Marhaba! This past semester, my family had the opportunity to travel to Palestine, spending four months engaged in research and cultural explorations. My wife was the recipient of a Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching, which provided funding for her to pursue a research project in the Palestinian Territories (and she was able to bring us along!).
It’s not often people gather in person these days to talk constructively about education and politics. These days, social media provides something of a safe haven to express one’s views in anonymity (or at least the comfort of being alone with the tech device of your choice) without the apparent hassle of research or basing expressions online in actual life or work experiences.
By Dr. Jesse Smith and Dr. Andrea Mayfield
Mississippi’s economy rises and falls on its ability to put people to work in jobs that pay family-sustaining wages. Yet, one in five working-age (25-65 years old) adults in our state is a high school dropout. The unemployment rate for recent high school dropouts hovers at 30 percent and most certainly contributes to Mississippi’s low workforce participation rate of 57 percent, the second lowest in the nation. Mississippi dropouts who do enter the workforce are typically destined to low skill, low wage jobs that offer little financial security.
Finally, the Hinds Community College softball team can see the lights "at the end of the tunnel " — for illumination at the new René T. Warren Softball Field. For the first time in the long history of the softball program, the Lady Eagles will be able to play games after dusk.
Jason Stewart is a history instructor at the Raymond Campus of Hinds Community College. Having spent more than several years at the institution, he has become several students’ trusted first choice when students are planning out their semester schedules.
As a college student, I wanted to see and know everything that was happening on my campus. I had to be in the crowd and knowledgeable. I attended at least four programs per week. No matter the time or location, I was there!
With Valentine's Day being this week, I was thinking about those who found love here at Hinds Community College. Some were students when they met, some met through co-workers, but regardless, their love began right here at Hinds CC. And for some, it has lasted a lifetime!