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Of Plumbers, Philosophers, and the Dignity of Work


I’ve long been taken by this observation: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John W. Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, and

Harrington named dean of instruction at Boulder County Campus


David Harrington has joined Front Range Community College as a dean of instruction at the Boulder County Campus. Harrington will oversee academic faculty and programs in science, mathematics, and the career/technical programs of business, information technology, health, and nursing. “Dr. Harrington impressed a broad swath of the campus community with his calm demeanor, his thoughtful

Attorney Turns to Teaching


Gerald is an attorney, a paralegal, and a teacher. Since the time he was attending Smiley Middle School in Denver, he wanted to teach in the legal field. “I’ve always liked to read cases,” Gerald says. “The Constitution always got my attention. I like the process of passing laws, and the interpreting of laws…

How Do I Apply to College?


You don’t apply to college very often, so it can appear a daunting task, even if you are applying to a community college where no admissions essay is required. Many people are the first in their family to apply to college. Others applied once – 20 years ago. Still others, out of high school for

Why do I need to know math?


We recently took up some grass to expand our perennial garden. The question was: How much mulch to cover the area to a depth of 3 inches? I’m glad I paid attention in my math classes. But don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some math teachers say: “Mathematics has a pervasive and essential

Friendship, insights grow hand in hand on Kenya trip


As time dwindled for some intrepid friends teaching and sharing technology with students in Meru, Kenya, insights grew from relationships built with the people in this African nation. Brandon Berman, who is director of the Multimedia Graphic Design Program at Front Range’s Westminster Campus, is among the travelers, teachers, and videographers, so we at Front

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