City College of San Francisco’s Uncertain Future
The fate of City College of San Francisco and its 77,000 students continues to hang in the balance. Faculty and students descended on Sacramento Friday to protest at a meeting of the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. That’s the body that will strip CCSF of its accreditation on July 31 if it does not extend the deadline. The ACCJC maintains that federal law prohibits it from granting an extension. Several politicians, including Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, have spoken out to defend CCSF and urge the commission to give California’s largest community college more time to fully comply with accreditation standards. The commissioners say that City College fell far short of meeting 100 percent compliance when an evaluation team last checked, in spring 2013.
• Timothy Killikelly, California Federation of Teachers, and CCSF professor of political science
• Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle education reporter
• Rafael Mandelman, CCSF Board of Trustees member
• Larry Kamer, CCSF Chancellor’s Office spokesperson
Anderson Art Collection to Open at Stanford
A new Bay Area art museum will open its doors this fall at Stanford University. The Anderson Collection at Stanford will showcase some of the 20th century’s most prominent and provocative American post-war greats, like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, along with modern California masters like Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. The works are a gift from Bay Area collectors Harry and Mary Anderson — known to most people as “Hunk” and “Moo.” Thuy Vu visited the Andersons in their Bay Area home to see what it’s like to live in house full of masterpieces — and why they are sharing the core of their acclaimed collection with the public.