The Devil's Workshop

The Devil's Workshop
April 5, 2011

The association of two-year colleges prepares for annual conference with the wrong program. Wick Sloane urges its leaders to rise to the challenge.

March 28, 2009

Hundreds of billions of dollars are flowing. Wick Sloane wonders: Can't the country spare $100 in textbook loaners for each of the nation's community college students?

February 6, 2009

Wick Sloane's previous offers to lead Harvard, the University of Iowa and the U.S. Education Department have been for naught. This time his alma mater has an opening, and he lays out his ideas for running the prestigious liberal arts college.

July 11, 2008

Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once a year ago when three of his buddies in Iraq died in one week, handed in an essay that terrified me. “Suicide Prevention,” I discovered right away, is one of the top information requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home page. Before thinking about writing a column about military veterans at community colleges, I made sure the student, whom I’ll call The Student, is OK. He is.

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April 5, 2011

The association of two-year colleges prepares for annual conference with the wrong program. Wick Sloane urges its leaders to rise to the challenge.

March 28, 2009

Hundreds of billions of dollars are flowing. Wick Sloane wonders: Can't the country spare $100 in textbook loaners for each of the nation's community college students?

February 6, 2009

Wick Sloane's previous offers to lead Harvard, the University of Iowa and the U.S. Education Department have been for naught. This time his alma mater has an opening, and he lays out his ideas for running the prestigious liberal arts college.

July 11, 2008

Three weeks ago, a student, a veteran of two tours in Iraq, a sniper who had already dropped out once a year ago when three of his buddies in Iraq died in one week, handed in an essay that terrified me. “Suicide Prevention,” I discovered right away, is one of the top information requests from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs home page. Before thinking about writing a column about military veterans at community colleges, I made sure the student, whom I’ll call The Student, is OK. He is.

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