Archive for March 4th, 2011

GC Forensics team scores in February

GROSSMONT COLLEGE (Press Release)–The Intercollegiate Forensics Team (Speech and Debate) has been traveling and speaking at 3 tournaments in the last 4 weeks, first at Point Loma University, then at Cerritos College and finally at PSCFA’s Spring Champs at Moorpark College .  Below are the results of those tournaments:

Point Loma University: Feb. 5-6

  • Jonathan Smith: Finalist in Nov. Impromptu
  • Ali Majed Aldhalimi: Top Novice in Poetry Interpretation

PSCFA Spring Champs, Moorpark College, Feb. 25-27

  • Bryan Hatton: 1st place in Nov. Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Gabi Johnson: Finalist in Nov. Extemporaneous Speaking
  • Ali Majed Aldhalimi: Finalist in Nov. Impromptu Speaking
  • Gabi Johnson: 10th Place Speaker Award in Nov. Parli Debate
  • Diana Trinidad: 11th Place Speaker Award in Nov. Parli Debate
  • Jonathan Smith: Recognized in top 20 of Jr. Parli Debate Speakers

*The preceding was provided by Professor Roxanne Tuscany, the director of Grossmont’s intercollegiate Forensics team.

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As budget cuts loom, 1,700 community college representatives meet at San Diego conference

SAN DIEGO (Press Release)–A national conference that brought more than 1,700 representatives of two-year colleges to San Diego shined a spotlight on the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, from the sessions by faculty and administrators discussing innovative ideas in education to the more than 100 district volunteers who helped ensure the event ran smoothly.

The conference, Innovations 2011, which ended Wednesday, was hosted by the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and the San Diego Community College District. Participants came to the Hilton San Diego Bayfront from community colleges across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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GC women’s teams defend their top spots

Story by William Dudley; Video by Taylor Harris

William Dudley

GROSSMONT COLLEGE—The women’s tennis and softball teams both scored lopsided wins at home Thursday, March 3,   leaving the teams on the top of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference standings.

Coach Megan Haber (tennis) and Rick Trestrail (softball) offered similar assessments of their teams: Fun, hard-working, but too soon in the season to tell how good they really are.

Rooted on by a loud cheering section (the Grossmont men’s tennis team had no scheduled match that day), the women’s tennis team swept Cuyamaca College, conceding a measly nine games out of 114 played. Sharon Reibstein, Jazmin Ortiz, Alexis Ronney, Taryn Andrews, Margaux Lawton, and Jami Thomas all won their singles matches in straight sets, with Ortiz and Thomas scoring 6-0 6-0 wins. The doubles teams of Reibstein/Ortiz, Ronney/Lawton, and Andrews/Thomas prevailed over their opponents in single pro sets 8-0, 8-2, and 8-1 respectively.

The match left Grossmont with a 6-0 record. Haber, a member of Grossmont’s 1988 state championship squad, expressed excitement about her team’s prospects, but noted that in the world of community college tennis, “you don’t know what other teams have” until you play them.

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NU administrators investigate sex demonstration

CHICAGO (USANN4)–Northwestern University’s president orders an investigation of a classroom sex demonstration. President Morton Schapiro says he is, quote, “troubled and disappointed” by last month’s incident. Students observed a demonstration of a naked woman performing a sexual act with a male partner. It was performed in front of students in professor John Michael Bailey’s human sexuality class.

The demonstration occurred after class, and attendance was optional. WGN-TV says about 100 students stuck around to witness it. Bailey defended the demonstration, saying he wants students to learn about sexual diversity.

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Preceding provided by USA News Network 4.  According to other news reports, the demonstration involved use of a sex toy.