Tempers Run High While Maneuvering a Vaccine Mandate

With the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine, CCSF has begun to unveil the details of their vaccine mandate implementation plans or what is now being dubbed a “Safety Campaign.”

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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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City College Faces $22.5 Million Budget Deficit and Threat of State Take Over

State auditors in early April warned the California Community College Chancellor’s office to act quickly in order to remain independent, deeming the college “not currently stable,” citing its ineffective attempts at reducing its costs necessary to supplement the 35% enrollment decline over the past eight years, which resulted in the college tapping into its reserves. 

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College Board of Trustees Returns To Tackle Continued Pressing Issues

In their final meeting of the 2020-21 school year on June 24, the Board of Trustees attempted to tackle several of the pressing issues facing the college.

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What a Second State Takeover of City College Could Look Like

A letter from the state’s Fiscal Crisis Management Assistance Team says that high expenditures on salaries and benefits threaten the college’s ability to stay financially solvent.

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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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Diego Rivera Mural Awaits its New Home

Diego Rivera’s “Pan American Unity” mural will finally be accessible to the public due to a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The move to SFMOMA is currently still delayed, but the plan is for the mural to stay there until Fall of 2022, then return to City College’s PAEC building. 

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Mayor Breed Moves Forward with Balboa Reservoir Development Despite Objections from City College Board, Faculty, and Community

The City College community objects to Mayor London Breed’s efforts to push through a controversial proposal to build 1,100 units of privately held housing on public land in use by the college that would create ongoing traffic congestion and parking issues.

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Dianna Gonzales Named Interim Chancellor

Senior Vice Chancellor of Administrative and Student Affairs Dianna Gonzales will be the interim chancellor for City College for the next three months, until a long-term interim chancellor, and then a permanent chancellor, is selected. She will take the place of former chancellor Mark Rocha, who resigned last week.

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Ten candidates vie for reinstituted Board of Trustees

Photo Illustration by Elisa Parrino, Alex Lamp and Santiago Mejia By Madeline Collins The Guardsman   Rodrigo Santos Santos previously

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