SMC in the News



(Articles are not necessarily in chronological order)

SMC Emeritus Gallery to Host Online Opening Reception
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 11

Santa Monica College Faculty Honored With Inaugural Michelson IP Educator of Excellence Award 
PR Newswire, October 5

Who Will Lead Fresno-Area Community Colleges? How Residents Can Question the Finalists 
Fresno Bee, October 11 (One of the finalists is an SMC alum)

SMC Prepares to Welcome Students Back on Campus 
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 7

Behind Her Empire: Logan Hollowell on Forging Her Jewelry Company from Vision and Grit 
dot.LA, September 13 (Hollowell is an SMC alum)

Monica Lewinsky News – Jake Tapper ‘date’ seen on FX’s Impeachment: American Crime Story before HBO Documentary Released 
The Sun, October 7 

AVPA Alum Sophia Lafaurie-Munoz Wins Top Honors At GFS Film Screening 
Patch, October 3 (Lafaurie-Munoz is an SMC student)

Officers are Far More Likely to Stop JOCs from Gaining Access — and that Affects What Reaches the Audience 
Poynter, October 2 (The article features two SMC Corsair/Photojournalism alum)

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows in October 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 27

Art Faculty Show at SMC Barrett Gallery Starting October 4 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 28

Ryka Aoki’s Novel ‘Light from Uncommon Stars’ Shines Upon a Diverse San Gabriel Valley 
The OC Register, September 26  (Aoki is an SMC English Instructor)

California Community Colleges and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Preparing Film and Television Workforce 
Sierra Sun Times, September 28 (SMC student Rocky Avalos is featured/quoted)

Jakub Jósef Orlinski & Esperanza Spalding Lead The Broad Stage’s 2022 Season
Opera Wire, October 11

Danish String Quartet Plays The Broad Stage This Month 
Broadway World, October 5

KCRW Radio’s Anne Litt talks Station’s Return with New Shows and New DJs  
The Sun, September 30

WWII Vet Dr. Lamm Turns 98 and “Keeps on Doing” 
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 1

SMC Literary Review Chronicles "Our Broken Moment"  
Santa Monica Lookout, October 8

Santa Monica College to Hold Glass Pumpkin Sales This Weekend 
Santa Monica Mirror, October 5

Author Readings Celebrate Release of Fall 2021 Santa Monica Review 
Santa Monica Daily Press, October 4

Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series October 1
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 27

Journalism is Not a Crime. Gov. Newsom Must Sign a Bill Protecting Reporters’ Rights
The Sacramento Bee, September 23
(This op-ed is authored by Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins, SMC journalism professor/Corsair advisor. She is also VP of the LA chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists)

Santa Monica College Requires Vaccines For All On-Campus Students 
The Corsair, September 21

Vaccine and Mask Mandates for Santa Monica College In-Person Classes this Fall
Westside Today, September 14

With 15% of Classes in Person, SMC takes a Safety-Above-All Approach to Reopening
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 23

SMC Men’s Volleyball Coach seeks to Restore Luster to Historically Dominant Team 
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 24 

How Early Childhood is an Investment in the Future
City of Santa Monica, September 15 

A Proposal by President Truman Fulfilled by President Biden
Psychology Today, September 20
(Robin Williams and Arnold Schwarzenegger are mentioned as SMC alum in this article)

SMC Student and Former Foster Youth Working to Fix the Community College System
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 6

Santa Monica College Continues Communication, Media & Design Series September 21 
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 18

Newsom Soundly Defeats GOP-Led Recall Effort
LA Times, September 14 (The Vote Center located at SMC was featured in this article)

The Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design, Clive Wilkinson Architects
Arch Daily, September 16

Birds in the Moon: A Mobile Opera
The Corsair, September 16

NPR Members Elect Four To Board
All Access, September 17

HADESTOWN Comes to Detroit's Fisher Theatre
Broadway World, September 17

The Sohagi Law Group's Margaret Sohagi and Nicole Gordon Recognized as Inspirational Women Award Nominees, September 15 (Sohagi is Chair of the SMC Foundation Board)

Author on Pain of Trans Asian Americans, Joyfully Queer Stories
NBC News, September 14 (Aoki is an SMC English Professor)

