Even with the Sketch Fests growth in notoriety, it has remained an intimate event, one which allows you to see some of the greatest comedians up-close and personally.
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.
Faculty union AFT2121 negotiations with the City College administration resulted in classes size minimums remaining at 15 for Fall ‘21.
The faculty’s salary concessions will save jobs and classes for the 2021-22 academic year. However, the agreement may only delay cuts.
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.
The request asks San Francisco for $15 million a year for the next two years and could be introduced to the Board of Supervisors as early as April 27.
Despite Interim Chancellor Rajen Vurdien’s and City College administrators’ repeated promises that faculty layoffs and course cuts will not result in any academic programs being discontinued, many faculty members claim they will.
City College is on track to hit its $5.6 million budget deficit target for the current academic year, though 12 of 30 line items are trending above target spending, according to Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration John al-Amin’s monthly budget update to the Board of Trustees on Feb. 25.
Cuts to staff and classes may increase demands on City College’s counseling services and retention programs that largely serve underrepresented students, yet the programs themselves may not be fully spared.
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.
On opening day, the mood was ebullient. “We’ve had a couple people cry out of joy,” said a city rep checking people in. “It’s a great way to spend a Friday, even in the rain.”
Bonta Hill, City College alumnus and San Francisco local becomes the new host for the Golden State Warriors Pre/Postgame Live for the NBC Sports Bay Area. Hill entered City College as a sports journalism major and later on became the Sports Editor for The Guardsman.
Facing budget constraints and continued accreditation pressures, the College’s Multi-Year Budget and Enrollment Plan outlines steep cuts, including at least 600 fewer class sections.