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No progress in campus sexual assault investigation; instructor urges awareness

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – Campus police and school officials report there has been no progress in the investigation of the alleged sexual assault case that occurred on campus last month.

Communications specialist Anne Krueger said the Police Department informed her that after reporting the assault, the victim declined to speak to them further.

In the aftermath, the GC Summit spoke with “Frank,” an assistant in Mike Conniry’s Self Defense for Women’s class, to find out prevention tips for men as well as women. Here is a video by MComm 132 students Taylor Harris and Earnest Carter in which Frank stressed the importance of reporting sexual crimes.

Slam poet enlivens arts festival

By Taylor Harris

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Slam Poet Roger Bonair-Agard graced Grossmont Community College on Thursday, May 5, to wrap up the 15th Annual Literary Arts Festival.

Bonair-Agard wasn’t originally on the agenda for the Literary Arts Festival but at the last minute he was able to fill Patricia Smith’s spot and I don’t think anyone could have done a better job.

Twice National Poetry Slam Champion, Bonair-Agard opened his performance to a full Room 220 audience by reading Patricia Smith’s works from her book Blood Dazzler then he followed with his own works, some from his book Gully.

During his performance he was engaging with the audience, he was personable, and he had a terrific sense of humor. He wrapped up the night with a question and answer segment that led to insight and laughter. It was a great way to punctuate the events of the two-week celebration of words.

The following video includes clips from Bonair-Agard’s performance, an interview with Sydney Brown, an English professor and event organizer, and other highlights from the festival. Earnest Carter and Russ Lindquist collaborated with me on this video.

New student activities director has varied background

GROSSMONT COLLEGE–Sara Glasgow is settling into her new position as director of student activities, and don’t be surprised if you see her taking notes during on-campus events.  She toldMComm 132 student  Earnest Carter that she plans to observe many student activities before drawing up formal recommendations for the future.

Glasgow has a  varied background.  She has a bachelor’s degee in mass communications as well as a law degree.  Additionally, she has worked for several non-profit organizations, including the Make A Wish Foundation, which helps arrange wish-fulfilling trips for children with life threatening diseases.

Here is a video version of Carter’s interview with the new Grossmont College staff member:

Tips on transferring to a 4-year college

Professor Mary Rider gives a workshop on the process of transferring to another college

Reported by Russ Lindquist, videotaped by Earnest Carter

GROSSMONT COLLEGE – You’re getting good grades at Grossmont, expecting to transfer to San Diego State University–and you’re turned down for admission.  What should you do?

Olivia Flores, who works at Grossmont’s transfer center in Room 58D when she’s not working as a counselor at Kearny High School, told GC Summit managing editor Russell Lindquist and videographer Earnest Carter that there are several options, among them: petitioning San Diego State and citing the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreement between the two schools, or could looking to other campuses in the California State University system.

Following is Carter’s and Lindquist’s interview with Flores:

Japan relief efforts continue on campus

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Efforts are ongoing on campus to collect money for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, which took the lives of more than 11,000 people and left many more homeless.

In this video by Taylor Harris, Japanese members of the International Club tell reporter Earnest Carter about the campus drive. The money raised on campus is being forwarded to the Japanese Red Cross.

Griffin radio hosts St. Patrick’s day fun

Video by Taylor Harris and Earnest Carter

GROSSMONT COLLEGE — Griffin Radio hosted a St. Patrick’s Day event that included a bake sale, games and prizes in order to raise funds for the Media Communications department.  Nicolle Fedor of the radio staff explained what it was all about during an on-scene video interview.


Harris and Carter are students in MCOMM 132; email them respectively at and

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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