A Selection of Recent Media Coverage


Free Walk-Up Coronavirus Testing in Santa Monica
Canyon News, May 10

Free Coronavirus Tests Offered at Santa Monica College, as County Results Approach 215,000
Santa Monica Lookout, May 9

Santa Monica College’s Fall 2020 Semester Will Be Online
Malibu Surfside News, May 9

Malibu Poet Laureate Remembered: ‘She Left a Trail of Light, and That Light Is Inextinguishable’
The Malibu Times, May 8

Online Fall Semester At LA Community Colleges, SMC
Canyon News, May 8

COVID-19 Testing Comes to Santa Monica College
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 7

SMC Board of Trustees Unveil Fall Developments
The Corsair, May 7

How California Community College Foundations Are Trying To Help Students
Cal Matters, May 7

With $54.3 Billion Deficit, Cuts Ahead
Cal Matters, May 8

Mayor of LA Announces Free COVID-19 Testing Available to All Residents With or Without Symptoms
KNX1070 News Radio, May 7

SMC Basketball Coach Joshua Thomas Scores National Honor
The Corsair, May 6

Updated: State, County Government Begin Roadmap for Reopening
The Malibu Times, May 6

No Summer Classroom Teaching at City Colleges, Fall is Online
San Diego Reader, May 5

Santa Monica College Fall Semester to be Remote
Santa Monica Mirror, May 4

Community Colleges in LA, Santa Monica Say Fall Classes Will Be Online
LAist, May 5

Some California Colleges Decide to Offer All Fall Classes Online
EdSource, May 5

Over 400 Santa Monica City Jobs, Services Set To Be Eliminated
Santa Monica Mirror, May 4 (Mentions impact on Big Blue Bus line that serves SMC riders)

Administrators Need to Issue Parking Permit Refunds This Month
The Union, May 4

Some California Colleges to Offer Online Fall Classes
Latin Post, May 4

SMC to Hold “Virtual” Graduation Ceremony
Santa Monica Lookout, Apr. 13

Santa Monica College Among 23 California Community Colleges Donate Ventilators, PPE to Hospitals
Malibu Surfside News, Apr. 12

Everytable Levels Food Insecurity Playing Field at Santa Monica College
Food Management, Apr. 8

A Blueprint For Change
The Argonaut, Apr. 8

A Special Note: This “SMC in the News” briefing especially highlights all the coverage related to COVID-19—the coronavirus—as relates to Santa Monica College, over the past couple weeks. As we segue to a reality of virtual interactions with colleagues and students—how inadequate it is!—I wanted to point out two SMC individuals who were highlighted in The Argonaut’s annual “Westsiders Edition”: Life Science Professor Dr. Garen Baghdasarian and retired Kinesiology professor and nonagenarian Jo Kidd. These articles are reminders of the vital, exceptional individuals who make Santa Monica College what it is. And in case you missed it, check out SMC Superintendent/President Dr. Kathryn E. Jeffery’s video on COVID-19’s effect on the college, and tips on staying calm from Dr. Susan Fila, SMC Director of Health & Wellbeing. Please stay healthy and safe.

Virtual Graduation June 16 & Summer 2020 Stays Remote
SMC Newsroom, Apr. 8

Santa Monica College, East LA College & Orange Coast College Donate Ventilators & PPE to Hospitals Fighting Covid-19
Santa Monica Daily Press, Apr. 7

With Nothing To 'Fall Back On,' Santa Monica College Food Giveaway Helps Some Students Survive
LAist, Apr. 3

SMC Feeds Hundreds of Students During COVID-19 Crisis
Santa Monica Mirror, Apr. 5

Stimulus Package Pay Day is Near, While Angelenos are Called to Wear Masks
The Corsair, Apr. 5 (Article quotes Superintendent/President Dr. Kathryn Jeffery)

Everytable Levels Food Insecurity Playing Field at Santa Monica College
Food Management, Apr. 8

The Pandemic Podcast (Feat. SMC Trustee Dr. Sion Roy)
The Corsair, Mar. 25

A Meeting of Minds
Baylor Bear Insider, Apr. 7 (Brian Stewart is an SMC alum)

Two More Students, One Off-Campus, Test Positive for COVID-19
SMC Newsroom, March 23

Coronavirus Cases in Santa Monica Jump to 12 as City Enforces Stay at Home Orders
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 24

SMC Foundation Looks to Feed Thousands During Pandemic
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 25

Santa Monica College Declares State of Emergency
Santa Monica Lookout, March 19

Santa Monica College Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Santa Monica Lookout, March 20

California Parents Face Possible Long-Term Homeschooling
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 19

Santa Monica Closes Pier, City Hall
Santa Monica Lookout, March 16

SMC to Transition All Classes to Remote Learning Environment
Los Angeles Sentinel, March 16

