A Tincture of Time is Not What We Need Related to Pandemic

A Tincture of Time is Not What We Need Related to Pandemic

Karen Gross 18/08/2020 2
A Tincture of Time is Not What We Need Related to Pandemic

What We Need Now

But, the phrase “tincture of time” got me thinking about the pandemic and our responses to it (or our lack of responses to it). Our President (and I use the term “our” intentionally because even those who did not vote for him or do not care for his leadership have him in office unless and until someone else becomes our nation’s president) has what I think could be characterized in many ways as a “tincture of time” approach to COVID.

A Call to Action

The Anti-Tinture of Time

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Karen Gross

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Karen is an educator and an author. Prior to becoming a college president, she was a tenured law professor for two plus decades. Her academic areas of expertise include trauma, toxic stress, consumer finance, overindebtedness and asset building in low income communities. She currently serves as Senior Counsel at Finn Partners Company. From 2011 to 2013, She served (part and full time) as Senior Policy Advisor to the US Department of Education in Washington, DC. She was the Department's representative on the interagency task force charged with redesigning the transition assistance program for returning service members and their families. From 2006 to 2014, she was President of Southern Vermont College, a small, private, affordable, four-year college located in Bennington, VT. In Spring 2016, she was a visiting faculty member at Bennington College in VT. She also teaches part-time st Molly Stark Elementary School, also in Vt. She is also an Affiliate of the Penn Center for MSIs. She is the author of adult and children’s books, the most recent of which are titled Breakaway Learners (adult) and  Lucy’s Dragon Quest. Karen holds a bachelor degree in English and Spanish from Smith College and Juris Doctor degree (JD) in Law from Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law.


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