Community unites against accrediting commission
Jul11

Community unites against accrediting commission

Hundreds of students, faculty and community members marched to the Federal Department of Education’s office in downtown San Francisco July 9 to protest the recent decision to revoke City College’s accreditation.

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Nanette Asimov part 2
May13

Nanette Asimov part 2

By Gina Scialabba The Guardsman On March 25, we sat down with Nanette Asimov to talk about the accreditation crisis and her coverage of City College for the San Francisco Chronicle. In Part 1, which ran in Issue 7, we asked about her background, how she got started with writing about higher education for the Chronicle and the state of City College. In Part 2, she explains what it has been like to report on the school during its...

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It’s time to bury theory of  ‘starving the beast’
May11

It’s time to bury theory of ‘starving the beast’

By Sara Bloomberg The Guardsman City College was slapped with the threat of closure last July, in large part because it drained its reserves in an attempt to maintain classes, jobs and support services at a level that the San Francisco community needs. Although not an example of deficit spending, City College is a public institution that relies heavily on public funding. In November 2012, San Francisco voters proved that City College...

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Another attack happens in Wellness Center
May10

Another attack happens in Wellness Center

By Alex Lamp The Guardsman A City College student was robbed at knifepoint around 4 p.m. in the men’s restroom at the Wellness Center on May 8, making it the third incident inside the building since March. The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and cash. Journalism student Ivan Huang said he was approached by a man who asked to use his phone. When Huang declined the request, the suspect pulled out a knife. “He quickly pulled out...

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Will our Chinatown North Beach center survive accreditation?
May08

Will our Chinatown North Beach center survive accreditation?

By Alex Reyes The Guardsman Could this be the last issue of The Guardsman ever published? Normally I don’t engage in catastrophic thinking, but this is the last issue of the semester, and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges releases its verdict in July on the fate of City College. What if the commission gives a thumbs down? The term “existential threat” is so overused on cable news and Sunday morning talk...

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