SMC, School District Prepare Plans for Remote Classes as Coronavirus Declared Pandemic
Santa Monica Lookout, March 11

More Colleges Shift To Online Classes As Coronavirus Spreads. Here's What's Happening Locally
LAist, March 11

Closures Continue In Light of Coronavirus Threats
The Corsair, March 11

Local Fallout of the Coronavirus Scare Includes University Closures, Panic Buying and the Possible Infection of an Overseas Traveler
The Argonaut, March 12

SMC Black Collegians Receives $325,000 from Private Donor to Expand Opportunities for Students
Santa Monica Daily Press, Feb. 29

Santa Monica College's Black Collegians Program Gets Private $325,000 Gift
Santa Monica Lookout, Feb. 27

Edify TV: Free and Affordable Meals for SMC Students
Santa Monica Mirror, March 3

Innovators, Influencers & Characters - Westsiders 2020
The Argonaut, March 18

Man of the Sea
The Argonaut, March 18

The Great Dame of Table Tennis
The Argonaut, March 18

Santa Monica's Newest Restaurant is a Pizza and Cocktail Playpen on WIlshire
Eater LA, Feb. 18

Fried Chicken Joint Phat Birds Closes in East L.A.; Bistro and Cooking School Violet Opens in Westwood
Los Angeles Times, March 9

SMC Recognized as One of the Healthiest Schools in the U.S.
Patch, March 3

Everytable Opens SMarchFridge Food Pantry at Santa Monica College
Santa Monica Daily Press, Feb. 27

Pioneering Food Lounge Offers Santa Monica College Students Affordable Meals
Santa Monica Lookout, Feb. 26

Grimshaw and Little to Design New Arts Complex for Santa Monica College
ArchDaily, March 5

Santa Monica Honors Past, Present Achievements with Milestone Black History Month Events
City of Santa Monica, March 5

Bringing World Dance to Topanga
Palisadian-Post, March 5

Grimshaw and Little to Design Arts Complex for Santa Monica College
SteelGuru, March 19

Owlies Recognize Female Leaders
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 9

Laughing Matters - "Eco" Movies Offer Hope, But No Popcorn
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 21 (This film series, like all other campus events, have been cancelled, but I thought it was worth a read).

Santa Monica celebrates ‘Black Excellence’ at inaugural mixer
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 26 (Two of the professionals recognized were SMC Chemistry Professor Muriel Walker Waugh and retired SMC Psychology Professor Karen Gunn)

SMC Black Collegians Receives $325,000 from Private Donor to Expand Opportunities for Students
SMC Newsroom, February 26

Women in Animation Awards Eight Scholarships for 2020
Animation Magazine, February 24 (Minh-Chau Nguyen is an SMC student).

Tragedy Led ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Stassi Schroeder to Transfer Colleges, but it Landed Her in the ‘Perfect Place’
Newsweek, February 25 (Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder is an SMC alum).

BHHS Students Fashion Collaboration with Santa Monica College
Beverly Hills Courier, February 13

Op-Ed by Ad Hoc Committee on Providence Saint John’s Development Agreement
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 24

NPR Joins KPBS, 4 Other Stations to Create ‘California Newsroom’
Times of San Diego, February 17

Santa Monica College Makes Top 10 Military Friendly Schools List
Patch, February 13

Isaac Bruce to Speak at FCA Night of Champions
Premier Broadcasting, February 24 (Isaac Bruce is an SMC alum and recent inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame).

Meet Daumier Corilla, the Philippines' bet for Manhunt International 2020
Rappler, February 17 (Daumier Corrilla is an SMC alum).

Monica Lewinsky to Keynote LMU’s First Amendment Week
The Argonaut, February 12 (Monica Lewinsky is an SMC alum).

40 Photos From the Early Days of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Career
Pulse, February 12 (Arnold Schwarzenegger is an SMC alum).

Coverage on Everytable Grand Opening at Center for Media & Design:

Everytable opens SMarchFridge food pantry at Santa Monica College
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 27

SMC Celebrates First-Ever Everytable SMarchFridge Lounge
SMC Newsroom, February 26

Cada vez hay más estudiantes con necesidad alimenticia en SMCC
La Opinion, February 20

Small Bites: Scoops on Abbot Kinney, Pints in the Marchna and More
The Argonaut, February 19

Santa Monica’s Newest Restaurant Is a Pizza and Cocktail Playpen on Wilshire
Eater LA, February 18

Pioneering Food Lounge Offers Santa Monica College Students Affordable Meals
Santa Monica Lookout, February 26

Este taller busca brindar información sobre ayuda financiera disponible para los dreamers
Univision, Februaryuary 4 (Segment on Financial Aid for Dreamers Feat. SMC’s DREAM Program & counselor Sergio Belloso

SMC named Top 10 Military Friendly® School
SMC Newsroom, Februaryuary 11

Santa Monica College Celebrates Black History Month
Santa Monica Lookout, Februaryuary 10

