Programming Adapts for Students During Remote Status

Multicultural Retention Services Department, (MRSD) programming has continued to reach students during remote learning. Adapted and new services are available on a program-by-program basis. 

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ESL Department Rises to Remote Learning Challenges, Eyes Outreach in Future

ESL Department faculty describe challenges to instruction, access, and non-credit enrollment while operating remotely. Outreach needed to build awareness about ESL non-credit courses.

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Professor Vivian Faustino-Pulliam Brings Home an Educator of the Year Award

Professor Vivian Faustino-Pulliam is honored with one of six Canvas Educator of the Year Awards. Her extensive experience in the professional workforce and as an online teacher contributes to her success. Students and faculty reflect on her teaching style.

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Borrowing from a “Rainy Day” Account

The 2019-2020 and tentative 2020-2021 budgets will include money from a backup retirement fund. It will not affect current or future retiree benefit payments. Extraordinary financial circumstances have been declared as the reason for using the otherwise untouchable fund. The money must be returned over time.

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Neon Girls: Professor Worley’s First Union

City College English Professor Jennifer Worley’s recently published memoir shares a history of ground up organizing for change. “Neon Girls: A Stripper’s Education in Protest and Power” describes how Worley and her colleagues united to push for workers’ rights, forming a powerful and effective stripper’s union.

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City College Community Needed to Empower DACA Recipient Students

Continuous attacks on DACA legislation are outrageous and threatening to undocumented students who the program protects. The City DREAM resource center provides support for undocumented students, including DACA recipient students. All City College constituents have a role to play in creating an empowering academic experience for DACA recipient students.

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Interim Chancellor Dr. Rajen Vurdien Prioritizes Collaboration Among Stakeholders Moving Forward

Dr. Rajen Vurdien was appointed as Interim Chancellor of City College this June for a term that began July 1, 2020, and will end June 30, 2021. In an interview with The Guardsman, Vurdien identifies key areas of importance and discusses actions taken so far.

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El Tecolote Celebrates 50 Years of Community and Strength in Neighborhood Journalism

El Tecolote, the Mission District’s community newspaper, celebrates 50 years in neighborhood journalism. Juan Gonzales, Journalism department chair and founder of El Tecolote, describes his experience from the beginning.

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Students Find Voice and Share It In Poetry for the People

IDST 36 “Poetry for the People” returns this fall. The historic course provides an overview of poems from multiple cultures over time. Through study and practice, students find their authentic voice as a writer and share it in the community.

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