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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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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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Hunger Action Day volunteer Sylvia Ramirez organizes bags of plums.

Virtual donation drive to help City College students facing food insecurity

Pack the Pantry runs through Nov. 30
Joel Garcia, Multimedia Journalist November 10, 2021
The San Diego Food Bank is teaming up with the North County Food Bank for the 3rd annual Pack the Pantry food donation drive, sponsored by California Coast Credit Union, through Nov. 30.
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The door of City Colleges Extended Opportunity Programs and Services.

Email from City College officials mistakenly disclosed sensitive information of nearly a thousand students

The City College office of a state-funded program meant to support disadvantaged students inadvertently emailed a spreadsheet detailing sensitive information from 871 City students
Jakob McWhinney, Multimedia Journalist November 4, 2021
City College’s Extended Opportunity Programs & Services office sent an email on Oct. 26 about transfer opportunities that mistakenly contained a spreadsheet with sensitive student information.
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Zoom Screenshot of Board of Trustees Meeting speakers

SDCCD addresses public backlash over AFT statement

District chancellor responds to controversy during latest board of trustees meeting
Christopher Tapanes, Multimedia Journalist September 30, 2021
San Diego Community College District Chancellor Carlos Turner Cortez responds to conflict over AFT resolution at Board of Trustees meeting.
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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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PODCAST: Looking back at the best of Sex and Sexuality podcast

PODCAST: Looking back at the best of Sex and Sexuality podcast

The seven-episode podcast is available online
Vicky Pineda, CTM Operations Manager June 3, 2021
Marlena Harvey, Managing Editor of the City Times has been speaking with counseling interns at San Diego City College, Tristan Hartley and Laurel Marks. 
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Kiyara Long, Women’s Tennis

City College scholar-athletes score in the classroom

75 student-athletes had a 3.0 or better GPA in the fall
Vicky Pineda, Operations Manager June 2, 2021
Despite more than a year with COVID-19 and San Diego City College being closed, student-athletes excelled in their classrooms. 
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Chancellor Constance Carroll mural

SDCCD’s chancellor prepares to retire and move on to next role

Chancellor Constance Carroll has lead the district for 17 years and is retiring on June 30
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2021
The San Diego Community College District is one of the largest districts in California. Chancellor Constance Carroll has been at the helm for 17 years but she is preparing to retire on June 30.
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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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Ruby Rodriguez Chavez parents reunion

MAGAZINE: 4 City College students share stories of hardship, pain at VAMP

Storytelling showcase allows students to turn painful experiences into beautiful performances
Kathryn Gray, Multimedia Journalist May 11, 2021
Four City College students tell the stories behind their VAMP showcase performances.
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Fountain in Chicano Park

MAGAZINE: City College’s student news organization debuts new magazine

Produced by the staff of City Times, CityScene focuses on arts and culture
Gabriel Schneider, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021
As the spring 2021 virtual semester comes to a close, City Times debuted its first volume of CityScene magazine, which focuses on arts and culture on and around the San Diego City College campus.
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