Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News

Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News Teaching History Graduate Certificate - Northwestern College Live Updates: Latest News on Coronavirus and Higher Education - Inside Higher Ed Montclair State Launches Online Certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching - Montclaire News Posted: 17 Nov 2020 12:00 AM PST November 17, 2020 Program joins certificate in Virtual Learning for Students with Disabilities as offerings empowering teachers Posted in: Education Montclair State's graduate certificate in K-12 Computer Science Teaching will launch during the spring 2021 semester. The College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University will launch an online graduate certificate program in K-12 Computer Science Teaching for the upcoming spring 2021

May 4 Memories: Shootings sparked career in law enforcement, CIA - Akron Beacon Journal

May 4 is my birthday, and in 1970, I was turning 20 years old. I was a sophomore at Mount Union College with aspirations of becoming a sportswriter. Politics was just about the furthest thing from my mind. While I’d seen in the news about some of the unrest ongoing in Kent, I hadn’t paid a whole lot of attention to it. I was a carefree, 20-year-old college kid who wasn’t into any of that. Then, all at once, it changed.

I didn’t know it then, but that volley of shots at Kent State literally served as the seminal moment of my life. Prior to the May 4th shootings at Kent State, I hadn’t a political bone in my body. But my visceral reaction to the shootings took me in an entirely different direction.

On May 5, the protests flared out to colleges around the country. I was sunning myself on the roof of my frat house after a heavy birthday party night at Mount, when I witnessed the American flag unceremoniously coming down the quad’s flagpole.

A switch flipped for me. I became vehemently opposed to the “Left,” and the “counterculture” types who were radically rebelling in defiance of authority. To my core, I realized that within my principled inner compass, I was everything they weren’t. My journalistic aspirations evaporated and what beckoned inside was a career in law enforcement and/or national security.

Looking back, the travesty that was “Kent State” was clearly a life-changing moment for me. Unlike the vast majority of those my age at the time, however, it didn’t send me marching off in protest. To the contrary, for me it launched a trilogy of thematic career stops — first as a Columbus police officer; next, as a member of Henry Kissinger’s personal protection detail; and then, serving 30 years as a careerist with, and retiring from, the Central Intelligence Agency.

It’s coming up on 50 years since that fateful day at Kent State. I’m a long way from being that clueless 20-year-old college kid.

Now 70, and comfortably retired back in Akron, in hindsight and with the full benefit of all that I’ve experienced and learned throughout such a uniquely long and winding road, I no less remain a staunch advocate of the basic “rule of law,” and believe strongly that those colleagues with whom I am proud to have served in both law enforcement and at the Agency, made a positive difference in the lives of others and for this country.

One point, however, I have come to realize today that life is grayer than I ever imagined as a 20-year-old. So much so that I now look upon that horrible day’s tragic events through a completely different lens, starting with my changed views of the Vietnam War. What a tragedy.

Bill Fairweather, Akron


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