New CCC Web Sites: Check ‘Em

I was poking around the other day, putting off some mid-term grading, and I happened across the Web site for The Herald, our college’s student run-newspaper, and I was startled by the look of it. It was not what I remembered. I wondered if I was misremembering or if it had in fact changed. A few days later I ran into someone who would know who told me that it was new (this semester), and entirely designed by HWC student, Jonathan Post.

“How about that?”, I said. “It looks great.” Exciting stuff–check it out.

Then, still procrastinating, I wandered over to the Truman Lounge, and saw that they have a new blog just for their (new) Center for Teaching and Learning, run by Franklin Reynolds, and it looks like they’re going to populate it with teaching resources. It’s worth looking at, too, if you haven’t seen it. Click HERE to do just that.

Oh, and in case you missed it, Wednesday featured a flurry of new posts on the Reinvention Blog. Check them out, too.

The Provost must be busy, though…almost a month since “this week’s topic” was posted…I’m not saying, I’m just saying is all…

Additions to the Library Collection

Check it out. New books in the Harold Washington College library, from suggestions gathered from students by Todd Heldt:

Books Ordered in 2010:

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Three Slovak Women
Lisa A. Alzo

Collected Fictions
Jorge Luis Borges

Traditional Slovak Folktales (Folklore and Folk Cultures of Eastern Europe)
David Cooper

The Best of Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl

The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
Jared M. Diamond

Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy
Mircea Eliade

Winds of Change
Ivan Franko

From Heart to Heart : Selected Prose Fiction
by Hrytsko Hryhorenko and Lesya Ukrainka (Women’s Voices in Ukrainian Literature Vol. IV)

To Live: A Novel
Yu Hua

Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge–And Why We Must
Kalle Lasn

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Stieg Larsson

Italian Tales: An Anthology of Contemporary Italian Fiction (Italian Literature and Thought)
Mr. Massimo Riva

Mihai Eminescu – Eternal Longing, Impossible Love
Adrian G Sahlean

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Betty Smith

The Sirens of Titan: A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut

Slapstick or Lonesome No More!: A Novel
Kurt Vonnegut

Post Black: How a New Generation Is Redefining African American Identity
Ytasha L. Womack

We Have a New Chancellor

From her Com Ed days

Her name is Cheryl Hyman, and she comes to us from Com Ed. Fran Spielman, the SunTimes City Hall reporter got the scoop. You can read that piece here.

From her Com Ed bio:

Cheryl Hyman , Vice President, Operations Strategy and Business Intelligence (OSBI)

As vice president of OSBI, Hyman oversees operational strategic initiatives, business intelligence and operational analysis for ComEd. Hyman joined ComEd in 1996 and has held various positions within the company, including Information Technology, Community Relations and Transmission and Distribution.

The SunTimes piece also mentions that she has two Masters degrees, one from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management (Business) and one from North Park University, though the field is not mentioned. She got her Bachelor’s from IIT and attended Olive Harvey at one time.

She is also said to have worked with The Black Star Project as a mentor and “prime mover,” though I have no idea what the last phrase means.

Finally, just in case there was any doubt about what her directive is, came this nugget right after a paragraph extolling the creation of a “real campus” at Kennedy King, which “the Mayor hopes to duplicate at all seven city colleges” :

Hyman shares the mayor’s vision. “Thousands of young people who could be inspired by my story — their success is hinging on my ability to do this job well. I do not take that lightly,” she said.

“They can hear me and be inspired. But, I have to be able to build a world-class institution at a time of national recession that still puts them in a better position in life than when they came through the doors.”

So, I guess we can expect a new, real campus? Or will the roof become our campus…hmm.

Anyway, congratulations to Chancellor Hyman, and a hat tip to Adriana Tapanes for sending the link.