The Core 100 program invites students and faculty from the College to join us for our weekly lecture series. Each week, all of the first-year students participate in lecture-discussions with about 400 of their classmates. We have space in the Center for the Arts (Building 1P) Williamson Theatre to accommodate individual guests, and can have as many as two additional classes at each of the lectures. No permission is needed for classes to attend, but please notify Donna Scimeca (718.982.3405) if you plan to bring a class.

The lectures are 50 minutes and are all in the Williamson Theatre. They meet on the following days/times: Wednesdays at 11:15am and 1:25pm; on Thursdays at 8:00am, 10:10am, 4:40pm, and 6:30pm; on Saturdays at 10:10am.

The focus of the Core Lecture Series this semester will be to directly link the program’s curriculum to current events.

The Lecture Series Schedule for the Week of Nov. 25, 2019 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

11:15am and 1:25pm: “Student Loan Debt: Another Ongoing American Crisis,” presented by William Fallon

The cost of higher education in the U.S. is soaring nowadays, mostly due to the crisis of student loan debt incurred by countless students, young and old alike. These loans become a serious burden on one’s life as well as their undetermined future. This lecture will present statistics associated with this staggering epidemic. The discussion will also include some alarming and eye-opening information of which students may not be aware, along with material pertinent to all who presently have or are considering assuming a student loan.

William Fallon has been an Adjunct Lecturer in CSI’s Core Program since 2015. He was awarded his MA in History from CSI in 2013. Additionally, in Jan. 2018, Professor Fallon became the first student ever at CSI to be awarded a Certificate in Public History.

There will be no classes on Thursday Nov. 28 and Saturday, Nov. 30.

The Core Family wishes you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

By the Division of Academic Affairs