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St. Elizabeth's East Rise Demonstration Center Opens in DC

St. Elizabeth's East Rise Demonstration Center Opens in DC (08/13/14)

UDC-CC/WDLL will deliver Microsoft Office training at St. Elizabeth’s East Rise Demonstration Center for Fall 2014 Term (launches 09/08/14).

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Student Health Insurance Update: Waiver System Open for Fall 2014

Student Health Insurance Update: Waiver System Open for Fall 2014

Attention ALL Students (new, continuing, transfer, readmit, international):

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Workforce Goes to the White House!!!!

The UDCCC Workforce Development Division, Representative Ms. Rosmatine M. Pondexter from the Backus Campus visited the White House. She found the experience very informative and the Secretary of Labor told her she would be hearing from his office in the near future.

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UDC Student: Abdul Nurriddin , Named 2014 HBCU All-Star

75 Students from 62 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2014 HBCU All-Stars

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCU) today announced its first class of HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 75 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.   Currently enrolled at 62 HBCUs, the All-Stars were selected from 445 students who submitted completed applications that included a transcript, resume, essay, and recommendation.

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Mayor Gray Announces New Resources to Connect District Residents with Jobs in Growing Hospitality Sector

Mayor Gray Announces New Resources to Connect District Residents with Jobs in Growing Hospitality Sector

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UDC Community College Student Chosen to Participate in National College Quiz Show

The game show will highlight Hispanic-American history

Washington, DC - Carlos Granados, a student at the University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC), is one of the 12 students chosen to participate in the 2013 Hispanic College Quiz show. The 2013 game show will feature contestants competing for a $3000 scholarship. The prize is a $3000 scholarship awarded during each show and totaling four awards during the series. A total of four scholarships will be awarded during the series.

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DDOT Offers Low Impact Development Maintenance Training Course

The University of the District of Columbia Community College’s Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Division (UDC-CC) in conjunction with the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is currently recruiting small business enterprises for the Low Impact Development (LID) maintenance program.  Click here to read more about this course.

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Events DC Announces Comprehensive Hospitality Jobs Training Program to Ready the District’s Workforce for the Washington Marriott Marquis

Program will Prepare as many as 600 Washington, DC Residents for Hotel Careers

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The UDC Community College is proud to announce the successful completion of its first Summer Bridge Program!

This summer, twenty five rising 11th, rising 12th, and recently graduated high school students from four DC public and public charter schools participated in a six-week program where they completed courses in Reading, Math, and College Ready skills. In these courses, which were led by Community College faculty, students learned and practiced effective public speaking skills, developed financial goals, managed a money plan, and developed their own vision and mission statements.

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Opportunity to Transfer to UDC Flagship Colleges

The two year Community College programs are aligned with the undergraduate Flagship programs at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) so that a student starting at UDC-Community College has an opportunity to follow a career path that can lead to Bachelors degree.  Click here for more information.

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Dual Enrollment Welcome Video

Congratulations to all of the UDC Community College Dual Enrollment students for completing another semester, and for earning college credits on their journey toward college graduation! These high school and GED program students worked hard, balanced study time, extracurricular activities, and internships for high school and college, and gained confidence in rigorous college courses! A special congratulations to our dual enrolled seniors who graduated this summer! We wish you well in college and your career, and hope you will come back to see us soon. 

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The Career Services Center has updated the Community College Career Services webpages

The Career Services Center has updated the Community College Career Services webpages with new career information and resources for students, faculty/staff, and employers/community partners!

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The Career Services Center has partnered with NACE

The Career Services Center has partnered with NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) to bring UDC-CC students the Job Choices 2013 Newsletter and Diversity Edition 2013 Newsletter, which can also be found under the section for Jobs, Internshi

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Congratulations to UDC-CC Hospitality and Tourism Management Program – 2013, Entrepreneurship Business Plan Award.

Congratulations to UDC-CC Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Team that won a second place in the 2013 Entrepreneurship Business Plan Contest.  The event was held at the 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Summit, on April 13th to April 14th, 2013 at the University of Delaware, Newark. The second place award carries a cash prize of $1,500. Our UDC-CC two-year Hospitality and Tourism Management Program’s team was once again able to compete and outshine other teams from longer - established Universities’ Hospitality and Tourism Management Programs.

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Monday Evening Career Workshops

The Career Services Center at the Community College is now offering career workshops to students every Monday evening from 6:00-7:00pm.

Career Workshops include:

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Continuing Education and Department of Public Works Professional Development Project

Continuing Education is partnering with the Department of Public Works (DPW) to create an innovative program that is focusing on employees in the Street and Alley Sweepers division.  This pilot project will provide education, professional development and training to 20 front line workers and 10 managers.  The program goals are based on focus group discussions with DPW employees and will provide 80 hours of instruction.  There are three core modules:

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AdminTech Academy Provides Job Skills Training

The AdminTech Academy, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, provides dislocated, unemployed and underemployed workers with courses and certifications required for administrative and information technology industry jobs in the region.  

