Articles from November 2012



Education is Not a Contingent Activity – Rich Newman’s Comments Before the Board of Trustees, 11/20/2012

In Candice Ferrette’s Newsday article last week about our presidential search, Trustee Cornachio is quoted as saying that he is “looking for someone who will bring stability and leadership to the college.” Everyone here, I am sure, would say the same thing, though I doubt we would all mean precisely the same thing when we […]

No One is a Stranger Here

If you let a needy stranger leave your door empty handed, when you, in need, go door- to-door, you’ll find you are a stranger there. —Saadi, 13th century Iranian poet Welcome back! We hope the Thanksgiving holiday gave everyone a chance to step back after the devastation wrought by Sandy to be with family and […]

Out of The Frying Pan and Into The Fire: Report on the November 20th Board of Trustees Meeting

The Board of Trustees meeting that took place right before our Thanksgiving break was marked by at least two areas of concern to the NCCFT: The Board’s announcement, read by Chair Geoffrey Prime, that it would no longer engage in any discussion of our contract extension and its desire to enter immediately into full-blown negotiations […]