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Conference criticizes AZ law

Shane Finneran

October 11, 2010

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Responding to Arizona's passage of House Bill 2281, students and educators celebrated ethnic studies during a conference at Mesa College Oct. 1 and 2. According to critics, the bill aims to eliminate programs like the Mexican-American studies offered at Tucson High School. Keynote speaker Auggie Romero, Student Equity Director for the Tucson Unified School District, noted...

Nature vs new development

Luis Carrillo

October 11, 2010

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In recent weeks, there has been a major uprooting of trees and foliage on the City College campus. These trees, most of them over 20 years old, are being cut down to make way for the construction of the new Business and Technology building on the southeast side of campus. The deforestation has, of course, not gone unnoticed. According to Tom Fine, construction project manager,...

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...

Students discuss fear of Islam

Shane Finneran

September 27, 2010

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A maximum capacity crowd turned out for "Confronting Islamophobia," a lively discussion hosted by City College's diversity committee Sept. 16. Dozens of students and a handful of faculty members talked for an hour about American fear of people of Islamic faith. About 100 people filled professor of Chicano Studies Justin Akers' classroom for the discussion, while dozens more...

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