Danish String Quartet Plays The Broad Stage Next Month
Broadway World, September 14

Driving in Spikes
Patch, September 11

SMC Series Features TV Production, "Total Rewards" Concepts
Santa Monica Lookout, September 8

SMC Barrett Gallery Presents “Pop up on the Promenade”
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 7

SMC Emeritus Honors Jerry Rosenblum
The Corsair, August 30 

SMC Presents Free Live Literary Talks & Readings this Fall
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 28 

Governor Newsom Announces Higher Education Appointments, August 20
(Josh Elizondo is past SMC student trustee, and current Associated Students president)

An Update On All Nine Of Muhammad Ali's Children
The Things, September 7
(Laila Ali is an SMC alum)

What You Should Know About Monica Lewinsky Before Watching 'Impeachment: American Crime Story'
Life Hacker, September 10
(Lewinsky an SMC alum)

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Continues Free, Live Virtual Shows in September
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 23

Santa Monica College to Celebrate Constitution Day with Talk by Renowned Legal Scholar Jonathan Turley September 17
Santa Monica Daily Press, September 16

SMC Emeritus Gallery to Host Online Opening Reception for Group Exhibition September 9
Santa Monica Daily Press, August 23

Opinion: Personal Finance Should be Taught in High Schools  
Los Angeles Times, July 21

8 New York and California Film Schools That Are Not NYU and USC
The Hollywood Reporter, August 13

20 Celebrities Who Went to Community College
Newsweek, July 21  

Voting in the September 14, 2021 Gubernatorial Recall Election
City of Santa Monica, August 16

Shahs Of Sunset: London Laed's Age, Instagram, Job, Family Life & More
Screen Rant, August 15  (London is an SMC alum)

Big Blue Bus Launches New Express Service
Santa Monica Lookout, August 13

Santa Monica College Mandating Vaccines for Students, Staff on Campus this Fall
Culver City Observer, August 12

Leaders Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Ventura County Community Colleges
VC Star, August 11

There's an Earthquake Coming!
The New Yorker, August 10

University of California, Santa Barbara MFA 2020 Cohort to Exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Independent, August 9

Pro Football Hall of Fame Profile: WR Isaac Bruce
Sports Illustrated, August 6 (Bruce is an SMC alum)

Isaac Bruce Hall of Fame Profile: 2020 Inductee
Pro Football Network, August 5

Road to Hollywood
The Argonaut, August 4

With Ceramics, Long Beach Potter Gopi Shah Found Her Center
Long Beach Post, July 29

Five Facts About Days Of Our Lives Star Bryan Dattilo On His 50th Birthday
Soap Opera Spy, July 29 (Dattilo is an SMC alum)

Here's What Biden's Free Community College Plan Would Cost-and What It Would Save Students
CNBC, July 22

SMC Planetarium Presents "The Meteors of Summer"
Santa Monica Lookout, July 23

SMC Graduation Special (Weekend Edition, June 27, 2021 | See pages 7 - 10)
Santa Monica College Graduation 2021
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 27

Free SMC Performance 
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 30

David Heiferman Memorial Award Presented To Three Beverly Hills Students
Broadway World, June 29 (An SMC student is among the recipients)

Nearly 1,000 Graduates Celebrate at First-Ever Santa Monica College Diploma Drive-Thru Celebration  
Santa Monica Mirror, July 1

New Short Film Reveals Hidden History of Santa Monica
Spectrum News 1, June 23

Southern California Teachers Share their Summer Reading Lists 
The Orange County Register, June 23

Margaret Sohagi Among the Los Angeles' Top Women Leaders
PR Newswire, June 23

An Urgent Need for Calbright  
The Observer, June 22 (Haynes is an SMC alum)

Meet the 2021 Summer Interns
Los Angeles Times, June 21
(De La Torre, one of the interns, is an incoming SMC student)

Santa Monica College Cancels Annual Independence Day Celebration
Santa Monica Lookout, June 17

Celebrate America 2021 Canceled Due to Lingering Safety Concerns About Large-Scale Public Events 
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 18

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma to Speak at Online Santa Monica College Commencement Ceremony June 25   
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 10