Santa Monica College Leads in Transfers for 29th Straight Year
Santa Monica Lookout, January 29

SMC No.1 in Transfers to UC System for 29th Straight Year
Santa Monica Mirror, Februaryuary 12

Meet Daze DaVinci
VoyageLA, January 29 (Features SMC English Professor Marcho Padilla)

Brunei gets taste of Hawaiian music
Borneo Bulletin, January 30 (Keali’I Ceballos is an SMC instructor)

The Colburn Orchestra Conducted by Peter Oundjian | The Broad Stage
SouthPasadenan, Februaryuary 7 (James Bergman is an SMC Associate Professor of Music)

Pro Football Hall of Fame inducts former Tigers wide receiver
Daily Memphian, Februaryuary 1

Isaac Bruce, a timeless Memphis football legend, is finally in the Pro Football Hall of Fame
Commercial Appeal, Februaryuary 2

Mo’Nique, Countess Vaughn and Rest of ‘The Parkers’ Cast 21 Years after the Sitcom First Aired
AmoMama, Februaryuary 7

Santa Monica College Planetarium Explores NASA's Return to the Moon
Santa Monica Lookout, Februaryuary 3

HADESTOWN Announces Initial 2021 Tour Dates
Broadway World, Februaryuary 3

Februaryuaryuary at SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Features NASA’s Project Artemis and a Space Exploration Preview
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 30

BC swept by Santa Monica in basketball doubleheader
Bakersfield.com, Februaryuary 1

SMC to Stage Fundraisers for Theatre Arts Students
Santa Monica Daily Press, Februaryuary 6

Santa Monica College #1 In UC Transfers For 29th Consecutive Year
Santa Monica Patch, January 28

SMC Board Passes Resolution to Support Climate Change & Sustainability Goals
SMC Newsroom, January 24

KCRW Names Anne Litt Program Director of Music (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety, January 23

KCRW/Los Angeles Announces Anne Litt As PD/Music
All Access, January 23

SMC Student Film Gets World Premiere Next Month
Santa Monica Lookout, January 22

SMC and New Roads School Students Receive 2020 Education Awards from The Rev. Dr. Marchin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition
Santa Monica Observed, January 24

From Olympic High to Capitol Hill
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 20 (Cervantes is also an SMC alum)

Hundreds of Thousands Expected for 4th Annual Women's Marchh LA
Spectrum News, January17 (Features Gary Avrech, past president of Santa Monica College’s General Advisory Board

Santa Monica College with Prominent Ponging Past Excited to Host Olympic Trials
USA Table Tennis website, January 7

Restoration Concerts’ Series Continues Februaryuary 2
South Pasadena Review, January 17 (Concert will feature SMC flute professor Susan Greenberg who leads the Susan Greenberg String Trio)

SMC Offers Free Family Portraits To First Responders
Santa Monica Patch, January 15

StoryCorps Arrives to Los Angeles With Ava Ahmadbeigi
KTLA, January 9 (SMC is a co-sponsor of StoryCorps’ stop in Santa Monica)

Gusto! Picks Daniel Erde as Operating Partner in Decatur
QSR Magazine, January 16 (Erde is an SMC alum)

Clive Wilkinson’s Self-Designed Los Angeles Home
DeZeen, January 12 (Article mentions & links to SMC Center for Media & Design feature)

Parvaneh Bassiri, Marchy Luber, and Alex Vital Exhibition Opening Reception January 23 at SMC’s Emeritus Art Gallery
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 11

Santa Monica: Marchin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Featuring Amanda Gorman, U.S. Nat’l Youth Poet Laureate
Santa Monica Mirror, January 2020

"Promises of Democracy" Theme of MLK Day in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Lookout, January 13, 2020

Roybal coach battled cancer, won City title
Los Angeles Times, January 10 (Danny O’Fallon formerly coached at Santa Monica College. Read a 2019 piece from the LA Times on Danny here).

35th Annual Celebration of the Rev. Dr. Marchin Luther King, Jr.
Santa Monica Patch, January 20

SMC Photo Dept. to Offer Free Family Portraits January 10-11 For Wildfire First Responders
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 4

Wildfire First Responders Get Free Family Portrait Sessions
Santa Monica Patch, December 17

Residents look to honor local history with monument
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 9

Diné artist first Native to lecture at St. Andrews
Navajo Times, January 9 (Peters is an SMC alum)

StoryCorps Makes Month-Long Stop in Santa Monica
Santa Monica Lookout, January 6

Oral History Project StoryCorps to Visit Santa Monica’s Famed Third Street Promenade
Santa Monica Patch, January 7

Ron Brewington Wonder Man Of 2020
Canyon News, January 6 (Ron is a Communication/Media instructor at SMC)

Organizations partner to tell local residents’ stories
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 6