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BREAKING: Following pushback, SDCCD chancellor cancels investiture

After weeks of controversy regarding keynote speaker Alice Walker, district cancels the event
Philip Salata and Jakob McWhinney May 23, 2022
Carlos Cortez, chancellor of the San Diego Community College District, announced the cancellation of his upcoming investiture event in a district-wide email sent this afternoon.
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Potential site for student housing development. Aerial view of 6th and B street.

BREAKING: City College approved for student housing planning grant

Though hopes were set for a building grant, City will have to settle on planning first
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist March 8, 2022
After submitting a grant request for Senate Bill 169 funding, called the Higher Education Student Housing Grant Program, San Diego City College has been approved — partially.
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State Associate Justice Patricia Guerrero

Newsom nominates first Latina to California Supreme Court

Patricia Guerrero, a daughter of immigrants, would become the high court’s first Latina — significant in a state court system where Latinos are underrepresented
Byrhonda Lyons, CalMatters February 16, 2022
Gov. Gavin Newsom today nominated to the state Supreme Court Patricia Guerrero, a San Diego appeals court justice who, if confirmed, would be the first Latina to serve on California’s highest court.
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San Diego City College President Ricky Shabazz called December’s Fall Fest a trial run for events to come in the spring semester, but a spike in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron variant has delayed the return to on-site activities. Photo by Jakob McWhinney/City Times Media

Amid omicron surge, SDCCD officials announce delayed return to in-person instruction

Students can expect a phased-in return to campus beginning Feb. 22, with a full return by March 7
Jakob McWhinney January 19, 2022
Twelve days before the start of the spring 2022 semester, San Diego Community College District officials updated their already delayed return to full on-campus instruction due to a spike in regional COVID-19 infection numbers.
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The door of City Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.

Email from City College officials mistakenly disclosed sensitive information of nearly a thousand students

The City College office of a state-funded program meant to support disadvantaged students inadvertently emailed a spreadsheet detailing sensitive information from 871 City students
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist November 4, 2021
City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs & Services office sent an email on Oct. 26 about transfer opportunities that mistakenly contained a spreadsheet with sensitive student information.
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Mesa College bachelors graduates

Community college bachelor’s degrees now a reality

Governor Newsom signed new bill championed by former SDCCD chancellor
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 7, 2021
AB 927 expands the state pilot program that allowed community colleges to offer bachelor’s degrees in fields not offered by the University of California, or California State University.
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RTVF 124 students work with cameras

BREAKING: Following outcry, SDCCD alters return-to-campus timeline (with update)

Decision announced in a September 2 email from Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 2, 2021
Days after dozens of student services staff voiced their fear and frustration at the San Diego Community College District’s return-to-campus timeline, an email from Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez to district employees said it will be altering that timeline.
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SDCCD requires COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: SDCCD mandates COVID-19 vaccine for fall 2021

The decision comes almost a month after major university systems in the state announce their vaccination requirements
Katia Pechenkina, News Editor May 19, 2021
San Diego Community College District will require students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 for in-person learning for the fall semester, according to a statement shared on social media.
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Custom Google Map of closed San Diego high schools on April 13

BREAKING: Police activity causes three SDUSD campuses, City College to close

Students are to remain off school grounds for safety
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2021
San Diego Unified School District closed San Diego High, East Village Middle College High and Garfield High school today due to police activity, wrote the district in a tweet.   
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Kavin Faulconer, Monica Montgomery, Carlos Cortez (from left)

BREAKING: SDCCD selects Carlos Turner Cortez as new chancellor

The president of Continuing Education replaces Constance Carroll
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief March 16, 2021
The San Diego Community College District has selected Carlos Turner Cortez to replace Chancellor Constance Carroll, who is retiring after 17 years.
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Car accident at City College

BREAKING: 3 dead after crash underneath City College’s B Street bridge

Nine pedestrians hit on sidewalk when car left road
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021
Three pedestrians died and at least 6 were injured when they were struck by a vehicle that drove onto the sidewalk under the B Street bridge in the center of the San Diego City College campus Monday morning. 
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Final Four

BREAKING: SDCCD announces candidates for chancellor (with updates)

The four finalists were announced in a press release this morning
Gabriel Schneider and Vicky Pineda February 5, 2021
The San Diego Community College District has chosen its four finalists to replace Constance Carroll as part of a national search for a new chancellor for the district. Carroll has served as chancellor for 17 years and is retiring in June.
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