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GUEST COMMENTARY: Piketty's capital ideas ring true in Indiana

GUEST COMMENTARY: Piketty's capital ideas ring true in Indiana

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.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

GUEST COMMENTARY: Compassion, self-interest aren't enough in poverty fight

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.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Support candidates who support voting rights

GUEST COMMENTARY: Support candidates who support voting rights

As we begin ramping up for yet another round of local, statewide and national elections, I will use this forum to address community engagement.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider the numbers behind the numbers

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.

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It's never too late to become teacher

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It's never too late to become teacher

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.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Movies show fans want something more

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Movies show fans want something more

I don’t see many movies these days. I’m not into vampires, and the techno-thrillers produced of late hold little appeal.

February 10, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Meet Indiana’s challenging higher education goal

GUEST COMMENTARY: Meet Indiana’s challenging higher education goal

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.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indicators point way for improved quality of life

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indicators point way for improved quality of life

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.

September 23, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Public transportation is unfinished business

GUEST COMMENTARY: Public transportation is unfinished business

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…

March 25, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: A few wishes for the coming year

2010 is just around the corner. As usual, I have a few wishes for the coming year.

December 26, 2009 12:00 am

A contract with Hoosier children

We like to say that our children are our most important priority.

October 21, 2005 12:00 am
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