- Due to vacancies in City College’s Police Department Rod Santos, acting dean of student affairs, was appointed by the board of trustees on August 28 to manage some of the duties of the department. This temporary increase of responsibility will last until an interim Dean of Student Affairs is selected
- Board of trustees member Julio Ramos is running for District 11 supervisor. “I will fight to make sure that District 11 gets what it deserves from City Hall and fight tooth and nail to make sure that happens!,” said Ramos on his Web site http://www.julioramos.org/. Ramos has a five point plan for cleaning up the crime in the district.
- On Sept. 3 an attempted robbery originating at Geneva Ave. and Ocean Ave and ended as a suspect was arrested near the pedestrian overpass from City College over Ocean Avenue. Police said there might have been two suspects but only one was arrested. It is not clear if City College students were involved.
Professor White Dies
City College history instructor Austin White died suddenly on August 24. He was 77.
In 1968 he joined the faculty at City College of San Francisco where he was a professor of History. White published a short history of City College of San Francisco in celebration of City College’s 70th anniversary in 2005.
He is survived by Darlene Alioto White, his wife of 21 years; his children Allison White and Devin White; his sister Beverly and brother-in-law Robert Pardini; and his father-in-law Harry Alioto. Private service and interment will be held. The Department of Social Sciences is working to establish a memorial scholarship in Professor White’s name.