Archive for December 16th, 2010

Making it: Grossmont students follow their muses

Marc Pattee live at the Soma (Photos: Robert Sanchez)

Ashley Castillo in her creative environment

Marc Pattee practicing

Ashley Castillo live at Soma













By Robert Sanchez

 GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Do you have to put your dreams on hold while you attend college?  Or can you pursue your education and your private passion?

For Grossmont students Marc Pattee and Ashley Castillo, the answer is “definitely both.”   Pattee plays bass and Castillo is  guitarist  for the band The Elephant Project, which recently appeared at the local punk venue Soma.  In addition, Pattee also is a photographer, with a particular interest in music subjects.

Pattee and Castillo both are able to work on their classes during the day, and to jam in their tight group at night.  

Sanchez is a student in Media Comm 132

Library and Tech Mall tell closing and reopening dates, times

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)—The library and tech mall will close at noon Monday, Dec. 20, and reopen on the following phased schedule.

From  Jan. 10 to Jan. 21, students may again use the open lab in the Tech Mall for Student Services support, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From Jan. 17 to Jan. 21, the library will reopen for faculty business only, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Monday, Jan 24, full services in the library will resume, 8 a.m.  to 8 p.m.  Full services in the tech mall also will resume, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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Westwood College is being disciplined in three states

DENVER, Colorado (USANN4)–Colorado officials have placed a for-profit college on probation.   The Denver Post reports that officials worry that Westwood College still has unresolved problems with national accreditors regarding recruitment tactics and student achievement.   They say Westwood will remain on state probation until Westwood discloses its problems to current and incoming students.

Officials in Texas and Wisconsin have shut down Westwood’s online programs there.   Texas has also ordered the school to stop operating brick-and-mortar campuses in the state.   Westwood is appealing the Texas decision.

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