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Redlands in the news: October 2017

Emma Haley, interim chair of the Elementary and Secondary Education Department at Tuskegee University, was part of the delegation that visited the University of Redlands in advance of the formal agreement between the two institutions. (Photo by Coco McKown ’04, ’10)

From a new partnership with Tuskegee University to faculty commentary on current events, the U of R made the news in October.

A beautiful friendship

History was made in October with a newly forged, groundbreaking partnership between the private, liberal arts University of Redlands and the historically black educational institution Tuskegee University. The partnership grabbed headlines by announcing an agreement that offers students and faculty at each university the opportunity to spend up to one year at the partnering institution. 

President Ralph Kuncl, quoted in The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education and other publications, says “our historic new alliance with Tuskegee University will bring us impressive new opportunities. The two institutions will enrich and strengthen each other’s scholarship and teaching, as we look forward to exploring an array of potential joint programs together.”

Opening doors for UTC employees

On the heels of celebrating the new San Diego campus and the opportunities its modern space creates, U of R’s School of Business made headlines again in October announcing an important partnership poised to further extend the reach of its offerings. 

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) is expanding educational opportunities for its global workforce through a new collaboration with the University of Redlands. Building upon an existing agreement for UTC employees in Riverside and San Diego counties, the new agreement opens the door UTC employees nationwide to pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees offered through the U of R School of Business, including the online MBA program.

Stories in the Arizona Republic and other publications quote Thomas Horan, Senecal endowed dean of the School of Business, saying, “Our programs provide a personalized education that enables students to pursue their business passions and career aspirations.” 

Other headline grabbers in October include:

  • U of R alumna and School of Business mentor Carla Carlini ’11, ’12 encourages women to mentor women in her post on Forbes.com. “Nobody makes it alone,” she writes, “If you’ve ascended the corporate ladder, you know how true this is.”
  • The conversation about automation and its impact on jobs continues in the Orange County Register through continued reporting from the Institute for Spatial Economic Analysis at U of R.
  • In a conversation that likely won’t end soon, U of R historian Kathy Feeley weighs in on the casting couch issue to The Daily Telegraph.
  • An “infuriated” Republican caucus is drawing hard lines in the party, says U of R political scientist Renee Van Vechten to Governing.com
  • Redlands Daily Facts reports San Bernardino Police Chief and U of R alumnus Jarrod Burguan ’07, ’10 advised a crowd at a University-hosted safety summit that having a plan and being prepared is important for safety and security. 
  • On the light side of the news in October: Mascot-in-training Addie hosts her first adoption fair, reports The Press-Enterprise, and the the Redlands Daily Facts says a unique workshop offered by U of R at Hangar 24 helps adult students tap into credits.