Thursday, June 4, 2009

CM PRESS # 713

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LHC IS BEING COOLED DOWN
One section is down to 4.5 K (about -451.57 F). Absolute zero is -459.67 F. All sections should be at operating temperature by September, and the first beam insertions should begin in October. The plan now is to run the LHC all through the winter months to make up for lost time.
LHC Website
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CITY OF COSTA MESA BUDGET RELEASED
See all the red ink here.
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COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT $20 MILLION IN THE HOLE

Coast Community College District, which includes OCC and Coastline, is looking for ways to cut $20 million from its budget or to find ways to make up the shortfall.

One suggestion the CM PRESS has heard from the community is that the district might take a look at its academic offerings and refocus on some areas that are in high demand.

We hear, for example, that a student wishing to get into programs in the medical field: ultra-sound techs, X-Ray techs, nursing and similar disciplines now has to wait two or three years to get a seat in these programs.

In other words, the demand is exceeding the supply.

Now, if you were in private industry and more people wanted certain of your products than you are presently supplying, what would you do?

Right, you'd increase your supply of the high demand products and raise prices on those products until you reach a point where demand and supply find a balance.

A thorough review of class offerings may indicate other high demand and low supply areas and also some low demand and high supply areas that can be phased out.

Yes, we know the district has its hands tied by all sorts of state regulations, and it may not be as simple as the above suggests, but maybe it's worth a try.
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1 comment:

  1. Not to mention they recently paid two outside consultants to justify another administrative position. It's not what you know but who you know.

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