Programs of study include:

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Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning Celebration of Excellence Event

On January 12, 2013, over 300 students from across the city gathered with family and friends for the UDC-CC/WDLL “Celebration of Excellence” recognition ceremony.  The semi-annual event, held at Saint Elizabeths Auditorium, proudly acknowledged students participating in Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning programs.  Mayor Vincent Gray attended the event, gave words of encouragement and a message about community, employability, upward mobility, and educational growth.  The keynote address was delivered by Thomas Penny III, who is the General Manager for the Courtyard M

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UDC-CC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

UDC-CC STUDENTS INDUCTED INTO PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY

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UDC-CC Student Government Association is Hosting Welcome Back Week!

UDC-CC Student Government Association is Hosting Welcome Back Week!

Welcome Back Brunch w/ SGA
Tues. Sept 4th
First Floor Multipurpose Room
10:00am – 11:30am
FREE food, and SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY!


Know Your SGA! Your Rights! Your School!
Wed. Sept. 5th
Room 204 (SGA Office, 2nd Floor)
11:00am – 1:00pm
Stop by to meet members of your SGA and learn about your Student Rights!

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PTK Spring Break Party

PTK Spring Break Party - All UDC-CC/UDC students are invited to kick off spring break with a party hosted by the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society!  The party will be on Friday, March 23, 2012 from 6:30 pm-9:30 pm in the first floor multi-purpose room at 801 N. Capitol Street.  There will be a DJ, open mic, and free food!  A student ID card is required for entry.  Students, please contact Connie Souder at 202.274.6267 to sign up to perform at the open mic. 

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UDC-CC Student Receives National Institutes of Health Internship

UDC-CC Student Receives National Institutes of Health Internship - Shane Johnson, a nursing student at UDC-CC, has been selected to participate in the NIH Community College Summer Enrichment Program. Shane was one of only 19 students across the nation chosen from a pool of 7,000 applicants. As a part of this program, Mr.

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Associate Degree Nursing Program Site Review

Public Announcement

The UDC-CC Associate Degree Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc (NLNAC), February 7-9, 2012. You are invited to meet the visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for:

February 8, 2012, 4:00pm at 801 North Capitol St. NE.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

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Continuing Education Continues to Grow

Continuing Education grew by more than 30% during the first quarter of 2011.  Our online classes continue to lead the way in providing professional development for people updating their skills.  Providing more than a thousand online courses, Continuing Education has extensive and best quality programming in accounting, business, healthcare and fitness, hospitality, media and graphic design, program management, legal studies and much more! 

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Fifty Students from the University of the District of Columbia Community College Participate in Gap for Community Colleges

June 15, 2011 - In Spring 2011 Gap Inc. and the UDC Community College (UDC-CC) partnered as a part of President Obama’s Skills for America’s Future program, an initiative to improve industry partnerships with community colleges to ensure that America’s community college students are gaining the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in the workforce.

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Special Accomplishments of Faculty and Staff

Dr. James Shaw, a Visiting Assistant Professor for Biology, has been selected as a summer fellow for Bio-Link, a National Advanced Technology Education Center of Excellence focused on Biotechnology and Life Sciences.

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UDC-CC participates in Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual Capitol Hill Conference

In early April 2011, Lily Najera and Halek Sanchez, two UDC-CC students,  accompanied staff members Wesley Walsman, Academic Advisor, and Raysa Leer, Program Specialist, to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual Capitol Forum in downtown Washington, DC.

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Dr. Jonathan Gueverra creates Minority Male Initiative

In Spring 2011, Dr. Jonathan Gueverra, in collaboration with faculty and staff, created the Minority Male Initiative to improve the enrollment support services and graduation rates of students from underrepresented communities at UDC-CC. This program, which has included forums, panel discussions, and regular meetings, has been a great success among students. The initiative offers academic support programs, staff/ faculty mentoring, peer mentoring, and personal development. All meetings and events are open to eligible students, faculty, and staff.

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Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning and United Medical Center Partnership Update

Workforce Development and Lifelong Learning (WDLL) is pleased to announce its newest partnership with United Medical Center (formally known as Greater Southeast Community Hospital) in southeast Washington to utilize space to offer satellite allied health programming. The space is approximately 4,600 square feet with three large classrooms and two modern teaching laboratories.

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UDC-CC Students Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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UDC-CC Receives Next Generation Learning Challenge Grant

UDC-CC Awarded $750,000 Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) Grant to support using innovative technology to improve college completion, particularly for low-income young adults.

