Monday, February 21, 2011

San Diego City College

Dear Mr. Fitzhugh:

My name is Peter D. Haro and I am the Chair of the History and Political Science Department at San Diego City College in San Diego, California. I read the article about you and The Concord Review in the New York Times about a month ago and I must say that I had a rejuvenating moment as I read about you and The Concord Review. I also believe that student writing is an imperative that must not be allowed to decline. Unfortunately, in today’s culture of testing mania, texting, etc., good research writing is something that is often overlooked or ignored. I have students who are dumbfounded when I tell them that a research assignment is part of their semester grade. However, I do have students that also rise to the occasion and produce outstanding undergraduate research papers. My question to you is, are you accepting submissions from community college students? I think that this would be an excellent opportunity for my students who do intend to transfer and many of them have moved on to top-tier colleges and universities all over the United States, such as Columbia, Cornell, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UCLA. Please let me know if this is something that The Concord Review is interested in or if you are aware of any similar organizations dedicated to publishing the research of community college students. Thank you for your time in this matter and I hope to hear from you soon.

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