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Students walk around the renovated A building at San Diego City College.

Student Services settle into (A) new permanent home

A and T buildings now open and operational
David Ahumada, News Editor February 21, 2019

City College’s Student Health Services used to be located in the E building, facing Park Boulevard near San Diego High School. Mental Health Services was located on the bottom floor of the BT building,...

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Matilda Chavez VPI

New City College VPI knows all about balancing work and education

New City College vice president of instruction continues to further her education while working a demanding job.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2019

Working a demanding full-time job while going to school, a defining feature of community college, is a struggle that Matilda “Tillie” Chavez knows very well. Chavez accepted the position of vice...

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Convention Center

Planned construction leads to graduation venue change

Traditional Balboa Park graduation venue moved to San Diego Convention Center due to a once conceivable construction project
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor February 20, 2019

Those walking in caps and gowns for graduation this May will be walking a lot closer to the bay. The 2019 San Diego City College commencement ceremony has been moved to a ballroom at the San Diego...

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New San Diego City College website homepage.

City College website refreshed

Students and faculty like the new site despite some issues left to fix.
Brian Mohler, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 20, 2019
The start of the spring 2018 semester brought with it a new website for San Diego City College.
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San Diego City College Arts and Humanities

City College dean placed on administrative leave

Vice President of Instruction is now also the acting dean of Arts & Humanities.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief February 12, 2019

Trudy Gerald, dean of arts & humanities at San Diego City College, has been placed on administrative leave, according to college officials. “(Yes), we have a dean that is on administrative leave,”...

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2019 State of the Union - Donald Trump

City College officials disagree with President Trump’s characterization of the border

San Diego was used by Trump as an example of the benefits of the wall during State of the Union.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief February 6, 2019
President Donald Trump pointed to San Diego as an example for why the government should build a physical barrier along the rest of the U.S.-Mexico border during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. City College’s officials, though, disagreed with the president’s characterization of San Diego and the border region as a whole.
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Dr. Bonnie Dowd

District’s Dowd named to state funding oversight committee

San Diego Community College executive appointed to the Student Centered Funding Formula oversight committee.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief February 5, 2019
A 12-member oversight committee has been assembled by California legislators to oversee and report back to state officials on the Student Centered Funding Formula. One of the members chosen to the committee is Dr. Bonnie Dowd, San Diego Community College District executive vice-chancellor of business and technology services.
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V and MS buildings at City College

New year, new semester, new buildings at City College

The spring 2019 semester kicks off at City College today
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief January 28, 2019
School is back in session at San Diego City College and the rest of the San Diego Community College District schools today. Approximately 64,000 are expected at City College, San Diego Mesa College and Miramar College, according to a district news release.
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Light switch plus electrical outlet.

Will Friday bring another campus blackout?

Back-to-back Friday power outages has City College worried going into finals.
Brian Mohler, Arts & Entertainment Editor December 13, 2018
With a power outage closing campus on each of the last two Fridays, faculty and students have wondered if the lights will stay on tomorrow. Allison Torres, an SDG&E communications manager, said City College shouldn’t worry about another Friday outage.
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San Diego Community College Board of Trustees

SDCCD trustees welcome two new, returning members

Sean Elo, Craig Milgrim and Maria Nieto Senour all took the oath of office.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2018
The San Diego Community College District welcomed two new board of trustees members in addition to welcoming back its president on Thursday evening at the district offices in Mission Valley.  
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San Diego City College sign at B street.

New City College website expected to launch in January

College Council passed a motion to roll out a new website without student leaders present.
Brian Mohler, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 13, 2018
After a longer-than-expected wait, San Diego City College plans to introduce a brand new website, the College Council decided on Tuesday evening.
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San Diego City College Student Health Clinic

Possible TB exposure at community colleges in San Diego

Two unrelated TB cases at City College and MiraCosta College were announced on Monday.
Jonny Rico, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2018
Students at San Diego City College and MiraCosta College may have been exposed to tuberculosis earlier this year in unrelated cases, according to the San Diego Community College District and San Diego County.  
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