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Thomas Piketty’s "Capital in the 21st Century" is on the New York Times' bestseller list for a reason. This instant classic provides a cogent explanation for the growth in inequality we see all around us.
The Times of Northwest Indiana should be applauded for its investigative report on poverty. I anticipate it will be required reading in the social justice classes all of our students at Calumet College of St. Joseph take as freshmen.
As we begin ramping up for yet another round of local, statewide and national elections, I will use this forum to address community engagement.
Over the last year, the presidents and chancellors associated with the region's institutions of higher learning have published commentaries on the 10 chapters of One Region's 2012 Profile of Northwest Indiana Report.
I recently found myself in conversation with a student enrolled in Calumet College of St. Joseph’s transition-to-teaching program. Like her fellow candidates, she had decided to leave one profession to pursue that “other path not taken.” I was greatly impressed by her dedication and enthusiasm.
I don’t see many movies these days. I’m not into vampires, and the techno-thrillers produced of late hold little appeal.
Indiana has established an incredibly challenging goal with respect to higher education. To stay competitive, Indiana’s colleges and universities have been asked to produce 10,000 more bachelor degrees each year between now and the year 2025.
On Oct. 9, Northwest Indiana will be provided with another opportunity to assess where it’s going and, perhaps, how it ought to proceed with respect to several quality of life indicators.
Public transportation was one of the first issues addressed by the Northwest Indiana Quality of Life Council. In April 2000, it considered the need for a public transit authority in Lake County. All but one of the 48 elected officials interviewed agreed on the need for such an entity. In Sep…
2010 is just around the corner. As usual, I have a few wishes for the coming year.
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Should Lake County ask the attorney general's office to mediate in the E-911 consolidation dispute?