In a school that’s full of tensions from faculty salary concessions during a surplus year, to no heat in classrooms, a journalist doesn’t have to go far to find news-worthy stories. Additionally, City College provides a great training ground to think creatively about how to access public information, because it is surprisingly hard to get ahold of it.
For the past ten years, City College has named ten chancellors as its own. Will the newly appointed chancellor, David Martin, direct the helm of City College for just a few years, like many of his predecessors, or will he stay the course and truly tackle the long-term financial problems and educational needs of the college?
Despite last month’s postponement, the proposed relocation of the Aircraft Maintenance Technology program to Evans Campus continues to draw criticism on the grounds of transparency, as well as fears of environmental issues.
Emergency orders from Mayor London Breed, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, have suspended parts of the Sunshine Ordinance. Public Records may become harder to obtain and public meetings, now done online, are harder to access. Both are topics of concern for some journalists and First Amendment advocates.