Welcome Back, Faculty

This morning we kick off Faculty Development Week at Malcolm X College. What has changed since HWC faculty left for the summer session? Most visibly, we have wrapped the second floor with brightly colored window coverings announcing to the world who we are and what we do. Virtually transparent from the inside of the secondContinue reading “Welcome Back, Faculty”

The Exonerated

“The Exonerated,” the current Loop Players’ production here at Harold Washington College, is not a great college production. It is a great production, period. I was riveted throughout. The cast was pitch-perfect, and they played their roles well. I experienced one of those transcendent moments in theater when you actually feel yourself believing these charactersContinue reading “The Exonerated”

Cognitive Dissonance

More than one friend has asked if I have heard¬†This American Life’s¬†broadcasts on Harper High. The show provides a summary: We spent five months at Harper High School in Chicago, where last year alone 29 current and recent students were shot. 29. We went to get a sense of what it means to live inContinue reading “Cognitive Dissonance”