Open Letter to the Peace Center

We in the Science Division continue to be dismayed by your choice of speakers and the pseudoscience they espouse. Last year the issue was...

Guest Column: Atomic bomb builders speak for peace – Part 2

George Beres Guest Columnist Germany had started atomic development two years earlier, and the Manhattan Project team feared that the Germans were ahead of the United...

Student course evaluations ignored by students, disliked by staff

Winter Term has ended and Spring Term is in motion. Much knowledge has been gained. Techniques have been acquired, and grades received. However, a...

Cultural competency policy long overdue

The Lane Board of Education will vote on a proposed cultural competency policy at its Feb. 5 meeting. The tabled policy has long been...

A different American history

  Stan Taylor Lane Peace Center Chair This year Lane Community College embarked on a Cultural Competency Professional Development initiative designed as educational programs for faculty and staff...

Spilde responds to national election

I’ve been thinking of all of you. Today on the eve of Veterans Day I am thinking of our student veterans who have defended...

A tale of two cultures

When I lived in Japan many years ago, every spring our city would see the return of the swallows, those sleek, thin birds that...

Guest Commentary – Image of community colleges on the rise

Maurice Hamington Executive Dean of Academic Affairs — Transfers In Edition 12 of The Torch, January 30, 2015, E.J. Olson effectively argued the need to counter...

Creating a healthy culture

  What happens in a work environment when people feel like they can't be themselves and can't tell the truth? What happens when, on the...