Hancock College part-time faculty, district at impasse

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

Published in the December 6, 2014 Santa Maria Times. The Hancock College Part-Time Faculty Association this week declared an impasse in its negotiations with the district, which surprised district negotiators. Mark Miller, president of the Part-Time Faculty Association, said that after several months of negotiations, the association has decided to declare an impasse, which will move the proceedings on to mediation. The declaration of impasse has...

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It’s the Holiday Season, So Why Are the Rich Acting Like Scrooge?

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

Published in the December 5, 2014 Noozhawk. “The rich are different,” F. Scott Fitzgerald observed to Ernest Hemingway. “Yes,” Hemingway replied. “They’ve got more money.” In fact and in fiction, many have chronicled how the rich — particularly the ultra-rich who inherited great wealth — are different from the rest of us: Some have a sense of entitlement, embodied by the Bush family or the arrogant, ruthless Tom Buchanan in The...

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