Salem residents gather in protest of immigration detention centers along the border

Ben Dinsdale, Leda Dinsdale (8 months) and Anne Conners participate in Friday’s protest in downtown Salem against immigration detention centers. (Sonia Boeger/Special to Salem Reporter) An estimated 200 people from around Oregon gathered Friday, July 12, at the Salem Transit Center in downtown Salem for a vigil to end immigration[Read More…]

PHOTOS: 700 graduate from Chemeketa Community College

Chemeketa Community College graduates wave to audience members as the 2019 ceremony begins (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Winemakers, adult high school graduates, formerly homeless students and military veterans were among the 700 students who walked across the stage at Chemeketa Community College’s graduation on June 18 at the Oregon State Fairground[Read More…]

Jessica Howard is “all in” as Chemeketa’s next president

Jessica Howard in her office at Portland Community College (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Most college students start their academic careers with an associate’s degree before moving on to more advanced education. But Jessica Howard isn’t most college students. The college administrator, who will become Chemeketa Community College’s 11th president on July[Read More…]

Chemeketa board chooses Jessica Howard as college’s next president

Jessica Howard will be the 11th president of Chemeketa Community College (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) A Portland Community College administrator will be Chemeketa Community College’s next president, the college board announced Monday. Jessica Howard, who currently serves as campus president for Portland Community College’s southeast campus, has accepted a job offer[Read More…]