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May 23, 2017
A recent article by Paul Fain in Inside Higher Ed reported on the value Americans place on higher education. A new survey has been conducted by New America, a think tank based in Washington, D.C.
April 26, 2017
On May 7 this year, we will hold Commencement for the 2017 graduating class of BCTC. It is my favorite time of year. I am struck each year with the dual meaning of that word. “Commencement” is used to denote a graduation or degree-completion ceremony, and also the opposite, a beginning.
March 7, 2017
At BCTC, we have begun a new initiative based on the research and strategies offered in The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling, and published by FranklinCovey in 2012.
February 22, 2017
February is famously “Black History Month.” It is also American Heart Month, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and Oral Hygiene Awareness Month. Everybody and their dog, literally, has a designated month in which to celebrate.
February 7, 2017
At BCTC we have a shared culture focused on a welcoming learning environment and a commitment to student success. Additionally, we love to host events and activities that bring guests and visitors to campus.
January 19, 2017
A phrase I have heard describing the role of a college president is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.” The expression was actually coined by an American journalist, Chicago syndicated columnist Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936), to describe the crucial role that newspapers play in society (Observations by Mr. Dooley (1902, 240).
January 2, 2017
Happy New Year to all of you! Time away from classes or work responsibilities can give us a space to think about what matters in our lives. Each year, from Thanksgiving though the New Year, our focus can be on families and fun, the joy of giving, helping others not so fortunate, or time for different pursuits.
November 21, 2016
Last Monday was World Kindness Day 2016. BCTC Students for Peace and Earth Justice held a program at the Cooper Campus.
November 7, 2016
I heard a recent story on NPR about a young Russian in the 1980s who was swept up in the transformation when the Soviet Union dissolved and Russia opened to more Western companies.
October 27, 2016
I have hesitated to comment on the current political campaigns and climate, but I find that I have this to say: Here in October of 2016, it seems we are more polarized than any time in the 40+plus years I have been observing the US political system.
 
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