Three SMC Grads Share Their Stories
SMC Newsroom, June 15

Santa Monica Schools Ready for In-Person and Recorded Graduations  
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 1

SMC Graduates Drive to the Finish Line  
The Corsair, June 2

SMC Appoints Bradley Lane VP of Academic Affairs 
SMC Newsroom, June 7

SMC Writers Club Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Dreams Come True International Writing Competition, June 10

SMC's "Broken Layers" Heading to Cannes 
The Corsair, June 12

SMC’s Drescher Planetarium Presents Free, Live Virtual Shows in June
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 1

SMC to Screen Free Performance of The Trojan Women
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 24
(Event is past but a link to performance is available until late August)

Meet Rio Hondo’s New VP of Student Services       
El Paisano, May 17 (Dixon-Peters is an SMC alum)

Get A First Look At The South Korean Cast of HADESTOWN    
Broadway World, May 17

SMC Provides Support for the APIDA Community 
The Rafu Shimpo, June 15 (Osato is an SMC alum)

Former Utah WR Steve Smith Returning To Carolina Panthers As Preseason Broadcaster 
KSL Sports, June 14  (Smith is an SMC alum)

Chad Johnson Says He Could Still Play in NFL      
247 Sports, June 5

Chad Johnson's Net Worth in 2021     
Tuko, June 11 (Johnson is an SMC alum)

“Righting Our Wrongs” Performance on June 11   
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 11

“A Tribute to Joe Henderson” June 13          
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 13

SMC Jazz Vocal Ensemble Performs Free Evening Concert June 3      
Santa Monica Daily Press, June 1

How To Book Your COVID-19 Vaccine In Santa Monica    
Patch, May 27

Pico Neighborhood Lecture 
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 25 (Cruz is an SMC professor)

Santa Monica College’s Synapse Contemporary Dance Theater to Showcase New Works Online Starting May 24
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 18   

SMC Celebrates Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 4 

Community College Reopening Plans Vary Widely, Raising Equity Concerns  
LAist, May 12 

Teens Are in Crisis. So Are Their Parents.
The New York Times, May 6
(Thea Monyee, who’s featured in the article, is a special programs therapist at SMC’s Black Collegians/Adelante Programs)

Corsairs Men’s Volleyball Team Eyes Post-Pandemic Return
The Corsair, May 11

College Graduates Launch LA's First-Ever Gen-Z Advertising Agency
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 3

SMC to Screen Performance of an Adapted Version of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 1

SMC Continues Communication, Media & Design Series Online May 3
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 1

Santa Monica College Student Film to be Screened at Cannes
Santa Monica Mirror, May 13

Freshmen and Transfer Students Reflect on their First Year Online
Daily Trojan, April 27  (Billingsley is an SMC alum)

Sion Roy Launches Campaign to Represent AD50 in the State Assembly
Santa Monica Daily Press, May 4

AltaSea and Cal State University, Northridge To Hold Inaugural Webinar Series Focused on Aquaculture for the Economy and Ecosystem
Business Wire, April 23

SMC Planetarium Offers Varying Views of the Stars
Santa Monica Lookout, April 22 

Another SMC Student Film Headed to Cannes
Santa Monica Lookout, April 21

Articles about the late Eli Broad, which mentions the philanthropist’s generosity towards and involvement with the Broad Stage at the SMC Performing Arts Center:

Remembering Eli Broad
The Argonaut, May 12

Philanthropist Transformed LA with His Generosity
LA Downtown News, May 11

Eli Broad, Billionaire Who Helped Shape the Cultural Life of L.A., dies at 87
The Washington Post, April 30

Helping Students Succeed
The Corsair, April 30

KCRW’s Wasted Presents: Let’s Talk Trash!
KCRW, May 6

Cannes Bound 
The Malibu Times, April 18

Even at 99, Jerry’s On the Move
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 16 
(99 year old Jerry Rosenblum has been a longtime SMC Emeritus student)

2021 Associated Students Election Results 
The Corsair, April 2

SMC Malibu Campus Takes Shape 
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 13

