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San Diego City College Chicano/a Studies Professor America Martinez, far left, finishes reading from her laptop a proposed Academic Senate resolution she co-authored seeking to reaffirm the San Diego Community College District’s commitment to free speech and academic freedom, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. City College students snap their fingers in response to the resolutions final points. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

National free speech issue on college campuses reaches City College; Academic Senate resolution seeks to set the record straight

Palestine solidarity expression restricted at City and Mesa Colleges. Faculty say it infringes on free speech, academic freedom
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2024
Palestine solidarity expression restricted at City and Mesa Colleges. Faculty say it infringes on free speech, academic freedom
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City College students line up at the Enrollment Services office on campus on the first day of the tropical storm-delayed fall 2023 semester, August 22, 2023. Long lines on Citys campus have been rare occurrences since students returned to campus from the pandemic, but on this day, the districts PeopleSoft portal and Campus Solutions system were down, causing long lines like this one. Photo by Luke Bradbury/City Times Media

City College programs, departments maximize student enrollment efforts to shore up funding

Student-Centered Funding Formula requires college administrators to focus on student retention, FAFSA submissions for state revenue
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief February 15, 2024
Student-Centered Funding Formula requires college administrators to focus on student retention, FAFSA submissions for state revenue
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SDCCD Acting Chancellor Greg Smith presents at the SDCCD Classified Leadership Development Academy Spring/Summer 2023, June 29, 2023. Photo courtesy of SDCCD Flickr

New SDCCD chancellor-designate Smith continues work toward district strategic vision

Smith announced at the Dec. 14 board meeting as the new chancellor for state’s second-largest community college district
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023
The chancellor-designate will manage a $1 billion district budget, focus on maximizing enrollment and retention, while managing the district’s 2023-2030 District Strategic Plan.
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The San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees selected Acting Chancellor Greg Smith to be the district’s new chancellor at its Dec. 14 meeting. From left, Craig Milgrim and Marìa Nieto Senour join Smith and Geysil Arroyo at the meeting held at the district office. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

BREAKING: No longer acting, Smith moves into chancellor role for SDCCD

Hiring comes on the heels of a months-long search
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2023
The hiring comes on the heels of a months-long chancellor search.
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Screen shot of hybrid public forum interview with SDCCD chancellor finalist Brian King, November 27, 2023.

SDCCD chancellor finalist receives votes of no confidence from two Los Rios community colleges

Brian King, chancellor of LRCCD, faces possible removal from office after a series of resolutions expressing concern with his leadership
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2023
Sacramento City, American River Academic Senates adopted resolutions of no confidence after other resolutions, recommendations and reports dating back to fall 2019 shared concerns with Chancellor Brian King’s administration.
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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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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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San Diego City College English professor Mona Alsoraimi reads dedication, a poem by Suheir Hammad to begin “Emergency Teach-in: Solidarity Across Borders,” a panel presentation on the origins of the Palestinian occupation, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Alsoraimi briefly wept as she read the poem about a displaced, then murdered Palestinian man. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

Palestinian, Chicano leaders invited to City College to provide context to the escalating attacks on Gaza

Settler colonial policies which drive the ongoing displacement of the Palestinian people is at the heart of today’s conflict, leaders say
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2023
The teach-in sought to inform the City College community about the impact of the colonial occupation in Palestine, Palestinian resistance and ways people could be in solidarity with Palestinians in their struggle for liberation.
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Aspiring architecture student Samuel Pinzon, 17, sits on a table between the BT and AH buildings of City College with his guitar as he speaks to City Times about the misplaced priorities of the US government relative to its involvement in the occupation of Palestine, Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

VOICES: City College students reflect on the carnage in the Middle East

Students say misplaced U.S. priorities, skepticism toward peace inform their perspectives on the ongoing occupation of Palestine
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2023
As the world witnesses the ongoing bombing campaign, City Times Media went across various parts of campus Oct. 16 to ask City College students their perspectives on the state of the occupation. 
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City College athletes Isabelle Dalton, foreground left, and Diandra Jara, background right, run toward the finish line during the women’s cross country Pacific Coast Athletic Conference finals at Morley Field, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. Dalton was the first City runner to finish the womens 5K course, with Jara finishing close behind her. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

City College women’s, men’s cross country teams qualify for SoCal regionals

Top performers, newcomers overcome challenges to help teams move on from conference finals
Marco Guajardo, Editor-in-Chief October 24, 2023
The women’s and men’s San Diego City College cross country teams advanced to the Southern California regionals after participating at the PCAC finals at Morley Field on Oct. 20.
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San Francisco State University recruiter Dereice Dawson, right, speaks to City College student David Agboola, left, at the City College Transfer Fair, Oct. 17, 2023. Photo by Sean Monney/City Times Media

College recruiters offer best tips, advice for City College students at Fall Transfer Fair

Over 40 representatives from UCs, Cal States and private/independent colleges and universities attended the event
City Times Staff October 17, 2023
The Transfer Center invited students to meet with over 40 university representatives at the Fall Transfer Fair. City Times Media reporters gathered essential insights from 15 of those school representatives.
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SDSU students walk down a walkway in front of Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union, Oct. 12, 2023. SDSU is part of the CSU system set to raise tuition 6% for each of the next five years. Photo by Marco Guajardo/City Times Media

City College students, administrators share CSU tuition increase concerns

California State Universities approve 6% annual tuition hike each of the next five years, community college leaders speak on their proposed solutions
Marco Guajardo, Editor in Chief October 13, 2023
In a recent move that sparked mixed responses among students and educational leaders, the California State University system approved a 6% annual tuition increase for the next five years, compounding to 34%, beginning in fall 2024.
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