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Student Services Council proposes new guidelines

Ricky Soltero

October 11, 2010

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Add codes could soon have expiration dates and the practice of Faculty Initiated Prerequisite Override could be eliminated. These are just a couple of ideas being tossed around that could come into fruition by next semester. The Student Services Council (SSC) has proposed the addition of expiration dates to add codes, claiming students wait until the last minute to add courses....

Death of education

Shane Finneran

October 11, 2010

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Several hundred City College students, faculty and staff felt strongly enough about cuts to education to host two separate budget cuts protests on Oct. 7, which flyers across campus called "a national day of action." The event in Gorton Quad was organized by Education for All, or EFA, a group that, according to its website, is "working to mobilize a mass community response...

College awarded green donation

Ricky Soltero

October 11, 2010

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San Diego City College received a $25,000 donation from the Sempra Energy Foundation on Sept. 16 scholarships for students enrolled in green job related courses. "The grants will help educate community college students in environmental sustainability and prepare them for careers in green job fields." Jessie J. Knight, Jr., executive vice president of external affairs for...

City College student believed to have been killed on campus

Heric Rubio and Ernesto Lopez

October 11, 2010

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San Diego City College student Diane Gonzalez, 19, was found dead on campus in the M building men's restroom around 10 p.m. on Oct. 12, college President Terrence Burgess confirmed. San Diego City Police officials have have also confirmed that Gonzalez was indeed slain. Although, a motive has not been determined Burgess said it appears to be a domestic violence situation...

Safety e-mail to City College Community

Fernando Yates

October 11, 2010

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"Dear City College Student, You have no doubt heard about the unfortunate loss of a student on the City College campus Tuesday evening. We would like to assure you that this was not a random attack. We would like to remind you that the safety of our students is our highest priority. Rest assured that City College has a strong safety record as an urban campus in a major...

Vehicle linked to suspect in student’s death found

Ernesto Lopez

October 11, 2010

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San Diego Police Department Capt. Jim Collins has confirmed today that a 1999 blue Ford Mustang belonging to Armando Perez, who is wanted in connection with the killing of San Diego City College student Diana Gonzalez, has been found in Tijuana. Gonzalez was found dead in a men's restroom at City College on Oct. 12. School President Terrence Burgess said this is an incident...

Vigil in memory of Gonzalez planned for tonight

Mark Rivera

October 11, 2010

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The San Diego City College community is holding a candlelight vigil tonight Oct. 14 at 6 p.m. to honor student Diana Gonzalez who was slain on campus on Oct. 12. "[The vigil] is really coming from a place of love," Dean of Student Affairs Diane Whisenhunt said. "Students are grieving, as are staff, faculty and the entire campus community." Campus organizations such as the...

Faculty meets with accreditation team

Heric Rubio

October 11, 2010

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City College faculty met today, Oct. 14, with the accreditation team for an overview of the team's final findings. The meeting was led by Dr. Greg Chamberlain, president of Bakersfield College. Chamberlain said the purpose of the visit was to determine whether the college was meeting its standards and achieving its goals and mission statement. He said that he could feel...

City College community gathers to honor slain student

Ernesto Lopez

October 11, 2010

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Hundreds of people - tears in eyes and with emotions running high - packed Gorton Quad at San Diego City College Oct. 14, to honor the life of student Diana Gonzalez, 19, who was slain on campus earlier in the week. Along with family members of Gonzalez, the City College community and friends lit their candles and said a prayer asking for peace. "The flame symbolizes the...

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