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10/3/22 Student Update

10/3/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update     


Hello Cambridge College Students,


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Description automatically generated with low confidenceThis month, we are excited to welcome Leah Barcan to Cambridge College. Leah has extensive experience working with students with a wide array of learning challenges, including AD/HD, autism, dyslexia, limited vision or hearing, and difficulty with executive functioning. Leah ran a tutoring and coaching practice for many years, helping her students set academic goals, use effective learning strategies, and create concrete plans for completing work and goals. She has a background in literacy and often works with students to improve their reading and writing skills. Leah is deeply committed to the success of all students and is excited to join Cambridge College. Her office is located in Charlestown, room 1287, and her phone is 617-873-0191. She can also be reached by email at If you would like to make an appointment with Leah, you can do so by logging into Starfish and clicking on ‘Academic Success Center’ on your home screen. For more detailed instructions, please see the information on the Tutorials Page on MyCC , or click here>>.


Laptop Loan Program

Laptop computers are essential for student success. If you do not have a dedicated computer, we encourage you to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at


Please come join us for one of our workshops this week!


Introduction to the Cambridge College Online Library

Tuesday, October 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Jeff Cronin, Cambridge College Librarian, will be offering a webinar on the new Cambridge College Online Library and how it can help you. During this webinar, he will briefly introduce our library resources and services, including reference 24/7 and APA guides for citing sources. There will also be an opportunity for questions. If you need additional information, please contact Jeff Cronin at


Community Time

Wednesday, October 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>.

'Community Time' is a monthly event and an opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to spend an hour together to share their experiences and build a stronger CC community. Each 'Community Time' event will have a topic for discussion and provide an opportunity to share your story, as well as connect with peers and colleagues in a safe space. At this meeting we will focus on our personal and academic goals for this semester. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the meeting. Please contact Vera Dimoplon at for more information about this event.


Humanities in 5: Common Ground

Thursday, October 6, 6:15-6:45 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register>>.


Description automatically generated with medium confidenceJoin Rebecca Heimel, Elizabeth J. McCormack Chair of Humanities, together with humanities faculty from the School of Undergraduate Studies, for Humanities in 5 on the theme of Common Ground. Each faculty member will deliver a short, accessible lecture on the theme from the perspective of their discipline: history, philosophy, and the arts. 

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English Conversation Group 

Our English Conversation Group is designed to help English language learners practice conversational skills in a safe and structured environment. English Conversation Groups meet virtually via Zoom every Monday and Thursday (except federal holidays). There is no charge to attend, but registration is required.

  • Every Monday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Santia Lindor. If you are interested, please register here>>.
  • Every Thursday, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. English Conversation Group with Charlie DiSilva. If you are interested, please register here>>.


Grammarly Drop-In Support Hours

All Cambridge College students have access to Grammarly Premium, a writing assistant that checks for spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes in your assignments and emails. Grammarly can help improve your writing! The link to activate your premium account was sent to your Cambridge College email. Need help setting up your account? Want ideas and tips on getting the most out of your Grammarly Premium? Having trouble with some aspect of Grammarly? Drop in at any time during one of the sessions below to get support. Stay as long as you need! 


Grammarly Drop-In Support - Lunch

Tuesday, October 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. (ET) 

Link here>>


Grammarly Drop-In Support - Evening 

Wednesday, October 13, 5:00-6:00 p.m. (ET) 

Link here>>


Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Remember that Cambridge College has many resources available to help you succeed.


Tracy McLaughlin and your Student Success Team 



Tracy McLaughlin, Ph.D.  

Associate Provost 

Cambridge College 



Cambridge College is committed to ensuring that its events, services, and facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities, under requirements from the ADA of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. If you need accommodations to help you access our events, services, or facilities, please contact the Office of Disability Support at or 617-873-0614.

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