Archive for September 8th, 2011

Campus display begins Sept. 11 commemoration

Student passerby photographs campus 9-11 memorial (Photo: Kellen Brauer)

By Kellen Brauer

GROSSMONT COLLEGE- A remembrance for the 10-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, went on display on campus Thursday, Sept. 8

The display was set up by the Associated Students of Grossmont College and featured two tall black boxes with American flag colored banners that listed the names of all the victims. The display also had an olive tree. Students were encouraged to write a memorial note on a card and hang it on the tree.

“Most people know the olive tree to be a symbol of peace,” said ASGC President Cheryl-Anne Phillips. “We wanted to set up this display as a healing process for the campus.”

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District plans forum Sept. 22 on master plan

CUYAMACA COLLEGE (Press Release) –The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is in the midst of a yearlong effort to craft its educational master plan and wants to hear from the public it serves.

A community forum is set for7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in room I-207 of the Cuyamaca College Student Center to provide the public an opportunity to contribute to the long-range blueprint for the future of Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, which together
serve almost 30,000 students each year. The topics and ideas that crop up during the discussion will help shape the future of higher education in the East County in the next 15 to 20 years.

“The educational master plan will help set priorities and will guide decisions about growth, development and the allocation of resources,” said Cindy L. Miles, district chancellor. “We are especially eager to hear from the business community — learning what jobs and skills employers anticipate needing is critical to our meeting community needs. What are the workforce needs and emerging occupations that we should be training people for?”

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Norris named Summit business manager

Chris Norris-Linton

Staff Report

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Chris Norris-Linton, a double major in music industry studies and media communications, has been appointed business manager of the campus newspaper GC Summit, it was announced by Donald H. Harrison, faculty advisor.

Norris will sell advertisements for the monthly Summit magazine, with a particular emphasis on coupons from neighboring restaurants and businesses.

He may be contacted at

Tech Mall provides free tutoring in English and Math, among other subjects

The Grossmont tutoring center, on the second floor of the tech-mall (Photo--Russ Lindquist)

The Grossmont tutoring center, on the second floor of the tech-mall (Photo: Russ Lindquist)

By Issac Jeitler

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Is the subject matter in your class overwhelming you?  Are you afraid you’re falling behind? Inside the tech mall, there are three tutoring centers: English Writing Center, Math Tutoring Center and the Grossmont College Tutoring Center.  Each area has numerous tutors available for students of any skill level and educational aim.

The English Writing Center is available for students needing help with writing in any subject. The center offers 20-30 minute sessions, with students able to take lessons up to twice a day.  The center is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays.

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