Archive for March 16th, 2011

International Club raises fund for Japan

International club collects donations for Japan Relief (Photo: Mojgan Badiei)

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — The recent 9.0 earthquake in Japan  caused much devastation  to the people. The International Club on campus is collecting money for relief and aid for the victims  through Thursday March 17 all day long – 9am to 5pm, east of the tech-mall, just outside the outdoor cafeteria.  Collections will resume on Tuesday, March 22.

While I was there an anonymous donor left 100 dollars. — Alexis Tittle

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Tittle is a student in MCOMM 132; email her at alexist@gcsummit.com

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Notre Dame held liable for cameraman’s death

NOTRE DAME, Indiana (USANN4) — The state of Indiana has fined  the University of Notre Dame $77,500 for six safety violations linked to the death of student Declan Sullivan.   The junior from Illinois was killed last fall when the hydraulic lift he was in toppled over in high winds.

Sullivan was filming football practice when the incident occurred.   Reverend John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, said the university will study the state report and take necessary actions to protect students and staff.   The school has already announced it is replacing the lift with remote-controlled cameras.

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Preceding provided by USA News Network 4

Water-thon raises funds for African wells

By Earnest Carter and Taylor Harris

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Bright and early Saturday morning Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated San Diego Alumni Chapter (DSTSISDAC) and the Umoja organization from Grossmont College held a water-thon to raise money for building water wells in Sub-Saharan Africa.

It was the chapter’s second annual water-thon, and they chose Grossmont to assist them in their fundraising. Umoja—meaning unity in Swahili—is a group here on campus that promotes student success, especially for African-Americans; however, the club welcomes all.

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