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9/26/22 Student Update

9/26/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update     


Hello Cambridge College Students:


Rebecca Heimel, McCormack Chair for the Humanities, is excited to announce that the theme for this year’s McCormack events is Common Ground. Open-mindedness is a necessary precondition to finding common ground. When we examine our own biases and are willing to engage with diverse others and novel ideas, we can find common points of agreement and ways to be in relationship with one another. What does it look like to genuinely achieve common ground? How can we celebrate the ways that disparate people have located common ground, sharing their humanity with one another in a variety of ways that made the connection possible? Throughout the academic year 2022-2023, we will examine these questions and look at common ground beyond the theoretical, thinking about public and private spaces where we can find and grow our common ground. Please see below for an announcement of our first event, Humanities in 5!


Come join us for the Fall 22-23 Virtual Resource Fair!

Wednesday, September 28th from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

Our Virtual Resource Fair is an opportunity to learn more about the many resources, offices, and services that are available to support you at Cambridge College.

Here are just some examples of what will be available: 

  • Get a quick tutorial on using Google Suites to organize your google docs and schoolwork
  • Meet with a representative from Student Financial Services
  • Learn about opportunities to continue your education with a Master’s degree at CC 
  • Learn how to schedule a tutoring appointment
  • Take care of that IT issue you have been meaning to resolve
  • Resumé tips with Irina Galatskaya from CCPD
  • Set up your FREE Grammarly account
  • Check in with an advisor

Drop by anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. To learn more, click here>>.


Health Insurance Waivers

VERY IMPORTANT: If you have health insurance and are taking classes in Massachusetts, you will need to complete the health insurance waiver, so you are not charged for health insurance that you do not need. You must do this by this coming Friday, September 30, 2022. For more information, visit this page>>.


Tutoring and Academic Support

Cambridge College has wonderful professional tutors available in reading, writing, math, statistics, accounting, technology, and MTEL support. This is a great resource for you, which is available free of charge. For information on how to make an appointment with a tutor, 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


We continue to offer weekly workshops and webinars. Please come join us!


Evaluating Information for Research

Tuesday, September 27, 7:00-8:00 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register >>

The ability to evaluate information when doing research on the web is essential, not only for your academic studies but for personal and professional reasons also. This webinar will cover how to evaluate online sources for bias and accuracy. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you need any 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 to 6:45 p.m. (ET) via Zoom. Click here to register>>.

Join 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. 

Info flyer:



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>>.


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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