We are saddened by the misrepresentations in the article. While we could refute each one, it would not satisfy those who have chosen to make disparaging remarks about the college or its representatives. Significant fundraising campaigns like the one being planned by the MDCC Foundation require extensive preparation. This "quiet phase," which is a period of planning and research, is drawing to a close. When the campaign is formally announced, we hope New Times will be an enthusiastic advocate for Miami-Dade Community College, its foundation, and the vision of future excellence that is the basis of this campaign.