11 May 2010

Mark Warden on
The Community College
        in American Education

Tuesday, May 11, 5:30-8:30pm
19 South Wabash, 2d floor

Cocktails at 5:30, presentation 6:00-6:30 followed by discussion.
$40 includes drinks, two cigars, and sandwiches.
Reservations are required.

More students are enrolled in community colleges across the country than in four year institutions, taking courses from remedial education, to English As A Second Language, to vocational and transfer programs. The community college has become all things to all people for educational needs and this is thus both its strength and its weakness. As an indication of its importance, the President has recently announced his intention to support community colleges with a $2 billion appropriation.

Mark Warden is President Emeritus of Daley College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago.  Before that he served as professor at Wright College and was provost of Loop and City-Wide Colleges.  He also ran education programs for the Air Force and the Department of Labor overseas.  He has a PhD from the University of Chicago, where he wrote a dissertation under Leo Strauss. He is now retired, reading, smoking, drinking, and living in Argentina and Chicago.


Coming up


Tuesday, May 25
Outdoors on the rooftop at QuotePro, weather permitting.

Subsequent Tuesdays this summer
Outdoors at Ceres Cafe, weather permitting.

About the Cigar Society of Chicago

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago is the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The Cigar Society of Chicago embraces this tradition and extends it with its Informal Smokers, University Series lectures, and Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.