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Tyler acknowledged that City College hired three vice chancellors at a pay rate above the official published salary. The admission has left a bitter taste among the college faculty and an air of distrust between the two parties.
District 9 Supervisor David Campos proposed a resolution to restore the school's Board of Trustees following state Senate Bill 965 being introduced Feb. 10 to recover lost federal funding due to dwindling enrollment at City College.
California State Sen. Mark Leno and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, along with the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office, announced that they will join together to push for legislation that would allocate emergency funds to City College, effective immediately.
Faculty members and supporters gathered at Conlan Hall on Ocean campus Jan. 29 with hopes to discuss issues regarding the recent cancellation of classes with school Chancellor Arthur Tyler.
A proposed 19.3 percent salary raise for top administrators sparked an impromptu protest Jan. 24 in front of Conlan Hall where 40 students, faculty and members of the American Federation of Teachers Local 2121 union gathered to express their dissent.
Special Trustee Robert Agrella withdrew a proposal to raise City College administrators’ salaries by nearly 20 percent on Jan. 24, when faculty, staff and students protested the potential raises.
The first public forum to discuss the City College Education Master Plan met Jan. 30 at Mission center where four panelists, including Chancellor Arthur Tyler, detailed the planning process to an audience of approximately 35 people. “We are still here. We are still accredited and we are going to be for a very long time,” Tyler said. “This is also why we are working on this Education Master Plan.”
President Barack Obama gave the annual State of the Union address Jan. 28 and if you tuned in, you were sure to see that not only was the president speaking to Congress, but he was reaching out to the American people. Opportunity for the middle class was a key topic Obama made clear in the address. An increase in minimum wage is something that I myself would benefit from along with every other college student who is juggling work and going to school.
Pressed against the glass frame of City College’s Chinatown North Beach center on the morning of Jan. 6, faculty, staff and students listened attentively for updated accreditation information and supporting words from Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi.
San Francisco Superior Court Judge ruled on Jan. 2 that City College could not be closed until a trial determines whether the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges acted lawfully in its decision to revoke the school’s accreditation.
Jane Morrison, 93, a grassroots activist since 1952, hosted 105 City College supporters Nov. 24 at her house for a Sunday champagne brunch fundraiser that raised about $14,000 to support the Save CCSF Coalition.
The fall semester at City College may be coming to a close, but the battle to retain the school’s accreditation is becoming more intense each day.
Since 1947, many of San Francisco’s law enforcement officers have begun their careers at City College, serving on campus and studying in the school’s Administrative Justice program.