Budget Nears the Finish Line

Last night, the Finance Committee of the CCC Board of Trustees convened a review of the proposed CCC FY13 Budget at Kennedy-King College. Vice Chair Ellen Alberding kicked the evening off, followed by Chancellor Hyman, VC Bisarya and interim CFO Dempsey. Readers may find a summary of the key points from the presentation here. The FinanceContinue reading “Budget Nears the Finish Line”

HWC Alum talks to Dr. Jill Biden

When I am not sitting in my office eating bon-bons, or attending District discussions, or standing in the lobby greeting our students, I sometimes get to attend really cool meetings. The most recent event was a roundtable with Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden, who among other accomplishments has been involved inContinue reading “HWC Alum talks to Dr. Jill Biden”

Realist lives in a Dark Fantasyland

Things here at the college seemed a little too quiet. Leadership canceled the regularly scheduled Officers of the District meeting, leaving me with a full Friday to catch up on some projects and emails. Upon returning from lunch, however, I found an email alert that Realist had posted about the 10,000 Small Businesses graduation eventContinue reading “Realist lives in a Dark Fantasyland”


Good news for the college. The Mayor announced on MSNBC’s Morning Joe (starting at 4:30 in the clip) that Harold Washington College would be the “professional service school” of City Colleges. He reiterated our position at the 10,000 Small Businesses graduation. Additional coverage is here at the Sun-Times. Yesterday was a good day for HWC. Thirty-sevenContinue reading “Business”

Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

Saturday marked attendance at the third graduation ceremony in a month. CCC celebrated on May 12, last week I was at my nephew’s high school graduation, and yesterday the University of Chicago held its 511th convocation. Although I was there to see my son receive his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Honors, I hadContinue reading “Crescat scientia; vita excolatur”