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in Commemoration, Community, Events

Recalling lessons learned from national tragedies

Sunday, September 11, 2022 marked the 21st anniversary of a day of acute national tragedy.  Although the distance of time and memory has dimmed the shock of the horrific events of that day 21 years ago, the omnipresence of a slightly tamed, but still foreboding pandemic reminds us of the long reach these national disasters have upon us.  Simultaneously, they…

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in Community, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Sustainability is a source of pride

Signs of sustainability, reinforcing the essence of Earth Day and Earth Week, can be found everywhere at CCBC.  You can park your car under a solar panel and plug into a charging station. Recycling cans are everywhere reminding us to be good stewards of our environment and planet Earth. CCBC restrooms include signage about composting paper towels!  Sustainability is everybody’s…

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in Celebrations, Community, Diversity, Equity

Celebrating Black History Month

CCBC is a college that strives to live its commitment to diversity by counting inclusion among its core institutional values.  Over the past two years, ravaged by two distinctly different pandemics – one, a virus and the other, an awakening to social justice, it is more important than ever for us to sustain our commitment to celebrating our broad definition…

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in Community, Leadership, Students

The reality of COVID-19

Just when we began to think that we might finally be able to focus on the everyday cares of the college, the Omicron spike came crashing through the holiday, reminding us of how important it is to manage and control the impact of this demonic bug.  A recent headline for a Baltimore Sun article shared an appropriate bit of conventional…

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in Celebrations, Community, Programs, Uncategorized

Honoring our veterans

Each November, I am struck by the proximity between Veterans Day and the two fall events which precede it:  the anniversary of 9/11 and Election Day.  The extra special nature of 9/11 this year was the celebration of the 20th anniversary of an American catastrophe turned into American triumph.  Election Day, as it always does, reassures us – everyday Americans…

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in Community, Equity, Events

Assault on democracy

On January 6, many of us watched in disbelief as the U.S. Capitol was desecrated while an unruly mob of our own citizens attempted a coup to overturn the results of a lawful election. It was a dark day for America, no matter your political allegiance. The shocking image of rioters roaming freely through the halls of Congress will leave…

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