College looks to avoid cuts

The City College of San Francisco is seeking financial aid to continue providing some of its classes. Due to a nine per cent budget cut from the Government of California, amounting to approximately $360 million, community colleges will lose much needed funding.

“These cuts will really hurt the mission of the college,” said college chancellor Don Griffin in the June 22 San Francisco Chronicle. “Our goal has been to try to keep the access.”

Over 800 CCSF classes are expected to be removed as a result of the cuts.

Community colleges in the U.S. provide relatively affordable post-secondary education.

Griffin was unavailable for further comment, but has been cited as saying he disapproves of the budget cut due to the negative impact it is likely to have.

In an effort to save classes, the college is offering name sponsorship for them. For $6,000, donors can not only save a class of their choosing, but have it named after them, too.

Sponsor names on educational programs is not a new idea. The University of Calgary has two such sponsored faculties, the Haskayne School of Business and the Schulich School of Engineering.

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