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Two students relax under a tree in City Colleges Curran Plaza

SDCCD officials: Further changes to CA higher education needed

Educators consider the 1960s California Master Plan for Higher Education outdated and a limitation to equitable and accessible education
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata November 5, 2021
Though San Diego Community College District and City College officials applauded the passage of AB-927, which expanded the ability of California community colleges to offer bachelor's degrees, they argued further changes to the structure of the state’s public higher education system are necessary.
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Potential site for student housing development. Aerial view of 6th and B street.

City College submits state grant request to build housing for 600 students

City College President Ricky Shabazz announces completion of next step toward securing housing project
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist November 3, 2021
After describing his vision for a potential student housing development to be built on the former site of the child development center at San Diego City College, President Ricky Shabazz announced the completion of a crucial step for securing funds for the project.
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Prospective students speak to a City College outreach representative.

SDCCD officials praise new law, discuss potential candidates for bachelor’s degree expansion

Mesa president hopes her college’s experience can be a roadmap for other SDCCD schools
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata October 21, 2021
Current and former SDCCD officials praised the passage of AB-927, which expands and makes permanent the current pilot program that allows community colleges to develop baccalaureate programs. 
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Santee plane crash

VIDEO: NTSB investigating Santee plane crash that killed two

Joel Garcia, CTTV Producer October 13, 2021
Newscene is recorded each Wednesday on the campus of San Diego City College
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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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SDCCD Board of Trustees Meeting, Sept. 9

Staff expresses relief, further frustration at SDCCD Board of Trustees meeting

The return-to-campus timeline has been delayed, but some student services staff want same choices as instructional staff
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 15, 2021
Public comments from student staff at the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 9 expressed gratitude for the district’s decision to delay their return-to-campus timeline, but also requested more be done.
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San Diego recall ballot

San Diego Democratic, Republican party heads weigh in on Tuesday’s recall election

The heads of the San Diego Democratic and Republican parties share why they oppose or support California’s recall vote
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 13, 2021
Representatives from the Democratic and Republican parties of San Diego County disagree on a myriad of issues and how to solve them. But neither has endorsed a candidate on the second question on the ballot — who should succeed Newsom as governor if he is recalled.
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The North Tower of the World Trade Center

FIRST PERSON: Coming of age in the 9/11 era (with video)

City Times multimedia journalist Philip Salata reflects on his August 2001 trip to the Twin Towers
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist September 10, 2021
In that family vacation video shot by City Times multimedia journalist Philip Salata on Aug. 30, 2001, "we can see pre-9/11 faces onto which, in retrospect, I project a kind of innocence."
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Nathan Fletcher addresses media with MTS

MTS offering free rides with new app this month

New system will offer increased functionality and cost savings to public transportation riders, including MTS buses and trolleys
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist September 2, 2021
The MTS is granting free rides on buses and trolleys for students to individuals using the PRONTO app or PRONTO cards for all of September.
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SDCCD Board of Trustees meet on Zoom

UPDATED: Fear, frustration of SDCCD staff dominates the first fall trustees meeting

Public comments included a letter signed by 36 staff members
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist August 27, 2021
Staff from the student services departments of all four campuses vented their fears and frustrations regarding the SDCCD's recent decision to require them to return to campus amid rising COVID-19 numbers at the Aug. 26 Board of Trustees meeting. 
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Denise Whisenhunt

City College’s vice president chosen for new role

Denise Whisenhunt will be Grossmont College’s new president
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2021
Vice President of student affairs, Denise Whisenhunt, was ecstatic to get a call from Grossmont College revealing that she was appointed to be the new president.
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Universities will required vaccines

VIDEO: Major university systems to require COVID-19 vaccine for fall

California community colleges decision still to come
Katia Pechenkina, Multimedia Journalist May 14, 2021
Across the nation, a growing number of universities announced their plans to require students, faculty and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before the start of the fall 2021 semester.
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