Rediscovering the Golden State: California Geography Releases Dynamic Web Site and Updated Book Edition at Perfect Time
Benzinga, April 21
(Featuring SMC retired Geography Professor Bill Selby & Geography/GIS Professor Jing Liu)

Michael Moore, Carl Chew, Cholla Chairs, Triassic Quilts and More
California Desert Art, April 15  (The featured artist’s mother worked at SMC)

Local Organization Urges LAUSD to Follow Reopening Recommendations
Spectrum News, April 13 (Priscilla Garcia is an incoming SMC student)

Verdi Chorus Goes Worldwide
The Corsair, April 11

CPP Alumna Teaches Compassion and Empathetic Tactics for Pomona PD
The Poly Post, April 13 (Davanira Reyes is an SMC alum)

The Corsair Wins 14 JACC Statewide Awards
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 10

SMC Emeritus Annual Student Art Exhibition 2021 Online – Part 1
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 10

Shows From The ’90s and 2000s To Add To Your Watchlist
ESSENCE, April 8 (A character in this popular Netflix series attends SMC!)

Kenan Thompson Net Worth, Age, Career, Height, Relationship
World Wire, April 8 (Popular entertainer Kenan Thompson is an SMC alum)

Free “Green Screen Series” Begins Monday 
Santa Monica Daily Press, April 2
(Feat. SMC Film Studies Professor Sheila Laffey and the Green Screen Film Series at SMC)

SMC Planetarium Offers a View of the Stars from Near and Far
Santa Monica Lookout, April 5

10 Things You Didn’t Know about Chrisean Rock
TVOM, April 1 (Chrisean Rock is an SMC alum)

Santa Monica Daily Press, March 20  (SMC’s Green Series Spring 2021 is mentioned)

Dencia is a Cameroonian Singer and Entrepreneur. Here is Everything we know about the Talented Musician
Legit, March 25  (Dencia is an SMC alum)

Santa Monica College Prepares for the Return to Campus
The Corsair, March 19

Black Woman Launches Black-Owned Radio Station and TV Network in Downtown Atlanta
Black Enterprise, March 23  (DJ Chic Chick is an SMC alum)

SMC Announces Online and In-Person Courses for Fall 2021
The Corsair, March 15

Santa Monica College Will Offer In-Person Classes For Fall 2021
Patch, March 18

Santa Monica in the Year of COVID
Santa Monica Lookout, March 16

Back on Track: The Return of SMC Athletics
The Corsair, March 17

New Club Created for Business Side of Technology
Daily Trojan, March 17  (Mucha and Tan are SMC alumna)

What About the Whataboutism?
The Healthy City Local, March 18 (The Santa Monica Early Childhood Lab School is covered)

Santa Monica College to Offer in-Person Classes This Fall
Santa Monica Mirror, March 26

A Dream Come True: Kona Residents Open Spa in Kailua Village
West Hawaii Today, March 15  (Ahmad is an SMC alum)

2021 Associated Students Election Kicks Off
The Corsair, March 14

‘Agents of Change’ screened by Black Studies Department
The Mesa Press, March 13

Coverage on Past Events:

Fabulous IRL And Online Events This Weekend: March 19 - 21

LAist, March 18

Why Kids Need Poetry In Their Lives, and How To Spark Their Interest In It
Washington Post, March 5 (Bridget Bianca, an SMC assistant professor, is quoted in this article)

Communities in Recovery
JFF SoundCloud, March 2 (SMC student trustee Josh Elizondo is featured in this podcast)

Santa Monica Community Members Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards
Santa Monica Daily Press, March 1

Making IP Education More Accessible: Leading Publisher OpenStax Adds Introduction to Intellectual Property to Digital Library
Business Wire, March 1 (SMC Business Department Chair Sal Veas is quoted in this article)

President Eddinger Moderates 'Community College Mental Health And Its Impact On Student Success'
Patch, February 24

Mock Trial Students 'Really Show Their Grit.'
Lake County Record-Bee, March 5  (Incoming SMC student Jisel Horne is quoted)

Troy Bronson Offers a Kaleidoscope of Human Life’s Problems & Success
GlobeStats, March 3

Tessa Thompson’s Best Hairstyles Which You Would Like To Copy
IWM Buzz, February 25  (Tessa Thompson is an SMC alum)

