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  • Mesa College Providing Supplies to Help Students Succeed

    January 27, 2021  |  Office of Communications

    In a campus-wide equity effort to help students succeed in their Spring 2021 classes, Mesa College is providing supplies and kits for over 20 academic courses and programs. Students taking science courses such as microbiology and botany will have access to microscopes and seed kits, fashion students can get sewing machines, fabric and dress forms. Music students can access electronic music studio kits and electronic keyboards, dental students can receive various dental instruments, and astronomy students will receive supplies to build their own Galilean telescopes. Spring 2021 classes start on Monday, February 1, and supplies distribution will take place during the first several weeks of classes.

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    Filed Under: Press Release, Student Success, equity, COVID-19

  • Mesa College Drive-In: An Outdoor Art Exhibition

    November 23, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    Art has a lot to say these days, and from November 13th to December 9th, 36 California artists will be adding their voices to the mix to memorialize the dramatic events of the past eight months in the socially distanced Mesa College Drive-In: An Outdoor Art Exhibition (open Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, excluding school holidays). This free, unique exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to reflect on artwork from the safety of their cars as they drive through the outdoor display located in Lot 1 on Mesa College’s campus. Curated by the San Diego Mesa College Museum Studies class, the art pieces capture the turmoil of the 2020 “new normal,” and provide commentary on the effects of global illness, social unrest, and destructive wildfires.

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    Filed Under: COVID-19, Drive-Thru Art Exhibit, Art Exhibition, Museum Studies

  • Mesa College Offers Classes, Kits, and Supplies for Students this Fall

    July 30, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    Mesa College still has classes available this Fall, and is also providing supplies, kits and equipment for nearly 20 academic programs to ensure that students succeed. Students taking science courses such as Biology and Zoology will have access to take-home microscopes and dissection kits, sewing machines are available for fashion classes, culinary will supply pots and pans, music students can receive guitars and keyboards, art classes will be offering pottery wheels and clay, and geology students can get rock and mineral reference sets.

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    Filed Under: Press Release, Fall 2020, Student Equity, COVID-19, Fall Classes

  • Why San Diego students marched for George Floyd despite COVID-19

    June 04, 2020  |  Kristen Taketa

    "It takes bravery to protest during a pandemic," a student said. After years of seeing social media posts about police killings of black people, many San Diego students say they are fed up.

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    Filed Under: Black Lives Matter, George Floyd, COVID-19

  • Mesa College Student Lance Nelson Takes the Coronavirus Fight to New York

    May 27, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the San Diego Community College District to transition to online and distance learning, Mesa College journalism student Lance Nelson saw an opportunity to make a difference. He sold virtually all his possessions and flew to New York — the epicenter of the nation’s coronavirus outbreak — where he has been volunteering since April 1 with food banks and pantries that feed struggling residents.

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    Filed Under: COVID-19, Student Success, Lance Nelson, Journalism

  • So Far, Sew Good: Mesa´s Fashion Department Makes a Difference One Mask at a Time

    May 14, 2020  |  Lauren Dorst

    The Mesa College Fashion Department’s students, alumni, and faculty have teamed up to address the issue of mask shortages in the healthcare industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are mobilizing sewists and manning their machines, with some putting their own businesses and operations on pause to support the needs of hospital workers and their patients. Together, they have already managed to sew and distribute hundreds of masks throughout the community.

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    Filed Under: Fashion Design Program, Fashion, COVID-19, Fashion Merchandising

  • Mesa College Provides over $200,000 in Assistance to Students via Emergency Aid, Scholarships and Meal Vouchers

    April 21, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. —As of Monday April 20, San Diego Mesa College has begun the process of distributing over $200,000 worth of emergency aid, scholarships and meal vouchers to Mesa students

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    Filed Under: COVID-19, Emergency Relief Fund

  • Mesa College Launches the Mesa COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students

    March 27, 2020  |  Office of Communications

    San Diego, CA. - Today, San Diego Mesa College announced the official launch of the Mesa College COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Students. The goal of this fund is to provide emergency assistance to students whose lives and educational goals have been disrupted by the catastrophic impact of the Coronavirus crisis. Funds will be used to assist students in need and decrease their risk of dropping out of classes or college.

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    Filed Under: Student support, COVID-19