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By | News Editor
Oct. 23, 2013

Five young delegates from the central Asia republic of Tajikistan spent the week of Oct. 3-12 visiting City College and Northern California.

“[The delegates were] here through the Open World program, which is a congress-based exchange program,” said Riad Bahhur, International Studies Program coordinator and history professor.

“The exchange happens once they’re here between U.S. residents and our guests from the former Soviet republics.”

The delegation, their facilitator and a translator stayed with local host families and engaged in cultural and educational activities.

Students from the online Express spent the week documenting the visit for a multimedia presentation that will be available Oct. 23 at saccityexpress.com.

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By | Staff Writter
Oct. 23, 2013

The Los Rios Department released its mandatory annual crime report to the public last month presenting the past three years’ crime statistics that show drug and liquor violations as the most frequent offenses on campus.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act report has been federally mandated since 1990 and is required for all college and university campuses that participate in federal financial aid and employ a security or police force on campus, according to the statute 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f).

Crimes required for publication in the report fall into 12 main categories that are further categorized by geographic location, action taken by law enforcement and hate crime status of the offense, according to Los Rios Police Department Captain Valerie Cox. Crimes that do not fit into these categories are not required for the report.

All crimes—both those included in the Clery report and not—are required by the law to be published in daily crime logs that must be maintained by the department and kept readily available for review by the public according to Cox and the statute.

“Throughout the year our crime log is maintained on our website, so you can go there 24/7. Our crime log is linked to our database so as soon as a crime occurs and is recorded as a crime in our system, that crime is captured on our crime log,”…» Read More



By | Staff Writer
Oct. 23, 2013

THE NEW CITY COLLEGE LOGO, featuring three archways side by side sitting atop a foundation, has officially been introduced to campus.

Recently announced by President Kathryn E. Jeffery, the new logo is the product of a lengthy design process that began in early 2009, according to Amanda Davis, communications and public information officer.

According to Davis, the new logo was one of many created by student designers as part of a collaborative effort with the Marketing Team and the Public Information Office over the course of a year to create a unique design that properly mirrors the goals of Sacramento City College.

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New transfer degrees available
By | Staff Writter
Oct. 23, 2013

 

The Collaboration between California’s community colleges and state universities is evident in a new group of degrees offered at City College with both Associate of Arts and Sciences transfer (AAT/ AS-T) degrees now available.

These are degrees in certain majors within the community college system that will guarantee admission to the 23 California State University campuses across the state, according to  degreewithaguarantee.com, an online guide established by the California Community Colleges and California State University systems.

“The potential benefits for our students who complete this degree are significant: they are guaranteed admission to the CSU system,” stated Elizabeth Atondo from the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in her 2011 article “A Degree with a Guarantee?” “Additionally, they will have obtained an associate degree, a significant milestone in their educational career, as well as be prepared to transfer and continue their baccalaureate studies.”

There are currently 11 majors with the potential of more to come that City College students can declare to take advantage of this new type of degree. Establishing an education plan and talking to a counselor can help students decide whether an AA-T/ AS-T is right for them.

“Every student is very different and there [are] specific details,” said Shannon Gilley, City College transfer director and counselor, “so it’s best to see a counselor early and often, as the associate transfer degrees may not be for…» Read More



Higher One receives mixed reviews
By | Staff Writer
Oct. 23, 2013

THOUGH CITY COLLEGE STUDENTS have continued to grumble about fees and convenience issues caused by the school’s partnership with banking institution Higher One, college and district administrators see the third-party vendor as an improvement to the school’s system of administering financial aid to students.

More than 1,600 colleges across the nation have signed up with Higher One to provide financial aid services since the banking institution was founded in 2000.

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Curtis Park Village coming together
By | Staff writer
Oct. 23, 2013

The bids to construct the Curtis Park footbridge on the eastern border of City College are being submitted, and the components of the long-awaited Curtis Park Village are finally coming together a decade after developer Paul Petrovich purchased the former rail yard location.

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By | Staff Writer
Oct. 23, 2013

Melanie Lasaste, founder of Davis Seed Savers Alliance, will be speaking Oct. 22 at City Farm behind Lillard Hall about how to establish a seed library and a seed garden.

A seed library is a storehouse where seeds are held and members of the library are able to borrow seeds for their garden. Once their seeds are grown into plants, the harvested seeds from those plants are returned for other members to use. According to City Farm Faculty Coordinator Robyn Waxman, collecting seeds is one of the most important things people can do.

“Saving seeds might be one of the most important things we do in times of food insecurity,” said Waxman. “Why not learn how to do that now?”

Lataste will be bringing her seed library on wheels for all to see, and she may be handing out free seeds for students to start their own garden.

The event will be held from  12-1 p.m. City College students are welcome to attend.

For information on the Seed Savers Alliance event, contact Robyn Waxman at (916)558-2280.

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Panthers football struggles against College of the Siskiyous
By | Staff writer
Oct. 22, 2013

The City College Panthers football team has had a rough season, reflected by its six-game losing streak after winning the season opener.

On Oct. 19, the Panthers lost to the College of the Siskiyous Eagles 31-13 in a game marred by miscues and mistakes.

The loss to the Eagles also leaves the Panthers with a 0-2 record in the Mid-Empire Conference, 1-6 overall.

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