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Professor David Moglen’s passing stuns college community

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Updated: December 19, 2016

Earlier this summer, tragedy struck the Foothill College family. On the evening of Thursday, July 28, economics instructor David Moglen was shot to death after a botched robbery in San Jose.

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Organic field turf made from the cork oak tree provides healthier stadium playing experience

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Updated: December 19, 2016

Before brown is the new green became the campus drought-era motto, Foothill established water-saving, year-round artificial turf for our football stadium field. While it was a more sustainable solution than grass from a water-use perspective, at the time, it was a rubber-based material. When the time came last year to replace the turf, which occurs every 10 years, an organic product was selected, taking our sustainability efforts and responsibility for players' health up a notch.

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New Sunnyvale Center open for business

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Updated: December 19, 2016

For almost 30 years, Foothill College has operated its Middlefield Campus in Palo Alto. However, this fall, the college will move from Palo Alto to Sunnyvale. After searching for a suitable new location for several years, in 2012, the Foothill-De Anza Community College District obtained 9.15 acres of the 18.9-acre Onizuka property, free of charge from the U.S. Department of Education through the federal public benefit conveyance process. After more than a year of construction, the new Sunnyvale Center opens for classes on Monday, September 26.

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Foothill brings a bit of Silicon Valley to Jakarta educators

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Updated: December 19, 2016

In partnership with the Foothill College International Student Program, the Krause Center for Innovation (KCI) provided training to 20 Jakarta educators, as well as 110 members of the Indonesian Ministry of Education this summer. This international instructional exchange was supported by the Sampoerna Foundation of Indonesia.

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