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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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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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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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