A heating update given by Alberto Vasquez, associate vice chancellor of construction and planning, at the Board of Trustees meeting repeated much of the information offered in the Nov. 1 heating issues update, but several dates were mentioned for the completion of projects and the submission of designs to the California Division of the State Architecture (DSA).
City College is facing cold classroom conditions due to broken boilers. This has caused discomfort and hindered learning for both students and faculty, with temperatures in the rooms as low as the 50s. The administration has suggested using space heaters and moving rooms, but the faculty union, AFT 2121, calls these solutions inadequate.
Spring 2023 Welcome Day invited students to the Ocean Campus to explore City College offerings. Students and faculty were happy to be back on campus, and attendee numbers were high despite the rain.
A power outage left most of the Ocean Campus in the dark on Oct. 19. Police and custodial workers escorted people out of buildings. Maintenance is responsible for testing emergency lighting on campus.
CurryAhhCity, Chef’s Table, and The Lunchbox are all serving food on Ocean Campus with affordable options available for students, staff, and the public.
Although a Police Force does not come without its caveats and baggage, their use as a domestic force is an important cog in the campus’ functioning.
The Ocean Campus and the land it occupies have an interesting past. Securing the science hall on campus was an important milestone in the history of City College.
City College faced even more challenges than most daycares and preschools. Even when other preschools or daycares were given the green light to re-open, CDEV Lab Schools faced many hurdles to re-opening due to being state funded and located on a college campus which had not yet re-opened. The doors are now open and the staff is eager to welcome students and their kids back to in person CDEV lab schools.
This facilities bond which provided CCSF with $845 million for new construction of sustainable and energy efficient buildings, was also expected to fund several environmental upgrades and seismic improvements intended to help put the community college on a path to a zero-carbon footprint.
Frida Kahlo Way continues to be a major Muni transit hub for City College students, with the 49-Van Ness/Mission being the main bus that stops there. With campus looking more and more likely to be closed through the Spring 2021 semester, what does the future hold for Muni riders and City College students?