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MCC should take show on the road

Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 9:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 10:50 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

Why is McHenry County College obsessed with bricks-and-mortar projects?

Its poorly conceived schemes – from the outlandish minor league baseball stadium to the overwrought 10-year master plan to the ostentatious health and wellness center – are as reckless as they are ruinous.

We don't need new construction. We need a college that can adapt to new realities in education. We need a college that can deal with hard realities in economics. We need a college without walls.

A college without walls? Yes. In order to remain the county's first choice for higher learning, MCC must extend itself.

Rather than continuing only as a fixed destination in Crystal Lake, MCC now must travel to where its students are – physically and online.

To accomplish this, we require leaders who are shrewd and visionary. Accordingly, I support the election of Chris Jenner, Molly Walsh and Thomas Wilbeck as MCC trustees.

Scott K. Summers

Harvard

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