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San Diego State University professor withholds grades

Wendy Fry/SDSU Daily Aztec

February 9, 2009

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Editor's note: The comments made by associate professor James S. Burns are essential to the clarity and fullness of this article. Wendy Fry introduced herself as a journalist, and after the interview, Burns retracted his statements and requested we not print them. Later, he questioned the accuracy, completeness and relevance of his comments. The Daily Aztec chose to include...

New studies show Obama effect may raise black test scores

Alexandra Finkel/U-WIRE

February 9, 2009

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Alexandra Finkel Daily Northwestern San Diego (U-WIRE) - During his presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised change. According to a recent study, some change might have come overnight. A team of researchers from three universities, including one from Northwestern University, discovered what they call the "Obama Effect" - the elimination of a performance gap between black...

City College receives Exemplary Program Award

Shannon Kuhfuss

February 9, 2009

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Shannon Kuhfuss City Times San Diego City College earned the Exemplary Program Award on January 20 at the first meeting of the 2009 California Community College Board of Governors in Sacramento. The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges (ASCCC) gave the award to City College for its inventive faculty development program concurrent with Learning Communities. The...

Facebook killing our social advancement

Remy Soni/U-WIRE

February 9, 2009

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Remy Soni Daily Illini Happy belated birthday, Facebook. On Feb. 4, the social networking Web site celebrated its success, since its creation five short years ago. Founder Mark Zuckerberg noted the hard work that went into making Facebook the largest social networking site, overtaking MySpace by about 20 million users. Its impressive results are just a minor aspect when considering...

Keith Snow urges students to put down the paper

Angie Otterbein and Marissa Stevens

February 9, 2009

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Angie Otterbein and Marissa Stevens Contributors "Don't read newspapers." This was the oft-repeated message journalist and activist Keith Harmon Snow had for a packed auditorium of City College students at Saville Theater Wednesday afternoon. Snow's multimedia presentation, "Consciousness and Responsibility in the Age of Genocide and Propaganda" urged everyone to question...

City students flock to tutorial centers in record numbers

Sonjiala Hotchkiss

February 9, 2009

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Sonjiala Hotchkiss City Times The Tutorial Center and the English Center reported that they served record numbers of students for the fall 2008 semester. Respective center directors Lance Soukhaseum and Chris Baron attributed the increase to support from City College "There are going to be some tough decisions," Baron responded when asked about the expected budget cuts....

Music Matters Program

Donna P. Crilly

February 9, 2009

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KSDS Jazz 88.3 and Cole's Fine Flooring collect donations of musical instruments for the Music Matters program every February to give San Diego students, who can't afford their own, an opportunity to play an instrument. People of San Diego are encouraged to donate dusty old instruments to the campus radio's office or to any Cole's Fine Flooring location by the Deejays of...

Working on point A to get to point B

Luis Bahena

February 9, 2009

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I talked to a homeless woman on the bus the other day. I don't usually make it a habit of talking to complete strangers but she initiated the conversation and was pleasant enough for me to continue it. As much as I like social interactions I can be pretty distant and socially disconnected. For some reason, however, this woman got me thinking. This complete stranger got my brain...

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