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Chicanx/Latinx Bienvenida on Tuesday, August 23

City welcomes students with cultural events

Activities continue throughout the first two weeks of the fall term
The sun shone brightly in a clear blue sky as approximately 40 students, faculty and staff gathered on the A building patio for free food and entertainment at the Chicanx/Latinx Bienvenido event on Aug. 23.
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The Knowledge Industry

City Times Media drops podcast about California higher education

New law opens the door for more bachelor’s degrees to community colleges
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata June 21, 2022
The Knowledge Industry is a podcast about the changing nature of education in California. Season one focuses on the potentially dramatic effect AB-927, a law that opens the doors to more bachelor’s degrees at the state’s community colleges could have on higher education.
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City student Jeannette Mayo Gallegos, flanked by faculty and administration officials including City president Ricky Shabazz, and San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Cortez, receives a $55,000 Jack Kent Cooke scholarship at Tuesdays ceremony. City College Flickr

City College awards over $360,000 in scholarships

The 31st annual scholarship ceremony celebrated students for achievements, both in the classroom and communities
Jakob McWhinney, Managing Editor May 12, 2022
The theme of Tuesday’s event was “I Am Resilient,” and was meant to honor “students’ drive to stay motivated and optimistic,” even as the “community continues to face challenging times,” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the ceremony’s program.
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5th Annual Social Justice Conference& Education

VIDEO: City College’s social justice conference kicks off this week

The event aims to inspire collaborations that influence change
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist March 22, 2022
San Diego City College’s 7th annual Social Justice and Education conference officially begins tomorrow with opening remarks from City president Ricky Shabazz, City counselor and UMOJA program coordinator Erin Charlens and Kumeyaay tribal councilman and educator Stan Rodriguez.
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People gather in a line at the San Diego City College A building patio

Campus comes alive at Soul Food Celebration

City College community gathers to celebrate Black History Month
Kathryn Gray, Editor-In-Chief March 2, 2022
Smells of fried chicken and gumbo wafted through campus enticing people to gather at the patio of the San Diego City College A building where students, faculty and staff shared soul food in celebration of Black History Month coming to a close.
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Lock on circuit board

City College submits proposal for bachelor’s in Cyber Defense and Analysis

While AB-927 allows for fifteen proposed bachelor’s degrees to be approved per submission period, only ten proposals were submitted statewide
Jakob McWhinney and Philip Salata March 1, 2022
Even with out-of-state tuition being considerably higher, students cross state lines in search of an affordable cyber education.
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President Ricky Shabazz speaks at podium

Low enrollment numbers split focus of City College administration

February College Council meeting marks a shift toward preparing to operate during the endemic phase of COVID-19
Philip Salata, Multimedia Journalist February 17, 2022
At the Feb. 16 College Council meeting, the agenda was split between two visions for the future: curriculum expansion in the form of Bachelor’s programs at community colleges and a turn of attention toward a growing part-time student population.
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Author Malcolme Muttaqee stands as he reads a book to students seated outside.

City College celebrates Black History Month throughout February

Activities range from workshops and webinars to events and keynotes
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist February 7, 2022
San Diego City College is highlighting the contributions and experiences of Black communities with speakers, events, workshops and webinars covering music, film, mental health, financial planning and even acrobatics this February.  
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Spring semester

Spring semester begins at City College

City Times Media breaks down what you need to know for the first week back
As the spring semester kicks off in earnest and San Diego City College inches back to full-time on-campus instruction, some students may be venturing onto campus for the very first time. Here are some updates to help you get (re)acquainted with campus.
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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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Soccer player kicks ball

City Times rings in the holidays with a call for coverage suggestions

As 2021 comes to a close, what do you think City Times should focus on in 2022?
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist December 20, 2021
Journalism exists to empower its audience, and with City College's campus gradually coming back to life, the need for input from students becomes ever more important. So … what would you like to read about? What do you think your fellow students should know about? What information would help you be a better informed and prepared student? Let us know about your concerns, questions or frustrations. 
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A City College student opens the Edquity app

Midnight deadline looms for Fall Fest $500 student aid

Some City College students experience difficulties filling out applications on tight timeline
Kathy Archibald, Kathryn Gray, and Jakob McWhinney December 16, 2021
With Fall Fest 2021 in the rearview mirror, some San Diego City College students have reported difficulties with the process of obtaining the promised $500 in aid, with a deadline to apply for the aid looming at midnight tonight. 
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