As the semester draws to a close and we look ahead to the approaching holidays, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past three months.
At the County College of Morris, we have welcomed a new college president. Dr. Anthony Iacono has, thus far, shown an interest in receiving honest feedback from the campus community. He has been holding coffee and conversations with the president and encouraging staff, faculty and students to speak candidly with him regarding issues and suggestions they have on campus . It will be interesting to see how that affects his coming semesters.
The CCM Board of Trustees has made the decision to close the college’s Morristown location. While we only have a bare-bones explanation, given in a press release, how the closure changes the way classes are dealt with at the college is yet to be seen. The board assures that the classes will be accommodated by the Randolph campus if needed, but how does that affect students who attended classes in Morristown to account for transportation issues? The spring will show how the college accounts for the campus closure.
Here at the Youngtown, our editorial staff has grown and everyone’s skills have strengthened. The camaraderie in our news room is one of the factors that creates such a strong paper. Our own Cecilia McGuinness, our senior layout editor, will be graduating at the end of the semester and beginning her time at a four-year university. We are so excited to see how she grows and flourishes there. Satire editor Moe Rahmatullah has created a position for himself in our staff that we did not have before him. That willingness to push the boundaries and try new things pushes growth.
While reflection throws growth into higher contrast, the Youngtown is excited to turn forwards to the spring semester and continue to take strides. While people may associate print news with the past, we are ready to show all the ways in which we embody the future.