Author: Kevin Hartung

President Visit to Arizona Signals Reopening

May 15, 2020

Photo courtesy of Shealah Craighead member of the White House staff. President Trump holding a roundtable on May 5 at the Honeywell International, Inc. plant in Phoenix. Pictured from left are Secretary Scalia, Governor Ducey, Vice President Lizer, President Trump, 2 nd Lady Lizer, Governor Lewis and Senator McSally. By KEVIN HARTUNG Air Force One […]

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Does Online Learning Make the Grade?

May 15, 2020

Photo-illustration of a student frustrated with online learning. By KEVIN HARTUNG There are two sides to every story and the fast switch to online learning during the spring semester is no exception. The switch was problematic for students, faculty and college administrators. Students battled connectivity problems. The faculty struggled to learn the online environment and […]

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Perplexing Measures Prompted by COVID-19

May 1, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Jason Connolly / AFP – Getty Images Demonstrators gather in front of the Colorado State Capitol building to protest coronavirus stay-at-home orders during a “Reopen Colorado” rally in Denver on Sunday, April 19, 2020. By Kevin Hartung I have heard some very unusual stories regarding measures of social distancing being implemented by […]

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Displaying Humanity in a Crisis

May 1, 2020

Photo Courtesy of Rebecca Sasnett / Arizona Daily Star Steve Tracy, Thunder Canyon Brewery co-owner and brewer, fills up 16oz bottles of locally made hand sanitizer at Thunder Canyon Brewery, 220 E. Broadway Blvd., in Tucson, Ariz., on April 6, 2020. by Kevin Hartung We often overlook opportunities to reveal our humanitarian side to others. […]

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Looking Forward

April 21, 2020

by Kevin Hartung Transitioning to virtual learning was not painless. Instructors, some with no prior experience, had to deal with new teaching tools that were not entirely user friendly. Students agonized over reliable internet access or finding a quiet place in their homes to study while others worried about having a computer to work on. […]

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What’s Happening on Campus

April 21, 2020

by Kevin HartingPic of Parking lot Spring is here and it’s spring-cleaning time.  The stay-home measure caused by the coronavirus pandemic seems an ideal time to get the job done. That goes for businesses as well. Our West Campus, as previously pointed out, deserves a facelift. This is an opportunity to do the job right. […]

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Upholding Democracy in a Crisis

April 2, 2020

Photo courtesy Michael Stokes, Flickr By Kevin Hartung Whether states are enforcing their shelter-in-place stances or candidates have deferred to the advice of social distancing, canvassing, stump speeches, town halls, debates, primaries and campaigns have taken a hit in this election cycle.  The CDC now recommends that gatherings instead be turned into virtual events. “Events […]

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Control the Spread and the Panic

April 2, 2020

Keesler personnel fill the Commissary at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, March 2020.  Photo courtesy Kemberly Groue by Kevin Hartung Worldwide, officials are scrambling to control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) but maybe controlling the panic is equally important President Donald Trump, who had contact with coronavirus subjects, was tested and received negative results. To […]

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Fifty years expose need for campus facelift

February 27, 2020

Photo and story by KEVIN HARTUNG If the Pima Community College West Campus lacks a certain prestige, a close look provides the answer. Walls in need of paint, carpets needing replacement, bathrooms needing repairs, and outdated elevators demand attention.  Revitalization of student and faculty enthusiasm compensates for the remodel. If you want to celebrate PCC’s […]

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