The Board of Trustees of Sweet Briar College announced on March 3 that the small liberal arts college would be closing its doors for good in response to insurmountable financial pressures. Since the announcement much has been written and said about the impending death of the small liberal arts college. … Continue reading
The comments by me below are taken from a December 2014 presentation to the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Missouri Department of Higher Education at a recent hearing on the future of higher education in Missouri.
CBHE Hearing Comments Summary
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We return to a new semester amid renewed attention to the value of higher education and of the community college experience particularly. President Obama’s recently announced proposal to make two years of community college free to all will surely be met with lively debate and discussion nationally and in the … Continue reading
At the close of another successful semester here at SCC, my best wishes for a warm and relaxing holiday season and an exciting 2015.
On Friday, October 24, SCC hosted a Naturalization Ceremony for 42 petitioners for U.S. Citizenship. One of the unique features of this event was the fact that it was entirely organized and hosted by the students … Continue reading
My third year anniversary here at SCC slipped by earlier this week without my noticing it. Thirty-six months, 156 weeks, 1,095 days. While this is no monumental accomplishment in and of itself, it is worth noting that time does indeed fly when one is having fun.
As I reflect on … Continue reading
As the father of five daughters there is something frightening about the prospect of all of those weddings. We had our first this past weekend. My eldest daughter Sara was married in a beautiful setting in rural Craftsbury, Vermont. What … Continue reading
The start of a new semester always arrives for me to a mixture of excitement and anxiety, anticipation and a healthy respect for what the unknown will bring. As we begin this semester we are in troubled and troubling waters. Events in nearby Ferguson have many of us saddened and … Continue reading
On the heels of completion by Great Rivers Greenway of the beautifully landscaped new cycling/walking trails around the perimeter of campus we are about to see another addition to our outdoor fitness resources.
On a recent trip to Napa Valley I took a quiet morning side trip to the small town of Glen Ellen, home of the Jack London State Historic Park containing the burned out remains of Wolf House and London’s gravesite. Wolf House was to be London’s dream house. It burned … Continue reading