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Dr. Sessoms Responds to Criticism. ABC 7 Reports.

Dr. Sessoms Responds to Criticism.  ABC 7 Reports.

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Kaiser Permanente sponsors new Health Care Worker Education Initiative

Kaiser Permanente sponsors new Health Care Worker Education Initiative with a $200K grant to provide health education and scholarships.

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Dr. Sessoms Responds to Fox 5 Travel Expense Report

Dr. Sessoms Responds to Fox 5 Travel Expense Report.  Letter to the Community.

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IEC Chesapeake and UDC-CC Offer Regional Accelerated Electrical Apprenticeship Program

IEC Chesapeake and UDC-CC join forces to offer a regional Accelerated Electrical Apprenticeship Program

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UDC-CC Partners with GAP

Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) announced today the start of Gap for Community Colleges, a partnership between the UDC Community College (UDC-CC) and Gap Inc. as part of White House Initiative ‘Skills for America’s Future.’ The program will provide
community college students with the skills and knowledge to be successful and competitive in the workforce. 

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UDC-CC's Fall 2010 Convocation

It was standing room only at the Community College's convocation on Thurs., Oct. 13 as students, faculty and staff celebrated the school's formal debut at its beautiful new location on N. Capitol Street. The twin themes of hope and opportunity were reinforced in every speech--from keynoter Jim Vance (News4 anchor), who credited the professors of his alma mater who "would not let [him] fail" to Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, who called UDC-CC the vehicle for erasing class and social disparities and Under Secretary of Education Martha J.

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Inside Higher Ed: Getting It Right the First Time

WASHINGTON — Starting an educational institution from scratch is a hard task. But it does have its advantages. Just ask the founding set of administrators and instructors at The University of the District of Columbia Community College, which wrapped up its first academic year a few months ago.

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Washington Post: Rising Enrollment a Mark of Success

The only community college in the District is less than a year old, but it is attracting students as demand for postsecondary education booms.

The University of the District of Columbia Community College split off from the chronically troubled University of the District of Columbia in August as an open-admission, two-year institution -- a change instituted by UDC's new president.

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New Student Orientation

Welcome to UDC-CC! We are elated that you have decided to pursue your academic endeavors at The University of the District of Columbia Community College this Fall. Please take full advantage of the many opportunities for intellectual and personal growth beginning with our New Student Orientation Sessions!

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Civic Engagement Corp (CEC) is Looking for Leaders and Members

The Office of Community-based Learning, Research, and Service announces its new Civic Engagement Corp (CEC). The Civic Engagement Corp is focused on engaging UDC students in better understanding community and social issues through service learning and community service.  This is an exciting opportunity to connect the University and community. In addition, the program would help develop civically engaged students as well as empowering both participants and the entire student body on/off campus.

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Continuing Education launches new EdCafe.org web site

 

 

 

 

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College-Readiness Institute for Educators

Prepare your high school students to be ready for college and careers at the College-Readiness Institute for Educators, presented by Reach for College in partnership with UDC-CC! The Institute will take place on August 2-6, 2010 at Bell Multicultural High School. More Info »

 

 

 

 

 

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UDC-CC Joins Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

Signifying its commitment to continuous institutional improvement and student success, UDC-CC has joined Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. As part of this nationwide initiative, UDC-CC will identify new strategies to increase student success, close achievement gaps, and improve retention, persistence, and completion rates.. More Info »

 

 

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Inaugural Celebration and Recognition of Degrees and Certificates

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, UDC-CC held it's inaugural Celebration and Recognition of Degrees and Certificates to honor associate degree, nursing certificate, and workforce development certificate students.  Dr.

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UDC-CC Announces New Locations

UDC-CC is pleased to announce the development of a new UDC-CC Center at 801 North Capitol St NE, just two blocks from Union Station. With the city council’s approval of the property lease on April 22, UDC-CC will immediately begin building out the nine-story, 88,000-square-foot space and plans to start classes and offer student services for Fall 2010. More Info »

 

 

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New Automotive Technology, Construction Management and Fashion Merchandising Programs!

We are happy to announce our new Automotive TechnologyConstruction Management, and Fashion Merchandising programs (effective Fall 2010).  For more information contact the Student Success Team »

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Student Government Association Elections – Coming Soon!

Attention all UDC-CC students!  UDC-CC will conduct Student Government Association elections in the Fall 2010 semester.  If you are interested in participating on the “Elections Committee” or “Elections Focus Group”, please contact Dr. Hermina "Pearl" Petersat hpeters@udc.edu. .  More Info »

 
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UDC-CC Announces New Locations

Washington, D.C., April 23, 2010 – The University of the District of Columbia Community College is pleased to announce the development of a new campus center at 801 North Capitol Street, just two blocks from Union Station. With the city council’s approval of the property lease on April 22, UDC-CC will immediately begin building out the nine-story, 88,000-square-foot space and plans to start classes and offer student services for Fall 2010.

