Archive for April 6th, 2011

Campus work-study funds to be cut off May 13

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Michael Copenhaver, financial aid director at Grossmont College, has issued the following announcement:

“Due to extreme economic demand and an unexpected increase in the rate of work-study funds being earned, the Grossmont College Financial Aid Office is close to exhausting this year’s allocation of Federal Work-study.  Therefore, we will need to adjust our available timeline for how much longer students may work and be paid out of work-study funds.

“Assuming a student has not already reached their maximum work-study award, the last day any Grossmont College Work-study student can work and be paid from Federal Work-study for the 2010-2011 academic year is Friday, May 13, 2011.  We apologize for any complications or hardships this presents to the students and departments they’re working for. 

“Please contact Nadia Almaguer, Frank Williams or Michael Copenhaver if there are any questions or concerns.”

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Amy Poehler to address Harvard grads

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (USANN4)–Comedian and actress Amy Poehler will speak at Harvard’s “Senior Class Day.”   The star of NBC’s Parks and Recreation will address grads and their families in Harvard Yard’s Tercentenary Theatre on May 25th.   The annual ceremony is on the day before commencement.   It is the last chance for seniors to socialize before graduating.

Poehler, a Massachusetts native, graduated from Boston College.   She is known by many for her work on Saturday Night Live.

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GCCCD plans to cut nearly 800 class sections

EL CAJON  (Press Release)– Facing an $8.1 million cut in money from the state, officials at the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District are planning to eliminate more than 780 class sections in the next school year – turning away almost 5,000 students — and reduce summer school to a bare minimum.

The almost 30,000 students at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges can expect greater difficulty in enrolling for classes beginning this summer and will take longer to complete the courses they need to transfer to a university or train for a career. They’ll also be paying $36 per credit unit, a $10 increase.

“We’ve had to make some agonizing decisions as we try to provide the best education to as many as possible with sharply limited resources,” said Cindy L. Miles, chancellor of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District.

The district will be drastically reducing hiring, maintenance and supply purchases, and is seeking savings to cut benefits costs by $500,000.

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