1/14/2022 Academic Affairs Weekly Student Update

 

Greetings Cambridge College Students:

 

We hope you had a relaxing break. Spring online classes began this week, and spring on-ground/remote classes start next week on January 18th. If you have not yet registered, be sure to do so before starting classes. You may want to check in with an advisor or success coach. If you have a financial or business hold, please reach out to Student Financial Services at sfs@cambridgecollege.edu or call (617)-873-0403. If you need to drop a class, please be sure to do so by the Add/Drop date or before the start of the class.

 

Coming to Campus

This spring, several classes will be held in person on campus, and some students may choose to come to campus to study or log into class with a strong Wi-Fi signal. If you are coming to campus, you can find the latest COVID-19 protocols on coming to campus on the College’s COVID-19 Update page: https://www.cambridgecollege.edu/covid-19-updates

Laptop Loan Program

This spring, Cambridge College is continuing to offer our laptop loan program. If you do not have a reliable computer for your classes and to complete assigned coursework, please reach out to obtain a loaner laptop. For more information or to request a laptop, contact Tracy McLaughlin, Associate Provost, at tracy.mclaughlin@cambridgecollege.edu.

 

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

A Federal Communications Commission program has provided a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying households. Under the new infrastructure bill that was passed in the fall, this benefit will be expanded as the “Affordable Connectivity Program.”  To learn about eligibility and application options, visit www.GetEmergencyBroadband.org.

 

CC Community Time

As was announced in January, Vera Dimoplon, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, will continue to host monthly Community Time for our CC students and community. Community Time is a chance to share our experiences and build stronger relationships. The next Community Time event will be Wednesday, February 2nd, 4:30-5:30 PM EST. Attend via Zoom to talk about how the term is going and to connect with fellow students. To register for the event, click here>>. For more information, see the flyer here>>.

 

bell hooks Tribute Reading and other McCormack Chair Events

bell hooks, prolific author, poet, activist, educator, and trailblazing feminist, passed away on December 15, 2021. The entire Cambridge College community is invited to a celebration of her life and work. Please save the date: Thursday, February 3rd, 6:15-7:15 PM via Zoom. If you are interested in reading or speaking at the event, please contact Rebecca Heimel at rebecca.heimel@cambridgecollege.edu. For a list of other McCormack Chair events this spring on the theme of “Good Trouble,” view the flyer here>>.

 

Monday, January 17th, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and it is a chance to reflect on the progress the country has made and not made in terms of race relations. Dr. King told us that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” Ibram X. Kendi, in his essay “Progress,” reinforces that, but he cautions us that the arc does not bend on its own will. Please enjoy the holiday, and best wishes for every success in the spring term.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Stephen Healey, Ph.D.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

 

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 vera.dimoplon@cambridgecollege.edu or 617-873-0614.