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Th e RCC Week I y 



Issue 35 
November 9, 



2012 



War r en Ral I y at RCC 

On Saturday, November 3 rd , Elizabeth Warren held her 
last rally before last Tuesday's election. Held at the 
Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, the rally brought 
such notables to the stage as Governor Deval Patrick, 
Angela Menino, who was standing in for her husband 
Mayor Menino, and Representative John Lewis, from 
the state of Georgia, who was at the rally to declare his 
support for Elizabeth Warren. 



Almost 50 years ago, John 
Lewis was active in the 
Student Non-Violent 

Coordinating Committee 
(SNCC) and worked closely 
with Dr. Martin Luther King, 
Jr. One of the organizers of 
the March on Washington 
in August 1963, he met with 
President Kennedy in the 
Oval Office, where the 
President congratulated Dr. 
King and his team for a job 
well-done. At Saturday's 
rally, he spoke of being 
beaten by local law officials 
on the Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights 
on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965. He was 
severely injured and suffered a concussion. After a few 
days, he was flown to Mass General Hospital, where he 
made a full recovery. For that reason, he said, he has 
always had a soft spot for Boston. 

Other notables at the rally included state 
representatives Gloria Fox and Linda Dorcena Forry, and 
city councilors Charles Yancey, Ayanna Pressley, Tito 
Jackson, and Felix Arroyo. Also in attendance with his 
wife and new son was Patrick Kennedy, former state 
representative from Rhode Island and the son of the 
late Senator Ted Kennedy. 

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Pictured above: Senator- 
Elect Warren and John Lewis 



Senior Lunch eon 



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On Friday, November 16 from 11:30am- 

2:30pm, the Reggie will be hosting ~\ 

RCC's Annual Senior Citizen shr^ ^ " 

Thanksgiving Luncheon. It is a v^O/^ty 

wonderful event with food, music and dancing. The seniors 

are very appreciative and always enjoy themselves. 




Organizers are looking for volunteers to help serve lunch. If 
you are interested in helping out, please contact Nancy 
Sheehan-Curran at nsheehan@rcc.mass.edu, (617)541-2470 

El ect ion Resul t s 

In addition to other election results that 
you may have heard about, President 
Barack Obama also won the RCC Library 
Mock Presidential Election with 92% of the 
vote. 

* President Barack Obama - 59 votes 

* Green Party Challenger Jill Stein - 3 votes 

* Libertarian Challenger Gary Johnson - 1 vote 

* Republican Challenger Mitt Romney - 1 vote 

Congratulations to President Obama for winning the RCC 
Library vote in a landslide, and thanks to everyone who 
voted. 

Hoi iday Gift Sh opping, 
Discover Roxbur y Styl e 

Discover Roxbury is happy to V^>»^ %vo\ifL«?i. 

announce that it will be using a 

vacant storefront in Dudley Square, 

Boston, and transforming it into a 

holiday pop-up shop for artists and 

craftspeople from November 30- 

December 24. Participation is open to artists and 

craftspeople from New England, with vendors chosen by a 

juried process. Discovery Roxbury would love your help in 

finding talented applicants. Additional details are on their 

website: www.discoverroxbury.org/holidav-gift-show 




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Cal endar 




November 22: Thanksgiving 

November 29: Faculty Meeting with VP Mercomes 

December 13: Deadline to submit proposal for TLSD 
Conference 





Pr of essional 
devel opment 

PD TUESDAYS : Meet me in Google Docs 




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Faculty understand the value 
of collaborative projects to 
promote critical thinking skills. 
However, students often have 
difficulty coordinating meeting 
times and location, making 
these assignments a challenge 
to complete effectively. This workshop reviews the 
online productivity tools available through Google Docs 
that can alleviate this concern. During this hands-on 
session, participants will create, edit, download, 
upload, share, and comment on documents using the 
Google Docs platform. 

Date: November 20 

Time: 12:00-1:00 

Where: The Writing Center, 3-203 

Presenter: Ruth Ronan 

TECH TOOLS TABLE TALKS 

The last 'Tech Tools Table Talks" Roundtable session 
for this semester will highlight Diigo and VoiceThread. 

Date: November 21 

Time: 11:30-1:00 

Presenters: David Perkinson &Tom Macdonald 



RCC Pr esident ial 
Sear ch 

As the Search Committee for the new President of RCC 
moves forward, we are seeking input from various 
sectors of the college community. Please attend one of 
the brief open meetings listed below to share your 
unique perspectives and suggestions so that we can 
use this critical information as we begin the important 
task of choosing the best candidates for the position. 
Plan to come and share your thoughts: 

All Constituent Questions and Answers Sessions will 
take place in the Great Room (3rd Floor -The Media 
Arts Building) on: 

* Thursday, November 8 th from 5 to 7pm 

* Tuesday, November 20 th from 8:30am to 10am