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Santa Barbara City College had planned to hold a series of forums to address concerns over the belief that the entire summer session would be inevitably cancelled.
SANTA BARBARA, CA (Catholic Online) - However, on Monday night, board officials agreed to give summer classes the thumbs up due to having over 4,000 students already enrolled this summer and international students depending on summer school.
Dr. Jack Friedlander, the school's president, recommended that summer sessions take place as planned. The board agreed with Friedlander, bringing a lot of relief on campus.
However, the college will have to find ways to make up for the budget gap due to the campus facing multi-million dollars in cuts from the state. Ideas include cutting more classes next year, employee salary cuts, a lower cap on enrollment, and a new parking fee.
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General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
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