Campus Current

First-year transfer studies students Arnold Beck and Kestrel Watson mask up before meeting on the Quad.
Students agree with campus mask mandate

AACC students agreed Tuesday the college should require everyone to wear masks on campus. In an informal poll of 50 students on the Arnold campus, 39 said they support the mask mandate, mostly because it allows them to feel safe attending in-person classes. “It does make me...

Actors from campus and the community meet twice a week to practice their improvisational skills.
Theater students prep for improv show

AACC theater students and actors have been rehearsing their improvisational skills for about a month to prepare for an upcoming show Nov. 12 and 13 at the Chesapeake Arts Center in Brooklyn Park. The Theatre at AACC holds rehearsals, which are open to everyone, at the Cade building...

The Gay-Straight Alliance, a student club, hosted an online panel about resources for LGBTQ students this week.
Panelists offer resources to LGBTQ students

LGBTQ students whose families reject them or who feel marginalized after coming out can tap into campus and community resources for help, panelists said at an online event on Thursday. “We know that family rejection is a big deal,” said Kate Bishop, an education coordinator...

The Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades will open in January. Shown, an artists rendering of the finished building, which is still under construction
Skilled trades building could help recruit students

AACC officials said Tuesday the construction of a building for skilled trades classes could help increase student enrollment. The Clauson Center for Innovation and Skilled Trades will open on the Arnold campus in late January. “The first step in recruiting students is to develop...

Members of a crafts club on campus started a community quilt while discussing Coming Out Week issues on Wednesday.
Knitting group starts community quilt during Coming Out Week

A group of faculty and students celebrated Coming Out Week by chatting about the event as they started to create a community quilt on Wednesday. The Radical Knitting Club is a group of professors, students and staff who talk about social justice issues as they knit or sew. The...

mens soccer
Men's soccer falls to CCBC in 1st home game on new turf

The Riverhawks men’s soccer team lost 5-1 Thursday to the Essex Knights in its first home game since the college replaced the turf at Siegert Stadium. Throughout the game, the Knights, of Community College of Baltimore County Essex, dominated the momentum, kicking 17 shots and...

College launches African American Leadership Institute for faculty, staff

AACC launched a leadership development program this summer targeting black faculty and staff. The African American Leadership Institute will create a pipeline to leadership positions at AACC for minority professors and employees. To start, the group has 13 members who will serve...

Campus Current staff members sit in their newsroom to watch as the colleges vice presidents explain their plan to shut down the campus in March 2020. The student journalists lost the newsroom, located in the Humanities building, to a ventilation issue this semester.
Poor ventilation shuts down Campus Current newsroom

The student newspaper’s newsroom in the Humanities building closed this semester after officials apparently discovered a ventilation issue. Campus Current’s student editors, reporters, photographers and graphic designers are temporarily working down the hall from the newsroom...

Student Emily Newcomb
Student clubs meet on Quad for Involvement Fair

A few dozen students visited an Involvement Fair showcasing 13 student clubs and departments Wednesday on the Quad. Abigail Billovits-Hayes, vice president of public relations for the Student Government Association, said she did not expect a big turnout at the fair because most...

Runner Madison Palmer is leading the womens cross country team on a winning steak. The Riverhawks next meet is tomorrow.
Riverhawks athlete is Runner of the Week

Second-year environmental studies student Madison Palmer was the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Division III Runner of the Week for cross country last week. Palmer had led the Riverhawks’ women’s cross country team to a sixth-place ranking in a national poll...

AACC Public Safety Report
New report shows crime down on campus

Crime was down nearly 67% in 2020 from 2019, according to the AACC 2021 Annual Security Report, which campus police released in September.  Vandalism was down nearly 78% on the Arnold campus, from nine incidents to two , according to the report. Larceny--or theft-- decreased 75%...

AACC celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month every year in September and October.
College celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

AACC is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with online and in-person events that began on Sept. 15, the anniversary of when five Latin American countries gained independence. The final event, a virtual party on Zoom, will be on Oct. 15. The month-long series of campus festivities...

health and life sciences building
College to renovate Florestano, Dragun after programs move to new building

The Florestano building on West Campus has been empty since the summer, when the campus health programs that once were housed there moved into the new Health and Life Sciences building on the Arnold campus. The Dragun building is partially empty after losing its life science programs...

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