Fall 2020 Semester Update: Academics, Athletics and Health First Fitness Club

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  Dear Campus Community, As we enter our 14th week of operating and providing instruction remotely, I continue to be in awe of the dedication of our faculty, classified staff and management professionals. This has been a tough time of transition for so many of us...

Southwestern College Refinances Prop. R Bond

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Southwestern Community College District taxpayers will save more than $10 million over the next 20 years after the district Governing Board voted to refinance a portion of Proposition R bonds Tuesday. In dual actions at their June 9 meeting, the Governing Board voted unanimously to...

Southwestern College Joins Chancellor’s Lawsuit Against U.S. Secretary of Education

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U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers today will hear Southwestern College's request for a preliminary injunction in California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley’s lawsuit against U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. Southwestern College and eight other California community colleges filed an amicus brief...

Statement from Southwestern College on Resolution Supporting State Ban of the Carotid Restraint Training from POST

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On Tues., June 9, the Southwestern College Governing Board will be voting on Resolution No. 2183, which supports a state ban of carotid restraint training from the Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) and supports the college’s police department in their ban of the...

Local Community College Trustees Release Joint Statement of Solidarity and Hope

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Words… on signs… in statements… over bullhorns… on lips… in our heads. No matter where displayed or spoken, the words of pain, frustration, anger and sorrow have grown louder locally and across our nation. As leaders of the 10 colleges in the San Diego...

Southwestern College Suspends All Operations for Black Out Tuesday

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Today, in observance of #BlackOutTuesday, Southwestern College stands in solidarity with our African American and Black brothers and sisters to lift our collective voices to bring change to the systems and processes of institutional racism. We as humans need to pause and acknowledge we...

Southwestern College Architect Professors Produce Face Shields

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After the abrupt end to face-to-face learning this spring, Southwestern College Architecture Professor Eric Johnson and several other faculty felt the need to help combat the pandemic that affects all of their students and peers. The faculty have helped by making reusable face masks and...

Southwestern College Plans Virtual, Parade Commencement Activities; In-Person Ceremony Canceled

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        After consulting with local public health officials and student leaders, Southwestern College is canceling a planned in-person commencement ceremony for December and instead is planning summer celebrations. The college had surveyed students earlier this spring. Overwhelmingly students responded that an in-person ceremony was extremely important...

Small Business Development Center Helps Businesses Thrive, Survive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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When the COVID-19 pandemic reached San Diego, thousands of businesses found themselves facing new challenges and complete uncertainty. They also found help and support from the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, who was ready to meet the moment and...

Southwestern College Students Eligible for $4.62M in Federal Emergency Aid Grant

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Currently enrolled Southwestern College students can apply for $4.62 million in federal relief funds awarded to the college—making Southwestern the first community college in the region to disburse the federal funds. The Federal Emergency Relief Grant, commonly known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic...