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GUEST COMMENTARY: Higher education is gearing up for its future

GUEST COMMENTARY: Higher education is gearing up for its future

American higher education has much to consider regarding the future experiences of learners who will depend on our institutions to prepare them for the world of work, graduate education and contributions to society.

October 26, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Not yet Purdue University Northwest

GUEST COMMENTARY: Not yet Purdue University Northwest

We have recently cleared a major hurdle in selecting a name for the unified institution between Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central: Purdue University Northwest, or on second reference Purdue Northwest. The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved this name at its July 18 meeting.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Finances often a drag on graduation rates

GUEST COMMENTARY: Finances often a drag on graduation rates

Purdue University Calumet will present its 50,000th degree this spring. Each year, the university awards more than 1,100 bachelor's and master's degrees to students who go on to successful careers or further their educations in graduate school.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Poverty takes a huge toll on our region

Twenty years ago, when our region first developed a Quality of Life Indicators Report, the founders of the report recognized the harmful impact poverty has on all who call our region home. The latest version of the report shows that since 2000, the poverty rate has increased in Lake, Porter …

December 22, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Transformation is work in progress for Purdue Calumet

GUEST COMMENTARY: Transformation is work in progress for Purdue Calumet

The Times’ recent report that Purdue University Calumet is experiencing a $4 million revenue shortfall should not be construed as doom and gloom, but rather a transitional ache and pain of a changing student market.

April 30, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Helping youths succeed is crucial for region

GUEST COMMENTARY: Helping youths succeed is crucial for region

Having grown up in an inner city, I understand the challenges of trying to inspire “bigger thinking” among young people who lack understanding of the possibilities available to them.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leveraging our manufacturing heritage

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leveraging our manufacturing heritage

Our region has deep roots in manufacturing, and our people take great pride in what we build that contributes to life quality in Northwest Indiana and beyond. With good data about the status of our economy, we can have a better idea about where we need to go and how to get there.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Neighborhood pride is essential for quality housing

GUEST COMMENTARY: Neighborhood pride is essential for quality housing

To revitalize and enhance their communities, Hammond and East Chicago have carried out aggressive property improvement programs. More recently, new Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has announced a program to encourage the purchase of foreclosed properties in her city.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Diversity is a valued part of learning, living

GUEST COMMENTARY: Diversity is a valued part of learning, living

My hope is that we of Northwest Indiana can enrich each other's quality of life by building an inclusive culture. Certainly, we all belong, but we must all feel as though we belong and help others feel that they belong, too. More so than accepting our differences, I prefer rejoicing in our s…

October 23, 2011 12:00 am
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