Southwestern College Committed to Black Lives Matter

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin On Tuesday, July 21, the college will add “Black Lives Matter” to our corner marquee messages. This message will remain through August; however, the intention of...

Chef Latinos, SWC and Other Community Members Hosts a Drive Through Against Food Insecurity in National City

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Chef Latinos, multiple community partners and Southwestern College volunteers gathered to help National City residents Monday by providing warm meals, fresh produce and other supplies in a special drive-through distribution at the college’s National City campus. The distribution was an international affair as new partners--Chef...

Southwestern College Stands With International Students

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A ruling last week by the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement agency (ICE) may require all international students studying at colleges in the U.S. to suspend their studies and return to their home countries. This action has created fear and uncertainty among these students. The...

Essential Workers In Training Get The 3 Essentials; Food, Water and Education.

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Returning to campus for in-person classes after 10 weeks in quarantine was stressful enough for Southwestern College first responders and nursing students, let alone thinking about traveling off campus to get lunch. So through a partnership with Southwestern College’s Jag Kitchen Food Pantry and college...

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...