered to the ACCJC last month. A team from the ACCJC will be visiting the campus March 9 to 12 for an on-site evaluation. To make the college community aware of what will be happening during the visit, there will be two Accreditation Forums scheduled on Tuesday, February 10, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and Wednesday, February 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. In addition, during the visit, there will be a Visiting Team Reception in the Student Lounge on March 9 at  4:30 p.m.; and College/Public Forums to meet the team on Tuesday, March 10, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and Wednesday, March 11, 2015, from 2-3 p.m. Both forums will be held in the Student Lounge. Dr. Elmer Bugg is also holding Pre-Visit Preparation Meetings on every Wednesday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in  Room R-23. All are welcome – and encouraged! – to attend all of the above meetings and events.

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a division of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), requires its affiliated colleges to undergo a comprehensive self evaluation every six years.

For more information on the accreditation process and details, please go to to our Accreditation website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Elmer Bugg, Vice President of Instruction, at

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Join the Sustainable Systems Lab Class (3/19) and Help Create a Greener Oakland

23 February 2015

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Are you interested in a class where you would help plan projects that would “green” underserved areas in Oakland while resisting displacement? The Environmental Science and Technology Program is looking for more people to join its “Sustainable Systems” class  (ENVMT 2L, #25334, 1-credit lab, ) starting Thursday, March 19 to May 22,   from 6:30-9:30 at Self-Reliant House. Apart from learning about sustainable systems, the class offers the chance to learn and apply these teachings in several exciting projects. It is a great opportunity to develop skills that are useful, practical and marketable for a future career in the Green Industry – such as environmentally sustainable urban planning, community engagement, GIS mapping, and nonprofit skills.  It is also an AMAZING opportunity to help shape development in Oakland neighborhoods in an alternative way to corporate-driven development-as-usual.
> The three main projects we will be working on are:
> 1.  San Leandro Creek Greenway: This project involves creating more public access to the creek, putting in a paved walking/biking trail, raising water levels to allow the Rainbow Trout to resume their journey to the Bay, partnering with schools and other organizations for educational programs, engaging the local community in the planning and design process, etc. (GIS training and Paid Internships available)
> 2.  “Priority Conservation Area” Planning in Oakland:  Based on input from environmental and social justice organizations in Oakland, as well as information from the environmental justice tool CalEnviroScreen, we will be putting together a map of areas that are designated as having priority for greening projects.  The final map will go to the City of Oakland, which has agreed to apply for federal dollars for these projects.
> 3.  Golden Gate neighborhood planning for Development without Displacement (as a “Priority Development Area”): This project involves partnering with Destiny Arts and other organizations to work on applying for federal funds to help working-class residents hold on to their homes while at the same time greening and improving the neighborhood, through “transit-oriented development” money.

> 4. Sign up and do your own  project w/ instructor support!
> For anyone who has not taken the Pre-requisite class of ENVMT2, please contact Robin Freeman  ( regarding eligability for the PRE-REQ WAIVER . We can help people register, one-on-one,as  we are having some problems with the Passport system.
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2015 ASMC Election Application Available; See Timeline Here

20 February 2015


The 2015-16 elections for the Associate Students of Merritt College will take place April 21-22. If you would like to apply for a position, pick up your application at the Office of Student Activities and Campus Life, R-124. All positions are open!   Click here to follow the timeline from application filing starting February 20 to announcement of election results on April 27.

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Are You Ready to Graduate? It’s Time to Find Out!

15 February 2015

If you’re not sure if you have met the requirements to walk across that stage, make an appointment with a counselor to find out (510-436-2475). Everyone who wants to graduate must fill out a Petition Form which must be signed by both you and your counselor. The deadline for approved Petition Forms is March 20. To get more  information about the graduation process, go to the Merritt website: Graduation 2015.  Hope to see you at the Commencement Ceremonies on June 20!


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KQED Interviews Margaret Dixon and Her AJ Students

12 February 2015

(Audio attached) KQED News Radio recently came on campus to talk to Administration of Justice instructor Margaret Dixon and her class about the lack of Oakland police officers who reside in Oakland and how to find solutions. Click here to read the story and listen to the audio.

AJ class KQED visit aired February 12, 2015

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Hot Off the Press: February Issue of The Merritt Connection

12 February 2015

FEB JPEG SCREENSHOT REV NEWSLETTER PDF MICROTOME 2-11-15Click here to read about the demand for Histotechnology students in the job market, the EMT student who made a historic rescue, employee profile of Maria Perez, Student Services news, and more in the February edition of The Merritt Connection published from the President’s Office. To contribute to future issues, send story ideas to Susan May ( about news on programs or departments; noteworthy faculty, staff, and students; upcoming events, awards and recognitions, photos, whatever you think would be of interest to the Merritt community. We welcome feedback!


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Feb. 25: Come Learn About the ACCJC’s Visit and How to Help

9 February 2015

Come to this forum on Tuesday, February 25, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the Student Lounge and find out what the ACCJC visiting accreditation team will be doing on their visit March 9 to 12 and discover more about the self-evaluation process and what it means to Merritt College. Dr. Elmer Bugg, Vice President of Instruction, will answer any questions.


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Black History Month: See Schedule for List of Events

5 February 2015

BHM-Merritt-Final-3-1Check out the attached schedule to find event details of Black History Month. Lectures, films, music and dance are all part of the line-up. Keep watching this website for daily events. See the full month’s schedule of activities here.

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There’s Still Time to Register for Late-Start Classes. See List Here!

3 February 2015

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admissionsIf you missed the registration deadline or the the classes didn’t fit in with your lifestyle, Merritt College offers more than 30 classes starting from February to April. Check out the list here and apply or register here!

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