A College in Recovery Seeks Commitments from its Chancellor

As the college has seen ten years of chancellors dropping out or losing good standing, it will be a dramatic change of pace to transfer to a four-year Chancellor.

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Enrollment Growth Strategy: Student Affairs to Pursue Advertising Blitz Regarding Campus Return

Battling a ten-year enrollment decline and a lengthy pandemic now in its fourth semester, City College plans to use state funds to reel students back with the promise of in-person instruction.

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City College’s Former CFO Tiptoes into Chancellorship

The incoming chancellor’s contract was approved by the Board of Trustees on Sept. 23rd, and in the three weeks since he has not given an interview or issued a statement regarding his hiring, or his plans for the chancellorship.

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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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Down To 3: College Hopes To Seat a New Chancellor by Oct. 1

Since 2011, City College has had more than half a dozen leaders. Analysis by the Guardsman found that chancellorship of the college has changed hands nine times in the last decade.

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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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In Memoriam: Dr. Henry Augustine and Lyudmila Karapetyan

At the close of a universally heart-rending year, City College has lost two prominent and beloved faculty members. Dr. Henry Augustine and Lyudmila Karapetyan, each in their own way, knit themselves tightly into the City College community, now threadbare and grieving.

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Tending Florists and Horticulturists in Harsh Seasons

“We are not really able to do a good job of training people to work in our industries without an in person learning experience,” Brown laments, noting that even when these offerings are once again permitted they “likely cannot be a part of consideration for one’s grade” due to the current inaccessibility of City College greenhouses to students.

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Student Tradeskills: A Grant for Makers

While City College works to bring back hundreds of cut classes, it is awarded the largest grant of five, $32,000, by the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) to develop a Skilled Trades Program.

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Ailing Coffers a Root Symptom of City College’s At-Risk Accreditation

  JohnTaylor Wildfeuer jt.wildfeuer@gmail.com   The Accreditation Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) has placed City College on “Enhanced

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Lockdown Breakdown

There is plenty of cause for stress among City College students, many of whom are likely sharing the increased anxiety, depression, and substance abuse that 40% of American adults are reporting, according to a CDC survey conducted over the summer. 

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