• Tony Barrett

    Tony Barrett

    Professor of Economics
    Northeast U.S.
    Ph.D., George Washington University

    Tony's Bio:
    A bio is always hard to write at my age (think grandfather). I have taught economics for 31 years, the last 21 at CSS. For four of those years I was the school's Athletic Director adding track and field and Nordic skiing, and laying ground work for football and women's hockey. I am married with two grown children. My daughter is working on her PhD in Chemistry as the Univ. of Chicago and she is the mother of my grandson, which is pretty cool. My son is a screen writer in LA. Eight of his scripts have been produced. He is also a licensed private investigator, which is odd.

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Senior
    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Laura Salazar

    Senior
    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Junior
    Mora, MN
    Biology

    Bryan Chavez

    Junior
    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

  • Jin Baek

    Senior
    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Senior
    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Malvern Madondo

    Senior
    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Shivani Singh

    Junior
    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Neena Koslowski

    Junior
    Apple Valley, MN
    Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Daniela Moreno Gomez

    Senior
    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Katelyn Gehling

    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Laila Zemar

    Sophomore
    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

  • Jason Chavez

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

Summer’s Over

For college professors, July 4th marks the halfway point in the summer vacation. But, unofficially, August 1 is when the fall semester starts.  From here on, there are more meetings.  We have to think about and write our new syllabi.  People who had summer projects, like Masters students writing their thesis, are trying to get them done.  So, here I am working in my sweltering office.

First, I liked the Harry Potter movie.  Next I have to see “Aliens vs. Cowboys”.  It has gotten bad reviews but, come on, you have to see a movie called “Aliens vs. Cowboys”.

Second, it was very good that Congress passed an increase in our debt ceiling since it avoided our country’s first debt default.  We are the only developed country that has never defaulted and that distinction helps us get foreigners to finance our over-consumption.  But, Congress didn’t do anything significant to address the problem that is undermining our future: our over-consumption.

Third, next week I am off to Chicago to see our 10 month old grandson (and his parents).  When we come back, preparation for the new year really gets going.

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