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VOL. 157, ISSUE 8, MAY 7 - MAY 23, 2014 Chancellor chooses not to apply for candidacy CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO | SINCE 1935 | THEGUARDSMAN.COM | @SFBREAKINGNEWS | FREE Hundreds participate in 9th annual Walk Against Rape By Elisabetta Silvestro @ sfbreakingnews The Guardsman Chancellor Arthur Tyler has rejected the April 12 proposal of applying for “candidacy” recommended by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges chair and vice chair. In an editorial written for the San Francisco Chronicle, ACCJC chair Sherrill Amador and vice chair Steven Kinsella wrote the “solution for City College is clear: candidacy leading to re-accreditation.” That would mean the college would voluntarily give up its accreditation and begin a new accreditation process, as new colleges are required to do. The chancellor responded two days after Amador and Kinsella’s opinion article with a letter to the college community. He wrote that City College is not considering withdrawing its accreditation. “To do so would severely harm our current and future students as well as undermine our current enrollment efforts,” Tyler wrote. City College was supposed to lose its accreditation July 31 after the accrediting commission ruled the school had not adequately met the standards to maintain its accreditation status. But due to a lawsuit filed in San Francisco Superior Court by City Attorney Dennis Herrera against the commission, a trial has been scheduled for October to determine whether the commission conducted their investigation properly. City College is guaranteed to remain accredited at least until a trial verdict is reached. The college also filed an appeal in February asking the accrediting commission to review its pending action. The commission will announce its decision on July 31. “(We) feel we have a very compelling case for retaining our accreditation,” Tyler wrote. In their opinion piece, Amador and Kinsella wrote that Candidacy: page 3 ` 5 Students and protesters hold signs during a Walk Against Rape march, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Participants marched for more than three miles to support victims and families of abused women. Photo by Elisa Parrino/The Guardsman By Charles Innis @sfbreakingnews The Guardsman Over 300 men and women, including students from City College’s Project Survive, proudly marched through San Francisco’s busy streets on April 26 for the 9th annual Walk Against Rape. The Walk Against Rape is a citywide march led by San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR), an organization based in the vibrant, mural-adorned Women’s Building of the city’s Mission District. Its aim is to lift the veil of silence in communities concerning sexual violence and to empower survivors of rape and sexual assault. “It’s something that people don’t want to talk about,” City College student Ashley Neugeschwender said. “Just a peaceful walk like this, with all kinds of people, ages, races. That’s what’s important, just spreading awareness.” Walk Against Rape raised a total of $34,000 and is still receiving offline donations. Project Survive was the top fundraising team, raising $2,435, according to SFWAR Director of Development Bhavana Manchanda. Starting at 18th and Valencia in the heart of the Mission, the 3.5-mile trek extended from the intersection of Castro and Market streets all the way to Potrero Del Sol Park on the easternmost side of Potrero Hill. The large, colorful gathering stretched out for an entire block, with police escorts holding the front and rear of the crowd. The Loco Bloco Performing Ensemble led the way with thunderous marching drums and a troupe of dancers. Activists chanted and waved banners and signs reading slogans such as “My Body My Call” and “Pussy Power.” Walk Against Rape: page 3 Fashion department shines on the catwalk By Elisabetta Silvestro @ sfbreakingnews The Guardsman A Model poses during a Smith Hall cafeteria fashion show, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Photo by Khaled Sayed/The Guardsman Photo story: Students train at the airport center 9 For the past two weeks, the Ocean campus cafeteria was transformed for a few hours into a fashion catwalk where students from the fashion direction and coordination class put up informal fashion shows. Opinion: The harm of Affirmitive action 11 Every aspect of the shows was organized by the students. From the swarm of makeup artists, hair stylists and models backstage to the music selected, every detail looked like a proper fashion show. The collection featured clothes and shoes borrowed from Goodwill and local designers Acta Non Verba (Hector Manuel), Roenna Designs and Sam Shan. Manuel and Shan are fashion students at City College. Fashion shows: page 6 Football: Rams hope for undefeated season A Model poses during a Smith Hall cafeteria fashion show, Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Photo by Khaled Sayed/The Guardsman Special Insert Journalism department’s Fall classes

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