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Herald Scores Awards

Professor Molly Turner, adviser to The Herald, let me know about the honors our students won at the Illinois Community College Association’s Spring Awards conference held April 4th and 5th at Moraine Valley Community College. The Herald has taken awards each year I have been here, and I commend the staff on continuing their tradition […]

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The Loss of a Student

One of the things they don’t teach you in new president’s school is how to handle the calls you make to parents with condolences on the death of their child. While serving as president of Harold Washington, I have made these calls more often than I could have imagined. Our students have died from a […]

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Fences

Loop Players’ Kathy Nash directs another powerful drama, this time August Wilson’s “Fences.” The play tells the story of Troy Maxson and his relationships with friends and family. As a father, I was hit by Troy’s confused efforts to provide for his family and the conflicts these cause. All of the players give fine performances. […]

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Space Planning

I want to get the word out to the college community on our space planning efforts. Harold Washington College, with the support of the Board of Trustees, has engaged Urban Works, an architectural firm, to assist us in the development of a master plan for our campus. The goal of this project is to come […]

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Mu Pi Achievements

The tone of our College is in large part set by the quality of our student leaders. I am thrilled to share a write-up from Associate Dean Rosie Banks on the successful weekend our Phi Theta Kappa, Mu Pi chapter leadership enjoyed this past weekend. Nine officers of the Mu Pi chapter (the HWC chapter) […]

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Reinventing Chicago

The Chicago Tribune launched an effort in this morning’s Sunday paper called “A New Plan of Chicago.” The paper seeks to enlist the help of “civic groups, foundations, community organizations and individuals.” They want to model their effort on Daniel Burnham’s vision laid out in 1909. They will run editorials over the next eight weeks […]

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