Tax reform has been central to the national political dialogue for the past month. The House of Representatives has already passed a version of HR 1 and the Senate Finance Committee has advanced a bill to the full Senate. While the two bills differ in significant ways, both contain provisions that would likely have an adverse impact upon families that send their children to private institutions as well as direct adverse implications upon Lycoming and other independent colleges.
I am delighted to share the exciting news that Lycoming College has been selected as one of the newest additions to the Best 382 Colleges list published by the Princeton Review. In particular, the August 2018 edition, which will be available in August 2017, will feature Lycoming as one of six new schools receiving the Best 382 designation. This designation means that the Princeton Review regards Lycoming College as among the “cream of the crop” of undergraduate institutions in America.
Our world is filled with binaries. Some we barely notice, taking them as they are presented to us. But others are overwhelmingly apparent, such as the current great division between Democrats and Republicans in America. However, despite the pressure Americans feel to choose between these two, republicans and democrats do not represent all of America.
The plane has lifted off from Puebla International Airport. It’s January 16, and Director of Alumni Relations Amy Reyes and I just completed an extraordinary weekend attending the sixth and final State of the State Address of Lycoming graduate and Governor of the State of Puebla Rafael Moreno Valle ’91. We had accepted an invitation to be a special guest of the governor and undertook this trip to honor one of our most distinguished alumni.
One of the downsides to being a commuter is having to deal with environmental issues. I live at home and my bedroom is in my basement. I do not live in a dorm with maintenance workers that will fix an issue that may arise. Now, I do not usually like to blame the forces of the universe for causing problems I might have, but this time is different.
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November is National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo.org is a website that challenges participants to write at least 50,000 words of a story throughout the month of November— which is difficult, but awesome. I’ve participated in NaNoWriMo for the last four Novembers, three of which I hit the word count goal. It’s definitely possible to win the challenge (provided you have enough coffee).
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