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The Oaklandside Welcomes Laney Journalism Students for Summer Internships

Starting this summer, The Oaklandside will be welcoming Laney journalism student and former Citizen Editor-in-Chief Luke Wrin Piper for a 10-week, full-time reporting internship. This “Lede Reporter in Residence” will join The Oaklandside newsroom full-time for 10 weeks, learning from and working side-by-side with our award-winning team of reporters and editors.

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Laney College Virtual Tour Video Wins National Award

Congratulations to Laney College, winner of Gold Award in the category for Virtual Tours at the the 2021 Collegiate Advertising Awards announced earlier this month. As noted on their website at https://www.collegiateadawards.com/, "The Collegiate Advertising Awards program is an elite national program created to honor today’s most talented marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in all forms of advertising, marketing and promotion specific to higher education products and services."

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Laney College Women's Track & Field Team Headed to State Championship Meet

The CCCAA Northern California Finals were back for the first time since 2019, as track programs across the region flocked to compete at Chabot College. The Laney College Women’s Track & Field program had incredible representation, as student-athletes competed in the 100m and 200m sprints, as well as long jump, shot put, and discus. Among the competitors, Freshman Dominique Gaston competed in the 100m final, Freshman Sheelah Carey competed in the long jump final, and Sophomore Shona Christensen competed in both the shot put and discus final.

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Laney College Hosts 100 Black Men Career Expo Event

On Saturday, April 30, the 100 Black Men of the Bay Area organization held its first Career Expo Event at Laney College. The day began with welcoming and keynote remarks from Joseph Frank of Wells Fargo, Julius Robinson of Union Bank, Dorian Giles (Personal Brand Agent for Professional Athletes), and Laney College President Rudy Besikof. 

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Laney Career & Technical Education Hosts In-Person Career Expo

On Saturday, April 23, Laney College’s Career & Technical Education (CTE) team hosted its 10th-annual Career Expo and Open House with about 375 guests in attendance. This half-day event helped prospective students explore the campus, CTE departments, as well as student services including: registration, counseling, financial aid services, and Laney’s wonderful learning communities. Attendees were able to visit over 21 departments and gain real-life experience by participating in workshops, demos, tours, and hands-on activities.

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Laney College Resumes Campus Tours for High School Students

In partnership with OUSD, Laney has been able to warmly welcome high school students to begin touring the campus again, as of late March. 

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Spring Fest 2.0 Highlighted by Large Campus, Student, Community Turnout

On March 16, Laney College held its second mid-semester One-Stop event, a hybrid gathering. After the initial modest turnout in the Fall, at least 200 students and prospective students took part to learn about programs and receive additional support, all while being treated to lunch served by the Food Services team and Laney College administrators. Attendees were greeted by celebratory balloons that were Beautifully Branded by Adina Meza. Working with the community, Laney welcomed students and staff from our OUSD partners at McClymonds and Metwest High Schools.

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Women's History Month: Commemorating Women in Trades

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Student Accessibility Services at Laney College!

Laney College’s Student Accessibility Services (SAS, formerly DSPS) goes that extra mile to help students in need of accommodations to support their learning experience! Along with testing accommodations, notetaking, and other support, students have also been able to get real-time support through Campus Solutions using the Accessibility Information Management (AIM) module. Laney welcomes Chelsey Young, who will be helping students with their approved testing accommodations for online and face-to-face classes. Students may contact her at LaneySASassessment@peralta.edu.

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Black History Month - February & Forever

February is Black History Month, and Laney College has a number of activities to celebrate its significance.

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