Floral designs rake in blue ribbons
Sep06

Floral designs rake in blue ribbons

By Lavinia Pisani: Diversity and uniqueness are long time City College’s characteristics. On June 27, 2013, six students from the Horticulture/Floristry Department embodied the soul of the college and placed first overall at the Student Design Competition at the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) National Symposium in Las Vegas, Nev. “It is incredible and wonderful that we have achieved first place overall,” Department...

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Athletic programs shake off accreditation dilemmas
Aug21

Athletic programs shake off accreditation dilemmas

By Alexander Tidd The Guardsman When it comes to City College’s highly publicized and lengthy battle to maintain its accreditation status, most student and faculty members’ top concern is likely how it impacts their academic careers. However, the threat of losing accreditation has many other possible far-reaching effects. City’s athletics department has had to adapt its collective programs to maintain the effectiveness of the...

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Commission threatens more than just City College with its decision

Staff Editorial The Guardsman Fall semester is in full swing, but a dark shadow has been cast over the school since the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges made the decision to revoke City College’s accreditation next July. There has been a strong reaction from faculty, students, staff and the community since City was hit with a “show cause” sanction. They are all armed with one idea. The quality of education at...

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World Briefs

By Madeline Collins The Guardsman Egypt There have been 890 deaths in Egypt since Aug. 14, not including the three dozen detainees killed Aug. 18 during an escape attempt while being transported in a prison truck. Fighting broke out between protesters supporting ousted President Mohamed Morsi and security forces. Egyptian state media is reporting that a court has ordered the release of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who has...

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Decreasing numbers threaten classes

By Jackson Ly The Guardsman Despite City College remaining open and accredited, enrollment numbers for the fall semester having dropped far below target, likely the consequence of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges’ decision to revoke the school’s accreditation next July. As of Aug. 8, student enrollment has decreased by 12.7 percent compared to Fall 2012, according to the school’s daily enrollment reports....

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