When you tune into the World Series this weekend, pay close attention to those slow-motion replays of a guy sliding into second base and you’ll see the handiwork of a Rock Valley College alumnus.Read More
By Jessica Oladapo, RVC Assistant Professor of Sociology
The new downtown campus of RVC opened in August for classes for the fall 2016 semester. With classrooms that overlook the Rock River, and in a prime location for access to transportation, downtown eateries, the Main Library, and other downtown services and agencies, the location has proven to be even more ideal than anticipated. Additionally, several students have expressed that the proximity to their homes makes college attendance and educational attainment a reality.Read More
By Dr. Danielle F. Fundora Hardesty
In his welcoming letter to the incoming freshmen class, John Ellison, Dean of Students at the University of Chicago, detailed the University’s commitment to the academic freedom of its faculty, staff, and students. As defined by the letter, “[m]embers of our community are encouraged to speak, write, listen, challenge, and learn, without fear of censorship . . . You will find that we expect members of our community to be engaged in rigorous debate, discussion, and even disagreement.” Ellison acknowledges that controversial discussions may cause students discomfort at times; however, such discomfort may be a necessary consequence in fulling the University’s priority of “building a campus that welcomes people of all backgrounds.” Ellison argues that in embracing diversity of opinion and background the “members of our community must have the freedom to espouse and explore a wide range of ideas.”Read More
While walking around the Rock Valley College campus, have you seen the bench with a solar panel and USB charging station? How about the fancy electronic gear next to the creek? Ever wonder what that’s for?
Would you like to see a solar-assisted electric go-cart? A smell detector that controls a ventilation fan?Read More