Articles from June 2010



Monday Morning Music – Gordon Lightfoot: Sundown

Matt LaCombe in the Art Department requested today’s selection: “Sundown” by Gordon Lightfoot. I found three YouTube videos of Gordon Lightfoot performing this song. This one is the most “1970s” but I found two others, one of which shows Lightfoot much more recently. Click here to check it out. When I asked Matt why he […]

Please Call your Legislators to Protect Base Aid for Community Colleges

The NCCFT Executive Committee just received an urgent email from Ellen Schuler Mauk, president of the Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College, and director of our NYSUT Election District (ED 398). Ellen writes: Just got word from Chris Black this afternoon that community College base aid is still in jeopardy as the budget discussions in […]

NCCFT Delivers Budget Statement at County Legislature

NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE FEDERATION OF TEACHERS Statement on the Nassau Community College Budget Delivered to the Nassau County Legislature June 21, 2010 As representatives of the Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers, we do not stand here in opposition to the college budget. However we are here to express our concerns about the future of public higher […]

Monday Morning Music: The Romantics – “What I Like About You”

This week’s Monday Morning Music selection comes from Catherine Ripley of the Allied Health Sciences department. She says: This song gets me up and moving. It never gets old to me! So here you go: The Romantics, doing “What I Like About You”: What do you want to hear to get your week started? Send […]

Help Prevent Cuts to Community Colleges

From Ellen Schuler Mauk, president of Suffolk County Community College and of NYSUT’s ED 39 (our election district) comes this call for action: The final push for the state budget is on.  So far the Senate seems to be holding firm on no additional cuts to community colleges.  The Assembly’s position is not as firm.  […]

AFT Voices: How are higher ed cuts affecting NCC?

AFT Voices asks: Tell us how higher education budget cuts are affecting students on your campus or your ability to serve them. Clipped from: www.aft.org by clp.ly Share your sense of how higher education budget cuts are affecting NCC’s faculty, students, and the entire college community.  Click here to visit the AFT Voices page.

NYSUT and NCC Information on New State Early Retirement Options

As you know the Governor signed into law new early retirement incentive options for public employees. The NCC Board of Trustees and the Nassau County Legislature have both approved the college’s participation. The options are confusing and NYSUT has some pages that help explain things. If you are thinking of using these options you should […]

Monday Morning Music – Shakira: Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)

In honor of the opening of the World Cup and in light of the need for some unity and optimism I am preempting our Monday Morning Music queue to play Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa). The suggestion came from Frank Frisenda, NCCFT Vice President for Classroom Faculty, who wrote: With all the problems […]

NYSUT Action Alert: Call on Albany to Pass a Responsible Budget

Watch this video produced by A Better Choice For New York and then please call your lawmakers in Albany. Tell them that the state needs a responsible budget that represents better choices for our students, our colleagues, and our communities. Here’s an Action Alert from NYSUT: It’s crunch time: Call lawmakers in Albany on MONDAY! […]

Monday Morning Music Returns!

After a two-week hiatus, Monday Morning Music is back for the summer. We need your requests! Nonclassroom faculty requests have priority during the summer so send them in! Here are two songs to get the summer started: Cheryl Crow’s “Soak up the Sun” and Janis Joplin’s “Summertime”. The YouTube video chosen for Summertime is in […]