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San Diego Community College District chancellor finalists Daisy Gonzales, left, Brian King, center, and Greg Smith, right, will participate in hybrid-format public forums as a part of the chancellor search process which will select the next SDCCD chancellor on Dec. 14, 2023. Photo credit: SDCCD

Public forum interviews for new SDCCD chancellor underway

Open to the public, forums will be in-person at the district office and virtually Nov. 27-29
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2023
The public forums for each of the three finalists in the San Diego Community College District chancellor search are being held Nov. 27-29.
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The old San Diego City College child development center being demolished to prepare the site for the construction of a new student housing complex, Sept. 19, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

San Diego housing plan rejection “will not affect” City College student housing project, officials say

Mayor’s proposed incentives including college student housing, given City Council thumbs-down in five-hour public hearing
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist November 15, 2023
San Diego City College’s plan to build on-campus student housing will move forward despite the San Diego City Council’s rejection of the housing incentives introduced by Mayor Todd Gloria Monday.
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BREAKING: Three finalists announced in SDCCD chancellor search

BREAKING: Three finalists announced in SDCCD chancellor search

Public forums for each candidate, set for Nov. 27-29, are the next steps in selection process
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2023
The press release detailed the remaining steps in the chancellor selection process, including the upcoming public forums for each finalist that will take place Nov. 27-29.
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First semester nursing student, Ryann Hinkle, 22, rear right, chats with classmates during a class break, November 7, 2023. Photo by Kevin Ouellette/City Times Media

City College nursing ranks No. 1 in San Diego County

City College beats Southwestern, Glendale Career and North-West for top associate degree program in the region
Kevin Ouellette, Multimedia Journalist November 13, 2023
San Diego City College's nursing education program ranks No. 1 out of four of the best ADN programs in San Diego.
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Mesa College bachelors graduates

State chancellor answers questions about bachelor’s programs, dual enrollment at student media teleconference

California Community Colleges Chancellor Christian discussed FAFSA, transfer and work accreditation plan in Nov. 7 call
Sean Monney, Managing Editor November 9, 2023
California Community Colleges Chancellor Sonya Christian led her second student media teleconference, which was centered around baccalaureate programs, transfer improvements and dual enrollment.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos presented with a scholarship

Scholarship season at City College begins Dec. 1

Students can apply for over 50 scholarships using the Academic Works portal
Ren Charifa, Multimedia Journalist November 7, 2023
There are over 50 scholarships available. Students looking for support in applying can visit the scholarship office in A-270.
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Vice President of Administrative Services John Parker, left, speaks with Acting Lieutenant Jason Stone, right, after the Safety Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023. Photo by Bailey Kohnen/City Times Media.

SDCCD releases its annual safety report with City College crime statistics

Annual document intended to provide students with information needed to stay safe on campus
Bailey Kohnen, Multimedia Journalist November 6, 2023
The annual document is intended to provide students with information needed to stay safe on campus.
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Anaissa Paul, left, representing Whittier College, and Emmett Ingram, center, representing Columbia University speak to City College students David Agboola, standing left, Tyra Lawley, background, and Gwendolyn Kesler, standing right, at the Fall Transfer Fair, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

As the costs of public universities rise, private colleges want City College students’ consideration

Small class sizes, financial aid programs among benefits private universities tout to transfer students
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist November 3, 2023
A community college student’s continuation of their education is an already difficult process. Many students strike out private universities due to the costs, but there are benefits that come with that kind of price tag.
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Liberal Arts and Black Studies student Sara Tiumalu sets up games for a Mental Health Services event on campus, Oct. 19, 2023. Sara is one of over 40 million holders of student loans. Photo by Kevin Ouellette/City Times Media

Student loan interest and debt payments are back. City College students are among those affected

As payments resume and interest accumulates, students can plan accordingly
Kevin Ouellette, Multimedia Journalist November 1, 2023
The temporary suspension of federal student loan payments and the waiving of interest officially expired as of October 2023.
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Jonathan Tyler, a student in the esthetician program, walks into the financial aid office to work on FAFSA, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Photo by Keila Menjivar Zamora/City Times Media

Changes are coming to the FAFSA application. Here’s what you need to know.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid will have less questions, will communicate directly with the IRS
Keila Menjivar Zamora, Multimedia Journalist October 30, 2023
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA for short, will have less questions and will communicate directly with the IRS, according to City College officials
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Members of the board of trustees and city officials join acting Community College District Chancellor Greg Smith, fifth from left, in striking the dirt during the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of San Diego City College’s future housing complex, Oct. 20, 2023. Photo by Luke Bradbury/City Times Media

City College student housing details shared during groundbreaking ceremony

While final plans have not been finalized, the affordable campus residence is moving forward.
Luke Bradbury, Multimedia Journalist October 26, 2023
Officials from the city, including San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria, joined Joel Peterson from the San Diego Community College District and City College President Ricky Shabazz in sharing details and expectations for the project.
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Fast connections to the internet are a promised feature of the new SDCCD-Campus-Connect Wi-Fi network coming November 2023. Vince Outlaw/City Times Media

Spotty coverage to end as Wi-Fi update at City College rolls out

District-wide initiative promises enhanced speed and security, guest network scheduled for November completion
Vince Outlaw, Multimedia Journalist October 23, 2023
A new Wi-Fi system, SDCCD-Campus-Connect, has become available on the City College campus in and around the AH and BT buildings. 
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