Next Up!

Next up! is a regular feature on Sundays, showcasing HWC (and beyond) events in the coming week. Use the “Comments” section to provide updates and additions.

Welcome to the Mid-term Week. Halfway home…

Monday, 3/7: Business as usual, as far as I know.

(Fat) Tuesday, 3/8: Laissez les bon temps roulez!, Faculty Council Meeting at 3:30 in 1046

Wednesday, 3/9: Business as usual, as far as I know.

Thursday, 3/10: CAST meeting at 3 in Rm. 1046

Friday, 3/11: Emergency Faculty Council meeting for all CCC faculty: 11:00-2:00 at Malcolm X

Saturday, 3/12: Business as usual, as far as I know.

I know I’m missing things, but I haven’t been able to think of any, and I can’t find news of anything going on this week. And, sorry it’s late!

Around the World

I don’t know if you are aware, but the NBA All Star game is tonight. When I was a kid I spent hours and hours and hours playing “Around the World” with my friends, a shooting game that was a kind of race.

That’s my segue way into a few articles that I’ve collected this week about stuff going on around the world. Lame, I know, but it’s the best I can do on a long weekend, so here goes:

~Things in Puerto Rico are ramping up, again. An $800 fee increase is leading to mass protests, civil unrest, police presence on campus, and more.

~Changes are afoot in the curriculum of India (you know, one of those countries whose students score significantly better on standardized tests than American students, and so (according to the Punditocracy, pose a threat to America “Winning the Future”). Another interesting angle is the disdain  that I so often hear from students for “memorization” and their perception that it is something they are naturally good at or not. It’s so often treated as this evil thing, as if it weren’t a necessary part of the later steps of learning, if that learning is to be deep and effective, that is. But I digress.

~Marta’s team lost to Arsenal, setting up a high anxiety match on March 8th.

~The situation in the Middle East continues to develop in fascinating ways. Are you talking about it in your classroom? If not, why not?