A new year, a new president, and a renewed commitment by U.S. 1 to keep serving our readership in the U.S. 1 business community. This year’s annual Survival Guide issue draws on the expertise of our community to offer some practical advice to our incoming president. Yes, we know that President-Elect Donald Trump is not likely to take any advice from our experts in cyber-security, healthcare, climate change, and political gerrymandering, but we can’t resist sharing what these experts have to say.
Our hope is that the information will help our readers (and us) to understand what’s at stake. We have to add that we tried a similar approach in December, 2009, when we assembled the viewpoints of various experts on issues facing then Governor-Elect Chris Christie. Did that do us any good? Well, Christie’s record speaks for itself (certainly not for us).
#b#To the Editor: WCC Move Won’t Help#/b#
It should be obvious from Diccon Hyatt’s article (12/14/2016) that selling its Princeton campus and moving Westminster Choir College to the Rider campus will not save Rider University. They are living like Alice, in Wonderland. How can Rider continue to function when its tuition is $53,600 and the College of NJ charges $28,600 for in-state students (which most Rider students are)? Relocating Westminster will not save Rider or reduce its budget to a reasonable size. The administration will kill off Westminster first, then lose Rider anyway. Better to allow Westminster to find a “foster” university — perhaps a conservatory like Curtis Institute in Philadelphia — where the college can continue to be the jewel of choral music and organ studies and vocal performance that it currently is. Then Rider can profit — once —from the sale of the land. But they will be the next to go. Off with her head, said the Red Queen.
Westminster Class of 1988
Editor’s note: The writer is what executive director of the Trenton Community Music School.
Thank you for sharing T.K. Oluwafemi’s story and for highlighting the work done in HomeFront’s ArtSpace and SewingSpace in the December 21 issue of U.S. 1. We are so proud of T.K. and all HomeFront clients who have found healing through our programs.
As your story notes, none of this work is possible without our dedicated and inspiring volunteers; the thousands of hours, resources, and volumes of expertise that individuals in this community provide to HomeFront families change lives every day. We appreciate our community’s ongoing commitment to serving our friends and neighbors and look forward to a new year filled with promise for our families and community partners.