Delta Variant Surge Leads to Mandate

The City College Board of Trustees approved a vaccine mandate Thursday, August 12, which will require students, faculty, staff, and visitors to be vaccinated by Oct. 1, 2021 at the latest.

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Interim Chancellor’s 12-Month Contract Comes to a Close

The Interim Chancellor, who came out of retirement to take on the position, has referred to addressing City College’s financial crisis as “righting the ship”. As he prepares to leave the helm, students and faculty continue to work to reconcile salaries and employment with his administration’s Multi-Year Budget Plan.

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Administration Asks City for $30 Million in Emergency Aid

The request asks San Francisco for $15 million a year for the next two years and could be introduced to the Board of Supervisors as early as April 27.

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Faculty Dispute Vurdien’s Version of Layoffs’ Impact

Despite Interim Chancellor Rajen Vurdien’s and City College administrators’ repeated promises that faculty layoffs and course cuts will not result in any academic programs being discontinued, many faculty members claim they will.

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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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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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A Many-Faceted Financial Fiasco

The pandemic has exacerbated the College’s financial woes, with decreased tax revenues and delayed funding from the state, but it is not the genesis of the problem.

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500 Vaccinated at City College, San Francisco’s First Mass Vaccination Site

On opening day, the mood was ebullient. “We’ve had a couple people cry out of joy,” said a city rep checking people in. “It’s a great way to spend a Friday, even in the rain.” 

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City College Alumni becomes new host of the Warriors Pre/Postgame Live for NBC Sports Bay Area

Bonta Hill, City College alumnus and San Francisco local becomes the new host for the Golden State Warriors Pre/Postgame Live for the NBC Sports Bay Area. Hill entered City College as a sports journalism major and later on became the Sports Editor for The Guardsman. 

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Drastic cuts across the board to address College’s “dire fiscal emergency” in approved Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan

Facing budget constraints and continued accreditation pressures, the College’s Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan outlines steep cuts, including at least 600 fewer class sections.

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Voters Concerned Over Country’s Economic Downfall, Election Integrity, and Lack of Resources

San Francisco voters including students and City College staff expressed issues they care about in the upcoming election. Some of their concerns pertain to economic issues, housing, election integrity, and providing support during the pandemic. 

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