City College Ups Financial Oversight with Monthly Budget Updates

City College is on track to hit its $5.6 million budget deficit target for the current academic year, though 12 of 30 line items are trending above target spending, according to Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration John al-Amin’s monthly budget update to the Board of Trustees on Feb. 25.

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Allocation of Federal Pandemic Relief Funds Remains Unclear

City College must expend all federal relief by May. As federal restrictions define what is allowed, campus constituents consider what is possible.

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4 Bay Area Artists on Staying Creative in a Pandemic

An exclusive interview with four Bay Area artists who attended City College. We discuss adapting their creative practices in a pandemic, collaborating with other Bay Area artists, and City College’s impact on their artistry via email.

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Chevron Spill in Richmond Sparks Continued Outrage Among Residents

Looming over the city of Richmond like a cruel despot, the Chevron refinery unleashed its deadly product into the bay when approximately 600 gallons of the dirtiest crude oil possible spilled into its waters. 

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Life Lessons From the Court

In 2019, Sasha Holub Filistovich joined the coaching staff of the women’s tennis team as a strength coach. The addition of her training showed on the court, as the Rams were 10-0 with the best record in the state. 

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Layoffs Threaten Registered Nursing Department Accreditation, Negotiations with Administration Underway

In the wake of upcoming faculty layoffs approved by the Board of Trustees on Feb. 26, faculty from City College’s registered nursing department fear their department could lose their approval granted by the California Board of Registered Nursing, due to no longer meeting minimum staffing requirements outlined by the board. Now, City College nursing faculty are in negotiations with the school’s administration to minimize cuts to their department.

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Vaccination Sites Close Due to Lack of Supply

The City announced on Feb. 14 that they would be shutting down two out of three vaccination sites, and the third at SF Market in the Bayview would be upholding their existing appointments, but at reduced capacity.

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Budget Deficit’s Impact on Equity

Cuts to staff and classes may increase demands on City College’s counseling services and retention programs that largely serve underrepresented students, yet the programs themselves may not be fully spared.

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