Students Present at Great Books Symposium

“O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in’t!” – William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 5.1 On April 6, 2011, the Jeremy Marks Memorial IntercollegiateStudent Symposium was held at Wright College,¬†Each year for the past several years, students from Harold WashingtonCollege, Wright College,Continue reading “Students Present at Great Books Symposium”

Student Presents Stem Cell Research

Ryan Patwell participated in the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Washington Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session in March 2011. The three day event brought professionals from multiple fields together for the purpose of sharing new ideas on how to make science education more accessible. The first two days consisted of multiple presentationsContinue reading “Student Presents Stem Cell Research”

Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone?

EducationNext just published an article that highlights the efficacy of lectures over class-based problem-solving time. From the article:  Contrary to contemporary pedagogical thinking, we find that students score higher on standardized tests in the subject in which their teachers spent more time on lecture-style presentations than in the subject in which the teacher devoted moreContinue reading “Anyone know what this is? Class? Anyone? Anyone?”

Happy Birthday, Mayor Washington

I know Mayor Harold Washington’s birthday is April 15, but our students have chosen to observe it on the 14th. I write this post in his honor to coincide with our students’ observance. Mayor Washington is one of the reasons I chose to make Chicago my home, and why I am so proud to leadContinue reading “Happy Birthday, Mayor Washington”

Hail to the Herald

Congratulations to faculty adviser Molly Turner and the entire Herald staff for the recognition and awards they received last week. I am very proud of their accomplishments. Faculty, staff and students should extend their own congratulations for these accomplishments.  From the news release: “The Herald college newspaper received six awards at the 36th Annual IllinoisContinue reading “Hail to the Herald”

UPDATE – Lions and Tigers and Bears . . .

UPDATE to the post:If possible, it would be great to have our new mascot selected by Spirit Week, which begins April 25.  _________________________________________ On Thursday in my meeting with the Student Government Association leadership, I asked them to take the lead in selecting a new mascot for Harold Washington College. Some of our students haveContinue reading “UPDATE – Lions and Tigers and Bears . . .”