Tag Archive | "HCC Faculty"

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New “Drug Wars” Class Being Offered for Spring

Posted on 12 December 2016 by

Students at Housatonic who are interested in the effect the drug war has on our democracy are in luck. A special topics class will be offered in the spring of 2017 to anyone who wants  to be a contributing member of our democracy. The  formal name of the course is IDS 298:  “Special Topics: Drug […] Continue Reading…

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I Want My TV In Color: How Social Media and Millennials are Shaping Our Regular TV Programming

Posted on 06 December 2016 by

If you found yourself noticing how many a television show in the last five years has someone who looks, talks, loves, and prays like you, it just may just be possible that Twitter fingers had a massive hand in that. This year, the roster of new comedies and dramas being released on network, cable television, […] Continue Reading…

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Honor Yourself

Posted on 29 October 2016 by

Here at HCC, there are a multitude of programs, clubs, and classes that students can sign up for in order to enrich their minds and bodies.  Most of these outlets are easily accessible, except for one. The Honors Program here at school may be the most underutilized resource on campus, and it is completely free […] Continue Reading…

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Zika Virus Could be Storm Cloud on the Horizon

Posted on 10 April 2016 by

If you’re a pregnant woman and you plan on traveling to a country in South America anytime soon, chances are you’ll be unpacking that suitcase and canceling those plans. And if you’re not a pregnant woman, well, chances are you could still be in danger. That’s because a potentially life threatening virus linked to birth […] Continue Reading…

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Foreign Air in Spring

Posted on 01 April 2016 by

Would you like to visit Italy while earning three credits in a humanities course? Learn about the Italian culture and history which has shaped the country? That is what a number of students did this semester, over Spring Break, as part of their curriculum. Jamilet Ortiz is an Assistant Professor of Spanish here at HCC […] Continue Reading…

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A Story of Scales: Fighting Inequality By Day, Mastering Music By Night

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Andrew Pelletier has made a career out of serving underprivileged students. The 34-year-old has worked at Housatonic since May 2014, and he previously spent six years at Naugatuck Valley Community College. These two schools are located in cities – Bridgeport and Waterbury – that are notorious for their urban poverty and deprived school districts.  But […] Continue Reading…

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Benefits of Study Groups

Posted on 10 December 2015 by

Multiple heads are better than one. Studying alone can be nerve wracking especially when struggling with a class.  Working with a study group boost grades for fellow students. Not everyone understands the lectures, so having others give their ideas and perspectives can be extremely helpful. Study groups help with critical thinking and creativity. There is […] Continue Reading…

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Forward: A Niche Program with Campus-Wide Relevance

Posted on 08 December 2015 by

Tucked away in a side hall on the third floor of Beacon Hall lie the offices of the Forward program. Stereotyping is wrong, but I’d bet if you’re an average, everyday HCC student, you haven’t heard of this program or its mission. It serves those students interested in healthcare and IT, and yet, its ideas–such […] Continue Reading…

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When STEM Met Art

Posted on 01 December 2015 by

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (S.T.E.A.M) conference filled Housatonic’s atrium in Lafayette Hall on Saturday November 7. More than 60 high school students from the surrounding communities were in attendance, including Bridgeport’s own Central, Bassick and Harding High Schools. “Be inspired, learn, create and explore,” said HCC’s president, Dr. Paul Broadie II, to […] Continue Reading…

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Police for the Next Generation

Posted on 24 November 2015 by

It has never been easy to be a Police Officer, according to my father, who was a member of the Bridgeport Police Department for twenty-five years. The stress that anything that can happen will happen, fear of making the wrong decision or action, and just having almost everyone just plain hate you and love firemen […] Continue Reading…