Related Provides $130M Construction Loan on Malibu Mixed-Use Retail Project
Commercial Observer, March 5

Fab Online And IRL Events Happening in SoCal This Week: March 8 - 11
LAist, March 8 

Santa Monica College: Mario Padilla
KCRW, March 7 

Mars Probe Arrival Updates Matinee
KCRW, February 18

Tom Schnabel Shares a Treasured Interview with the Late Chick Corea from 1982
KCRW, February 17

D-Day Veteran and Longtime Local Music Teacher Dies at 96 
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 17

Olympic Gold Medalist Tommie Smith Set to Speak at Springfield College
SC Student Media, February 17

Stepping Out of the Inkwell
Santa Monica Lookout, February 15

SMC Presents Free Live Literary Talks & Readings this Spring 
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 13

Things To Do Online and In-Person in the San Fernando Valley, LA Area, Feb. 11-18
Los Angeles Daily News, February 18

The Broad Stage Hosts Virtual Screening of "Breathing Free: A Visual Album"
The Corsair, February 11

Hall of Famer Bob Van Wagner Leaves Legacy of Achievement
Santa Barbara News-Press, February 11

Undocumented Immigrants in LA are Counting on President Biden to Help Them Feel Safe and Secure
KCRW, February 10  (Carmen Gonzalez, an SMC student, is quoted)

Santa Monica Students Take the Stage at California Youth Leadership Summit
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 4

The Commercial That Led to James Dean’s First Decent Role (and a Fan Club)
Showbiz CheatSheet, February 4

Meet Duff Goldman's Wife Johnna Colbry, Who Plays a Big Part in the Celebrity Chef's Life
AmoMama, February 4  (Colbry is an SMC alum)

What is Tiffany Haddish’s Net Worth?
The Cinemaholic, February 2  (Tiffany Haddish, the actor, is an SMC alum)

SMC Announces Summer 2021 to be Online
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 1

Communication, Media & Design Series Online February 4
Santa Monica Daily Press, February 4

An interesting article featuring Film Studies instructor Sheila Laffey, from a couple months ago:

Turning Over a New Leaf
Santa Monica Daily Press, December 31, 2020 

How the Pandemic is Propelling Demand for Short-Term College Programs
PBS Newshour, January 26

SMC Bond Refinance Saves Taxpayers $26.8 Million
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 23

Tax Payers to See Lower Bills After SMC Refinances Bonds
Santa Monica Lookout, January 21

SMC To Remain Remote-Only For Summer 2021
Canyon News, January 21

A Former Patriots Player Mourns the Loss of His Mom
Heavy, January 27  (Chad Ochocinco Johnson is an SMC alum)

International Dance Festival Goes to the Drive-In
The Argonaut, January 27 

Moesha' Star Countess Vaughn Looks Stunning Posing Makeup-Free in This New Snap
AmoMama, January 28 (A character in the Moesha spin-off series attends SMC) 

Santa Monica Students Receive 2021 Education Awards from The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition
Santa Monica Mirror, January 29

AltaSea & Flying Lion Launch Scientific and Educational Partnership to Develop an “Unmanned Aircraft System Center of Excellence”
BusinessWire, January 21

Birthday Boy Jerry Turns 99!
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 8  (Jerry Rosenblum is an Emeritus alum)

A Roman Burial
Zocalo, January 15  (Miguel Murphy is an English professor at SMC)

Jessica Campbell Dead: ‘Election’ Actress Dies at 38
Heavy, January 13 (Campbell was an SMC alum)

How to Grow Veggies at Home — All You Need are Seeds, Soil, Sunlight, and Patience
KCRW, January 14

FAB Lecture Series: “Paul Williams: Architect to the Stars”
Patch, January 14

SMC’s Emeritus Gallery to Launch Online Archive
Santa Monica Daily Press, January 7

HGA Unveils John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center in Santa Monica
ArchDaily, January 6

Know Your Neighbors: Meet Pam Munter, a Writer, Retired Clinical Psychologist, Singer—and So Much More
Coachella Valley Independent, January 6   (Munter is an SMC alum)

Santa Monica Food Pantry Opening Soon
Canyon News, January 2