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Jen Chien

City College of San Francisco serves over 85,000 students every year. The diversity of the student body reflects the vibrancy of the city. Here are just a few of those students' voices.

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For  the past year and a half we’ve been covering the troubles facing City College of San Francisco – the college has until this coming July to meet a set of  requirements, or its accreditation could be revoked. This could leave thousands of students in the lurch-- City College is California’s largest community college. One of the largest in the country, in fact, with enrollment between 70 and 80 thousand students. Later this week, we’re going to devote an entire show to this issue, but today we’re bringing you the story of just one of City College’s many students.

Youth Radio: A community college's fate affects mine

Sep 5, 2013
Steve Rhodes

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I was sitting in my boyfriend’s room in my pajamas, picking out classes when I opened the email informing me that my school had lost its accreditation and might close its doors next year.

It was definitely a shock, and I immediately felt sad. Just getting to college had been a struggle for me.

The story at City College of San Francisco has had a lot of twists and turns since last year, and the San Francisco Chronicle’s higher education reporter, Nanette Asimov, has been one of the public’s main sources for information on it. She sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny to talk about how the school got to where it is today, and where it’s going next.

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