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Have a joyful and fulfilling Thanksgiving

How satisfying to celebrate Thanksgiving almost free of the constraints that have held our holidays captive for the past two and one-half years! While many are still cautious, most of us will gather for Thanksgiving dinner without masks, hand sanitizers, and measured 6’ distances. The “Zoom” Thanksgiving dinner will finally become a memory to chuckle over in Thanksgivings to come.  And so…

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in Commemoration, Community, Community college, Veterans

Honoring our veterans

This year Election Day and Veterans Day fall within days of each other, bookending the week with powerful imagery that each day offers independently but which links them inextricably together.  On November 8, even in the midst of a divisive and toxic political environment, Election Day reassured us—everyday Americans that we are—that we have the power to define or redefine…

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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Diversity, Equity, Events, Holiday

Indigenous Peoples Day: Dignity, Honor, Respect

A national decree in 1934 declared a day in October as Columbus Day.  Last year, President Biden issued a proclamation announcing the celebration of Indigenous Peoples to coincide with that day, this year being October 10.  I doubt that celebrating Columbus Day and Indigenous People’s Day on the same day is intended as a slight to the Italian American community. …

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in Community college, Safety

Keeping our campuses safe

Although the perception of America’s colleges as tranquil oases of learning may have always been little more than a fanciful image, a harsh reality faces every community college president today.  In a world seemingly gone mad in terms of gun violence, we are confronted with a challenge framed by a simple question: How do we keep our campuses safe? No…

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in Community college, Programs, Students, Uncategorized

Take a commercial break

Many of us think of commercials as a time to get up from the couch to grab something to drink and a bag of chips before Downton Abbey or the last episode of Game of Thrones resumes.  CCBC commercials, however, strike a note worth heeding. We are not selling jewelry or potato peelers; instead, we are selling “futures.” CCBC College…

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in Community college

Forecasting from the pandemic

For many reasons, our community colleges will not look the same when we finally emerge from the pandemic.  Recently I read a review of a first novel, titled “You Never Get it Back,” by a young woman named Cara Blue Adams.  Her title offers an apt description of the ennui that many of us are feeling right now as we…

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