Archive | October, 2012

SCOTUS Update – New Case to be Heard

15 Oct

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear Arizona v. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc. Reuters takes a look at the case, which focuses on Arizona’s Proposition 200, created to keep illegal immigrants from voting by requiring proof of citizenship in order to register to vote. While it is not expected to be settled prior to the November 4 elections, it joins other Voter ID laws in the spotlight during a presidential election year.


Cans, Cam, and Careers at Fall Fest 2012!

15 Oct

The DTCC Paralegal Club raises the community service bar this year by challenging students to beat last year’s 99 pound donation of canned goods. This year there will be two organizations that benefit the club’s annual food drive: the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC’s Durham Branch, and DTCC’s Single Parent Program. 

The club sweetens the pot this year with an official Cam Newton NFL Jersey. Raffle tickets for the jersey will be sold at the club’s Fall Fest table.

Got any friends still undecided on a major or career? Club officers will be on hand at the table to hand out information and answer questions about the Paralegal Program and the career outlook.

Fall Fest runs from 12pm-5pm on Wednesday, October 17th at the main campus plaza.


Get Ready! Priority Enrollment is Coming!

10 Oct

Students who submit all required admissions forms, financial aid paperwork, and transcripts by the due date get priority enrollment status. Students who meet the due date can expect to be admitted to the college, have transcripts evaluated in time to attend the new student orientation, and have the option to charge tuition and books to financial aid (if eligible for an award) at the beginning of general registration for new students. For more information, consult the priority enrollment dates information on the college’s website. All documents for new students seeking priority enrollment status are due October 15

Priority registration is reserved for returning students who 1) have been admitted to a program as of Fall Semester 2012 or prior, 2) have an assigned academic advisor, and 3) have enrolled in courses during the past three semesters. Priority is determined by credit hours completed at the end of the previous semester.

  • Priority registration for eligible students with 35 or more credit hours: November 5
  • Priority registration for eligible students with 17 or more credit hours: November 6
  • Priority registration for eligible students with 4 or more credit hours: November 7
  • Priority registration for eligible students with fewer than 4 credit hours: November 8

General online registration is open for all advised students including those new to the college, newly admitted to a program, visiting students, or those who did not register during priority registration.

  • Open WebAdvisor registration for all advised students November 12 – January 6
  • Waitlist function (via WebAdvisor) available to advised students November 5 – December 20

Tuition and Fee payment: During general registration, full payment of tuition and fees is due the same week that you register. During late registration, full payment is due daily. If you do not pay on time, your courses will be de-registered and made available for other students on the waitlist.

For more information, check the DTCC  “Important Dates” page, as well as the the Advising and Registration pages.

This Week at the U.S. Supreme Court

9 Oct

Sharon McCloskey at NC Policy Watch takes a look at this week at the U.S. Supreme Court in her October 8 overview.

Up-to-the-minute updates, and more information on the seven new cases granted review can also be found at SCOTUSblog.

Job Posting: Tax Assistant I – Durham NC

9 Oct

$27,119 – $46,687
(Tax Administration)

Provides customer assistance to Durham County citizens by telephone, fax, and email; evaluates citizens’ needs and routes phone calls to the appropriate departments; provide public information and explains departmental procedures and legal requirements under laws related to North Carolina Taxation; responds to questions, complaints and requests from the public, attorneys, paralegals and other parties regarding North Carolina taxation; provides clerical assistance to Tax Department.

Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred. Fluency in Spanish highly desired. Requires any combination of experience and education equivalent to graduation from high school and three years of experience in a customer and/or public service oriented job in the areas of office/clerical work, accounting or bookkeeping.

Appointment Type: Regular
Date Posted: October 8, 2012
Closing Date: October 19, 2012
Position No.: 40000055 (2 positions)

Information on the application process can be found here.