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UDC Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with an Art Exhibit by Dr. Synthia Saint James

What: Art Exhibit featuring Synthia Saint James

When: Wednesday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, Gallery 42, Building 42

For more information about this event, please contact Mamei Willie-Bonglo at mamei.williebonglo@udc.edu.

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Additional Archives

D.C.’s New Community College Brings Continuing Education Online - Washington Informer - 05/28/2010

Inaugural Celebration and Recognition of Degrees and Certificates

On Saturday, May 8, 2010, UDC-CC held it's inaugural Celebration and Recognition of Degrees and Certificates to honor associate degree, nursing certificate, and workforce development certificate students.  Dr. William Trueheart, CEO of Achieving the Dream, gave the keynote address, marking UDC-CC's first year.. More Info »

The video above is the Highlights video. You can also view the full video (1:12 hours).

 

Congratulations to UDC-CC's Hospitality and Tourism Management team which won third place in the business plan contest sponsored by the Darden Restaurants Foundation Entrepreneurship Summit. Our students, competing against teams from better-known and longer-established hospitality and tourism programs, were Anthony Preston, Maria Brooks, Juan Guevara, William Muriel, John Swain and Shiva Sharma. Dr. Henry Iroegbu was the team advisor. - 05/08/2010

 

Leaders Portfolio Interview with Dr. Gueverra - Leaders Portfolio.com - 05/05/2010

UDC-CC's new program to hone business skills of fashionistas - Examiner.com - 01/14/2010

The District’s New Community College Gets Rave Reviews - Washington Informer - 12/03/2009

Community College of D.C. ready to stand on its own - Washington Business Journal (subscription required to view full article) - 10/16/2009

Better Late than Never - Inside Higher Ed - 09/25/2009

Dr. Gueverra's Convocation Speech Transcript and Video

Read the transcript of Dr. Gueverra's Convocation speech or watch the complete Convocation video.

UDC-CC Inaugural Convocation - UDC-CC - 09/24/2009

Learn more about our Inaugural Convocation, read the full transcript of Dr. Gueverra's Convocation speech and watch video highlights of the event or the full length video. Find out More »

Community College to Celebrate First Opening Convocation - UDC-CC - 09/22/2009

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - UDC-CC - 09/04/2009

Welcome to the UDC-CC - UDC-CC - 08/26/2009

UDC: The Phoenix Rises, Again - Capital Community News - 08/06/2009

One Campus, Two Schools - WAMU - 08/04/2009

A Different UDC Prepares for Debut - Washington Post - 08/04/2009

New Day for UDC - News 4 - 08/04/2009

DC Community College To Begin Classes - Fox DC - 08/04/2009

Students Discuss Change at UDC - Washington Post - 08/04/2009

UDC Ups it's Game - News 4 - 07/28/2009

Proposed Changes at UDC - Washington Post - March 20, 2009

Presidential Remarks on Community College

President Obama's Community College Plan video

xA Boon to 2-Year Colleges, Affirming Their Value

"The Obama administration’s proposal to provide $12 billion to community colleges is widely seen by educators as explicit recognition of the two-year colleges’ importance to the economy." ...

“This is the higher education equivalent of the moon shot,” said Jamie Merisotis, president of the Lumina Foundation, which supports community-college initiatives. “The president is putting a bet on one sector to get a lot more graduates. They want to have a measurable impact on work force development.” ...

Press Releases

May 18, 2010 - Community College of the District of Columbia Joins Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count

April 23, 2010 - UDC-CC Announces New Campus Location

February 22, 2010 - UDC-CC Announces Keynote Speaker for Spring Inaugural Commencement

August 1, 2009 - CEO Takes Helm of New Community College in the District of Columbia

July 16, 2009 - Community College of DC Announces New Leadership. Dr. Jacqueline Skinner Jackson to serve as Interim Dean of Academic Affairs

May 1, 2009 - UDC Announces Community College Leadership Transition

April 7, 2009 - UDC Announces a Seven-Week Summer Bridge Program

Jan 13, 2009 - UDC Announces the Creation of the University of the District of Columbia Community College

Publications

May 29, 2009 - Responding to the Student Retention Challenge

May 28, 2009 - Creating Opportunity

Newsletters

May 11, 2010 - UDC-CC in 12 Locations by Fall 2010!

March 19, 2010 - Inaugural UDC-CC Newsletter

   

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Spring - October 15
Summer - April 15

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Spring - September 15
Summer - March 15

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